Spend time with mountain gorillas in Rushaga from Kigali
Is it possible to spend time with mountain gorillas in Rushaga from Kigali Rwanda? Kigali people can now cross to Uganda and trek mountain gorillas in any national park they want and Rushaga sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is one of the places they can stop for mountain gorilla trekking. Mountain gorilla trekking is the main done activity in this sector and it’s done among 7 fully habituated mountain gorilla families.
The mountain gorilla families in Rushaga sector that people from Kigali are likely to habituate include Kutu gorilla family, Kahungye gorilla family, Mucunguzi gorilla family, Bweza gorilla family, Mishaya gorilla family, and Nshongi gorilla family. These mountain gorilla families are open for trekking at any time of the year but normally advise clients from Kigali to visit the sector in the dry season. The sector can be accessed using Katuna and Cyanika borders
Mountain gorilla trekking in Rushaga sector from Kigali
Mountain gorilla trekking is the most done activity that people from Kigali take part in when they visit Rushaga sector. The activity starts with a briefing at the sector offices where trekkers are expected to be at the briefing center to hear about the dos and don’ts of the mountain gorilla trekking activity from the rangers. After the briefing, the trekkers are grouped and the armed ranger guides lead them through different park trails looking for the apes.
While searching the mountain gorillas in Rushaga, tourists are likely to see different sector animals such as giant forest hogs, duikers, elephants, bush pigs, birds, and different plant species. on meeting the mountain gorilla family, the trekkers are given 1 hour to be around the mountain gorillas and this will help them to learn about their behaviors, watch them do daily activities like hunting, playing, breastfeeding, and get to take the photos.
Booking to spend time with mountain gorillas in Rushaga from Kigali
Using a local tour operator
Tourists in Kigali intending to visit Rushaga sector of Bwindi can use a local tour operator to book the gorilla trekking permits. Using a local tour operator is not easy because you have to first look for a trusted one and Africa adventure vacations limited is one of the tour companies in Uganda you can use to book mountain gorilla permits for Rushaga.
When you choose Africa Adventure Vacations limited as your local tour operator, all we do expect from you is an email containing the dates of travel which we will use to check for the availability of the permits at Uganda Wildlife Authority. When we find the permits available, we shall send you an email containing the details of how you can send money for the permits and once we have received the money we shall organize the permits for you.
Kigali travelers that want to trek mountain gorillas in Rushaga sector of Bwindi can also book the gorilla trekking permits online by themselves using phones or computers. All they have to do is google about the Uganda Wildlife Authority and send them an email containing the days you want to visit Rushaga sector and they will use them to check if permits are available. Once they are available, they will get back to you through an email which will indicate the different ways of how you can pay money and once they have received the money, they will book you a permit.
How much are the gorilla trekking permits for Rushaga sector from Kigali?
People from Kigali will buy the gorilla permits for Rushaga sector from Uganda Wildlife authority at a fee of $700 foreign non-residents, $600 foreign residents, and shs250,000 East African citizens. The gorilla trekking permits are sold on a first come first serve basis to people above the age of 15 years old. The gorilla trekking permits can be booked through a local tour operator and at Africa Adventure Vacations limited we normally advise our clients to book their trekking permits in advance of 3-4 months
What is the best time to spend with mountain gorillas in Rushaga from Kigali?
Tourists from Kigali can visit Rushaga sector for mountain gorilla trekking at any time of the year but there are some months that are better than the rest. The drier months are good for mountain gorilla trekking and these occur from June to September and December to February and these are characterized by little or no rainfall. During the dry months, the trekking trails are less muddy and not slippery, vegetation in the park is thin giving clear views of mountain gorillas, and the roads leading to the park are passable.
Tourists from Kigali can also visit Rushaga sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park in the rainy season to enjoy huge discounts on accommodation facilities. Kigali people need to know that during the rainy season, the trekking trails are muddy and slippery, the roads leading to the park are impassable and the vegetation in the park is thick giving unclear views of the park animals.
Tourists that are in Kigali and planning to visit Rushaga sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park are advised to book their gorilla trekking permits in advance of 3-4 months in order to avoid last-minute disappointments most especially if you are planning to trek mountain gorillas in the dry season. The trekking permits are issued out by the Uganda Wildlife Authority but can be got from any trusted local tour operator like Africa Adventure Vacations Limited.
Accommodation on a gorilla trekking safari in Rushaga sector from Kigali
Tourists staying in Kigali and planning to encounter mountain gorillas in Rushaga sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park don’t have to worry about where they will stay while on a gorilla safari in Rushaga. The sector has a lot of accommodation facilities that do range from budget to mid-range to luxury options such as Gorilla Safari Lodge, Gorilla Valley Lodge, Gorilla Heights Lodge, Gorilla Valley Lodge, Bwindi Backpackers Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla havens lodge, Nshongi Camp, Rushaga Gorilla Lodge, Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Chameleon Hill Lodge, Four Gorilla Lodge, and Rushaga Gorilla Camp among others.