Nkuringo Gorilla Campsite, Bwindi Impentrable Forest, Uganda

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“Experience Bwindi Impenetrable Forest at Nkuringo”

Nkuringo Campsite and adjoining Hammerkop Bunkhouse are located at 2160m above sea level on a hill overlooking a beautiful swath of the world renowned Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. This forest is home to the latest group of Mountain Gorillas to be habituated by the Uganda Wildlife AuthorityThis gorilla family known as the Nkuringo group can be tracked directly from the Nkuringo Campsite and Hammerkop Bunkhouse for those with tracking permits available to individuals and tour operators from the Uganda Wildlife Authority in Kampala. This is one of the worlds most amazing wildlife spectacles and should not be missed by visitors to the region.With panoramic views of the majestic volcanoes of the Virunga chain the campsite and bunk house offer budget travellers a unique opportunity to experience the wonders of Nkuringo certainly one of the remotest locations in the country.

Accommodation

Accommodation is provided in the campsite in three simple twin bedded bandas. The Hammerkop Bunkhouse offers 5 twin bedded rooms..

For those with their own eqiupment camping is US$5 per tent.

Facilities The campsite has simple erstaurant and for those self-catering an eating shelter is available for cooking and food preparation. Basic local meals are available in the trading centre of Ntungamo some 100m from the campsite and bunkhouse. Hot water can be prepared for bathing but please be aware water is a valuable commodity in Nkuringo by virtue of the campsite and bunk house sitting on a ridge some 700m above the river, the only local water source. Porters deliver water from the river for visitors. Rain water harvesting from house roofs is standard practice in the wet season

Activities at Nkuringo

Enjoy the amazing visita’s of the forest and volcanoes of the Virunga
Visit Batwa pygmies
Experience a guided village walk
Bird spotting forest birds along the forest trails
Track the Nkuringo Gorilla family (assuming you have a tracking permit).

Getting there and away

For those travelling by public means Nkuringo is accessed from the Kabale – Kisoro road. Take the public bus from Kampala to Kisoro a 500KM journey, aprroximately 11 hours. On arrival in Kisoro you will need to arrange a private hire vehicle to take you to Nkuringo some 36 kms from Kisoro US$35-.

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