Nkuringo gorilla sector lies in Mgahinga national park which is located in the southern part of Bwindi impenetrable forest. The family’s successful habituation ended in 2004 whereby in this same year it became the first family to give birth to twins however it was opened to trekkers in 2009 for visitors to undertake trekking experience to the family
The sector complements the other three sectors of Buhoma in the north, Ruhija in the east and Rushaga in the south, which together make up the mighty Bwindi. Nkuringo is a home to the famous Nkuringo gorilla family, which offers great trekking experience to travelers comprising of 19 family members open for visitors annually.
How to book for a gorilla safari to Nkuringo
You can book for Nkuringo gorilla safari with a trusted tour operator like Safari Vacations & Travel Services who will develop a favorable detailed package for you and ensure that you all services that you require on your tour are well planned and accomplished. Furthermore the company will ensure that everything is done at the right time and following the right regulations and conditions agreed for the safari.
Safari Vacations & Travel services will ensure that its books for you’re a gorilla permits for this sector whereby you are only required to send us your bio-data with the day, month and year when you want to undergo this marvelous experience. We shall book for your gorilla permit from UWA and once payment is done a proof of payment shall be sent to you upon booking your trekking dates. However if you want to book for yourself you can opt for online booking where you can contact directly the mandatory body for issuing out permits by simply sending them an email and you proceed with their requests though this may take time.
A gorilla permit to trek mountain gorillas in Nkuringo sector as of 2020/2022 goes for $700 per person per trek for Foreign Nonresidents, $600 for foreign residents and UGX.250,000 for Ugandans and East African Community members. More so at times permits are issued at first come first serve and may get sold out which required you to book as early as possible to secure your dates preferably 4-5 months prior to your undertaking.
How to get to Nkuringo sector
Accessing this sector is easy to any traveller where on a budget or luxury safari whereby both air and road means of transport can be used to access the area. By road from Entebbe international airport it takes a distance of about 477kms which is between 8-9 hour of drive through different magnificent areas like the equator, scenery hills among others however if you are interested in using air transport, scheduled flights and charter flights can as well be arranged for you which fly from Kajjansi/Entebbe operated by Aero link Uganda to Kihihi airstrip in Kisoro on a distance of about 1:30minutes where you get to be picked by safari vacations & travel services guide who will then transfer you to your final destination and to the rest of areas for your planned tour.
What are the Best Accommodations in Nkuringo.
Meet and greet at Nkuringo gives travellers great comfort as there are wide variety of accommodation centers ranging from budget, mid-range and luxury. The rooms are self-contained with private toilet, bathroom and a balcony made especially out of wood. Their rooms range from double, single, twin, triple and they also have family rooms to meet all your numbers whether you have come alone or in a group. The loges have a fully stocked bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, a good kitchen with local and international dishes prepared by professional chefs, free internet, all in the interest of making you comfortable on your safari. Some of the lodges you can choose to stay in may include; Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Contact us for any inquiries upon your planned safari to Africa and specifically Uganda for either mountain gorilla tracking, chimpanzee tracking, wildlife encounter, culture, filming, and other activities where we can offer our specialty and ensure that you have a wonderful moment in your endeavors.