Stay in Nkuringo and trek mountain gorillas in Rushaga Sector

Visitor can as well stay in Nkuringo and get a more flexible, relaxed gorilla family that he or she can trek

Can I Stay in Nkuringo and trek Rushaga mountain gorillas in the South of Bwindi?

Can I Stay in Nkuringo and trek Rushaga mountain gorillas in the South of Bwindi? Yes, it is very much possible for visitors to stay in Nkuringo and later trek the gorillas in Rushaga. If you have never been to Uganda. You need to understand that mountain gorillas in Uganda are found in 2 National parks namely Mgahinga gorilla national park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park is most known and most people from different countries prefer trekking gorillas in their natural habitats. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National has got 4 starting points for gorilla trekking and these include Buhoma gorilla trekking sectors, Ruhija gorilla trekking sectors, Rushaga Gorilla trekking sectors, and Nkuringo Gorilla trekking sectors. Buhoma is located on the northern side, Ruhija is situated in the east of the park, while Nkuringo and Rushaga are found in the south of the park. Sometime back people would trek and see gorillas in Buhoma as well those of Ruhija while at the same time, people would trek gorillas in Rushaga would as well trek. Yes, there good reasons as to why you should trek gorillas Rushaga gorillas as you stay in the Nkuringo gorilla trekking sector.

Why should you stay in the Nkuringo gorilla trekking sector and trek and see Rushaga endangered mountain gorillas?

People or visitors have rated Nkuringo lodges of high standards and this is probably the reason why you should stay in Nkuringo. Even in comparisons with Rushaga, Nkuringo lodges have higher standards, especially for luxurious travelers. There are fantastic luxury lodges in Nkuringo which among others include Gorilla Heights Lodge, Nkuringo Bwindi mountain gorilla Lodge and Clouds Mountain gorilla lodge.  These three luxury lodges in Nkuringo gorilla trekking sectors offer nice views and are attractive for one to go and stay in Nkuringo sectors.  Another advantage with lodges is that Nkuringo lodges are close to the park headquarters in Nkuringo where the activity of gorilla trekking starts from. You will take only 5 minutes to drive from Nkuringo luxury lodge of Nkuringo Mountain gorilla Lodge to  Bwindi Nkuringo Park headquarters,  and this makes it so accessible to the park even those staying at Mountain Clouds Lodge.

Of course, there are some disadvantages and disadvantages of trekking gorillas in the Nkuringo sector, however, we recommend it as the best sector where you can stay and trek the gorillas in Rushaga but you as well opt to do gorilla trekking in Nkuringo.

I emphasize you to stay in Nkuringo lodges and explore the gorillas in Rushaga because for some good time it has been proven that gorillas families in Rushaga gorilla trekking sectors are easy to trek and see as compared to those gorilla families in Nkuringo. We have also seen that our clients who trek gorillas in Rushaga come out from the park earlier as compared to those who trek Nkuringo gorillas. It is true that visitors who are less fit and wouldn’t like a more demanding gorilla trekking activity then they should opt to trek gorillas in Rushaga as compared to Nkuringo gorillas that are strenuous to trek gorillas and thus we recommended that you use Nkuringo lodges and trek gorillas in Rushaga gorilla trekking sector.

Sometime back it would look like a weird decision for a person to stay in Nkuringo and trek gorillas in the Rushaga sector and people would think that is unwise to make that decision however all these thoughts were made because no good roads were linking the two sectors. However today, things are very different and we thank the government of Uganda for constructing roads linking the two sectors making it easy to trek gorillas from Rushaga when in actual sense you are staying in Nkuringo.

Does it mean that you should not trek mountain gorillas in the Nkuringo sector of Bwindi?

Some people tend to misinterpret the above-heightened comments and think that it is not possible or they should avoid trekking gorillas in the Nkuringo sector but it is no true. If you want high demanding and adventurous gorilla trekking activity then the Nkuringo sector is the best option.  The sectors combine the gorilla trekking experience that comes with hiking experience, Rushaga you can go in the morning at 8 for trekking and return at 4 in the evening so you can imagine their exercises you will have made and the experience that you could have gained from such high demanding activity. The ideas of us saying that you can stay in Nkuringo and trek gorillas in Rushaga is nothing else other than saying that they are easier however this study is not scientific proven simply because of the following reasons;

Visitor can as well stay in Nkuringo and get a more flexible, relaxed gorilla family that he or she can trek the fact that the gorilla family allocation is done at Rushaga park headquarters early in the morning where you will be allocated the gorilla family depending on the interests of individual and maybe their physical fitness. In case, you stress that you need an easier group then the park officials will sign to you a gorilla family that is easier and can easily be found. Still in Rushaga don’t think that all the gorillas’ families available for trekking are easily found, it is not a guarantee that you will go to Rushaga and trek then see the gorillas within a short period. This might not be guaranteed. As you are aware, mountain gorillas stay comfortably in the wild and they are ever on move for food and thus it is very hard to ascertain their movements, however, our recommendations just rely upon the things that can be avoided. It is on this background that we recommend that before booking the gorilla trekking sectors of Rushaga and Nkuringo it’s better that you contact Africa Adventure Vacations for a better experience and your expectations.

Does it mean that I can’t get good Lodges in the Rushaga sector?

The answer here is no, both Nkuringo and Rushaga gorilla trekking regions have got good lodges offering better services however Nkuringo gorilla sector lodges have an upper hand compared to those in Rushaga. There are lodges in Rushaga as well such as Rushaga gorilla camp whose services have been improved greatly by the stakeholders.  This article serves as advice for the people who wish to stay in better Nkuringo Lodges and then prefer trekking gorillas in Rushaga gorillas trekking sectors. However, this above discussed is guided by our own opinion and that of our previous clients and therefore it is not scientifically proven. You can contact Africa Adventure Vacations for more information on what has been discussed above .we are one of the best and reliable tour companies in Uganda offering unmatched safari packages to African Safari destinations including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and the democratic republic of Congo.

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