Gorilla trekking sectors in Bwindi

Gorilla trekking sectors in Bwindi

Gorilla trekking sectors in Bwindi : Gorilla trekking experience is one of the breathtaking adventure activities that gives you  an opportunity to encounter with the giant mountain gorillas in the natural environment. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the south western region of Uganda is a popular home to impressive numbers of Mountain gorillas population. Out of the about 1063 population of Mountain gorillas, about 500 mountain individuals surviving in Bwindi. These have been habituated into about 21 gorilla families open for tourism. To easy the trekking adventure, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is bisected into four gorilla sectors such as; Buhoma, Nkuringo, Ruhija and Rushaga sector.


Here below we provide reliable information about the Bwindi gorilla trekking sectors;

Buhoma Gorilla Trekking Sector

Buhoma sector was the first sector to host the habituated Mountain gorillas families in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. The first gorilla family (Mubare family) was habituated and made ready for gorilla trekking in 1993. Although apparently, Buhoma sector is home to about 6 habituated Mountain gorilla families that are available for gorilla safaris to all travelers.

This is the best trekking sector loved by many tourists. On this note,  it the busiest gorilla trekking region. Being the best sectors in Bwindi forest for gorilla trekking, the gorilla permits are competitive and on high demand thus you need to make early bookings to get chance to trek gorilla families in buhoma sector like atleast 4-6 months prior to the dates of travel. If you are seeking for a luxury gorilla adventure in Bwindi forest, then consider booking a gorilla family in Buhoma sector. Some of the luxury lodges in Buhoma include; Bwindi Lodge, Sanctuary’s Gorilla Forest Camp or Buhoma lodge among others.

Other gorilla groups in Buhoma include; Rushegura, Habinyanja, Muyambi gorilla group, Binyindo, Katwe among others.

Rushaga sector

Rushaga sector is another fascinating gorilla trekking sector in Bwindi forest. It hosts impressive numbers of habituated Mountain Gorilla Families. Rushaga is found in the southern region of Bwindi Forest. It is one of the intriguing gorilla trekking sectors where you get chance to enjoy a full day gorilla habituation experience thus giving you unbeatable experiences with the mountain gorillas in the wild.


Rushaga sector has about 8 habituated gorilla families which are open for gorilla safaris throughout the year to all tourists from allover the world. Some of the Interesting gorilla families include; Busingye, Nshongi,  Mishaya, Mucunguzi, Rwiigi,Bweza, Kahungye,  as well as the Bikingi  gorilla family.

Ruhija Gorilla Trekking Sector

Ruhiji gorilla trekking is situated in the Eastern region of Bwindi impenetrable Forest. You can connect to Ruhiji sector from kabale or Buhoma sector. This sector is pride home to impressive topography diversity. Ruhiji sector is famously known for offering scientific research to travelers including students from different institutions. It is found on altitude of 2,500m. When you trek a gorilla family in this sector, you grab chance to groove on the mesmerizing views of the forest ridge from the virunga mountain ranges.


Ruhija features 3 habituated gorilla groups such as; Oruzogo family, Kyaguliro group as well as Bitukura Family. Ruhijja sector is just a few kilometers away from Queen Elizabeth National Park. One of the gorilla families -Kyaguliro group has been reserved for research and 16 permits are issued per day for this sector from Uganda Wildlife Authority and Each permit costs $700 per person per single trek.

For travelers planning to trek Kyaguliro group, you advanced to book your gorilla permit with Uganda Wildlife Authority in advance at 4-6 months prior to the dates of travel.

Nkuringo Gorilla trekking sector

This is one of the oldest sector to be habituated for gorilla trekking safaris in Bwindi forest park after Buhoma sector. It is also situated in the southwestern region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The sector is home to four habituated gorilla groups and these; Nkuringo, christmas, posho gorilla, Bushaho and  family although it is still undergoing the habituated process thus giving you an opportunity to take part in the habituation process.


Regardless of whether you a group or solo or family travelers you planning a gorilla tour in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park, and you would love to trek a gorilla family in any of the above sectors, please don’t hesitate to get in touch our travel experts to assist you book arrange a gorilla tour in Bwindi Forest.