Nkuringo Gorilla Camp lies on the Nteko ridge at 2,161meter ASL and provides mid-range serves to the Uganda gorilla safari undertakers. However, the camp overlooks the Kashasha River Valley and the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a perfect safari destination for gorilla trekking mountain gorillas in the Nkuringo Gorilla region along with the gorilla families of Rushaga one of the four gorilla families in the park that is; Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo.
This Bwindi safari accommodation consists of en-suite cottages, bandas, room, tents and a campsite for those who travel with their own tents. Nkuringo Gorilla Camp has a nice restaurant that serves locally sourced food and self-catering facilities. In so doing that, they welcome guests of all budgets and tastes.
The camp offers stunning activities to the visitors such as walking safaris through the forest to the village of Buhoma, go for birding, Gorilla trekking tours and visit the community around where you can be able to meet up with Bakiga, Bafumbira and Batwa neighbors among others.
Activities Offered at Nkuringo Gorilla Camp
Gorilla Trekking Experience
Gorilla trekking is quite amazing safari experience, which starts early in the morning with a short briefing about dos and don’ts of gorillas. After briefing to you will be grouped in a group eight people by the park ranger guide and accompanies you to the trekking trails in an experience which takes about 30 to 7 hours depending on their location. While at stay at Nkuringo Gorilla Trekking Sector Gorilla Camp, then here it is very easy to trek gorillas in Nkuringo gorilla family. But always remember to carry useful items like energy giving snacks, rubber hiking shoes, warm clothes, rain jackets, cotton stockings, hat, water proof bag among others. However, as your trekking it is very possible to come cross other small primates, forest elephants, watch forest birds as well as listening to sweet melodies of birds. The moment you allocate the Nkuringo gorilla group, you will be given an hour to watch our closest related cousins in their nature inhabitants of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. That an hour you can be able gorillas how they feed, play, groom their young ones as well as time to enjoy capturing videos and memorable photography.
The walking safari in Bwindi can be done in two different interesting trails that crisscross each other somewhere inside the jungle. Nkuringo walking safaris begins at Kisoro town –Lake Mutanda trails through native communities, villages around and you can choose to do dugout canoe ride on Lake Mutanda. Since it is done on foot it leads you through village footpaths where you can be able to view cultivated mountain slopes, mountain forests and human settlements.
While at stay here , you go for birding in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and bird species to seen includes ;Kiev gerund thrush ,giant kingfisher ,crowned hornbill ,Common bulbul ,Africa emerald cuckoo ,white tailed blue ,Fly catchers ,African green pigeon ,African harrier hawk ,Cinnamon –chested bee eater among others .Best time for bird watching in Bwindi starts from November to April and December to February best time for birding .from May and June food is plenty and March to May receives heavy rains and hiking trails tend to be muddy and slippery.
Generally, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the few great destination to see endangered mountain gorillas in the world, located in the southwestern region of Uganda approximately 9 to 10 hours’ drive from Kampala or you can fly using domestic flight Aerolink Uganda from Entebbe International Airport to Kihihi Airstrip within 1:30 hours to land.