4 days Ruhija Sector Bwindi

Ruhija is also one of the 4 regions of Bwindi

How To Spend 4 Days In Ruhija Region Of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Are you interested in spending 4 days in the Ruhija gorilla trekking region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park? Yes, we give you guidance on how you’re going to spend your four days in the Ruhija sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is UNESCO the World Heritage Site and it hosts more than half of the total endangered mountain gorillas remaining in the world.

Ruhija is also one of the 4 regions of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park with mountain gorillas. The other sectors include the Buhoma gorilla sector in the northern part of the park, Nkuringo and Rushaga both located within the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

For today’s focus, we concentrate on spending 4 days in the Ruhija gorilla trekking sector. Ruhija Gorilla trekking sector is found in the eastern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Rubanda district which was recently curved away from Kabale district.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is known for tracking mountain gorillas and for us at Africa adventure vacations, we shall help you book for you the gorilla safari that will help you to spend 4 days in the Ruhija sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Activities to do during your 4 days in the Ruhija region of Bwindi

Ruhija Gorilla trekking has got various activities that you can engage in during your 4 days while staying in this sector. Here at Africa Adventure Vacation, we have outlined and explains some of the activities that you can participate in while in Ruhija such that you can plan your gorilla trekking sector to Ruhija so effectively. You need to contact us via our website and then we give you more information about spending 4 days in the Ruhija Gorilla trekking region.

Gorilla trekking in the Ruhija sector:

Gorilla trekking is a major activity in the Ruhija gorilla trekking sector and while engaging in this activity, you will move to the forest in search of the habituated gorilla family, and once seen, you will spend only one hour with the gorilla family. Gorilla trackers will use all the means to track gorillas and always the trackers wake up very early and go to the bush before the guests and then when they see them, they communicated to the headquarters and immediately after reifying you will head to the forest. Because of this, the chances of seeing mountain gorillas are high when in Ruhija in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. There are 4 habituated gorilla families in Ruhija and all of these are available for gorilla trekking and these gorilla families include Kyanguriko, Origoza, Bitura gorilla families among others. You need to book your gorilla permit for Ruhija early enough in advance in order not to miss out on this great activity

The Rushaga terrain is not so rugged and hilly as compared to other sectors and this is seen as an advantage. The gorilla trekking permit costs $700 person per trek for foreign Nonresidents, then $600 per person per trek for Foreign residents, and then Uganda shillings 250000 for the East African Citizen. You will be allowed only one hour to see the gorillas using this permit.

Bird watching in the Ruhija sector: 

Ruhija sector is one of the sectors of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park where some of the forest species are found and this offers a great opportunity for visitors to go for bird watching in this sector after gorilla trekking in Ruhija. Over 400 bird species of birds are registered in Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park and Ruhija is where you can sport most of these species. You will be able to identify different bird species and it is good that you follow your guiding book if you have it during the gorilla trekking. At Africa Adventure Vacation, we have good relationships with local travel guides in the areas and will be influential in providing you with special birding experience in the Ruhija gorilla trekking sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park you can also arrange with your lodge of stay for birdwatching in Ruhija up to the whole day.

Local cultural walks in the Ruhija sector:

Visitors can go ahead and joy the local traditional dances of the Bakiga and the Batwa, visiting the iron smelters, honey collectors, basket weavers as well as storytelling among others. You will listen to the traditional informative storytelling about the Bakiga and the Batwa which can be done during the evening camp for storytelling. As you travel to the local communities, you will get an insight into the Bakiga community and the Batwa as well as Bafumbira people adjacent to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Batwa Cultural experience in the Ruhija sector: 

This is an interesting activity for you to do in the Ruhija Gorilla trekking sectors. During this activity, you will be led by the Batwa guide to experience the real experience of Batwa as you discover a lot of history and life attached to the Batwa community. The Batwa cultural experience will make you explore their traditional music, and drams competitions as they entertain you while you’re visiting them. Batwa use d to move through the forest in search of food and fruits they lived as fruit gatherers. You will spend about 2 hours on this Batwa cultural experience trail after your gorilla trekking activity in Ruhija.

Nature walks in the Ruhija sector: 

Nature walks is one of the best activities you can do in Ruhija. With Nature walks or forest walks, you will get more information about the ancient tree species found within the forest in addition to birds and other wildlife species. Nature walks, in Ruhija will expose you to the Mubwindi swamp which has got a lot of birdlife, and therefore by following this trail, you will enjoy a lot of bird species residing within the swamp. Nature walks safaris in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Ruhija does not need pre-booked procedures and thus you can organize a forest walk any time you’re in Nkuringo.

Biking in the Ruhija sector: 

After your gorilla trekking activity while at the camp or your lodge, we can organize for you the guided bicycle trips or tours that will lead you visiting communities and the villages adjacent to the camp or your lodge. When contacted, the mountain Bicycle can be organized for you at a cheaper and affordable cost.

Getting to Bwindi Ruhija region for 4 days

Ruhija trekking sector located in the eastern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park can be accessed through both air and road transport. By road, one can get to Ruhija through an 8 to 9-hour long road drive from Kampala or Entebbe via Mbarara city, Kabale Butogota, and Buhoma towns and then get a taxi hire or Boda Boda to take you to one of the lodges on the sector known as Trekkers Tavern Cottages and the Boda Boda hire here may cost USD10. We shall book your transportation to Ruhija with the well-trained guide who provided you to book with us the gorilla trekking safari to Ruhija. It is better now to use private transport means rather than public transport as the way to safari guard against COVID-19 transmission

By air.  Visitors can also fly to the Ruhija sector from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield to Kisoro or Kihihi airfields or Kayonza or Garuka airstrip and then link to the Ruhija gorilla trekking sector. We can also organize your airstrip transfers and we arrange both chartered and scheduled flights to visitors who have to stay or book with us a gorilla safari to the Ruhija gorilla trekking sector in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. There are chartered flights and scheduled fights that are present at Entebbe international airport and the most prominent ones are the airline companies operated by Aerolink and Fly Uganda. Visitors will need to plant and make an arrangement with their travel agency or tour operators for the possible transfer from the airstrip to the lodge

Where to stay in Ruhija region Bwindi during 4 Days

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. Visitors in Ruhija can stay at Gift of Nature Lodge, Agadi eco-lodge, Ruhija campsite, Trekkers Tavern Cottages, Gorilla Mist Camp, Bakiga Lodge, broadbill Tented Forest Camp, and luxury accommodation facility can be seen at Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge. The services provided by these accommodation facilities include Wi-Fi, internet access as well as providing a 24-hour service. Just book with us at Africa Adventure Vacations for better of these services.

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