The 4 Sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has four sectors in the East, North and South. Each sector is different in accessibility, altitude and the trekking experience. The Gorilla families are habituated in each sector. Despite the different locations, one can connect from one sector to another. It’s very quick and easy.
Tourists can spend a night in Nkuringo and trek in Rushaga same as Ruhija and trek in Buhoma. Gorilla tourd in Bwindi sectors is very memorable, with uniqueness of each sector. The travelers visit sectors on different occasions hence providing them with in-depth understanding of each sector and features. Bwindi shelters over 600 mountain Gorillas; which is half of the total world population. The sectors are as below.
This sector is located in the northern part of Bwindi. It’s one of the most visited area of the park compared to other sectors. The easy access from Kabala and Kihihi airstrip makes Buhoma the best part of Bwindi joyfully to visit. Buhoma is the first sector where tourism was done when Mubare family which is the first gorilla family was habituated in 1992after establishment of Bwindi forest in national park. Buhoma is close to Queen Elizabeth national park which passing through Ishasha sector a home to the famous tree climbing lions, this is the best advantage for travelers to have a chance to spot the tree climbing lions, in Far East and South.
Buhoma is an interesting history since it’s a forest sector, the first group of travelers toured, when Gorilla tourism has introduced. Buhoma is the most luxury lodge; provide excellent food and sleeping services to travelers. The first class lodge is one of the main reasons for travelling to the Buhoma sector.
Buhoma enjoys community visits to Bakiga and Batwa communities at the edge of the, hiking trails, forest, these include waterfall trail, Munyaga, River Ivi trail, Rushura trail, Muzabairoloop trail. Buhoma includes the best area for bird watching this being a shelter, a habitat to Blue Turaco and many.
Rushaga is located in the southern part of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, this is a home to 5 gorilla families, this is the best Gorilla trekking. Rushaga is one of the sectors for Gorilla habituation with a number of families including Bweza,Busingye,Nshongi,Kahungye and Mishaya .Rushaga offers gorilla habituation there other two families that are undergoing habituation including Bikyingi and Bushaho these are all going through training. Rushaga offers cultural visits to Batwa communities, walks and bird watching activities. Rushaga has a number of lodges such as Bwindi jungle lodge, Gorilla safari camp, chameleon hill lodge, Gorilla haven lodge and many more. The lodges are luxury, midrange and budget accommodation services to travelers at affordable cost. There is accessibility to Lake Mutanda with great opportunity for travelers to boat cruise this is a great chance.
Nkuringo is a home to the Nkuringo family. The Bushaho Gorilla family crosses from Rushaga to Nkuring sector. Nkuringo is located at a higher altitude, for one too hike this area you will need tobe physically fit.This sector is therefore recommended for young travelers who are physically fit and can manage long hikes. There is a lot of accommodation in Nkuringo including, Nkuringo Gorilla camp for midrange. Cultural visit to Bakiga communities.
Ruhija sector is located in Eastern part of Bwindi forest national park, the area is a habitat to Bitukura, Kyaguriro family, Oruzogo family ,Ruhija stands 2,350 meters above the sea level ,the coldest areas in Bwindi. Ruhija offers strenuous and adventurous hiking trail to Rwamunyonyi peak best not to miss out. While in Ruhija expect to meet other primates including elephants, monkeys and many more, lodge. Bwindi impenetrable national park for gorilla trekking, the sector enjoys life changing encounter with critically endangered mountain Gorillas.