Gorilla trekking in the Rushaga sector of Bwindi forest: Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park has four gorilla trekking sectors and most of the habituated gorilla families are found in the Rushaga sector, it should also be noted that Bwindi forest is a home to more than half of the population of mountain gorillas in the world which is the highest number of gorillas in the whole world.
Rushaga is located in the south of Bwindi forest, when Rwanda gorilla permit price was increased in May 2017 from $750 to $1500 which has made the Rushaga sector more popular because tourist can easily access Rushage from Kigali Rwanda trek gorilla in Bwindi forest at cheaper price and go back to Rwanda, this is because Uganda gorilla permit costs $700 and it is only 3 to 4 hours drive from Kigali International Airport to Rushaga sector in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.
Rushaga sector is found in Kisoro District bordering with Rwanda which makes it easier for tourist flying into Kigali Rwanda and go for gorilla trekking in Uganda Bwindi forest, form Kigali or any other part of Rwanda going to the Rushaga sector in Bwindi forest national park, one can access via Cyanika border in Kisoro or via Katuna Border in Kabale district, trekking gorilla in Bwindi forest of Uganda instead of Rwanda it means that you will be saving $800 on each gorilla permit, also Uganda has another park where one can go for gorilla trekking just in case if there is no gorilla permit availability in Bwindi forest, this park is called Mgahinga gorilla national park, in this park apart from mountain gorilla, there is golden monkey trekking, volcano hiking which includes Mt Sabinyo volcano 3,474 meters, Mt Muhabura volcano 4,127 meters and Mt Gahinga volcano 3,474 meters among other activities
Because Rushaga has a high number of gorilla groups/families, it means that there are more gorilla permits available in Rushaga than any other sector. Rushaga sector alone has 7 habituated gorilla families open for tourism and each family only 8 people are allowed to trekked which means Rushaga has 64 gorilla permits available daily which gives opportunities to more tourists see gorillas in the Bwindi forest than any other gorilla trekking sectors in Bwindi. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is done daily throughout the year so one can book his/her gorilla safari in Uganda at any time throughout the year, just contact us and give us the date and the day you wish to trek gorillas in Bwindi forest we will reserve you gorilla permit just in minutes.
It is now easy to fly in Kigali Rwanda and trek mountain gorillas in the Rushaga area in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. It is only a 3 to 4 hours drive from Kigali Rwanda via the Cyanika border in the Kisoro area or via the Katuna border in Kabale. Kisoro tours Uganda we have introduced different gorilla safari packages that starting from Kigali ranging from 2 days Uganda gorilla safari starting from Kigali Rwanda, 3 days gorilla trekking in Bwindi from Kigali, we can arrange your tour starting from Kigali to any number of days you want.
Yes, there are more 3 gorilla trekking sectors in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park which includes the Ruhija trekking sector in the east of Bwindi, Nkuringo gorilla trekking sector in the southern part of the park, and the Buhoma sector in the north part.
Rushaga sector is the only place in the world where one can participate in the mountain gorilla habituation process. Gorilla habituation experience is the process of training wild mountain gorillas by professional researchers and experienced park ranger guides to make a piratical gorilla family get them get used to human presence before it is open for tourism. Gorilla habituation experience gives the opportunity to spend 4 hours with a gorilla family undergoing habituation process, gorilla habituation permit costs $1500, unlike traditional gorilla trekking which costs $700 and gives you only an hour with gorillas. We organize both gorilla trekking and gorilla habituation experience.