Ruhija gorilla trekking sector Bwindi forest

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Ruhija gorilla trekking sector Bwindi forest

Ruhija gorilla trekking sector Bwindi forest

Ruhija gorilla trekking sector is located east of the forest and its where Bwindi’s highest altitude area lies at about 2600 meters above sea level and this area has the highest concentration of Elephants seen anywhere around Bwindi impenetrable national park, especially in the Bamboo zone.

Gorilla families in Ruhija gorilla trekking sector

Mukiza gorilla family, Oruzogo gorilla family, Bitukura gorilla family, and Kyaguliro Gorilla Family.

Things to do in Ruhija after a gorilla trekking experience

Ruhija is well known for its easier gorilla trekking and is also famous among the birders, the Mubwindi swamp has the highest concentration of Albertine rift endemics more recognizable is the African green broadbill which is a rare bird that can be seen in the higher altitudes besides birding other activities include;

  • Forest walks
  • Batwa pygmies and community walks
  • Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi
  • Visiting schools.
  • Bird watching in the Bamboo Zone.

How to get to Ruhija gorilla trekking sector?

Getting to Ruhija is quite easy via Kabale town which is the adventure capital of southwestern Uganda and famous for its easy access from the Rwandan Capital Kigali and Lake Bunyonyi Uganda’s deepest Lake.

  • By Air

Being located pretty much in the middle between Kihihi airstrip and Kisoro airstrip the driving distance from both airstrips is about 3-4 hours making it popular for short gorilla tours from either Kampala or Kigali.

Clients who may choose to fly will have to fly to Kihihi preferably as it is 4 hours scenic drive and flights there are not interrupted by weather, unlike Kisoro airstrip which has only morning flights into the area.

  • By Road

The most easily accessible route to Ruhija for gorilla trekking is via the Rwandan capital Kigali via Kabale town which is only 4 hours and from Kampala via Mbarara-Kabale road is about 9 hours.

Where to stay in Ruhija gorilla trekking sector?

The Ruhija area is slightly less developed in terms of accommodation with only one luxury lodge Kiho gorilla lodge and mid-range lodges include Bakiga lodge, trekker’s tavern, and budget places including Agandi lodge, and Broadbill forest camp.


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