Mountain Gorilla trekking in Uganda is an unforgettable, life-changing experience, a unique adventure in the Pearl of Africa, in the most spectacular rain forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Gorilla tracking excursion takes place deep in the forest depending on where you are going to track from. No matter the trek, spending an hour in the company of a gorilla family guarantees that the journey will be extraordinary.
Sectors of Gorilla Tracking in Uganda
The Nkuringo sector which lies closely to the Buhoma sector is about 10km from Buhoma although this distance is covered by the Impenetrable Forest and a walk through the forest takes about 4 hours. Connecting by the car from the two points takes about 7 to 8 hours. Nkuringo and Bushaho are the families in this sector. The Gorilla Habituation Experience is now being offered with the Bushaho family.
The Ruhija sector which is famous for its abundant bird life on top of the gorillas is considered the most remote sector of all the four. There is a three hour hike to visit the Mubwindi swamp and this rewards birder lovers with countless bird species. Gorilla families in this sector include; Ruhija, Bitukura and Kyaguriro.
The Rushaga sector boasts the highest number of gorilla family to include; Mishaya, Nshongi, Kahungye, Busingye and Bishaho. It lies between Kabale and Nkuringo coming from either Ruhija or Kampala.
When to visit
The rainy season is from March till May and October till November. Light rain season falls in November and December. Dry seasons are from December to February and June to August. The best time, the best months of the year would be December to late February and from June to September.
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