When it comes to gorilla trekking, the Buhoma sector stands out as a beacon of recognition. It claims the distinction of being the inaugural sector developed for gorilla tourism, firmly establishing its name among the four remarkable sectors in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Situated on the northern frontier of this enchanted forest, Buhoma is the hallowed ground where gorilla trekking was first introduced, starring the inaugural Mubare gorilla family in 1993. Today, this sector hosts not only the Mubare family but also the Habinyanja, Rushegura, Katwe, and Muyambi gorilla families, making it a vibrant hub for your unforgettable gorilla encounters. You may even come across the Binyindo gorilla family, adding another dimension to your experience.
While the appeal of Buhoma lies primarily in its exceptional gorilla encounters, the sector offers much more. Nature enthusiasts can partake in a multitude of scenic trails, each offering unique experiences. For a soothing and visually captivating journey, explore the enchanting waterfall trail, winding through lush tree ferns, orchids, and culminating at the breathtaking waterfalls. The Munyaga River trail is a bird lover’s paradise, treating you to the melodious chirping and engaging primate sights that grace its course.
Further expanding your exploration horizons are trails like the Muzabajiro Loop trail and the Rushura Hill trail. The Muzabajiro Loop trail unfurls for 6 kilometers around a picturesque hill, a prime location for encountering avian wonders and taking in the panoramic vistas of the Virunga Volcanoes. Meanwhile, the Rushura Hill trail offers an exciting cross-border adventure as it meanders through a shared forest between two countries, granting you clear views of Lakes Edward and George, the majestic Rwenzori Mountains, and the iconic Virunga Volcanoes.
Embarking on the River Ivi trail, you’ll follow an ancient forest road, ultimately emerging near Nkuringo on the southern fringes of the impenetrable forest.
Buhoma’s treasures extend beyond gorilla tracking to encompass an abundance of wildlife and cultural experiences:
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