Gorilla Tracking Reserves”
In Uganda there are two National parks with mountain Gorillas, one is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with four sectors of mountain Gorillas and the other park is Mgahiinga National Park with one sector called the Nyakagezi Gorilla groups.
Buhoma section was the first sector to be developed for Gorilla tourism and the sector has 3 Gorilla families/groups that are habituated.
Rushaga sector is found in the southern part of Bwindi forest, it has the highest point in terms of altitude in high hills where the habituated Gorilla families kept separating, sub dividing to different hills as they tried much to interfere with other groups.
Nkuringo sector is located close to Buhoma covered on a total surface of 10km from Buhoma although the distance is covered with the impenetrable forest and the walk takes about 4 hours, and 7hours by car from the two points.
Nkuringo is the main and only family in the sector, Nkuringo means hills and it was derived from a Rukiga word.
The family was launched in 2004 led by a silver back named Nkuringo who died in 2008.
The family consists of 2 sliver backs and it’s the friendliest Gorilla group which at times tend to reach and touch the clients.
Ruhija sector is located close to the Route of Buhoma and it has 3 gorillas groups.
Where to stay while on a Gorilla tracking Safari Tour
In every Sector there are different lodges that accommodate visitors
The sector of Rushaga has Gorilla safari lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Camp, Gorilla Haven Lodge, Gorilla valley lodge, Nshongi camp all these lodges and camps provide the best accommodation.
Buhoma sector has a number of lodges including Buhoma community lodge, Buhoma lodge, silver back lodge ,Gorilla safari lodge, sanctuary gorilla forest camp, volcanoes safari lodge, silver back lodge, Bwindi Gorilla havens lodge.
Nkuringo sector has different lodges, Nkuringo Gorilla lodge, clouds mountain Gorilla lodge.
Ruhija sector, Gorilla mist camp, Bakiga lodge.