Things To Do In Buhoma Sector In Bwindi : Buhoma sector is located in the Northern region of Bwindi Impenetrable national park, which is found in Kanungu district and it, is considered as the best destination for gorilla trekking activities that tourists who are always on a safari in Uganda should visit. Bwindi impenetrable national park has around 4 four sectors that tourists who are interested in trekking gorilla species can always go to however, Buhoma sector is considered as the best and easiest sector to go trekking because it is famously known as the first place to host the first gorilla family to be habituated and trekked in Bwindi Impenetrable national park and that gorilla group is known as Mubare gorilla family.

Buhoma sector has around two gorilla families which are habituated in this sector that are able to attract many tourists who travel from different parts of the world to go for trekking and these gorilla families include; Rushegura gorilla family which is considered to be the largest gorilla group in Buhoma sector and it is made up of 15 gorilla individuals that involves 4 adult females, 4 infants who are under the leadership of a dominant silver back named Alpha Kabukojo, 3 juveniles and 4 black back among others. Trekking gorillas in this group takes about approximately about 3 to 5 hours. More so, this Rushegura gorilla family was habituated in 2000, it was first trekked in 2002 and later it split from the Habinyanja gorilla family. More so, the Buhoma sector also has the Mubare gorilla family which is known to be the first habituated gorilla group within this sector and it is also considered to be the oldest gorilla group within this sector because it habituated within 1991 and it managed to welcome its first trekking group in the year of 1993 and it made up of around 9 gorilla individuals which consist of I dominant silver back, one adult female and two juveniles who are being led by the dominant named Alpha Ruhondeza and 1 black back. There is also the Habinyanja gorilla family, which was given a local name Nyanja that means “Water” and this, is where the first gorilla group was first spotted and the habituation process begin in 1997 and it ended in 1999. Tourists who opt to trek this gorilla group always spend about 5 hours. More the Habinyanja gorilla family has around 17 members in their group, they are made of one silver back, and a dominant silverback who is named Makara is leading them.

 Things to do in Buhoma sector in Bwindi Impenetrable national park.

Tourists exploring around the Buhoma sector are always granted chances to engage themselves in different tourist activities where they be able to create remarkable memories and have new experiences during their Uganda gorilla tour. Therefore, these activities include;

Bird watching.

Buhoma sector is also the best destination for bird lovers to visit due to the fact that it is surrounded by thick forests which act as a good natural habitats to very many bird species which some of them are migratory and forest birds. And these birds include; Montane Oriole, Chapin’s fly catcher, Dusky twin spot, Tit Hylia, Handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Batis, African wood owl, Watsetrn green tinker bird, black bee-eater, Regal sunbird, shellys’s greenbul, red-throated alethe, yellow-sreaked greenbul, collared apalis, strange weaver, grey guckoo- shrike, strange weaver and many others.

Gorilla trekking.

Things To Do In Buhoma Sector In Bwindi
Gorilla trekking in Buhoma

Mountain gorilla trekking is one of the major activities that attract large numbers of tourists to visit in Buhoma sector, which is found in Bwindi Impenetrable national park. however this activity is suitable for tourists who are physically fit due to the fact that it involves hiking through different trails while Gorilla trekking where the mountain gorilla species. And these trails include; the Rushura hill tail, waterfall trail, the Munyaga river trail, river ivy trail and the Muzabajiro loop trail. And tourists planning to visit in Buhoma sector to trek the habituated mountain gorilla species are always advised to first acquire their trekking permits which are always charged at a fee of about 700 USD per person and the advantage of this fee is that it covers other fees like the park guide fee and also contributes a lot towards the development of the neighbouring communities.

Guided nature walks.

Tourists who are always exploring around Buhoma sector, deciding to go for guided nature walks is one of the best way that can help them to enjoy the beautiful in the surrounding. During these guided nature walks, they are always accompanied with park guides/ rangers who lead them while walking through the dense forests where they get chances to sight see at primate species such as; black and white colobus monkeys, olive baboons among others and also see bird species like; grey crowned crane, crested guinea fowl, pink-footed puff back, white- headed saw-wing, waller’s starling, antpecker, barred long-tailed cuckoo among others.

Community visits.

Tourists visiting in Buhoma sector can also choose to visit within the neighbouring communities during their free time and during this activity, it is when they get opportunities to interact with the Bakiga people and these local people are always found of welcoming their guests by entertaining them with their traditional dance performances and singing for them their folk songs. More so, tourists get to learn about the history of the Bakiga people from listening to their stories, always watch how they prepare their local meals, see how they pick their local herbs especially this is done by the local healers and learn about their daily lifestyle.

Contact our trusted tour operators in case of any information and inquiries about things to do in Buhoma sector and Book with our tours and travel companies such as; Achieve Global safaris ad Explore tours Rwanda who offer the best tour packages during your adventurous safari in Buhoma sector in Bwindi impenetrable national park in Uganda.  


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