Buhoma sector of Bwindi national park is home to three habituated gorilla families and eight permits are available for trekking each group daily meaning Buhoma sector provides 24 gorilla permits in total per day. Buhoma sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is one of the most visited from all the parks sectors. The sector was the first place where gorilla trekking started from in Uganda in 1993 when the Mubare gorilla family was opened for trekking.
Buhoma is situated in the northern part of the park with a lower altitude compared to other regions making gorilla trekking in this region less strenuous, the gorilla families in this sector are also easily accessible as gorillas can be seen at the parks headquarters in most cases.
Most tourists who want to combine gorilla trekking and wildlife viewing opt for Buhoma gorilla permits because the sector is the nearest to Queen Elizabeth national park where you can do game drive and take boat cruises at the Kazinga channel streamlined with wildlife.
Booking a gorilla permit from Buhoma sector is essential for travellers using air transport, aero link Uganda operates two flights to Kihihi airstrip daily and Buhoma sector of Bwindi is the closest to this airstrip.
The cosy of gorilla permits in Buhoma sector of Bwindi is the same as other regions of the pars, a permit costs $600 per person and the cost of gorilla habituation permits is $1500. Buhoma sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is the best for up market lodges so luxurious tourists can sleep in lodges like; Mahogany springs, Engangi lodge, Bwindi Volcanoes lodge, Gorilla forest camp, Kitandara tented camp, and Buhoma community haven among the rest.
Buhoma sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park can be reached within 9-10 hours drive from Kampala the capital of Uganda, luxurious tourists can fly from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield to Kihihi airstrip near Buhoma sector within 1-2 hours. Those travelling from Rwanda can reach Buhoma sector in 6-7 hours from Kigali.