Looking for an unforgettable Christmas experience? Celebrate the holiday season in a unique and thrilling way with a flying gorilla safari to Buhoma in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. Buhoma, located in the northern part of the park, is a sector headquarters known for its diverse gorilla families and other exciting park activities. Managed by the Uganda Wildlife Authority, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to half of the world’s remaining gorilla population, giving you an exceptional 98% chance to witness these incredible creatures up close.
Gorilla trekking is the highlight of the flying gorilla safari to Buhoma. The adventure starts early in the morning with a briefing at the park headquarters at 7:00 am. Knowledgeable guides provide essential information about the do’s and don’ts while trekking in the forest. As you embark on the trek, be prepared for a challenging hike, but hiring a porter can make the journey more manageable. Observing the gorillas, who share 95% DNA with humans, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will make your Christmas celebration truly special. Book with Trek Africa Tours to ensure a seamless and well-organized gorilla trekking experience.
Buhoma is home to five habituated gorilla family groups: Mubare, Habinyanja, Rushegura, Muyambi, and Katwe. Each day, only eight visitors are allowed to trek each gorilla family, providing an intimate and exclusive encounter with these gentle giants. Depending on your fitness level, interests, and overall wellness, your driver-guide will liaise with the park management to select a gorilla family for your trek. Whether you prefer an easy or long trek, Trek Africa Tours will ensure your preferences are considered.
Gorilla trekking permits are essential for your Christmas safari in Buhoma. The permit prices are USD 700 per person per trek for foreign non-residents, USD 600 per person per trek for foreign residents, and 250,000 Ugandan shillings for East African citizens. Each gorilla family allows a maximum of eight visitors per day. To secure your permit, Trek Africa Tours will tentatively book it on the system upon receiving your payment and later present the physical permit on the day of trekking.
Flying to Buhoma is a convenient option, and the key airstrips are Kihihi and Ishasha, both located 1-2 hours away from the lodges in Buhoma. Domestic flights depart from Entebbe International Airport and Kajjansi Airstrip, offering morning and afternoon flights. Aero link Uganda is a major operator with efficient flights for group or private tours to see the gorillas. Trek Africa Tours ensures a comfortable experience with 4×4 safari vehicles and professional driver-guides.
To fully enjoy your flying gorilla safari during Christmas, plan to stay at least two nights in Buhoma. The sector offers a variety of accommodation choices, ranging from luxurious lodges like Gorilla Forest Camp and Buhoma Lodge to mid-range options like Buhoma Havens Lodge and Silverback Lodge. Budget lodges like Crested Crane Buhoma Lodge and Buhoma Community Camp are also available, catering to different budgets. Trek Africa Tours can assist in customizing your itinerary or suggesting the best option based on your preferences.
Organizing a flying gorilla safari to Buhoma with Trek Africa Tours allows you to participate in more activities and reduces travel time significantly. The option of flying to Buhoma and returning by road offers additional sightseeing opportunities, including stops at the Equator, Igongo cultural center, and breathtaking plantations. Trek Africa Tours provides discounted fly-in safari packages to Buhoma, such as the 3-day fly-in Gorilla trip, 5-day fly-in Gorilla and Birding safari, and 4-day fly-in Gorilla double trekking and community encounter. Contact them at email@example.com to book your dream Christmas safari to Buhoma or visit their website https://www.trekafricatours.com for more package options.