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Buhoma gorilla safaris are the most thought after gorilla treks in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda and we bring you reasons why buhoma gorilla tours and buhoma gorillas are popular among individual tourists and tour operators. Buhoma region is one of the four trail heads located in the northern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It has the lowest (in terms of relief)part of the forest and it is a favorite to those who are scared of heights.

Why are buhoma gorilla safaris or buhoma gorilla tours popular

Buhoma gorilla safaris and gorilla trekking is popular among tourists and tour operators due to several reasons. Buhoma region was the first area to be opened up for gorilla trekking and Mubare gorilla family was the first gorilla group to be habituated and opened for gorilla trekking in the 1990’s. Given the fact that gorilla trekking started in Buhoma region, the area developed faster than other regions such as rushaga, nkuringo and ruhija. This therefore meant that Buhoma gorillas came first followed by other regions.

Gorilla families available for buhoma gorilla safaris

All those intending to book buhoma gorilla safaris of buhoma gorilla tours in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, you need to know that Buhoma region located in the northern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has three habituated mountain gorilla families that can be trekked from here. These habituated mountain gorilla groups include Mubare (First gorilla habituated family in Uganda) popularly known as M-Group, we also have Rushegura gorilla family popularly know as R-Group and Habinyanja gorilla group referred to as H-Group. All these gorilla groups are popular with tourists due to their history and buhoma as a gorilla trekking region. Encounter Africa safaris organizes Buhoma gorilla tours and holidays to trek buhoma gorillas. We offer the best price for all inclusive gorilla safaris to Buhoma and we are able to tailor your gorilla safari holiday to suite your budget and interests.

Number of Buhoma gorilla permits available for Buhoma gorilla safaris and Buhoma gorilla tours

As earlier mentioned, Buhoma region located in the northern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has three mountain gorillas. These are M-Group, H-Group, and R-Group. Each gorilla family is trekked by only 8 people daily meaning that a total of 24 buhoma gorilla permits are available for booking each day. Buhoma gorilla permits just like all Bwindi permits cost USD600.00 per person per trek for foreign non residents, USD500.00 for Foreign residents with working permits and Sh250,000 for East African residents of Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi and Southern Sudan. Encounter Africa safaris will check availability and book these buhoma gorilla permits for all those that book all inclusive buhoma gorillas safaris with us. Booking buhoma gorilla permits is simple and all you need to inform us is the date you want to trek buhoma gorillas and we will check availability and eventually book them for you.

Accommodation for Buhoma gorilla safaris and Buhoma gorilla tours

Buhoma region of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has some of the best lodges in Bwindi. Tourists and tour operators are spoilt of options but the good point is that budget, mid range and luxury lodges are available to cater for all categories of visitors to Buhoma. Popular lodges in the region include, Sanctuary Gorilla forest Camp, Buhoma Lodge, Mahongany Springs, Bwindi Volcano Lodge, Engagi Lodge, Buhoma Haven Lodge, Silverback Lodge buhoma, Buhoma Community rest camp, Kitandara tented camp and the list is endless. Kindly let us know you budget and interest and we will check availability of rooms and book you in either Budget, Mid range and luxury lodges in Buhoma Region.

Accessing Buhoma for your Buhoma gorilla tours and holidays

Buhoma can be accessed by road and air. Both scheduled and charter flights can be organized to take you to Buhoma region of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Kihihi is the main airstrip for this region and Aerolink Uganda operates two daily flights to make your journey to Buhoma shorter and memorable. For those driving to Bwindi, it takes 8-9 hours from Entebbe International Airport to Buhoma region.

Why book Buhoma gorilla safaris with Encounter Africa Safaris

Yes we are proud to be at the top of the game. We provide latest information concerning Bwindi gorillas as well was Bwindi gorilla trekking events. We have been around for some time building a strong working relationship with other stakeholders like Uganda Wildlife Authority, Buhoma lodges and Camps and our reviews on Safari bookings and trip advisor speak for themselves. Due to our professional way of organizing Uganda safaris and holidays, Encounter Africa safaris is now a household name in Uganda and Rwanda. Try us now and you won’t have any regrets.

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