TRACK MOUNTAIN GORILLAS IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST FROM NKURINGO GORILLA CAMP
TRACK NKURINGO, NSHONGI, MISHAYA & KAHUNGYE GORILLA GROUPS FROM NKURINGO GORILLA CAMP
The Nkuringo Gorilla Camp is to be found located at 2161m ASL on the Nteko ridge overlooking a beautiful swath of the world renowned Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The ridge provides a superb vantage across the Kashasha river valley to the forested hill known as 'Nkuringo' and the surrounding swathe of trees of the Bwindi Forest.
This section of forest is home to the Nkuringo group of Mountain Gorillas from where the camp provides a prime access point to the start of this amazing activity. The camp has panoramic views of the majestic volcanoes of the Virunga chain and across the escarpment into the Albertine Rift Valley within the DR Congo.
A lucky few visitors will observe the clouds envelop the forested valley below the camp and be party to views to the north as far as the glaciers on the Rwenzori peaks some 160 kms distant. In January 2010 visitors where thrilled to witness not one but two active volcanoes in the DR Congo from Nkuringo. Both Nyiragongo and Nyimuragira continue to light up the night sky on clear evenings for the intrepid travellers to Nkuringo.
As well as offering budget accommodation and now two beautiful hand crafted cottages for visitors tracking gorillas be that the Nkuringo and Nshongi groups the camp is also a strategic stopover point on the Nkuringo Walking Safari. This unique walking trail passes through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest from the national parks headquarters in Buhoma to the South Western Ugandan town of Kisoro. Many walkers continue on to Mgahinga National Park to undertake volcano climbs of Mount's Sabinyo, Gahinga and Muhavura.
Birding enthusiasts will find Nkuringo of interest as a starting point to traverse the Bwindi Forest some 12 kms to the national parks HQ visiting parts of the forest not normally frequented by those staying only in Buhoma. Nkuringo has it's own high altitude pocket forest where visits can be arranged with community guides.
Please read our contact us page where you will find details on how to access Nkuringo by public means and for those with their own vehicles.
STOP PRESS NEWS FROM BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST
Carbon Neutral Status
Nkuringo Gorilla Camp has become the the first accomodation venue in Uganda to achieve a Carbon Neutral position. The camp is now 100% Carbon Neutral. "We chose to do our part by offsetting all our carbon emissions for the past 12 month period resulting from burning of fossil fuels and biomass in our business travel (road and air), heating, cooking, and lighting. We strongly feel that this is the right thing to do and appreciate that an aggregate of such actions around the world will help in achieving the climate change mitigation targets"
The Adept Education Foundation
The foundation is a new charity, established with the express purpose of improving education in the Nkuringo community and surrounding area in south-west Uganda and raising funds to sponsor children so that they can go to school. It is already working with the Nkuringo community to improve their schools and community library.
Uganda Wildlife Authority opens the Kahungye group on the south side of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for tourists visits July 1st 2011.
The recent addition of the Kahungye group to those of Mishaya, Nshongi and the Nkuringo groups make the south side of Bwindi an attractive proposition for visitors looking to source gorilla permits close to the additional attraction of Golden Monkey tracking to be found in the nearby Mgahinga National Park.