what can i do in the 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 on 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 the Buhoma sector in the north, which is the most visited sector; the Rushaga sector in the south, which has the highest number of habituated mountain gorilla families; and the Ruhija sector in the east.
The Nkuringo sector three mountain harbors gorilla families habituated which are ready to be trek on a daily basis. Nkuringo sector gorilla families include the Nkuringo gorilla family, the Bushaho gorilla family, and the 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. The 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 habituated mountain gorilla family in the Nkuringo sector, formed when gorillas left the Bikyangi gorilla group in the Rushaga sector. Later in 2012, some members came from the Nkuringo gorilla family to form the Bushaho mountain gorilla family and the Christmas gorilla family, which are located in the Nkuringo sector of Bwindi.