What Are The Gorilla Sectors In Bwindi? Bwindi impenetrable national park is located in the Southwestern region in Kanungu district in Uganda, this game park is situated along the edges of the Albertine Rift valley, and it stands at an elevated area of an altitude, which ranges between 1,160 to 2,607 meters above the sea level. Bwindi impenetrable National Park is famously known for being the best destination where to visit while on gorilla trekking safaris in the country because it hosts half of the population of the endangered mountain gorillas which are over 800 and it covers a total surface area of about 331 square kilometers. more so, this national park is referred to as an impenetrable forest only because it is dominated with bamboo forests with large hardwoods, ferns, vines and many other plant species. Bwindi impenetrable national park was officially established as a national park in 1991 and Uganda Wildlife Authority who have the major responsibility of protecting and conserving all the national parks in the country is managing it.

And tourists planning to travel to Bwindi impenetrable national park they are advised that it is best when they travel between months June to August and from December to February  which is known to be a dry season and this period of considered to be the best time for tourists to visit because less rainfall is received which makes the trails within the forest dry hence making it easy for individuals who engage into many interesting activities game drives, hiking and guided nature walks due to the fact that the roads are less slippery compared to during the rainy season. More so, during the dry season people get chances of seeing the mountain gorilla species because they are always moving around the park searching for food. Also during the trekking, tourists also get opportunities to overlook at other animal species like; duikers, bush pigs, yellow backed duikers, buffalos, elephants, giant forest hogs, black fronted duikers, side stripped jackal, yellow backed duikers, golden cats, numerous bats and many others.

How much is a Gorilla Trekking Permit in Bwindi?

For tourists planning on visiting in Bwindi Impenetrable national park while for gorilla trekking safaris are always encouraged to purchase their gorilla trekking permits in advance and they go through their tour operators who are always available to assist them in doing their bookings or purchase them directly from Kampala UWA offices. Therefore, tourists should be aware that the gorilla trekking permits in Bwindi Impenetrable national park is charged at a cost of about 700 USD per person for the foreign residents, 600 USD per person for the non-foreign residents and around 250,000 UGX per person for the East African citizens.

Gorilla Trekking Sectors found in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

In Bwindi national, there are several sectors where tourists can go to trek. And this gorilla trekking is an activity which involves tourists to move within different parts of the park with the main aim of tracking where the endangered mountain gorilla species are located and before this activity, individuals are always given short briefing about the do’s and don’ts that they should follow while trekking and some of these include; do not eat and drink while in the presence of the mountain gorillas, avoid maintaining a direct eye contact with the species in order to avoid any harm, lower the tones of voices while near the park or within the park in order to prevent animals from being violent and many others. more so, the trekkers are always accompanied with the park guides whose role is to lead individuals through trails due to the fact they are so familiar with many parts of the park and also they are aware of the tricks they can imply in order to be able to trek the endangered mountain gorilla species easily. In addition, there about four sectors where tourists can go for trekking and some of these include the following below;

  1. Buhoma sector.

Buhoma sector is located in the northern part of the Bwindi impenetrable national park  and there are around  5 habituated gorilla families which are always available to be trekked such as; Mubare gorilla group which is considered to be the oldest family and others like; Katwe gorilla family, Rushegura gorilla family, Habinyanja gorilla family and Binyindo gorilla family.

  1. Rushaga sector.

Rushaga sector is found within the Southern part of the park and it is known to be a home to over eight endangered mountain gorilla families, which tourists can trek and these include; Bweza gorilla family, Mishaya gorilla family, Nshongi gorilla family, Bikingi gorilla family, Kahungye gorilla family, Rwigi gorilla family, Busingye gorilla family, Mucungunzi gorilla family and many others.

What Are The Gorilla Sectors In Bwindi?
  1. Ruhija sector.

Ruhija sector is located within the eastern part of Bwindi Impenetrable national park and within this sector there are over 3 habituated gorilla families such as; Bitukura gorilla family, Oruzogo gorilla group, Kyaguriro gorilla family.

  1. Nkuringo sector.

Nkuringo sector is found in the Southern part of the park and it is also a home to about three endangered mountain gorilla groups namely; Bushaho gorilla group, Christmas gorilla family, Nkuringo gorilla family and many others.

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