Sectors

Bwindi Impenetrable National park is situated in the South-western side of Uganda and spans at an area of 337 square kilometers and is a home to over 400 mountain gorillas (about half of the world’s population of these Giant Apes). Bwindi Impenetrable National park is exceptional in a way that it is the only place in the whole world where tourists can visit to enjoy the Gorilla Habituation Experience-where tourists are allowed to spend up to four hours with the mountain gorillas.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park comprises of four different sectors that include Buhooma sector the home to Mubare family, Habinyanja and Rushegura gorilla group, Ruhija sector the home to Bitukura, Oruzogo and Kyaguriro research group, Nkuringo the home to the Nkuringo gorilla group and Rushaga in the Southern side with the highest number of mountain gorilla groups-Mishaya, Bweza, Busingye, Kahungye and Nshongi groups.

Visitors on gorilla trekking expeditions begin their search for mountain gorillas in anyone of the 4 major regions; Ruhija in the eastern side, Nkuringo and Rushaga in the southern side and Buhoma in the north. It is from these 4 gorilla trekking regions that the 20 habituated gorilla groups in Bwindi National Park are all distributed. Each habituated gorilla group rewards travelers on Uganda gorilla safari tour with unique experiences and about 160 gorilla permits are always available for booking. And because of high demand, we advise you to reserve your permit in advance before the actual trek.