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Gorilla groups - Nkuringo and Nshongi?

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Gorilla groups - Nkuringo and Nshongi?

Assuming I'm planning far enough in advance to go to visit any of the gorilla groups we choose... I'm thinking the Nkuringo and Nshongi groups while staying at Nkuringo Gorilla Campsite instead of the groups Rushegura and Habinyanja, for example.

Pros, cons? Thanks.

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1. Re: Gorilla groups - Nkuringo and Nshongi?

Most groups are accessible. Con for the southern sector is the climb out at the end of the trekking.

At least in the north it is mostly downhill on the way out.

Nkuringo is beautiful though. R & H in the north can be accessible or can be quite a distance.

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2. Re: Gorilla groups - Nkuringo and Nshongi?

Nkuringo campsite is 5 minutes walk away from the trekking point of Nkuringo gorilla family.

Where as Nshongi trekking point is 20 minutes drive from Nkuringo campsite.

Wagtail campsite or Nshongi camp are nearer to Nshongi trekking point.

You may have to reconsider the gorilla group to trek and the campsite to spend your overnight.

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3. Re: Gorilla groups - Nkuringo and Nshongi?

Depending on your budget you may want to consider making 2 treks. While 95% of the treks end up seeing and spending time with the gorillas, imagine being that 5% that for one reason or another does not have a good trek. Having a second day trekking is worth it in all instances, especially if the first trek was a failure.

Nkuringo Gorilla Camp is great and the two families are often very interactive. The second positive is that these families sell a little bit slower than those near Buhoma, especially the Rushegura and Habinyanja. A second option, depending on your time is to start at Nkuringo and visit a family there and then hike to Buhoma (with Nkuringo Camp guides) and stay a few nights there and trek a family in this area.

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