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Fly to Kihihi and trek gorillas in Buhoma sector

Fly to Kihihi and trek gorillas in Buhoma sector

Fly to Kihihi and trek gorillas in Buhoma sector

Fly to Kihihi airstrip and trek mountain gorillas of Buhoma sector, you will get an opportunity to track mountain gorilla families in the Buhoma sector which is located in the northern region of Bwindi forest. On your vacation plan, your gorilla safari to Uganda, where you will see the mountain gorillas of the Buhoma sector which is among the four parts made up Bwindi forest, and enjoy the remarkable adventure as you fly to Kihihi airstrip from the main airport of Uganda called Entebbe international airport daily with no minimum passengers. Encountering the mountain gorillas of Buhoma is a memorable experience through hiking deep into the Bwindi forest, which is led by well-trained guides, park rangers, and armed rangers. Get a great chance to meet, explore, and know more from the nearby communities like the Batwa people and contribute to the protection of habitats for mountain gorillas.

If you’re planning to visit Bwindi impenetrable forest national park with a local flight. Africa Adventure Vacations help you to organize a flight from Entebbe international airport to Kihihi airstrip for an unforgettable experience of trekking mountain gorilla families of the Buhoma sector in the north part of the Bwindi forest. Flying to Kihihi help you to reduce the drive time to about 2 hours than road transport which takes 9-10 hours to Buhoma sector from the capital Kampala.

Africa Adventure Vacations arrange domestic flights from luxury, mid-range to budget to Buhoma sector of Bwindi forest from Entebbe international airport to Kihihi airstrip, then you will find our tour guide waiting for you to take you to Buhoma to start your activity or at your reserved hotel depending on arrival time. We organize all trips from Entebbe international airport to the home of the endangered mountain gorillas. For more information about the domestic flights please contact us at any time.

Booking a flying gorilla safari to Buhoma with gorilla permits.

Fly to Kihihi and trek gorillas in Buhoma sector of Bwindi through Africa Adventure Vacations. First send your traveling dates that we share too with fight operators to look for available space, as we are waiting for your payments. Charter flights are also available at Entebbe airport, this can be booked at the time you wish to fly but this one is for tourists who are seeking private flights but it is expensive. Domestic flights are usually arranged by Aero Link Uganda for about $283 for one way and the return flights is cost like $543. After reaching the Kihihi airstrip, you will find our tour guide to drive you to your reserved hotel or lodge for dinner and overnight. The next day, enjoy the endangered mountain gorillas. Therefore, you want to fly to Kihihi and see the mountain gorilla families of Buhoma contact Africa Adventure Vacations for more details.

More information about the Buhoma sector.

In the northern parts of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is where the Buhoma sector is found. Gorilla trekking started in this sector in 1993 with only one habituated gorilla family known as the Mubare gorilla family. Then later other families habituated and these include; Habinyanja, Rushegura, Mumbai, and Katwe, they all opened for tourism. Each gorilla group is trekked by 8 people every day. This means that every day Buhoma sector has 40 gorilla permits. But you are advised to book your gorilla permit in advance like 3 months back because at Uganda Wildlife Authority, gorilla permits are issued at first come first serve. It goes at 700USD for foreign nonresidents per person, $600 for foreign residents, and 250,000 Ugandan shillings for East African citizens per person per trek. This gorilla permit allows you to spend one hour interacting with mountain gorillas and finding a gorilla family takes 2-6 hours.  Please note, when you’re traveling to Uganda for gorilla trekking try to carry the right gear like a rain jacket, hiking boots, long-sleeved shirts/trousers, hat, sunglasses, energy-giving snacks, insect repellents, first aid kit, a camera with extra batteries and a pair of binoculars and a walking stick will be provided at your lodge or the starting point. It is very important to note that, tourists below 15 years of age are not allowed to trek.

Where to stay when you fly to Kihihi and trek gorillas in Buhoma sector

Buhoma sector is famously known for gorilla trekking and it offers an amazing experience since it is a natural habitat to five habituated gorilla families. On gorilla safari in the Buhoma sector, you choose to do other activities which include; bird watching, forest walks, visiting the Batwa community, and walking from Buhoma to Nkuingo through the forest.

Buhoma sector has various accommodations options where one can spend a night and complete his/her trip. These safari lodges are:-

Bwindi gorilla lodge offers high-quality services to the tourists visiting the park plus beautiful views rain forest. Since it is found near the park offices also help you to reach the starting point in the time for briefing on your day of tracking gorillas.

Buhoma Lodge is good ideal for luxurious tourists for gorilla trekking. This lodge is constructed next to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. It has good en suite bathrooms set in the hill with beautiful of the Bwindi forest from the verandas. Ten clean en suite cottages with flushing toilets, piping hot showers, solar lighting, and others. Therefore, on gorilla safari go and spend your night at Buhoma lodge to complete your trip without disturbance.

Other safari lodges around the Buhoma sector include;  the Mahogany springs lodge is also among the most used lodges in Buhoma with beautiful views of  the park, Gorilla friends lodge is good for budget tourists, and Buhoma community lodge,