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Luxury gorilla safari to Rushaga sector during the high season

Luxury gorilla safari to Rushaga sector during the high season

Luxury gorilla safari to Rushaga sector during the high season

Can i to book luxury gorilla safari to Rushaga sector during the high season? People from any part of the world and want to trek or habituate mountain gorillas in the Rushaga sector can do it at any time of the year. Rushaga sector is part of the Bwindi impenetrable forest national park in southwestern Uganda and is a home to several gorilla families that are already habituated whole 2 in the same sector are undergoing habituation. The most done activities in the Rushaga sector are gorilla trekking followed by gorilla habituation then the rest follow. The other activities that can be done on a gorilla safari to the Rushaga sector include birding, nature walks, and cultural encounters.

Rushaga sector is located Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and one of the regions to trek and habituated mountain gorillas in the park. The sector is located on the southern side of the park together with the Nkuringo sector. Rushaga sector in the southern sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is home to over 6 habituated gorilla families namely the Bweza gorilla family, Kahungye gorilla family, Kutu gorilla family, Nshongi gorilla, Mucunguzi gorilla family, and Busingye gorilla family. The sector is also home to 2 gorilla families that are undergoing habituation namely Bikingi and Bushaho gorilla families. The mountain gorilla families in this sector are all open for trekking and habituation at any time of the year.

The following are things to consider when planning a luxury gorilla safari to the Rushaga sector during the high season;

Obtaining the Gorillas permit in advance

We have always advised people to book their gorilla permits in advance of 3-4 months before traveling to the country. You must book your trekking or habituation permits in advance because so many travelers tend to visit the country in this season because of the good climatic condition. The trekking and habituation permits are issued out from the Uganda wildlife authority or you can use a local tour operator to secure them for you.

How much are permits for the Rushaga sector

The gorilla habituation permits for the Rushaga sector cost $1500 per person per trek and allows trekkers to be with mountain gorillas for 4 hours while the gorilla trekking permits cost $700 for foreign non-residents, $600 foreign residents while Citizens of east Africa pay UGX250,000. The gorilla trekking permit allows travelers to be with mountain gorillas for 1 hour as they watch them do their daily activities, learn their habits and take photos.

Luxury lodges and hotels in Rushaga sector

Luxury travelers always need luxury accommodation facilities and those planning a safari to Rushaga sector don’t have to worry. The sector has some luxury accommodation facilities offering the best services around the park. Some of the luxury accommodation facilities in Rushaga sector include four gorillas lodge, Gorilla safari Lodge, Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Gorilla Heights Lodge, and gorilla valley lodge.

Luxury transport to Rushaga sector

Luxury gorilla safari travelers to Rushaga sector can book in advance to travel by air transport using chattered flights from Kajjansi airstrip or Entebbe international airport to Kihihi airstrip or Kisoro airstrip. From the airstrip, the driver safari guide can drive you in a comfortable 4×4 wheel safari vehicle to the lodge or the park.  luxury travelers can also drive from Kampala to Kisoro or Kabale and then Rushaga sector using road transport in a comfortable 4×4 safari vehicle taking you 9-10 hours while enjoying beautiful views of the countryside, meeting different people and different hills and mountains.

What to pack for gorilla trekking in Rushaga sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park

As you plan your gorilla safari in Rushaga sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, it requires on to know what to pack and wear in order to have the best out of this once in a lifetime experience. What to pack and wear for gorilla trekking or habituation in the Rushaga sector includes waterproof hiking sturdy boots, long-sleeved shirts and trousers, a rain jacket, a hat, long-armed sweater, sunglasses, a pair of gaiters, a camera and extra batteries, a pair of binoculars, safari stocks, insect repellents, sunscreen, raincoat, face masks, sanitizers, sturdy gardening gloves, drinking water, and energy-giving snacks.

Travelling to Rushaga sector for a luxury gorilla safari

There are 2 options of how luxury travelers can get to Rushaga sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and these are by road transport taking you 9-10 hours or air transport taking you 2 hours.

By air transport: luxury travelers can get to Rushaga sector by air transport taking them only 2 hours. To use air transport, you will have to book with your tour operator in advance so that they book for you a chattered flight from Kajjansi airstrip or Entebbe international airport to Kisoro airstrip. From Kisoro airstrip, you will be picked up by a safari guide to your lodge or to the park.

By road transport: Luxury travelers to Rushaga sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park can use road transport to the sector from Kampala to Kisoro or Kabale taking them 9-19 hours. Using road transport helps travelers to have beautiful views of the countryside, hills, smiling people, mountains and so many things.

What is the best time to visit Rushaga sector for a luxury gorilla safari?

Rushaga sector in the southern part of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is open for trekking and habituation at any time of the year but it’s good to know that some months are better than the rest. the sector can be better visited in the dry season when there is little or no rainfall meaning that the roads leading to the sector will be passable, the trekking trails in the sector will be less muddy and not slippery making the trekking fast, the vegetation in the sector will be thin for clear views of animals and best photography and some of the park mammals will be seen gathered on the water sources for water.

Rushaga sector can also be visited in the rainy season of October to November and March to May but during these times there is a lot of rainfall which destroys everything starting from roads to the trekking trail. The only advantage of trekking or habituating mountain gorillas in the rain season is that some lodges offer discounts.

What to book with Africa Adventure Vacations?

Africa adventure vacations is a tour company based in Uganda licensed by Uganda Tourism Board and a member of Association of Uganda Tour Operators. Booking with Africa adventure vacations provides you safety and confidence during your safari courtesy of well-trained safari driver guides who are well conversant with all routes and tourism destinations in Africa. You can book with us any of the activities you want to do in Africa such as mountain gorilla trekking, mountain gorilla habituation, birding, game drives, hiking, nature walks and community tours among others. Booking can be done at any time of the year.