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Gorilla trekking safari in Rushaga sector

Gorilla trekking safari in Rushaga sector : Rushaga sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the four gorilla sectors that can be found in the southern part of the park. This sector is where visitors can participate in the exciting safari activity of gorilla trekking, which involves moving on foot through the tropical rainforest in search of habituated mountain gorillas and then spending one hour with them in their natural habitat once they have been located. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the locations in Uganda that is home to the critically endangered mountain gorillas. This park can be found in the country’s southwestern corner of the country. Mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are distributed across the park’s four sectors: the Rushaga sector in the south, the Buhoma sector in the north, the Ruhija sector in the east, and the Nkuringo sector in the south. This park is famous for accommodating the majority of the world’s mountain gorilla population.

Gorilla trekking in Rushaga sector. 

It is possible to go gorilla trekking every day in the Rushaga sector, which is home to eight families of habituated gorillas named Busingye, Bweza, Nshongi, Kahungye, Mishaya, Rwigi, and Mukyunguzi. Gorilla trekking begins very early in the morning with a briefing about the rules and regulations that must be followed during trekking safari. After the orientation, you will be split up into groups of eight individuals and each group will be given a family of habituated gorillas to trek together with park guides and an experienced park guide who is familiar with the gorilla trekking paths. Mountain gorillas are nomadic creatures that frequently go from one location to another in quest of food. Because of this, trekking mountain gorillas in the Rushaga sector can take anywhere from thirty minutes to six hours, depending on where the gorillas are located. Once you have found the gorillas, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat. This will give you the opportunity to watch them eat, breastfeed, play, and fight, groom young ones, learn more about their behaviors, take photos and record the breathtaking moments to show people back home after the safari. Once you have found the gorillas, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat.

Best time to go for gorilla trekking safari in Rushaga sector.

It is possible to go gorilla trekking safari in the Rushaga sector at any time of the year; however, the best time to do so is during the dry season, which is also referred to as the peak season and occurs during the months of June, July, August, September, December, and January. Access roads and gorilla trekking routes will be dry and passable during the dry season in the Rushaga sector because there is less or little rainfall during this time. This makes gorilla hiking easier than during the rainy season, when the pathways are muddy and slippery, which makes it more difficult.

Cost of a gorilla trekking permit in Rushaga sector. 

A gorilla trekking permit in Rushaga sector Bwindi impenetrable national park costs 700 USD per person for foreign non-residents, 600 USD per person for foreign residents and 250,000 UGX per person for East African citizens.

How to book a gorilla trekking permit in Rushaga sector. 

Gorilla trekking permits in the Rushaga area can be reserved through a reputable tour operator such as Primate Holidays. If you are interested in seeing the mountain gorillas, please get in touch with us and let us know the date, month, and year you would like to do so. After you get in touch with us, one of our representatives will verify the availability of permits, and if there are permits available on the dates you choose, they will ask you to put down a deposit. After we have received the funds, we will make the necessary arrangements to purchase gorilla trekking permits on your behalf and provide you with a scanned copy of the receipt as evidence.

How to get to Rushaga sector.

Rushaga sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park may be reached by road from Kampala, via Masaka, Mbarara, and Kabale, and then on to the park headquarters in Rushaga sector, which is around 9 to 10 hours trip. Rushaga sector is located in the southern portion of the park.

You can also visit Rushaga sector from Kigali, Rwanda. Travellers can fly into Kigali international airport and then link to Rushaga sector via the Cyanika border in Kisoro or the Katuna border in Kabale. The trip to either border takes approximately four to five hours.

Gorilla trekking safari in Rushaga sector
Gorilla trekking safari in Rushaga sector

Access to the Rushaga sector can also be gained through the use of air transportation. Travellers can book scheduled or charter flights with Bar aviation or Aero link Uganda from Entebbe international airport to Kisoro airstrip in order to reach the Rushaga sector, which can be reached by connecting to the Rushaga sector by road after a journey of around two hours.

Where to stay in Rushaga sector. 

Rushaga sector has an array of accommodation facilities that cover luxury, midrange and budget where you can stay during your gorilla trekking safari including Four Gorillas Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Lodge, Gorilla Safari Lodge, Gorilla Hills eco-lodge, Chameleon Hill Lodge, Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Camp, Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge, Mutanda Lake Resort, Nshongi Camp, Wagtail Eco Safari Camp, Rushaga Gorilla Haven Lodge, Bwindi Backpackers Lodge, Gorilla Valley Lodge, Bwindi Jungle Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Resort, Bweza Gorilla Lodge, Gorilla Leisure Lodge among others.

Other activities in Rushaga sector. 

After your gorilla trekking safari, Rushaga sector has other activities that you can participate in, such as a gorilla habituation experience, where you will be able to spend four hours with the gorillas; bird watching, where you will view different species of birds; a Batwa cultural tour, where you will be able to interact with the Batwa people; and guided nature walks, among other things.

During your safari in Uganda, you shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to go gorilla trekking because it’s a thrilling and breathtaking safari experience. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at Primate Holidays if you have any questions regarding the gorilla trekking safari we offer in the Rushaga area, or feel free to browse our website to learn more about the different gorilla trekking packages we offer.

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