Bwindi Gorilla Tours from Kabale
Are you in Kabale town and want to trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi? Join our Bwindi gorilla safaris from Kabale for a memorable gorilla encounter in the shortest time possible. Kabale is the nearest town to Bwindi forest, a 2 hours drive (71.5km) to Bwindi home to half of the world’s endangered gorillas. Travelers from Kabale to Bwindi connect through the Buhoma sector north of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park. Africa Adventure Safaris offers you a guide on how to trek gorillas in Bwindi from Kabale. If you have limited time, a 1-Day Uganda gorilla tour from Kabale is a perfect package for you. Here a driver-guide pick you up early from your hotel in Kabale and drive for 2 hours to Buhoma to catch up with a pre-gorilla trekking briefing and thereafter visit the allocated gorilla family, after the trek, you transfer back to Kabale.
Routes from Kabale to Bwindi
Two routes connect you from Kabale to Bwindi forest National Park. Firstly, you can drive directly from Kabale to Bwindi by private car, which is the easiest way of taking roughly 2 hours to drive with no stopovers. Alternatively, you can board a public bus to Muko trading center and from there get a car hire or Boda Boda to transfer you to Bwindi. The 2 hours scenic drive offers you great views of beautiful kigezi hills, and green farms making your pre-gorilla trekking experience awesome.
Bwindi gorilla families to trek from Kabale
Since the Buhoma sector is the nearest gorilla region from Kabale, it’s the first stop center for all gorilla tours to Bwindi from Kabale. The Buhoma gorilla families to trek from Kabale include Mubare, the oldest gorilla family in Bwindi that was habituated in 1998. The other gorilla groups in Buhoma sector are Habinyanja gorilla group, Katwe gorilla family and the Rushegura gorilla group. Each gorilla family is visited by a group of eight visitors a day for an hour’s interaction. Interestingly, each gorilla family is unique in its own in terms of size, history of formation and family members. However, Uganda gorilla safaris from Kabale are not only limited to Buhoma sector. Travelers from kabala can also easily visit other gorilla families in other sectors (Rushaga, Nkuringo, and Ruhija) that make up Bwindi forest park.
Where to sleep
Do you want to spend an overnight stay in Buhoma? No worries, the sector has the very best lodging and accommodation services. Numerous lodges and campsites have been established in Buhoma to offer travelers with excellent food and sleeping services. The services range from luxury, mid-range, and budget depending on the traveler’s choice and money. Among the top accommodations in the Buhoma sector include Mahogany springs lodge, Buhoma lodge, Bwindi Forest lodge, Buhoma community camp, and Buhoma community rest camp. Travelers are advised to book accommodations as early as possible to avoid disappointments.
Gorilla permits in Buhoma sector
Every day, 32 gorilla permits are available for sale in the Buhoma sector. There are 4 gorilla families in Bwindi each with 8 permits for eight travelers. For this case, permits in Buhoma tend to sell out quickly compared to other sectors. Travelers intending to trek gorillas in the Buhoma sector are therefore advised to book as early as possible to reserve the permits and avoid last-minute disappointments.
How to book a Uganda gorilla tour to Bwindi
Want to book a gorilla trip to Buhoma sector? Africa Adventure Safaris is at your service. We tailor-make gorilla safari packages to suit all your traveler’s expectations, time and budget. Our gorilla trips to Bwindi range from 1 day Uganda gorilla tour to 14 days gorilla adventure depending on the customer’s choice. Contact us today, reserve your booking and wait to have this memorable encounter at affordable rates.
Gorilla trekking tips to Bwindi forest
Check the following gorilla trekking tips and guidelines t ensure a peaceful and enjoyable mountain gorilla encounter. Uganda wildlife Authority put these rules to ensure the safety of travelers and the endangered gorillas in their natural habitat. These include among others:
• Keep a distance of 7 meters away from mountain gorillas
• Do not track when sick
• Turn back your face when sneezing or coughing
• Do not throw garbage in the park
• Don’t use flashlight cameras
• Do not touch baby gorillas
• Do not look directly into the eyes of a mountain gorilla
• Do not feed gorillas
• Keep within your group
• Speak at a low tone
What to pack for gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest
Remember to pack the essentials for gorilla trekking in the jungle forest of Bwindi. The recommended packing list for gorilla trekking in Uganda includes:
1. Hiking boots to ease movements through the jungle
2. Rain jackets for the forest rains
3. Ponchos and sweaters for warmth
4. Bottled drinking water
5. Sunglasses for your eyes
6. Hat to protect our head and hair for ladies
7. Insect repellents to protecting from insect bites
8. Long-sleeved shirts/blouses to protect your arms
9. Gardening gloves for your hands
10. Long stockings
11. Long pants
In conclusion, it’s possible to trek Bwindi gorillas from Kabale. Contact Africa Adventure Safaris today, book your gorilla trip to Bwindi and be part of this memorable encounter with the endangered mountain gorillas at a close range.
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