Top things to do in Nkuringo sector after gorilla trekking; Nkuringo sector is one of the gorilla trekking sectors located in the southern part of Bwindi impenetrable national park. Gorilla trekking is an adventurous and one of the major activities in Nkuringo sector that involves visitors moving on foot into the tropical rainforest in search of the habituated mountain gorillas and once found spend one hour with them in their natural environment. Nkuringo sector is a home of three habituated gorilla families namely Bushaho, Nkuringo and Christmas which are open for trekking on a daily basis. There are several interesting activities in Nkuringo sector that visitors can engage in after gorilla trekking including,
Top things to do in Nkuringo sector after gorilla trekking
Bird watching in Nkuringo sector
Bird watching is an adventurous and one of the top things to do in Nkuringo sector after gorillas. Nkuringo sector is a home of more than 350 recorded bird species including Albertine rift endemics, migratory birds and forest birds. During bird watching, you will be accompanied by an experienced park guide who will help you to spot different bird species like African paradise flycatcher, snowy-crowned robin-chat, brown-capped weaver, helmeted guinea fowl, African flycatcher, black bee-eater, African hill-babbler, ross’s turaco, African pygmy-kingfisher, Rwenzori batis, Cassins flycatcher, yellow-fronted canary, wallers starling, dusky twin spot, pink-footed puff back, crested guinea fowl, barred long tailed cuckoo, grey cheeked hornbill, great blue turaco, African pygmy-kingfisher, Dohery’s bush-shrike, archers robin-chat, white throated greenbul among others.
Nature walks/ hiking in Nkuringo sector
Nature walk is another interesting activity to do in Nkuringo sector after gorilla trekking. During the nature walk, you will be accompanied by an experienced park guide and follow different trails like Kashasha River Trail and Munyanga Waterfall Trail where you will enjoy great views of the beautiful scenery, view different primate species, birds, plant and tree species, beautiful butterflies, listen to the sounds of the forest and sweet sounds of bird species singing in trees, enjoy fresh air among others.
Batwa cultural tour in Nkuringo sector
Batwa cultural tour is an exciting activity in Nkuringo sector where you will be able to interact with the Batwa or pygmies who used to like in Bwindi forest before it was gazetted into a national park in 1991. During the Batwa cultural tour, you will be able to learn about their culture, hunting and gathering skills, visit their homesteads, interact with the medicine men who cure different ailments with herbs and roots, learn how the Batwa women prepare traditional meals, listen to ancient stories, enjoy traditional entertainment inform of music, dance and drama among others.
Best time to visit Nkuringo sector
Nkuringo sector can be visited anytime throughout the year though the best time is during the dry season also known as the peak season in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January and February. During the dry season, there is less or little rainfall in the park therefore access roads to the park, nature walk and gorilla trekking trails will be dry and passable compared to the wet/ rainy season when the trails are muddy and slippery which make trekking difficult.
How to get to Nkuringo sector
Nkuringo sector is located in the southern part of Bwindi impenetrable national park and can be accessed by both air and road transport means.
When using air transport means, you will book charter or scheduled flights with Aero link Uganda or Bar aviation from Entebbe international airport to Kisoro airstrip and then connect to Nkuringo sector by road.
When using road transport means, you will drive from Kampala via Masaka, Mbarara, Kabale and then to Nkuringo sector which takes about 9 to 10 hours’ drive.
Nkuringo sector can also be accessed from Kigali Rwanda whereby you will fly to Kigali international airport and then connect to Nkuringo sector through Cyanika border which takes about 3 to 4 hours’ drive.
Where to stay in Nkuringo sector
Nkuringo sector has several accommodation facilities ranging from budget, midrange and luxury where you will stay during your safari including Gorilla heights lodge, Nkuringo Bwindi gorilla lodge, Clouds mountain gorilla lodge, Bwindi backpackers lodge, Nshongi camp, Mutanda eco community Centre, Nkuringo gorilla lodge among others.
For more information about the top things to do in Nkuringo sector after gorilla trekking, you can contact us at Achieve Global Safaris or visit our website to book an affordable gorilla trekking package.