Spending 5 Days In Rushaga

Rushaga is among the four sectors of Bwindi

Spending 5 Days In Rushaga Region Of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Spending 5 days in Rushaga region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park- Would you wish to spend about five days in the Rushaga gorilla trekking sector of Bwindi?, would you like to know the available activities that you can engage in while in Rushaga for five days, then you need to contact Africa adventure vacations for reliable answers to these questions. Rushaga Gorilla trekking region is found in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park and it is the region where you can spend five days jolly.

Rushaga is among the four sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park where gorilla trekking and habituation experience take place.

The other gorilla trekking sectors other than Rushaga include the Buhoma sector, the Ruhija sector, and the Nkuringo sector. This sector is found in Kisoro district and thus it can be easily accessed from Rwanda as compared to Kigali International airport. Remember that Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park harbors more than half of the total population of mountain gorillas remaining within the world. Because of its significance in the conservation of the gorilla tourist, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park was declared as the UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site.

Rushaga is another sector with the highest number of gorilla habituated families and these include the Busingye gorilla family, Mucunguzi gorilla family, Nshongi gorilla family, Bweza gorilla family, Kahungye gorilla family, and Mishaya gorilla family. As it is now and as per regulation each gorilla family is visited by a group of 8 individuals per day and each person must have a valid gorilla trekking permit which 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 Citizens. The permits will allow you to trek and see gorillas for only one hour and this implies that the Rushaga sector in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has got fifty-five gorilla permits that are available on the daily basis

Spending 5 days in Rushaga region of Bwindi Forest

During your 5 days in the Rushaga gorilla region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, there are different activities that you can engage in or participate in this sector. Yes most of the people come here and do the gorilla trekking but there are other several activities that you can do and we look at these as Batwa cultural experience, bird watching, gorilla trekking, gorilla habituation experience among others as disused below;

Gorilla trekking in Rushaga sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Gorilla trekking is what most visitors come to do in the Rushaga sector in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. All safaris in Africa. Gorilla trekking is the prime activity and visitors ought not to miss out on this particular activity. Gorilla trekking in Rushaga takes place early in the morning and it involves visitors walking into the forest with the guidance of the ranges to see the gorilla in their natural habitat and upon seeing them, visitors will be allowed to spend only 1-hour with them. The activity of gorilla trekking starts at around 7:00 am with a briefing of what you should do in the forest while searching for the gorillas and what you shouldn’t do. Because of the urgency of the activity to wake up early and catch up with briefing, it is necessary to your stay in loge that is close to the park headquarter where briefing takes place.

After the briefing, a group of rangers’ guides and trackers will lead into the forest not to search for the endangered mountain gorillas. you can request for the gorilla family that you want to trek however, the allocation of the gorilla family depends on your interests, your physical fitness after you have spotted the gorilla family you will spend one hour seeing it and after the trek, you will get back to the park headquarters and get a certificate. Remember that you need to be 15years and above to trek gorillas in the Rushaga sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Only 8 people are allowed to visit each habituated gorillas family per day per hour.

It is good that visitors do book the gorilla trekking experience in Rushaga early enough in order not to miss out on this great activity, and thus you should book your gorilla trekking permits about 4 months in advance however, at Africa Adventure Vacations we organize short notice gorillas trekking safaris in Rushaga.

What you need to do, contact and inform us of the dates that you want to trek gorillas, and for us, we shall check for the availability of gorilla permits in the Rushaga sector on that particular date, and then once we have confirmed the availably, we shall notify you and then request you to make payment and once the payment is done, we shall secure your permits and go ahead and book for you the transportation and the lodge where you will stay for the 5 days in Rushaga gorilla trekking sector.

Gorilla habituation experience in Rushaga region 

Yes, the gorilla habituation experience is an interesting gorilla activity that you don’t need to miss in Rushaga during your five-day spell in this gorilla trekking sector. The gorilla habituation experience in Rushaga enables you to spend 4 hours with mountain gorillas instead of one hour spent with mountain gorillas during the normal gorilla trekking. This time around, only 4 people are allowed to go to the wild and see the semi-habituated gorilla family in the Rushaga gorilla trekking sector. In the whole world, gorilla habituation experience can only be done in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Rushaga and Nkuringo gorilla trekking sectors.

During the gorilla habituation experience, you will visit the gorilla that is being habituated, and the area, of researchers, guides, will always be there to monitor how they feed, move, sleep and rest. You need to prepare extremely well when going for this activity because are gorilla that is not yet used to people and thus sometimes they move for long distances and thus you need to move on with some drinking water, snacks and where possible get a walking stick. As you have seen the gorilla habituation experience requires only 4 people and the permits are so competitive and thus you should make sure that you book this in advance. Book with Africa adventure vacations for your gorilla habituation experience permit in the Rushaga gorilla trekking sector.

Batwa Cultural and Community experience in Rushaga

Explore the Batwa culture with the traditional way of life, 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 and this is interesting especially after your gorilla habituation experience.

Bird watching experience in Rushaga

Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park offers one of the best birding spots for visitors and thus visitors can engage in bird watching activity after your gorilla habituation experience. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park boasts over 350 species of birds and some of these species can be spotted and identified in the Rushaga Gorilla trekking sector. While in Rushaga gorilla sector, you will spot several bird species that include While in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, You will be able to spot the following birds species among others; Black-billed, Strange, Banded Prinia, Crowned Hawk-Eagle, Black and Cinnamon-chested Bee-eaters, Dwarf Honeyguides, Blue-throated Roller, White-headed Woodhoopoe, Bronze-winged Pigeon, Kakamega, and Cabanis’ Greenbuls, Augur Buzzard, Ruwenzori, and Ross’s Turaco, Double-toothed, and Yellow-spotted Barbets, Red-chested Owlet, Jameson’s and Woodhouse’s Ant-peckers, Grauer’s Warbler, Western Violet-backed, Stuhlmann’s, among other activities

A nature walk in the Rushaga region of Bwindi

After your gorilla habituation and trekking experience in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the Rushaga sector, you can engage in forest or nature walks to explore Bwindi’s different tropical rainforests that have stayed for long and have existed for over 250000 years. There are different ancient trees which some of these different species can only be found in only Bwindi Forest. The Forest is impenetrable due to its thick canopy making the forest so great for nature walk safaris. You will be given the good experience Uganda Wildlife Authority guide who is experienced with nature and he or she takes you to the waterfalls, the most trails rich in Bird species among others. Please contact us for more details of these safaris.

Local community tours in Rushaga

Local community visit through the community villages occupied by the Bakiga provides insights into the culture of these two tribes of people staying in and around Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. You can as well get involved in bicycle riding, volunteering neat the community schools and lodges as longs enjoying watching butterfly and Yoga at the Lodge.

Where to stay in Rushaga region of Bwindi for 5 days

Rushaga Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park has got various lodges where you can stay based on your interests and budget. Visitors on budget and a mid-range budget can stay at Rushaga Gorilla Camp, Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge, Four Gorilla Lodge, you can as well stay at Clouds Mountains Gorilla Lodge, Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Gorilla Heights Lodge, and Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge among other accommodation facilities.

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