Things To Do In Ruhija After Gorilla Trekking

Visitors to Ruhija will also get an opportunity for hiking safaris

Things To Do In Ruhija After Gorilla Trekking

Things to do in Ruhija after Gorilla trekking in Bwindi– Have you done your gorilla trekking activity in Ruhija and you’re looking for other things to do in Ruhija? Ruhija is one of the gorilla trekking sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park found in the Eastern region of Bwindi Forest. There are currently four habituated gorilla families in Ruhija that are open for gorilla trekking and these include the Bitura gorilla family, Kyaguriro gorilla family, Orugoza gorilla family, and Mukiza gorilla families.  Gorilla trekking is the main activity that is done in the Ruhija gorilla trekking sector and it is regarded as the coldest Region having stood at 2350 meters above sea level.

Visitors to Ruhija will also get an opportunity for hiking safaris as it offers especially for those interested in hiking Rwamunyonyi peak. There are other primates other than gorillas that you will be able to find in Ruhija and these include monkeys in addition to other mammal species such as elephants and forest antelopes. Other than gorilla trekking, Below I present other activities that you can do in Ruhija other than gorilla trekking.

Batwa Cultural experience in Ruhija

This is an interesting activity for you to do after your gorilla trekking activity 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.

Birding trips or safaris in Ruhija

Ruhija 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.

A nature walk in Ruhija

Nature walks is one of the best activities you can do in Ruhija after your gorilla trekking safaris 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.

Local cultural walks around Ruhija

After the gorilla trekking activity, 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.

Mountain Bicycle Tours

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.

Trips to Queen Elizabeth National Park in Mweya and Ishasha

After your gorilla trekking in Ruhija, then you can proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will be able to engage in safari game drives to Ishasha for tree climbing lions or head to Mweya for boat cruise safaris that is done at the Kazinga channel. Combining gorilla trekking with wildlife safaris is an uninteresting experience that you don’t need to miss on an African safari.

Where to stay in Ruhija sector

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.

What is the Best Time to Visit Ruhija for gorilla trekking?

Ruhija Gorilla trekking sector is open for gorilla trekking experiences throughout the year. If you travel to Nkuringo from December to March then you’re likely to see much rainfall since this season the chances of having rainfall are very high however you can experience good chances of enjoying the discounts on the accommodation facility. It’s good to note that the dry season presents the best time to travel to Ruhija for gorilla tracking.

The months of June to September and from December to January, these months are relatively dry, and the chances of receiving rainfall are low which means that trails in the sector are dry and passage through trekking. In case, you’re trying to a gorilla trekking experience safari to Ruhija with Africa adventure vacations then you need to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of traveling to these varying months such that you can make an informed decision regarding when you can best travel.

The Ruhija gorilla trekking sector in Bwindi can be visited throughout the year but during the rainy season, we advise that you use a strong 4×4 safari vehicle that can navigate through muddy conditions and impassable trails during the rainy season.

How to book a gorilla trekking permit for the Ruhija sector in Bwindi

All the gorilla trekking permits for Ruhija are sold and can be got from the Uganda wildlife authority and therefore for any person to book a gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi’s Ruhija, he or she must pass through a short procedure. What you need to do is to contact UWA or Africa adventure vacations with the preferred dates of your gorilla trekking in Ruhijja and once you have done that, at Africa adventure vacations we shall check for the availability of the permits against your preferred dates and once we have confirmed that the permits are available, then we shall go ahead and notify you such that you can start on the process of payment.

once you have paid us through our bank or credit card, then we shall withdraw the money off to UWA head office and pay the permit and after we have done that then we shall send you the scanned copies of the receipts and permits for your better record keeping and once you have the permits then you will have confirmed your spot for mountain gorilla trekking in Ruhija Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

How to get to Ruhija for a Gorilla trekking experience?

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 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

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