Nkuringo Gorilla Permits and Families, In 2004, the Nkuringo sector opened for gorilla tracking. It is situated at a high altitude of about 6800 feet on the park’s western border, north of Kisoro town.
Nkuringo in Bwindi Impenetrable NP is 480km which is about 10 hours driving from Kampala/Entebbe via Mbarara-Kabale road.
Meanwhile, most tourists who travel to Uganda the pearl of Africa for Gorilla habituation and Gorilla tracking prefer flying into Kigali-Rwanda, which is around 5 hours driving through Cyanika borderline.
In 2004, the Nkuringo gorilla family was successfully habituated. The group was named after their founding leader, a silverback named Nkuringo, which means ‘a Round Hill’. Four years later, Nkuringo passed away. Unfortunately, Nkuringo passed away four years later. He left behind two sons, Rafiki, meaning ‘friend’ in Swahili, and Safari.
Safari book up the leadership of the family and has been able to strongly hold all the members together through good times and bad seasons.
Seven months into the safari era, this family joyfully welcomed healthy baby twins, named Katungi and Muhoozi. Unfortunately, Katungi passed away before reaching his second birthday. Currently, the family comprises nine members, led by a dominant black-back male.
The Bushaho Gorilla Family is another Gorilla group for Gorilla tracking in the Nkuringo sector. This family has 11 family members and this has increased Nkuringo Gorilla tracking permits. Before the coming of the Christmas Gorilla family, there were 16 permits but after the introduction of the family, now 24 Gorilla permits are available daily.
Nkuringo Gorilla family stays in one of the most challenging Gorilla tracking sectors in the whole of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park but when you finally come to the pathway, it is the most rewarding experience of all time.
These permits are purchased at the Uganda Wildlife Authority offices and booked on a first-come, first-serve basis. Uganda Wildlife Authority authorized safari vacations and travel services to book gorilla permits on your behalf throughout the year. Book in advance so that we can arrange for a memorable gorilla safari at Nkuringo Gorilla Sector in Bwindi.
The Christmas Gorilla family in Nkuringo has 7 members headed by one silverback called Christmas one blackback, 4 females, and one baby. The introduction of this group has led to an increase in the number of Gorilla permits available for Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
The tracking permits cost USD 700 per person per trek and it only allows you to spend 1 hour with Mountain Gorillas. Contact safari vacations and travel services for your Gorilla tracking experience and a memorable holiday to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
The Sector is also home to another gorilla family known as Posho, which is currently undergoing the habituation process.
Nkuringo route is rich with excellent lodges ranging from budget, mid-range, and luxury, for example, Bwindi Back Packers, Nkuringo Gorilla Camp Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Gorilla Heights Lodge, and Bwindi Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge are located close to the briefing point. Occasionally most tourists after breakfast go directly to the briefing room just a few meters from the lodge and sometimes, one may see Gorillas pass by, kindly contact Safari Vacation Travel Services such that we can plan and arrange for your accurate and memorable safari at Nkuringo Gorilla sector found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park located in the Southwestern part of Uganda and you can confirm your trip with us.
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