Rushaga Gorilla Habituation Experience Bwindi

Rushaga has a number of activities such as birding and Batwa

Things To Do In Rushaga After Gorilla Habituation Experience Bwindi

Things to do in Rushaga after gorilla habituation experience tour in Bwindi- Gorilla habituation experience is a relatively new product that is only done in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park between the Nkuringo and Rushaga sectors at moment, 2 gorilla families are still under habituation experience and this means that only 8 people are available since each semi habituated gorilla trekking safari is visited by only 4 people or tourists daily.

Visitors who are interested in spending more time with mountain gorillas than the gorilla habituation experience is the best gorilla trekking activity that you will ever have and that you can book and see the gorillas for 4 hours in the Rushaga gorilla trekking sector. Gorilla habituation experience is one of the best destination activities that can be done in Rushaga for gorilla trekking however there are safari activities that you can do in Rushaga especially after taking part in gorilla habituation experience and these activities include the following;

Local community visits

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.

Bird watching

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

Nature walks safaris in Rushaga

After your gorilla habituation 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

Batwa cultural experience

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

What is the best time to do gorilla habituation in  Rushaga?

Visitors wishing to go to Rushaga for gorilla habituation process and other tourist activities can do so during the gorilla  June to September and December to months and these the years will less rainfall fall and this makes the trails within the park accessible for visitors doing gorilla trekking, gorilla habituation experience, birding, and other activities as articulated.

Where to stay in Rushaga during gorilla habituation

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, Icumbi Gorilla Lodge, Gorilla Heights Lodge, and Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge among other accommodation facilities.

How to access Rushaga for the Gorilla habituation experience by air and road means?

Rushaga Gorilla trekking sector can be accessed by both road and air transport. By road, one can get to Rushaga through an 8 to 9-hour long road drive from Kampala or Entebbe via Mbarara city, Kabale Town, and then continue to Rushaga for Gorilla trekking. The drive is a lot but it entertains you with a lot of plantation farms and gets a chance to sport the Ankole long-horned cattle as well as a stopover at the equator. Still by road, one can access Rushaga for Gorilla trekking via Kigali International airport which is about 5hours’ drive to reach Bwindi through the Cyanika border or Katuna Border. This is the shortest route compared to the one using Entebbe internal airport.  

By air, Visitors can also fly to the Rushaga sector from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield to Kisoro or Kihihi airfields and then access Rushaga. 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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