Rushaga is one prominent sector at Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. This is found in the southern part of the park. It is remarkably the one with the biggest population of gorillas evidenced by number of habituated gorilla families totaling to 5. About 400 mountain gorilla species are estimated to be in Bwindi alone meaning almost three quarters of the mountain gorillas’ species remaining on planet earth are found in Uganda. And when it comes to gorilla trekking and tracking in Bwindi impenetrable national park, Rushaga sector has what exactly you seek for because it has a large number of habituated gorilla families, next to the Uganda Rwanda border, its best spot for seeing the spectacular views availed by the Virunga ranges, Gahinga and Muhavura mountains, Volcanoes national and so many other views.
Rushaga region has about 5 habituated gorilla family groups that include: Nshongi, Busingye, Kungye, Bweza, Mishaya families. You can now see why trekking gorillas in Rushaga region is more than just having a thrill with the giants of the wild.
Rushaga region is also a home to our partner accommodation facility “Four gorillas lodge” a newly constructed up market lodge in the region Rushaga to ensure that when the fun starts flowing in the region during the gorilla trekking safari, nothing should stand to make it destabilized. Thus Four Gorillas lodge is just the best place to start or end your gorilla tracking safari.
WHY SHOULD I TREK GORILLAS IN RUSHAGA REGION?
When you’re travelling to Rushaga you have an opportunity to view the volcanoes mountains at a far distance but with the best views including the Virunga, Gahinga and Muhavura it’s such a beautiful scenery to view, one has a chance to view the “the deepest crater lake in Africa” and none other than Lake Bunyonyi referring to as the place with small birds.
On your drive or flight to this region, your eyesight won’t be able to believe on how amazing and experiential the topography on this routes can be characterized by the hills, valleys will amaze you and the beauty around this region and the whole of Kisoro gives it an identity of being referred to as the Switzerland of Uganda
Booking for a gorilla permit in this region is so easy like eating Rolex. With the variety of habituated Gorilla families in this sector numbering to 5 in total makes it so easy since about 40 permits are issued per day and 8 people are allowed to trek each Gorilla family although four people are grouped to carry our habituation in this region and it’s the only sector with two habituation Gorilla families.
Your choice on where to trek gorillas from matters in this region due to several Gorilla families. So before a permit is issued out to you, you can dictate on which family group to track depending on your physical fitness since the families are located in different areas of the region ‘the rangers have knowledge of where each family is located and for those who want to trek more you can be able to trek more than one family in this region.
Rushaga region has all different sorts of lodges ranging from Budget, moderate and luxury/ upscale accommodation. The most remarkable part here is that most of these lodges are owned and managed by the local community that understand better the area thus giving you the rich experience that you need. This region is rich of lodges including our partner lodge here called the Four Gorillas lodge situated in the Lubukuri part of the park with the best upscale accommodation in the Rushaga region offering the best of the services that matches them the thrill encountered in the gorilla trekking safari. When you trek in Rushaga and spend a night in one of the lodges including Four Gorilla lodge, Rushaga Gorilla camp, Gorilla safari lodge, Rushaga gorilla havens lodge, Nshongi Gorilla camp among others.
Your stay in this Rushaga region will also contribute to development sector and community in this region. Rushaga region is also the only sector in Bwindi impenetrable national park where the gorilla habituation experience is carried out on top of other rich thrilling activities. For more information about this Rushaga region, Kindly engage us at Jewel safaris Limited.