Buhoma Gorilla sector

August 26, 2023 | Bujo Safaris

Buhoma gorilla sector is a conspicuous region in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, renowned for its rich biodiversity and picturesque scenic landscapes. The sector is the pioneer of gorilla habituation practices in the park and so being the oldest sector, it holds historical noteworthiness and allows for a blissful experience for visitors. Situated in the northern region of the park, it is an approved destination for gorilla trekking, exhilarating cultural encounters and soothing ecotourism.

In the vicinity of Buhoma sector, there are numerous gorilla families that further attract tourists from all corners of the globe as explained below;

Muyambi Gorilla Family: The inclining Muyambi gorilla family is known for its composed characters and is at most times spotted in the dense bamboo forested areas on the slopes of the mountainous terrain in the park. Having a close look at this family avails visitors an overjoyed opportunity to witness the gentle giants' different social interactions and cheerful behaviors of the jungle.

Katwe Family: The manly Katwe gorilla family is relatively a large one as compared to Muyambi and consists of a good number of herculean members including, silverbacks, females, young ones more like an extended family of their human cousins. The gorillas’ playful demeanor and strong bonds make them a thrilling group to encounter during gorilla treks in Bwindi.

Rushegura Family: The vigorous Rushegura gorilla family is one of the pristine, secure and hospitable families in Buhoma sector. The family has outstanding peaceful temperament and most of its members are friendly towards visitors, and often show off their exciting moves in tree branches offering an indelible gorilla trekking adventure.

Mubare Family: This high-powered family has historical significance because it was the first ever habituated group in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and so it has had a good experience of being next to humans and therefore allows a greater chance of interactions.

 Though it's a bit smaller in size as compared to others since other silverbacks who were once members formed their other families. Observing this strong family provides a distinctive glimpse into what the gorilla community has to offer for an exceptional adventure in the south of Uganda.

Habinyanja Family: The amicable Habinyanja gorilla family is celebrated for its interesting gestures that offer exceptional experiences and entertainment to guests, being performed by numerous silverbacks, adult females and young ones. Their social interactions and stratum exhibit the convolution and harmonious way of life in gorilla societies.

All the above families cannot be visited in one trek but they all have unique experiences they give to visitors that make their trips to the park remarkable.

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