Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the best gorilla trekking parks in Africa with almost half of the remaining gorilla population residing in the park. Bwindi gorilla safaris are one of the most popular on most travelers’ Bucket lists when planning a Uganda safari tour. This Amazing safari park is divided into four major gorilla trekking sectors. Gorilla Trekking Sectors in Bwindi include Rushaga, Buhoma, Nkuringo, and Ruhija.
Each gorilla trekking sector in Bwindi guarantees a top sightseeing experience on your gorilla trekking safari here. Our comprehensive guide here will help you understand more about these sectors, their location, and much more.
Ruhija sector is an area within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in southwestern Uganda. It offers unique opportunities for gorilla trekking and provides visitors with a distinct experience.
The Ruhija sector is situated in the newest Rubanda (formerly Kabale) district, which is part of the Bwindi National Park’s eastern region. Ruhija sector is easily accessible from Kigali, Rwanda, via the Kyanika or Katuna land border crossing. From Kigali to Ruhija, the drive takes 4 to 5 hours. The adjacent Kihihi Airport also provides connectivity to Ruhija. From Kihihi airport to Entebbe airport, AeroLink operates daily flights. Due to Ruhija’s proximity to Lake Bunyonyi, it is simpler to remain at Lake Bunyonyi while going gorilla trekking in the Ruhija area. The Ruhija sector offers a variety of lodging options, including the Ruhija Gorilla Lodge, Bakiga Lodge, Gorilla Mist Camp, and many more.
The Nkuringo sector is another notable area within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in southwestern Uganda. Nkuringo sector is situated in the Kisoro district of Bwindi National Park’s southern region. The Nkuringo sector is easily accessible from Kigali, Rwanda, via the Kyanika border post. It takes 5 hours to drive from Kigali to Nkuringo. Additionally, Nkuringo is reachable by the adjacent Kisoro airport. AeroLink provides daily flights from Entebbe Airport to Kisoro Airport. Nkuringo is close to the Rushaga sector, so one can stay the night in the Nkuringo area and trek gorillas in the Rushaga sector, and vice versa. The Nkuringo sector offers a variety of lodging options, such as the upscale Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Mutanda Lake Resort, Chameleon Hill Lodge, and many others.
Rushaga sector is an area located in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in southwestern Uganda. Rushaga is located in the southern part of the park. This sector has the highest number of habituated gorilla families. Rushaga is one of the sectors where habituation is currently taking place in Bwindi.
The Sector can be easily accessible to travelers coming from Kigali through the Cyanika border in Kisoro and it will only take 4 hr to drive from Kigali to Rushaga.
The northern region of Bwindi National Park, in the district of Kanungu, is the Buhoma sector, which also serves as the park’s administrative center. Buhoma may be reached by car in 8 to 9 hours from Kampala and in 5 to 6 hours from Kigali. Additionally, Buhoma is reachable via the close-by Kihihi airport. AeroLink provides daily flights from Entebbe Airport to Kihihi Airport. Buhoma, the oldest gorilla trekking location at Bwindi National Park, is notable for upscale lodges, including Sanctuary Gorilla Retreat and Bwindi Lodge (operated by Volcanoes) Safaris), Buhoma Lodge, and many others. The Ishasha region of Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in the south and about two hours drive from Buhoma.
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