Ruhija Gorilla Trekking Holidays In Bwindi

Ruhija is one of the easiest gorilla trekking sectors of Bwindi that can be easily accessed by road.

Ruhija Gorilla Permits And Gorilla Trekking Holidays In Bwindi Uganda

Ruhija gorilla permits and holidays In Bwindi Uganda– Ruhija Gorilla trekking region is another gorilla trailhead in Bwindi impenetrable Forest National park that is available for gorilla trekking safari holidays. Ruhija Gorilla trekking permits are sold daily to the individual tourists and to the tour operators who need them for their clients who are interested in sing gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The Ruhija gorilla permits can are easily be sold out which means that the gorilla trekking sector is well known by the people and the public for its wonderful gorillas. Later on, we shall discuss why the Ruhija gorilla trekking permits are easily sold out

Understanding Ruhija gorilla permits and gorilla trekking in general

Ruhija is one of the 4 gorilla trekking regions of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which is located in the southwestern part of Uganda. Remember that Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National houses over half of the mountain gorillas that remained in the world. Some of these gorillas harbor the then Ruhija sector which is located in the eastern sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Kabale District.

Ruhija gorilla families and gorilla permits

Out of the about 19 habituated gorilla families found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. 3 of the gorilla families are located in the Ruhija gorilla trekking sector of which includes the Orugoza gorilla group, Kyanguriko gorilla family, and Bitura gorilla family all of which are available for gorilla trekking on daily basis. However the other gorilla the newly added gorilla family the lists are Mukiza family which is also found in the Ruhija sector the group has got 10 mountain gorillas with one dominant silverback, the Bitura family is also located in the Bitukura family which was named after the river where they were first sighted. It has got 14 members and 2 silverbacks. This indicates that there are about 24 gorilla permits that are available for tourists wishing to move to the Buhoma Gorilla trekking sector. At Africa Adventure Vacations, we have got access to the Uganda wildlife authority online system where we can go and check for you the availability of the gorilla permit, reserve them for 7 days, and then and when you pay then we can safely secure your gorilla permit. Watching the endangered mountain gorillas is an interesting adventure activity that can’t be skipped by any tourist interest in gorilla trekking. You need to plant your safari early enough to come to Uganda and enjoy your gorilla trekking safaris as you book with Africa adventure vacations as your reliable tour operator.

Booking Ruhija gorilla permits and Ruhija Gorilla trekking holidays or safaris

It is important to note that gorilla trekking in the Ruhija sector requires one to have a gorilla trekking permit and this means that you cannot see the gorilla without a gorilla trekking permit. Gorilla trekking on Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is allocated according to the region of the park where the mountain gorilla’s families or groups are located. In case you want to see the gorilla trekking in the Eastern sectors, then you will have to go and book the gorilla permit for  Ruhija and get an opportunity to see the habituated gorilla families in Ruhija such as the Orugoza gorilla family, Bitura gorilla family, and Kyanguriko gorilla family.

The Uganda Wildlife Authority is responsible for the protection of all National parks in Uganda including the gorilla parks of Bwindi, and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Further, UWA is the body in charge of releasing the gorilla trekking permits for the Ruhija sector as well as other gorilla trekking regions of the park. In case you’re interested in trekking the gorillas in Ruhija which is located in the Eastern part of the park, then you will contact the Africa adventure vacations through email, and then we shall check for you the availability of the Ruhija permits on your preferred dates, months and year of traveling and once we have found the availability, then we shall reserve the permits and we wait for you to pay and once you have paid, then you secure your gorilla permit from UWA headquarters. Remember we shall book for you the gorilla permit only when you have booked with us the inclusive gorilla package, holiday of safari to Uganda or Rwanda.

Allocation of gorilla families to tourists who buy permits in Ruhija

Previously, all the visitors that were interested in Ruhija gorillas and other regions of Bwindi such as Buhoma, Rushaga, and Nkuringo would book the gorilla trekking permits for the particular gorilla families. In this case, it means that eight permits would be available for the 3 habituated gorilla families in the Ruhija sector however this changed and now the gorilla permits are booked based on the gorilla trekking regions and now you can book the Ruhija permits Nkuringo permits, Buhoma permits and Rushaga permits. The moment you book with Africa adventure vacations, our tour consultant will avail all this information to you in detail. Also, the allocation of the gorilla family is done on the actual day of gorilla trekking at the respective regions’ gorilla starting point. The allocation of the gorilla family to a particular client or visitor depends on the physical fitness of the clients, the wish, or the interest of the client among other clients. Please share this information with your driver-guide early enough. Usually, clients prefer gorillas that are near and this is possible that you can get this gorilla family however, this is not guaranteed because gorillas are wild and sometimes they tend to move for long-distance

Ruhija accommodation facilities, lodges for gorilla trekking holidays

Ruhija has got very many lodges and campsites that can be booked by visitors interested in seeing gorillas in the Ruhija gorilla trekking sector. The Ruhija region is located in the Eastern region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. the accommodation facilities are informed of both budget, Midrange and Luxury accommodation facilities and booking for you the suitable accommodation facility will depend on your budget and interests. At Africa Adventure Vacations, we recommend several lodges which among the following include Trekkers Taven and Broadbill Forest Camp for the luxury travelers or safaris, then Bakiga Lodge and Ruhija gorilla safari lodge for midrange accommodation facilities. At Africa adventure vacation, we shall arrange for you the safari and wonderful requested lodges for your great memorable experience. Still one can access the Ruhija gorilla trekking sector from Lake Bunyonyi and this place is wonderful with interesting accommodation facilities including Overland Camp Bunyonyi, birds nest, and crater Bay cottages.

Accessing the Ruhija gorilla sector

Ruhija is one of the easiest gorilla trekking sectors of Bwindi that can be easily accessed by road. Found in the eastern region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, it is just an 8-9 hours’ drive from Kampala or Entebbe to drive to Ruhija. The long road trip to Ruhija comes with several interesting sceneries including the equator line, the royal drums, the local long-horned cattle, and the rolling hill with plantations of coffee tea, and banana plantations. The road from, Kampala or Entebbe to Kabale or Kisoro towns is tarmacked with few bumpy sections. Most importantly, the Ruhija sector can easily be accessed by flying to Kigali International Airport in Rwanda and then drive to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park which about 4-5 hours via Cyanika and Katuna border of Uganda with Rwanda. The fact that Rwanda increased its gorilla trekking permit to $1500 most clients have resorted to flying to Kigali international Airport and then drive to Uganda just to reduce the driving time. However, the Ruhija Gorilla trekking region has not a nearby airstrip however there plans for upgrading the Kabale airstrip such that daily flight can be seen landing in Kabale and then connect to Ruhija for gorilla trekking. At the moment, visitors flying to Bwindi can fly from Entebbe internal airport /Kajjansi airfield and then land to Kisoro at Kihihi airstrip and then drive for not long distance to Ruhija gorilla trekking sector.

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