Which sector is the best for gorilla trekking?

Which sector is the best for gorilla trekking
Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Which sector is the best for gorilla trekking

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda is renowned for its population of endangered mountain gorillas, offering visitors a unique opportunity to trek through its dense forests to observe these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

The park is divided into several sectors, each offering gorilla trekking experiences. As of my last update, there were four main sectors for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park:

  1. Buhoma Sector
  2. Ruhija Sector
  3. Rushaga Sector
  4. Nkuringo Sector

Each sector has habituated gorilla families available for trekking, and the experience can vary slightly depending on the sector chosen. The best sector for gorilla trekking may depend on various factors such as availability, the specific gorilla group you wish to track, accessibility, and personal preferences. All sectors offer a chance to see these incredible animals up close, but the experience may differ based on the terrain and the behavior of the gorilla families in each sector.

It’s recommended to research each sector and consider factors such as trekking difficulty, accommodation options, and the overall experience offered before making a decision. Additionally, consulting with tour operators or park authorities can provide valuable insights and assistance in choosing the best sector for your gorilla trekking adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.



All visitors to Uganda must have a valid passport with at least 4 consecutive blanks pages.  Any applicable visa and/or relevant documentation are the responsibility of the traveller.  For further information on Visa requirements visitors are advised to contact their nearest Uganda Embassy or Consulate.




GMT +3


220 Volts/AC50Hz. Sockets are UK style, 3 pin square plugs. Power is from the UMEME in the city/major towns and generator with inverter back up in the Safari Lodges and Camps.


Foreign currency must be changed at the Bank, Bureau de Change, and Hotel/Safari lodge/Camp/Resort.   Major Credit Cards, Master card, Visa, American Express, are usually accepted throughout the country.  Where credit cards are accepted, the payment will normally be recorded in US$ regardless of the card’s default currency.


Dress is mainly informal and should be comfortable as well as practical. Something warm should be brought along for early morning and evenings. Safari clothes are available from hotels/lodges/camps.


Where possible, travel light. Baggage space on safari is limited to medium suitcase or soft bag per person plus reasonable amount of hand luggage. There is 15 Kilogram per person limit on all flights to the wildlife sanctuaries. Excess luggage must be stored in your arrival hotel.


You will find many different of opinion of what is safe and what is not. We recommend for peace of mind, to drink local Bottled Mineral water. It is important to drink plenty of water especially during the hotter months. We would recommend that guests drink at least 2 to 3 liters of water per day to limit the effects of dehydration. 


East Africa is a safe and secure destination; however, it is a good idea to take a few precautions.  Kindly consult your GP or local doctor at least 6 weeks before you travel, with regards:

Malaria prophylactics. East Africa is a known malaria area and preventive measures are essential. You are advised to take one of the recommended anti-malarial drugs.  Be sure to wear long sleeved shorts and trousers after sunset and spray the exposed parts of your body with a mosquito repellent spray

Remember to protect yourself from direct sun rays with sunscreen cream or safari hat.


For those guests with specific dietary requirement, please ensure we are notified prior to travel


As a guideline and dependent on how happy you are, we would suggest the following:

The General Hotel/Lodge/Camp Staff – Approximately U$ 10.00 per person per day

Driver Guides – Approximately US$ 15.00 to US$ 20.00 per person per day


Please be careful when photographing public buildings, airports, bridges, the national flag and people in uniform.  Ensure that you have sought permission before photographing local people and their villages.  If in doubt, please check with your guide.

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