Named one of the oldest forests in Uganda with more than 200 species and having the greatest number of species at its altitude in East Africa, it’s mostly known as a habitat for mountain gorilla where mountain gorilla tracking and habituation can easily be experienced to availability of about 400 gorillas approximately half of the world’s mountain gorillas remaining in Africa. We, therefore, take you through gorilla sectors in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for an understanding of their uniqueness and the amazing adventures that can be found in the sectors.
With its Afro-montane vegetation in the lowland areas, Gorilla sectors in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park gives you an opportunity to do different activities apart from gorilla trekking like birding, climbing mountains, community walks, and visit endless swaps from one end to another.
Gorilla sectors in Bwindi impenetrable national park are divided into different sectors i.e. in the east, north, and south. these different sectors have been attributed to different families for ages which have grown into families for trekking and habituation making gorilla trekking a remarkable history in the region for their distinctive uniqueness in Uganda and neighboring countries of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In the northern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park lies Buhoma which is a habitat for gorilla families like; Mubare gorilla family with 11 family members, Rushegura with 19 family members, and Habiyanja family with 18 family members all which were habituated and basically recommended for tracking.
In the south, it’s where we find the Rushaga sector which is a habitat for families like Bweza with 12 family members, Busingye with 9 family members, Nsongi with 7 family members, Kahugye with 17 family members, Mishaya with 12 family members all these families have been habituated and are available for trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
More so in the south, another family was habituated in the Nkuringo part, and this consist of Bushaho with 8 family members, Nkuringo family with 12 family members however there a new family that is still undergoing habituation which Bikingi with 15 family members and being taught the different ways of relating to man and the surrounding environment.
Ruhija family which lies in the east part is another Gorilla sector in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park with habituation families of BItukura with 13 family members, Kyaguliro with 20 family members, and Oruzogo with 17 family members.