undertake a guided multi-day trek to/from Kisoro via Lake Mutanda
walk through Bwindi Forest to the park head quarters at Buhoma
track the Nkuringo Gorilla family (assuming you have a tracking permit).
track the Nshongi Gorilla family at Rushaga (assuming you have a permit).
To visit the Nkuringo, Nshongi, Mishaya or Kahungye groups of Mountain Gorillas you must first obtain a tracking permit from the Uganda Wildlife Authority in Kampala.
Members of the Association of Uganda Tour Operators are able to purchase permits up to 2 years from the month of tracking. Nkuringo Gorilla Camp helps many of our visitors to obtain permits for either the Nkuringo, Nshongi, MIshaya or Kahungye groups on the south side of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest where availability exists. Please contact us should you require this service.
The total number of habituated gorilla groups in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is 9. The Nshongi group with 34 animals opened for tourist visits in April 2009. This group split in 2010 where the subordinate silverback known as Mishaya took females and infants from Nshongi to start his own group. Uganda's 7th group newly habituated and opend to tourist visits 1st July 2011 is known as Kahungye also to be found on the south side of the forest some 10km from Nkuringo is know to have 28 animals.
View this amazing video of the Nkuringo group
The Nkuringo Village Community Walk
Local guides from Nkuringo Community motivated by the success of the 'Village Walk' at Buhoma in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest have now developed a community village walk for visitors to Nkuringo. This guided walk provides visitors to Nkuringo as an additional activity to gorilla tracking.
The duration of the walk is 3 to 4 hours and starts at Nkuringo Gorilla Campsite.
Nkuringo Hill View point known as 'Top of the World' - Experience a 360° view of Bwindi, the Virunga and far into the Dr Congo
Be introduced to local trees and birds
School visit - Be welcomed at our primary school
Observe sorghum beer being produced
Visit a homestead to sample some local foods
See the local Blacksmith at work
Visit the Women's craft centre
Enjoy dances performed by the a youth group
A charge of US$10- per person is levied with all monies going back to community support projects.