What Is The Best Gorilla Trekking Sector In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park In 2025/2026

how to choose a gorilla trekking in bwindi impenetrable national park in 2025/2026


Buhoma is the most popular sector for mountain gorilla trekkers consisting of four mountain gorilla groups that are habituated. Buhoma mountain groups include the Mubare mountain gorilla family, the Habinyanja gorilla family, the Nkuringo gorilla family, and the Rushegura gorilla group. Buhoma Sector has many comfortable and affordable accommodation facilities, like Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Silverback Lodge, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, CTPH Gorilla Conservation, and Buhoma Lodge. Click here to see mountain gorilla trekking safaris 


Nkuringo sector in the south 

The Nkuringo sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has mountain gorilla groups like the Virunga gorilla group, which got its name from a Rukiga word meaning round hill. The Nkuringo sector has affordable accommodation facilities such as Cloud's Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Nshongi Camp, Nkuringo Gorilla Camp, and Chameleon Hill Camp. Click here to view our recommended mountain gorilla trekking tour


Ruhija sector in the East

Ruhija sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park has mountain gorilla groups that include the Bitukura gorilla group, which was named after a river where they were first seen; the group consists of 12 members, 4 silverbacks; the Oruzogo gorilla family; the Mukiza gorilla family; and the Kyaguliro mountain gorilla family. Ruhija sector contains accommodations such as Ruhija gorilla mist camp, Ruhija gorilla safari lodge, Ruhija gorilla resort, and Trekkers Tavern mist camp.


Rushaga sector in the south

Rushaga Sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is composed of four mountain gorilla families, which include the Nshongi gorilla family, the Bweza gorilla family, the Mishaya gorilla family, and the Kahungye gorilla family. Visitors can be accommodated at Gorilla Safari Lodge and Chameleon Hill Lodge.


Which sector is the best for mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda in 2025/2026?

Most tour operators and travelers choose the Rushaga sector as the best sector for mountain gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park because it protects more habituated mountain gorilla families compared to the other three remaining sectors, and getting a mountain gorilla trekking permit for Rushaga is also easier. However, according to the elevation and nature, the Buhoma sector is the best for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

When is the best time for mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda in 2025/2026?

The best time to see mountain gorillas in Uganda is in the dry months, which occur from June to August and from December to February. During those months, the forest trekking trails are drier, less muddy, and not slippery, making trekking easier. You also have the best chance to view other animals in the forest besides mountain gorillas.

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