Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Nkuringo sector was opened for Gorilla tracking in 2004, and this sector lies at a high altitude about 6800 feet on the park’s western border north of Kisoro town.
Nkuringo in Bwindi Impenetrable NP is 480km which is about 10hours 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. It has become the favorite destination to most tourists simply because it is situated at a high altitude than any other pathway at Bwindi Impenetrable NP, offering you breathtaking scones of the Virunga volcanoes.
The Nkuringo Gorilla Family
This was named after their founding leader Silverback called Nkuringo whose name meanings “a Round hill”. The family’s successful habituation got finished in 2004 and Nkuringo died four years later. He was survived by two sons namely 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.
This family joyfully embraced healthy baby twins just 7 months into the safari era and the twins were named Katungi and Muhoozi, & unfortunately, Katungi died before seeing his second birthday now, the family composes of 9 members with a black back male who is dominant male since it has a black back.
Bushaho Gorilla Family
Bushaho Gorilla Family is another Gorilla group for Gorilla tracking in the Nkuringo sector. This family has got 11 family members and has resulted in an increase in 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 on a daily basis.
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, booked on a first-come, first-serve basis. Uganda wildlife authority authorized safaris vacations and travel services to book gorilla permits on your behalf throughout the year. Book in advance so that we can arrange for you a memorable gorilla safari at Nkuringo Gorilla Sector in Bwindi.
Christmas Gorilla family
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.
Nkuringo Gorilla 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.
Nkuringo Gorilla Sector also has another Gorilla family known as Posho which is still under the habituation process and the exact number of the members is not established because it is still wild to the researchers and the park rangers so that they can count the exact number of them.
Nkuringo route is rich with excellent lodgers ranging from budget, mid-range, and luxury, for example, Bwindi Back Packers, Nkuringo Gorilla camp respectively 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 direct 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.