Nkuringo sector of bwindi impenetrable forest national park
Nkuringo sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is one of the four known sectors where mountain gorilla trekking takes place in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park. Nkuringo sector is situated in the southern side of Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park a hosted safari destination that houses half of the world’s remaining endangered mountain gorillas.
Apart from the Nkuringo sector, Bwindi impenetrable forest national park has three other sectors where mountain gorilla trekking can be conducted such as Buhoma sector in the north as the most visited sector, Rushaga sector sits in the south with the highest number of mountain gorilla families being habituated, and Ruhija sector in the east.
Nkuringo sector harbors three mountain gorilla families habituated which are ready to be trek on a daily basis. Nkuringo sector gorilla families include the Nkuringo gorilla family, Bushaho gorilla family, and Christmas gorilla family.
Nkuringo gorilla family.
This mountain gorilla group derived its name from the Nkuringo around the hill where they were first spotted by trekkers. Nkuringo gorilla family was officially presented for tourism in 2004, after the habituation of the mountain gorilla family under the control of the elderly Nkuringo silverback which later died in April 2008.
Bushaho gorilla family.
Bushaho gorilla family is another mountain gorilla family situated in the Nkuringo sector being habituated, Bushaho got its members when gorilla left the Bikyangi gorilla group in the Rushaga sector. Later in 2012, some members came from the Nkuringo gorilla family to from the family formed Bushaho mountain gorilla family and Christmas gorilla family are located in the Nkuringo sector of Bwindi.