Rushaga Gorilla trekking sector of Bwindi forest: Bwindi impenetrable forest national park has four main gorilla trekking sectors, Buhome gorilla trekking sector, Nkuringo gorilla trekking sector, Ruhija gorilla trekking sector, and Rushaga trekking sector but the area/sector with the highest number of habituated gorilla families in Bwindi forest is Rushaga sector located in the southern part of Bwindi forest in Kisoro area.
Among the gorilla groups in the Rushaga sector includes Mucunguzi gorilla group with10 individuals, Rwigi gorilla group with 10 individuals, Bikingi gorilla group with 18 individuals, Busingye gorilla group with 10 individuals, Kahungye gorilla group with 12 individuals, Bweza gorilla group with 11 individuals, Nshongi gorilla group with 8 individuals and Mishaya gorilla group with 10 individuals. There are few more gorilla families that are still under habituation process and also remember that the Rushaga sector is the only place where tourist can be given the opportunity to participate in the mountain gorilla habituation process making the Rushaga area the best area for gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest
Gorilla permits booking?
However, much Uganda had more gorilla permits; it is still advisable to book early in advance to avoid last minute booking which can read you to interruptions during the trekking, Uganda gorilla permits cost only $700 per person
Fly to Kigali in Rwanda and trek gorillas in Rushaga sector?
Rushaga Gorilla trekking sector is 34 kilometers from Kisoro town making it easy people to cross from Kigali Rwanda via the Cyanika border in Kisoro district, contact us we will organize your memorable Uganda gorilla safari from Rwanda, this is because gorilla permits in Uganda are cheaper compared to Rwanda gorilla permit which cost $1500 per person while Uganda permit costs only $700 per person, trekking gorillas in Uganda instead of Rwanda will enable you to save $800 on each gorilla permit. contact us for a detailed itinerary. Most tourists prefer trekking gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable forest national park because of the affordability of gorilla permits in Uganda.
Kisoro tours Uganda, will also organizes gorilla habituation experience which gives the opportunity to spend up to 4 hours with gorilla family that is under habituation process, mountain gorilla habituation can only be done Rushaga sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, habituation permit costs $1500 per person, unlike the usual trekking which allows only one hour with gorillas but with habituation allows 4 hours with the apes.
How to get to Rushaga Sector in Uganda?
One can easily access the Rushaga sector from Kabale town it takes about one and half hour, from Kisoro town it takes also about one hour, from Kampala to Rushaga takes 9 to 10 hours, Rushaga sector can as well be easily accessed from Kigali in Rwanda via Cyanika border and it takes about 3 hours’ drive from Kigali international airport. For information about gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest, please contact us we will provide with all the details you may need to know about Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Uganda.
Other activities of Rushaga Sector-Bwindi forest?
There are many other activities in the Rushaga sector that can be done before or after gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest which includes Batwa people who lived in this Bwindi forest with the animals before it was gazetted as a national park, Batwa people (pygmies) will be happy to entertain you with traditional dances as you also enjoy the storytelling of their way of living. You can as well go for a village walk and nature walk in the Bwindi forest.
Bird watching is one of the most popular activities in Bwindi forest national park, among the bird species found in the Rushaga sector, includes African Flycatcher-chat, African Dusky Flycatcher, Ross’s Turaco, Black Bee-eater, Grey-cheeked Hornbill, Angolan Swallow, African, Broadbill, White-eyed Slaty-flycatcher, African Hill-babbler, Doherty’s Bush-shrike and many others
Rushaga Gorilla trekking sector is likely to become the birding watching destination and the highlights of every Uganda safari, in the Rushaga area birds are very many and easily spotted at any time of the day but when you start earl the chances are higher to sport Mountain plus yellow-streaked Greenbuls, handsome Francolin, red-faced woodland Warbler, white-tailed crested and many more other pieces including Rwenzori batis, western Green Tinkerbird, Flycatcher, Cinnamon-chested bee-eater and many more, the list is endless