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



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. click here to view mountain gorilla trekking safaris 


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. click here to see our recommended mountain gorilla trekking safari


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.


how to reach buhoma sector of bwindi impenetrable forest national park in 2024/2025

Driving to the Buhoma region from Entebbe or Kampala city center takes a full day; driving from Lake Mburo National Park takes six hours; and driving from Queen Elizabeth National Park takes two hours. It is one of the most accessible parts of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park because of its close vicinity to Queen Elizabeth National Park, particularly the southern region of the Ishasha sector.


Alternatively, there are scheduled flights that land at Kihihi Airfield. Depending on the state of the road network, it can take guests one and a half hours to connect by car to the Buhoma sector.Kihihi may be reached by charter flights or domestic flights departing from Kajjansi Airfield or Entebbe International Airport. It's one of the top places to explore on your next holiday in Uganda because of its easy accessibility.

when is the best time to see gorillas in the buhoma sector in 2024/2025

The best time to visit the Buhoma Sector for a gorilla trekking safari is in the dry season. Although mountain gorilla tracking may be done all year round, the optimum months to do it are from June to September and from December to February, which is also known as the peak season or the dry season.