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Reasons for trekking the endangered mountain gorillas in Rushaga

Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. This sector offers an exciting experience with a high concentration of mountain gorillas. The southern region of the Bwindi forest is where this amazing sector is found. Rushaga sector

Reasons for trekking the endangered mountain gorillas in Rushaga

This is the one of the best sectors of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park for trekking the endangered mountain gorillas in Rushaga. This sector offers an exciting experience with a high concentration of mountain gorillas. The southern region of the Bwindi forest is where this amazing sector is found. Rushaga sector is the most popular sector to watch and observe the endangered mountain gorillas. Rushanga sector can also be visited by tourists connecting from Kigali via the Cyanika border in the Kisoro district. Gorilla trekking in the Rushaga sector is a wonderful experience with beautiful views of the Virunga volcanoes, Muhabura and Gahinga of Mgahinga national park, and the deepest Crater Lake in Uganda which is known as Lake Bunyonyi. This is among the reasons why you should go trekking mountain gorillas in Rushaga Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.

Rushaga gorilla families and availability of gorilla permits.

Rushaga is the only sector in Bwindi with a high number of habituated mountain gorilla families which is already for trekking. There are five habituated gorilla families which are possible for travelers to access permits unlike to Buhoma, Ruhija, and Nkuringo sectors. These gorilla families include; Bweza, Kahungye, Busingye, Nshongi, and Mishaya. These gorilla families are different in size but observing one of them is an unforgettable experience. Each gorilla family is headed by a dormant male silverback, who is responsible to take care of every member and daily activities within the family. There are 40 gorilla permits every day in Rushaga which is guarantees getting a gorilla permit even for those who book at the last minute. Since the sector has a lot of gorilla families, this gives a great opportunity for tourists to ask for any gorilla family he/she wish to trek.

Chances of seeing gorillas in Rushaga sector of Bwindi forest during trekking.

The possibility of seeing mountain gorillas in the Rushaga sector is 98%. Because there is a high number of gorilla families. Therefore, after purchase, a gorilla permit expects to see the gorillas.

Spend more time with the endangered mountain gorillas

This is also another reason why one should trek in the Rushaga sector. Although the Rushaga sector is the best area in Bwindi to trek mountain gorillas but also offers an amazing mountain gorilla habituation experience. This is the only sector not only in Bwindi but the entire world where one can get an opportunity to spend more time in the presence of mountain gorillas that are not already habituated. Currently, the sector has two gorilla families that are still in the process of habituation experience. Gorilla habituation experience is done by only four tourists and it takes 4 hours observing while gorilla trekking is carried out by 8 tourists in only one-hour interaction. Only a group of four people are allowed to observe a family undergoing habituation with the help of researchers and park rangers. A permit for gorilla habituation experience goes at 1500USD per person for four-hour interaction and tourists below 15 years of age are not allowed to participate in this experience.

How to access Bwindi from Kigali for trekking mountain gorillas in Rushaga

Rushaga sector can also be accessed from Kigali via Cyanika border which takes about 3-4 hours’ drive on road transport using a 4×4 safari vehicle. Rushaga is the only sector of Bwindi one can access from Rwanda to trek the gorillas of Uganda, as it is near to Rwanda. You can use Kigali international airport which takes like one hour direct to the park.

Besides gorilla trekking, the Rushaga sector is blessed with different tourist attractions that one can engage in after enjoying the gorilla trekking experience. These are some of them which include; guided nature walks, bird watching, visiting the Batwa community, and others.

Lodges and hotels in and around Rushaga sector

Because of the uniqueness of the Rushaga sector such as having high numbers of habituated gorilla groups and the beautiful views to Virunga volcanoes, Lake Bunyonyi, and Gahinga volcanoes, which attracts most of the travelers to visit the Rushaga sector. This has as well influenced many accommodation facilities to be constructed in the Rushaga sector where one can spend a night and complete his/ her gorilla safari in Bwindi forest without disturbance.

The accommodation facilities in the Rushaga sector range from luxury, mid-range up to the budget, these safari lodges include; chameleon hill lodge, Lake Mutanda resort, Rushaga gorilla camp, gorilla valley lodge, Ichumbi gorilla lodge, and others. These lodges have friendly staff members who provide high-quality services and also knows everything about gorilla tourism in the Bwindi forest. They also organize other tourist activities one can do after gorilla trekking like visiting the Batwa community, guided nature walks, and others. For more information about gorilla trekking in the Rushaga sector or in Uganda, please contact Africa Adventure Vacations.

Reasons to book with Africa Adventure Vacations.

Traveling to a new place is so exciting and it is one of the greatest experiences one can ever encounter. You get a chance to encounter the food, culture, and natural resources of the area. Africa Adventure Vacations is the best tour operator that can help you experience all the amazing cultures in Africa plus the authentic wildlife. Africa Adventure Vacations can help you to save money and restless nights trying to look for where to go. We are experienced and well informed and passionate about what we do. Africa Adventure Vacations is locally raised and has got a business license. We are quick to respond to any kind of questions from our clients. We have got the best tour packages and pricing. Our company can afford the group size that you would like to come along with.

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