Overview - Buhoma Town

Buhoma town is located to the north western part of the Bwindi Impenetrable forest park and faces the dark, hilly forests of this park. Three gorilla groups can be tracked from here, and there are also community-run village walks for exploring the culture and lifestyle of the local Bakiga and Batwa tribes.

Bird watching is also a major activity with great opportunities to see various Albertine Rift endemics such as the Short-tailed Warbler. Other activities include mountain biking and nature walks to waterfalls and parts of the forest. There are also numerous accommodations to suit all budgets and many local craft stalls.

Buhoma Section is popular with tourists as it was the first place in Uganda where gorilla trekking holidays started from. The first group of tourists to see the giant mountain gorillas did it in Buhoma region of Bwindi National Park and this was in 1993. This therefore implies that Buhoma region has the oldest habituated gorilla family in the whole of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and this family is called Mubare group.


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