About Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
The Bwindi impenetrable national park is a spectacular location famous for its gorilla trekking activities that are carried out here. The park has four sectors namely; Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushanga, and Nkuringo in which half of the world’s endangered gorilla species live in their natural habitat. There are 3 Gorilla families in Nkuringo Sector namely; Nkuringo, Bushaho, and Christmas family.
Tourism in Uganda
Uganda Wildlife Authority is responsible for maintaining information pertaining to tourism in Uganda. The visitors in the park are limited to a one-hour time to be with the gorillas the moment you spot them and this only allows just 8 people trekking given gorilla families at a time. Bwindi and Mgahinga national park are the only parks in which mountain gorillas live in their natural habitat in Uganda. In addition, each gorilla family has a dominant male also known as the Silverback.
Gorilla families in the Nkuringo sector
The sector has three habituated gorilla families which are available for trekking on a daily in the sector;
• Nkuringo gorilla family;
First and foremost, the habituation process started in 2014 with this family. Initially, the group had a total number of 17 individuals. On the other hand, due to different circumstances, the number of members has been reducing. In addition, Poachers killed one Silverback making the group remain with 16 Individuals. Subsequently, poachers killed Rafiki in the act of self-defense as they alleged.
Additionally, today, poachers are serving 11 years in a jail sentence for killing Rafiki. Rafiki’s young brother Rwamutwe is now the dominant male.
• Bushaho gorilla family
Bushaho gorilla family was formed by one of the former silverbacks from the Nkuringo family. Most members were in Nkuringo family and had to go through habituation.
The group leader is Bahati. The family comprised 11 members including some of the members who had disappeared from the Nkuringo family-like Bahati silverback. Bahati is now the dominant leader of 3 adult females, 1 semi-adult female, 1 black back and 1 juvenile, and 1 infant. The group currently has a total number of 8 gorilla members
• Christmas gorilla family;
The family consists of 9 members although we can see only 6 members during trekking. The gorilla group gets its name from a dominant silverback which was born on Christmas. Furthermore, it has 1 silverback, 3 adult females, 1 baby, and 1 black back. Christmas gorilla family is very famous. It’s one of the gorilla families which has led to the high number of tourists who visit the Nkuringo sector.
For any tourist to take part in this famous Nkuringo sector trekking activity, you must present a valid gorilla trekking permit that allows you to trek the gorillas. The permits cost USD 700 for the foreign nonresidents, USD 600 for foreign residents, and 250000 for all east African residents to encounter Gorilla Families In Nkuringo Sector.
Booking for a gorilla permit.
Booking for a gorilla permit takes time and it’s a process. At Pamoja Tours and Travel Company, we guarantee a permit when you allow us to book for you. This can be a gorilla family in Nkuringo or any other sector. we will start your gorilla permit processing which is in a few steps; checking the validity of gorilla permits on the planned date of your trip, once they are available, we shall book your permit. We will send you an invoice which you need to pay as soon as possible. On payment, we will secure your permit with Uganda Wildlife Authority. After securing permits, you will receive scanned copies to present to the park headquarter authority.
Some of the popular safaris in Nkuringo;
Best time to Track Gorillas
However, ensure that you book your Gorilla permits especially in the dry seasons of the year which are commonly called the high seasons due to the number of tourists flocking the country. The months of January, February, June, and August are the driest months of the year the best for gorilla trekking and wildlife viewing. Before you can have any gorilla tracking experience, ensure you have a gorilla permit booked. In addition, high seasons mean limited slots for gorilla permits as well as hotels. One needs to book in time.
With Pamoja Tours and Travel Company, your booking process can be made easier once you trust us with helping you book your permit and accommodation to see Gorilla Families In Nkuringo Sector. We have a staff of experienced personnel who have experience in each field who can help you starting from planning for your safari, looking for a safari permit, transport, and https://africasafaritravellers.com/nkuringo-bwindi-gorilla-lodge/ as long as you contact us.