Where Is The Buhoma Sector Of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park -Uganda


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Buhoma sector is located in the Northwestern part of Bwindi impenetrable Forest national park mostly in Kanungu, Buhoma sector is faced with the hilly forest of Bwindi and the pleasing dark evergreen vegetation, Buhoma is among the four sectors of the Bwindi impenetrable Forest national park that is considered while trekking mountain gorillas in Uganda.


Buhoma sector is where mountain gorilla tourism activity started from ever since it was the first sector to be opened in 1993 after Bwindi was turned in to a national park, and the oldest sector in Bwindi forest impenetrable national park.


Buhoma sector accommodates the oldest mountain gorilla family called the Mubare gorilla family. Mubare mountain gorilla family had 18 members, and the eldest known as Ruhondeza had no power to control and keep his gorilla family due to his old age. Mubare mountain gorilla family separated, and some members went to other sectors. By the time Ruhondeza died, his mountain gorilla family had only four members left, although the re-introduction of other new silverbacks managed to capture mountain gorillas from other mountain gorilla families and 


Buhoma sector only offers 24 mountain gorilla trekking permits daily, which are always fully booked, making it the busiest sector of all four sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, although Buhoma is not the sector with the biggest mountain gorilla families.