Apart from the intense experience of tracking the mountain giants, Nkuringo Bwindi Southern sector is revered by most seasoned hikers to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The sector has been recognised by various top travel magazines like CNN Travel and Lonely Planned as one of top 20 hiking spots in the world.
Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge celebrates this location with its guests by including some of the most exciting activities around Nkuringo, Rubuguri, Rushaga, Lake Mutanda, in and across the impenetrable rainforest. From the unforgettable mountain gorilla encounter in Africa's oldest rainforest jungle to hiking its misty trails, dancing with the native pygmy tribes of the forest, guided nature walks to world class birding in these parts, you'll find an activity that feeds your travel lust.
The Unforgettable Encounter With A Mountain Gorilla
This is the primary activity that brings most guests to this part of the world. Most guest have described the encounter with the mountain gorillas as a life changing experience that every nature lover should look forward to. The lodge basically sits on the south-west buffer zone of the gorilla jungle park and the Nkuringo trail head is within five minute walking distance. From here you can track 3 habituated gorilla groups and the nearby Rushaga (45 minutes) has 6 habituated gorilla groups also offering the intense gorilla habituation experience.
The Gorilla Experience
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Our walking safaris are centered around Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, exploring the forest trails, communities around the lodge, stunning views of of natural gems, and taking canoe rides across small lakes. The most iconic of them all is the 17 kilometer hike across Bwindi Impenetrable forest. The walking safaris are guided by local experts that know and love this region that they call home.
Nkuringo Walking Safaris
Uganda's oldest forest, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, is a varied habitat which means it's the ideal home for a variety of birds, with 350 species recorded, including 23 endemics (90% of all Albertine Rift endemics) such as the Short-tailed Warbler and Blue-headed Sunbird as well as seven IUCN red data listed species.
Bird Watching Experiences
Buniga Forest Trail
Explore the history and cultures of Batwa Forest Pygmies on this trail.