Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi Forest Starting From Ruhija sector

Ruhija is one of these sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park where you can go and trek mountain gorillas.

Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi Forest Starting From Ruhija sector

Would you wish to do gorilla trekking in different sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park? Ruhija is one of the best sectors where you can do your gorilla trekking safaris in Bwindi. Ruhija is situated in the northeastern sector of Bwindi in Impenetrable Park and this sector can be accessed via kabala, Queen Elizabeth national, and Buhoma sector. Like the other three sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park such as Buhoma in the North, Nkuringo in the south, and Rushaga also in the North, you will have 99% of seeing endangered mountain gorillas in the Ruhija sector since the park contains half of the total mountain gorillas in the world. A visit to Ruhija will allow you to encounter these astonishing species for the best memories.

About Ruhija and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is found in the southwestern part of Uganda at the border with the democratic republic of Congo. It is one of the few national parks in East Africa where you can go trek and see mountain gorillas living happily in their natural habitats. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest becomes so famous because of the engendered mountain gorillas and daily the park receives different visitors who flock to the park to see these gorilla species. There’re are four sectors in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park where you can go and do gorilla trekking and see the gorillas. Ruhija is one of these sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park where you can go and trek mountain gorillas.

Gorilla trekking safaris in Ruhija Sector

Gorilla trekking in the Ruhija sector is one of the interesting activities you cannot miss while visiting Bwindi Forest National Park. Gorilla tracking involves visitors moving deep into the forest on foot to see or view the particular or specified habituated mountain gorilla family with the help of researchers, trackers, and ranger guides. The habituated gorilla family being trekked is located by an advanced team of experts, researchers, rangers who use several methods to trace the gorillas before the actual activity of gorilla trekking in other words this team wakes up early in the morning go and trace these gorillas and that is why it is very hard for one to fail to see/view mountain gorillas in Ruhija in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. The moment the advanced team spots a habituated gorilla family, they communicate to the park headquarters, and then the headquarters assign guides to the visitors who brief the visitors about what they are supposed to do and not to do while in the forest. After the briefing, then the whole journey to walk to the forest commences. The guided lead the visitors into the forest as they keep contact with the trackers teal already in the forests monitoring the gorilla family. This fantastic coordination between the rangers, guides, researchers, and trackers give visitors 99% chances of viewing or seeing gorillas in their natural habitat in Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable forest national park Ruhija sector. As compared to other sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, the Ruhija sector has got a relatively flat terrain and gentle and this has made it advantageous when it comes to gorilla trekking compared to the rest of the sectors and thus travelers who are less fit can as well trek these gorilla families in Ruhija sector. Ruhija Gorilla trekking sector is also served with several accommodation facilities at affordable costs and this makes it easy for travelers to trek gorillas in this sector since these accommodation facilities are so close to the gorilla trekking starting point in Ruhija Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. There are other activities other than gorilla trekking that you can engage in the Ruhija sector in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park and these include birding safaris, Nature walks, primate walk, cultural safari encounters among others. These activities are budget-friendly and we can organize for you such safari packages to consume the above activities in the Ruhija sector.

Gorilla Families in Ruhija section of Bwindi Forest National Park.

Ruhija sector of Bwindi Forest National park has got different gorilla families that are well habituated and are available for a gorilla trekking experience. Each gorilla family in the Ruhija sector has got different individuals with different characters. A habituated gorilla family is comprised of male silverbacks, female silverbacks, infants, and sometimes juveniles. Each gorilla family is guided and headed by a strong and dominant male Silverback. The gorilla family is composed of different sizes of the number of individuals with some of the families goes up to 18 gorilla individuals.

 Visitors intending to do gorilla trekking in Ruhija like in any other sector must obtain a gorilla trekking permit that is valid for that specific trekking day and dates. Only 8 gorilla permits are issued per day meaning the 8 people are allowed to trek mountain gorillas on daily basis. Remember that each group is limited to only 1 hour of seeing the gorillas once a habituated gorilla family is spotted. The different families of gorillas found in Ruhija include Mukiza, Kyanguriko, Orugoza, and Bitura. All the gorilla families are available for gorilla trekking and it is paramount that you book your gorilla trekking permit in advance to secure your place for gorilla tracking.

What is the price of the gorilla trekking permit in the Ruhija Region?

As earlier said Ruhija has got 4 gorilla families and this means that 32 gorilla trekking permits are available on daily basis for visitors to trek gorilla in the Ruhija sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The prices for gorilla trekking permits in Ruhija is the same for all sectors and even for Mgahinga Gorilla National park. The gorilla trekking permit costs united stated dollars 700 for foreign-Nonresidents and United States dollars 600 for foreign residents. While east African citizens pay Uganda shillings 250, 000. The gorilla trekking permit grants you 1-hour viewing of mountain gorillas.

 The trekking permit only allows one hour of viewing of the gorillas though it is such a lifetime experience to encounter with the gorillas. In peak season that comes in the dry season in January, February, July, Augusts, September, and December, the gorilla trekking permits tent to sell out and thus we recommend you to book with us and confirm your intending dates of travel and then we check the availability of the gorilla permits with Uganda Wildlife Authority and once we find availability then we shall give you the feedback by sending you the invoice to start making the payment for gorilla trekking permit and still if they are not available you can revisit and choose other dates that have the availability. We can as well advise otherwise.

 Once we have received your payment Africa, adventure vacations will book and secure your permits and send you a copy of the receipt showing clearly the booking ID to confirm that your gorilla trekking. The process of getting the gorilla permit is not difficult as you can get it through your permit through Africa Adventure Vacations.

How to access Ruhija sector Bwindi Forest National park

Visitors can get to the Ruhija sector by using road transport directly from Entebbe international airport and it takes 8-9hours to drive as you make a stopover at the equator for some snacks and lunch. Though long, the journey is entertaining and enjoyable as there is a lot to see on your way on the road. Visitors can as well drive from Kigali international airport to cross the Katuna or Cyanika borders of Rwanda and Uganda to access the Ruhija gorilla sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. While accessing the Ruhija sector via Rwanda, you will be able to pass through /drive through Kabale town and you will access this sector for about 4-5hours to drive from Kigali Rwanda to Ruhija. You can as well opt to use air transport to connect to the Ruhija sector by having a scheduled charter flight from Entebbe international airport/Kajjansi Airfield to Kihihi airfield which is located in Kanungu district.

Accommodation facilities in Ruhija Sector Bwindi Forest National Park.

Ruhija Gorilla trekking sector in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park has got various accommodation facilities where you can stay based on your interests and budget. There are budget accommodation facilities, midrange accommodation facilities, and upmarket or luxury accommodation facilities. Visitors on budget and a mid-range budget can stay at Gift of Nature Lodge, Trekkers Travern Cottages, Gorilla Mist Camp, Bakiga Lodge, broadbill Tented Forest Camp, and luxury accommodation facility can be seen at Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge. You can as well stay in lodges, camps, and hotels which are adjacent Ruhija sector.

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