What to do while staying at Rushaga Gorilla Haven Lodge?

Rushaga is one of the best gorilla trekking sectors in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national Park

Rushaga Gorilla Havens lodge is one of the best lodges offering accommodation facilities on both luxury and midrange facilities in Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park. Visitors visiting Rushaga and Nkuringo gorilla trekking sectors can best use this lodge for their comfortable stay.  Like any other sector, the Rushaga gorilla lodge has put in place strict measures aimed at combating the COVID 19 pandemic and thus visitors staying at Rushaga Gorilla Haven Lodge are reminded to adhere to the guidelines put in place by the lodge management. The measure put in place includes social distance, sanitizing, wearing the mask all the time, washing hands with soap and avoid mass gathering. Rushaga Gorilla haven lodge provides spectacular views of Bwindi Forest and a river flowing towards the lodge.

Yes, Rushaga is one of the best gorilla trekking sectors in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and it is the gorilla trekking sector/region in Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park with the highest number of habituated gorilla families that are open for gorilla trekking. Not only gorilla trekking takes place in this sector, but it is the sector where gorilla habituation experience takes place, and this means that while staying at the Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge you will be able to participate in both gorilla trekking and gorilla habituation process.  Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge is situated in the southern region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and visitors staying at the lodge as easily visit Mgahinga National park for the golden monkey trekking. You will stay at a well-maintained and comfortable accommodation facility with standers restaurant services and a well-stocked bar with soft and hard drinks served by professional local waiters and waitresses.

What to do while staying at Rushaga Gorilla Haven Lodge?

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest especially in Rushaga Sector

Visitors staying at Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge can engage in gorilla trekking activity in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park in the sectors of Rushaga and Nkuringo as it is easy from the lodge to reach Rushaga gorilla trekking and Nkuringo Gorilla trekking sectors. Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge is just 15 minutes from Rushaga and 45 minutes away from Nkuringo gorilla trekking sectors. Remember that you must have a gorilla trekking permit to participate in gorilla trekking in Bwindi. The gorilla trekking costs 700 dollars for foreign nonresidents, 600 dollars for foreign Nonresidents, and 250,000 Uganda shilling for the East African citizens. We advise that you book your gorilla trekking safari early enough to secure your spot for gorilla trekking.

Gorilla Habituation Experience in Rushage sector in Bwindi Forest

It is only in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park that the Gorilla habituation process is done. Staying at Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge is of great importance for visitors to go for gorilla habituation experience trips that are only conducted in the Rushaga region. In this activity, visitors will be allowed to spend 4 hours with a gorilla as they learn how they are being trained to get familiar with people. However, only 4 people will be allowed for this great experience. The cost of a gorilla habituation permit in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in United States dollars 1500 per visitor per trek. Just book with us in advance your gorilla habituation experience permit in advance.

Golden Monkey Trekking in Mhaginga National Park

Golden monkey tracking and habituation take place in Mgahinga gorilla national park and from the  Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge, you can drive for about 2 hours to reach this park. This means that on arrangement visitors can go from the lodge and participate in this amazing activity of Golden Monkey tracking or golden monkey habituation experience. Visitors will need to pay 100 dollars for golden monkey tracking and 135 dollars for golden monkey habituation experience. Therefore if you have enough time you can book a golden monkey trekking permit and you move from the lodge to Mgahinga Gorilla Park for these wonderful activities.

Bird Watching

Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park has numerous bird species that have facilitated the activity of bird watching. Visitors from Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge, and engage in Bwindi Bird watching activity where they will be able to identify and spot over 400 bird species registered in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. From the Lodge, you can organize a full day for their activity of bird watching in the Bwindi forest especially in the Rushaga gorilla trekking region.

Forest guided walks

You can as well engage in forest nature walks in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park while staying at Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge. Still, you can take a tour at Lake Bunyonyi for a dugout canoeing and visit different historical islands as you get more stories about them and how they were formed. Still, visitors can visit Lake Mutanda for Island tours only 45 minutes will take you from Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge to Lake Mutanda.

Batwa Cultural Experience in Bwindi

During your stay at Arcadia Lodge Rushaga Gorilla Haven Lodge, you will be able to interact with the Batwa people and learn their culture, learn how they live, eat and listen to their stories of how they were once food gathers and hunters before they were evacuated from the park since the park is located within the Batwa community. You can as well reach out to community schools teaching young children and any kind of support or donation to such community development will be highly appreciated.

How to reach /get to Rushaga Havens Gorilla Lodge in Bwindi

Rushaga Havens Gorilla Lodge can be accessed by use of both air and road transport. You can get to Rushaga Havens Gorilla Lodge directly from Kabale or Entebbe / Kajjansi by private means of transport and this will take you around 8-9 hours to drive from Kampala to the lodge. Visitors using public transport will need to board a bus from the Kampala Kisenyi bus terminal and the buses charges around 12 dollars per seat. The bus will drive you in the southwestern direction up to Kabale and then to Kisoro towns and once you have arrived in these towns then you can now use the services of a Boda Boda or a special hire to drive you to the lodge. A special hire can charge you around USD30 depending on your bargaining power. There are also domestic chartered flights from Entebbe / Kajjansi to Kisoro airstrip and then from here, you can link with the driver-guide.  Rushaga Havens Gorilla Lodge can as well be accessed from Kigali Rwanda and in fact, this is a shorter distance as it will take you only 4-5 hours to drive from Kigali to the lodge via Cyanika or Katuna Rwanda border with Uganda. Upon reaching Kisoro or Kabale towns, you again drive for an additional one to two hours to reach the Arcadia lodge. The lodge offers amenities that include free internet, a local restaurant serving both local international dishes and a fully stocked bar, and a swimming pool.

Rooms and Rates at Rushaga Havens Gorilla Lodge

Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge provides a standard to luxury clean rooms to the visitors we constructed on modern African touch of architecture.  While going for your gorilla habituation or gorilla trekking Safari in Rushaga you will enjoy services such as ample garden, free internet connectivity, and quick services provided by professional staff following the Operating Procedures For Covid-19. The room at Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge comes in form of deluxe rooms, Deluxe Rooms, and a Family Cottage with self-contained services. The prices range from $100 sharing per person per night for a Standard Cottage and $400 sharing per night for the family cottage during high reason months from June to September and December to January.

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