Top things to do in Nkuringo sector after gorilla trekking

Top things to do in Nkuringo sector after gorilla trekking; Nkuringo sector is one of the four sectors in Bwindi impenetrable national park that offer the extraordinary gorilla trekking adventure. Nkuringo sector is located in the southern part of Bwindi impenetrable national park and it’s a home of three habituated gorilla families namely Nkuringo gorilla family, Christmas gorilla family and Bushaho gorilla family which are available for trekking on a daily basis.

Gorilla trekking in Nkuringo sector is an adventurous activity that starts early in the morning with a briefing about the rules and regulations at the park headquarters. After the briefing, you will start trekking in the jungle in search of a habituated gorilla family with an experienced park guide who is well conversant with different gorilla trekking trails. Trekking of the mountain gorillas in Nkuringo sector takes about 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on where the gorillas are located because they like to move from one place to another in search of food. During gorilla trekking, you will be able to view other primate species like l’hoest monkeys, view different bird species, mammals, plant and tree species among others. Once the gorillas are found, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which gives you a chance to learn more about their habits, behaviors, watch them feed, breastfeed, take photos and record videos. After the fascinating encounter with the mountain gorillas in Nkuringo sector, there are other interesting activities that you can engage in including,

Top things to do in Nkuringo sector after gorilla trekking

Batwa Cultural tour

Cultural tour is one of the exciting activities in Nkuringo sector that visitors can engage in after gorilla trekking. During the cultural tour, you will be able to interact with the Batwa people or pygmies who used to live in the forest many years ago before it was gazetted into a national park, learn about their way of living, visit their home steads, visit the traditional healers who heal different diseases with local herbs, enjoy traditional entertainments inform of music, dance and drama.

Top things to do in Nkuringo sector after gorilla trekking
Batwa People

Bird watching

Nkuringo sector is a home of more than 350 recorded bird species including Albertine rift endemics, migratory birds and forest birds which makes Nkuringo sector one of the best birding areas in Bwindi impenetrable national park. during bird watching, you will be accompanied by an experienced bird guide who will help you to spot different bird species like African paradise flycatcher, snowy crowned robin chat, buff spotted woodpecker,  barred long tailed, yellow-rumped tinker bird, pink footed puff back, African olive pigeon, cape wagtail, klaas’s cuckoo, African dusky flycatcher, brown capped weaver, African goshawk, black bee-eater, handsome francolin, blue spotted wood dove, African pygmy-kingfisher, ross’s turaco, grey cheeked hornbill among others.

Nature walk

Nature walk is an interesting activity in Nkuringo sector where you will get an opportunity to explore the park on foot accompanied by an experienced park guide and an armed park ranger. During the guided nature walk you will follow different trails for example Kashasha trail and ivy river trail where you will be able to view different primate species, animals like duiker, enjoy the beautiful scenery, view different bird species, colorful butterflies, enjoy the sweet sounds of bird species singing in trees among others.

Best time to visit Nkuringo sector

Nkuringo sectors can be visited all year round though the best time is during the dry season in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January and February because during this period, there is less rainfall in the park therefore access roads and trekking trails will be dry and passable which makes trekking easy.

Nkuringo sector can also be visited in the wet/ rainy season during the months of March to May and November because that’s the best time for bird watching where you will be able to view colorful and migratory bird species.

Where to stay in Nkuringo sector

There are a number of accommodation facilities in Nkuringo sector where you can stay during your safari. The accommodations range from budget, midrange and luxury including Gorilla Heights Lodge, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Bwindi Backpackers Lodge, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Nshongi Camp, Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge, Mutanda Eco Community Centre among others.

Top things to do in Nkuringo sector after gorilla trekking
Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

How to get to Nkuringo sector

Nkuringo sector is located in the southern part of Bwindi impenetrable national park and can be accessed by road transport means whereby you will drive from Kampala via Masaka, Mbarara and then to the park headquarters which takes about 9 to 10 hours’ drive.

You can also access Nkuringo sector from Kigali Rwanda whereby you will fly to Kigali international airport and then connect to the park headquarters by road through Cyanika border in Kisoro district which takes about 3 to 4 hours’ drive.

Nkuringo sector can also be accessed by air transport means whereby you will book scheduled or charter flights with Aero link or Bar aviation Uganda from Entebbe international airport to Kisoro airstrip and then connect to the park headquarters by road.

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