Gorilla trekking at Buhoma sector
Gorilla trekking at Buhoma sector of Bwindi National Park. Buhoma sector, which also happens to be the national park head quarters for Bwindi National Park is located in the northern section of Bwindi National Park in the district of Kanungu. Buhoma sector is a popular gorilla trekking destination at Bwindi National Park because of the several reasons:
- Buhoma sector has many gorilla families open for gorilla trekking that can be reserved by guests
- Buhoma sector is easily accessible from Kigali, Rwanda via the Cyanika or Katuna border post. The drive time from Kigali to Ruhija is between 4 and 5 hours. Buhoma is approximately 8-9hrs drive from Kampala. Buhoma is also accessible through the nearby Kihihi airport. AeroLink provides daily flights from Entebbe airport to Kihihi airport on a daily basis
- Buhoma being the oldest gorilla trekking location at Bwindi National Park is notable for upscale lodges including Sanctuary Gorilla Retreats, Bwindi Lodge (operated by Volcanoes Safaris), Buhoma Lodge, and many others
- Buhoma is 2hrs drive to the southern section of Queen Elizabeth National Park called Ishasha sector. The Ishasha sector is a famous destination for spotting tree climbing lions.