Rushaga gorilla trekking sector Bwindi forest

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Rushaga gorilla trekking sector Bwindi forest

Rushaga gorilla trekking sector Bwindi forest

Rushaga gorilla trekking sector is located in the lower southern part of Bwindi forest and its one of most visited gorilla trekking areas in Bwindi; the strategic location of Rushaga makes it famous and also one of the sectors in Bwindi with the highest concentration of gorilla families in Bwindi impenetrable national park.

Rushaga is the only area in Uganda where clients can participate in Gorilla habituation alongside rangers, the habituation is a four-hour gorilla trekking experience that will cost one $1500 per person and only 4 people are allowed every day.

Gorilla families in Rushaga gorilla trekking sector

Mucunguzi gorilla family, Rwigi gorilla family, Bikingi gorilla family, Busingye gorilla family, Kahungye gorilla family, Bweza gorilla family, Mishaya gorilla family, Nshongi gorilla family

Things to do in Rushaga after the gorilla trekking experience

Rushaga’s close proximity to Lake Mutanda and Mgahinga gorilla national park makes it a great area to base for gorilla trekking and other activities within Lake Mutanda and Mgahinga some of the activities include

  • Forest walks and waterfall walks
  • Birding around the Rushaga area
  • Batwa and community walks
  • Boat cruise on Lake Mutanda
  • Canoeing on Lake Mutanda
  • Golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga gorilla national park.

How to get to Rushaga gorilla trekking sector

Rushaga gorilla trekking area is slightly located away from the main capital Kampala closer to the border with Rwanda; the area can be accessed either by air or by Road

  • By Air

The closest airstrip to the Rushaga gorilla trekking region is Kisoro airstrip which is a two-hour drive via Lake Mutanda and Lake Mulehe; however, there are only morning flights to this Airstrip from Entebbe and the flights are subjected to other passengers traveling, or else the cost may be slightly higher but the flight is worth the money.

  • By Road

Rushaga is located a 10-11 hours’ drive from the main capital Kampala and its located 4 hours away from the Rwandan capital Kigali via Katuna or Cyanika border points those on regular tours will access the area from Queen Elizabeth national park which is a 5-hour drive via Ruhija gorilla trekking sector.

Where to stay in the Rushaga gorilla trekking sector

There are not many lodges located near the trekking area and some of our favorite places to stay in this region include Luxury Chameleon hill lodge, for mid-range we recommend 4 gorillas lodge, and Ichumbi gorilla lodge and for budget, we recommend Rushaga gorilla haven Lodge.


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