A Detailed Guide to Trekking Mountain Gorillas in Rushaga Sector

A Detailed Guide to Trekking Mountain Gorillas in Rushaga Sector – Why Trek along with mountain gorillas in Rushaga Sector? Guaranteed Gorilla Permits – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Mountain gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda (Rushaga sector)

Why trek Mountain Gorillas in Rushaga Sector? –  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Rushaga Gorilla sector is found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, one of the four sectors that make up the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

The national park has in recent years recorded the highest number of mountain gorillas compared to all other habituation areas in the world. In Bwindi, the exceptional Rushaga is located in the southern part of the park.

The high costs of gorilla trekking in Rwanda have driven most tourists to the Rushaga Gorilla sector since it is cheaper and accessible from Kigali through the Cyanika border in Kisoro district.

Where is the Best Gorilla Trekking?

Rushaga sector is well known for sheltering the highest numbers of habituated mountain gorilla families that are available for trekking.

The Rushaga gorilla sector habituates five gorilla groups which guarantee travelers great chances of accessing the permits except for other gorilla sectors.

The gorilla families here include the Nshongi, Busingye, Kahungye, Bweza, Kutu, Rwigi, Muchunguzi, and Bikingi. These gorilla families however vary in size. Just like all other gorilla areas, the silverback leads the family and determines the movements and other daily activities within the family.

In Rushaga, there are 40 permits available on daily basis for those interested to visit.

The fact that there are many gorilla families in the Rushaga Gorilla sector, you will be glad to choose for yourself which gorilla family you would prefer to track.

Trek along with mountain gorillas in the Rushaga sector let the experts, Kabira Gorilla Safaris plan with you your gorilla safari for a better experience.

How to Reach Rushaga Sector

Rushaga Gorilla Sector is accessible either by land or air. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is accessible on land and can be reached from Queen Elizabeth National Park to the north (2-3 hours), from Kabale to the south (1-2 hours), or from Kampala via Mbarara (6-8 hours). The roads meet at Butogota, 17km from the Buhoma entrance gate. There are also chattered fly-ins to Bwindi from Entebbe International Airport.

How to book Bwindi Gorilla Permit

Booking a gorilla safari to Bwindi impenetrable National Park means you will need Bwindi- gorilla permits that are booked or sold at the Uganda wildlife Authority.

For any visitor to be able to access the Bwindi Gorillas require a gorilla permit or pass and you will be glad to dwell in the impenetrable forest and watch the large primates, Mountain Gorillas for a full hour. We hereby help you check the availability of Bwindi gorilla permits and can also reserve them for you if interested.

Bwindi Gorilla Permits cost USD700 FOR NON-FOREIGN RESIDENTS and UGX250,000 for East Africa citizens of Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, and South Sudan.

The gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park can only be done after booking Bwindi Gorilla Permits that are paid for at the Uganda wildlife Authority. Kabira Uganda safaris offer an all-around gorilla safari package for you with all gorilla permits inclusive.

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