Rushaga Gorilla Sector is located in southern region of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Kisoro District, Rushaga is the favorite Gorilla destination for travelers who want to trek mountain Gorilla through Kigali International Airport. It’s only 4 hours drive from Kigali to Bwndi compared to the long 10 hours drive from Entebbe International Airport.
Rushaga Gorilla Sector boasts six mountain gorilla families namely Mishaya, Busingye, Bweza, Nshongi, Kahungye and Rwigi. Rwigi Gorilla family is the newly habituated family - the family has six individuals headed by one silverback in the family called Rwigi. The introduction of Rwigi has led to an increment in the number of gorilla tracking permits issued per day. Each gorilla tracking permit in Uganda cost 600 USD for foreign non residents, 500 USD for foreign residents and 70 USD for East African Citizens. CNN ranks Bwindi Impenetrable National Park as the world’s top breathtaking, remarkable destination, with more than 320 bird species, 300 butterflies, 120 mammals, 12 primate species and 50 reptiles.
For those who want to spend more time with mountain gorillas Rushaga area of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the only sector where you can track the gentle giants for 4 hours, a process of training wild gorillas to be used to human presence in their natural habitat for a period of 2 years or more depending on the pace at which gorillas are getting used to visitors, a maximum of 4 people per group are allowed. Gorilla habituation permit cost 1,500 USD; you are advised to book in advance due to the high demand of gorilla habituation permits. On this trek you will be accompanied by well trained trackers, gorilla habituation researchers and trained armed guides. Book your Gorilla Safari with Adyeri Creations Limited at least 4 months ahead so we can tailor your unforgettable Gorilla Safari in Uganda from Kigali International Airport.
Where to stay
· Gorilla Safari Lodge
· Rushaga Gorilla Camp
· Gorilla Valley Lodge