Tracking Nkuringo gorilla family – Uganda Is blessed with Bwindi impenetrable forest national park which is composed of the Afro-montane vegetation, bamboo zone and a panoramic vista of Lake Bunyonyi and Mafuga forests a distance from Ruhija, the area is blessed with different habituated families which will offer you a memorable life changing experience through tracking Nkuringo gorilla family.
Bwindi Gorilla trekking takes place in different sectors and Nkuringo prevails among the sectors where mountain Gorilla trekking to visitors takes place.
Nkuringo is a Rukiga word meaning “Round Hill” thus the Gorilla family name “Nkuringo” from which the family was sighted at the hill before it was habituated in 1997 to acquire its current name. The family presided near surrounding villages and ought to encountered by travelers in their safari tour and as well used to be sported in peoples plantations and gardens looking for what to eat which prompted the management to habituate the group so that even the local communities can directly benefit from the sector.
In 2004 tracking Nkuringo Gorilla Family was opened to tourists after habituation with a family size of 19 members headed the Alfa silver back “Nkuringo” until 2008 when he died living the family to the leadership of two dominant silver backs Rafiki and Safari. Later on Safari took over power due to his intelligent and energetic character in the group.
Later on the group was blessed with twins in the names of Muhozi and Katungi from Kitondwa the female black back, unfortunately katungi later on died due to severe illness. Safari vacations & travel services Ltd offers you the best experience to this amazing tour to the gorilla family in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which can be accessed between 9-10 hours from kampala and 5-6 hours’ drive from Kigali/Rwanda.
If you are trekking mountain gorillas and specifically tracking Nkuringo gorilla family in Nkuringo sector, you are assured of excellent food and sleeping services. Luxury, midrange and budget lodges have been established in Nkuringo to ensure travelers comfort and safety in this region. The popular lodges in Nkuringo include clouds mountain gorilla lodge, Nkuringo gorilla campsite, Nkuringo gorilla camp, Nkuringo gorilla lodge among others.
Amidst gorilla tracking their other optional activities that can be done along the trail like bird watching, nature walk along the forest and community engagement with local natives for a remarkable adventure.