Rushaga gorilla region is situated within the Bwindi impenetrable conservation area. Rushaga is one among the four sectors of Bwindi national park. The region is located in the southern direction of Bwindi and it’s the same location you will find Nkuringo sector also famous for harbouring habituated gorilla families. The other sectors include; Ruhija and Buhoma, Buhoma was the first region where gorilla trekking first started from and where the first gorilla family was habituated. For travellers visiting gorillas in Bwindi and would like to participate in the habituation process, Rushaga is the only sector in Bwindi where you can visit the gorillas and spend four hours with the gorillas still under habituation, gorillas still under habituation are not opened for trekking since they are not used to the sight of humans but when they have passed a mock exercise, they will ready and opened for gorilla trekking for the tourists visiting Uganda for gorilla trekking experience.

Bwindi Rushaga gorilla habituation experience safari from Kigali Rwanda

Gorilla habituation experience, is an activity that enables clients to spend four hours with the gorillas under habituation besides gorilla trekking which is only one hour with the gorillas. Rushaga is situated in the southern part of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, during this activity, you will join other teams on the same activity, visitors together with the rangers and the tour guides who will lead you in to the forest in search for the particular gorilla group under habituation. Gorilla habitation is the act of making gorillas get used to the sight of humans not only that, you will also an active participant in the habituation process that will engage you more with the gorillas until when they are finally used to the presence of humans. During the habituation, you will have an opportunity to participate in the following activities, collecting gorilla samples, naming the gorillas, studying their behaviors, making calls and you will also take pictures for your personal use or to share the same experience with others about gorilla habituation in Rushaga sector of Bwindi .This is  much more interesting compared to the normal gorilla trekking which only allows visitors to view and taking photos of gorillas for strictly one hour and gorilla habituation takes four hours with the gorillas in their natural habitat.

At the end of the gorilla habituation experience, participants will be awarded a certificate of participation towards the conservation of gorillas and the communities altogether living around Bwindi impenetrable forest.

Reasons to Book Rushaga Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari from Kigali Rwanda To Bwindi

The fact that the drive from Kampala/Entebbe to Bwindi is quite a long journey of about 9-10 hours which is a bit tiresome and hectic to drive on long road, when you book gorilla habituation safari from Kigali, you get to enjoy some benefits like. flying in to Kigali and transferring in to Bwindi would have helped in reducing the long journey from Entebbe to Rwanda. The drive time from Kigali to Rwanda is approximately 4-5years journey to Rushaga in the southern sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. Reason being that Bwindi lies within the borders of Rwanda and Ugandan therefore, the distance is shorter compared to the long journey from Kampala/ Entebbe to Bwindi impenetrable forest. This option would help travelers who are not used to driving on road for longer hours.

The other option of booking Rushaga gorilla habituation experience from Kigali Rwanda is that travelers can have an opportunity to visit the two east African countries famously known for harboring a large number of gorillas in their natural habitats of Bwindi and in the volcanoes national park in Rwanda. Gorilla habituation experience, starts from Uganda and ends in Kigali or alternatively if want to get the experience from the two countries, you can then trek gorillas in Rwanda, and transfer to Ugandan for gorilla habituation or vice versa,  you can also transfer in Uganda for gorilla habituation, and transfer to Rwanda and take parts in some activities like the city tour, visit to genocide museum, visiting the Dian Fossey cave and many other attractions in Rwanda as a country and in Rwanda national parks.

Booking a Rushaga gorilla habituation safari from Kigali is that Rwanda does not offer gorilla habituation experience but its only found in Uganda in Rushaga sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. gorilla habituation experience gives in an ample time with the gorillas than booking four normal gorilla treks which is a bit costly and lengthy compared to gorilla habituation which gives an opportunity to be with the gorillas for four hours at once and you will get enough time to ask questions and get answers from the guides and rangers.

Included and excluded in Rushaga gorilla habituation experience safari from Kigali Rwanda

Rushaga gorilla habituation experience safari from Kigali Rwanda to Bwindi is normally all inclusive of all that is required for a successful gorilla trekking safari. We at adventure in the wild safaris, we take care of your safari by offering all the services needed for the safari, the services include your transport to and from Kigali airport to Bwindi, we organize all the transportation involved inform of transfers and drop off to the respective destinations and all accommodation inclusive. Our transport from Kigali to Bwindi impenetrable National Park is by 4×4 Safari vans for budget and 4×4 Safari Land cruisers for Luxury packages. Also, gorilla habituation experience permits allowing you to spend four hours with mountain gorillas under habituation, drinking water and are driven by well-trained English-speaking driver guides knowledgeable in as far as Uganda and Rwanda are concerned. Gorilla permits, all park entry fees and all activities included in the itinerary.

 We offer our tour packages from Kigali to Bwindi exclusive of the above services including your internal flights and fares to Kigali, Visa fees, tips, extra drinks and all expenses of personal interest. Kindly contact adventure in the wild safaris and we will offer you all the information you need concerning gorilla habituation experience.

How and when to book Rushaga gorilla habituation experience safari from Kigali Rwanda to Bwindi

Booking your gorilla habituation safari with adventure in the wild safaris has made it all easy and simple for all travelers visiting Uganda and Rwanda for gorilla habituation experience. All you need is to send us an inquiry inclusive of the day and date you will be having your gorilla habituation safari and will go ahead and check for the availability of permits according to your preferred dates, and when its confirmed, you will go ahead and make payments for the permits inclusive of the safari to confirm your booking. Then we can proceed with bookings of your accommodation facilities and meals, transport from and to Rushaga sector in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.

Booking you’re your gorilla habituation experience, can only be guaranteed is you have secured your Rushaga gorilla habituation permits, travellers therefore are advised to book the permits in advance at least 4-6 month in advance. Note that the permits are few and are competitive so you will need an earlier booking to secure your permits before they are sold out. Booking your permit with us or any other tour operators, enables you to secure tour permits faster since we will visit the head office (Uganda wildlife authority) and check for the availability of permits according to your preferred dates and reserve the permits on your behalf until when your time has come to travel to Uganda or Rwanda then we will pick the permits and the driver guide will hand it over to you as you head to Rushaga headquarters for an early morning briefing before the start of gorilla habituation activity.

A bout adventure in the wild safaris and Why you should book your Rushaga gorilla habituation safari with us

 Adventure in The Wild Safaris is an East African tour operator conducting tours to Uganda, Rwanda and DR. Congo. Since its incorporation in 2009, the company has successfully conducted safaris across the East African region and thus stands out as one of the best travel firms.

We have a team of professional staff, experienced safari guides well versed in various areas including Uganda, Rwanda, Congo .At Adventure in the Wild Safaris Limited, we strive to bring unique and memorable safari experience for our clients and to ensure that all clients who book their trips with us have the best of their gorilla trekking , gorilla habituation and wildlife and any other tour safaris in east Africa. The company is fully licensed by Uganda tourism board to operate in tours and travels across different countries in east Africa.

Some of the top activities in which we are experts in include Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and Rwanda volcanoes national park, and Primate trekking in Uganda which is one of the top primate destinations in east Africa, also we offer safaris to Rwanda and Congo, Mountain climbing, wildlife viewing safaris, Cultural safaris, birding safaris in east Africa, adventure sports among others. If you need any information on gorilla trekking and purposely Rushaga gorilla habituation experience, do not hesitate to contact adventure in the wild safaris, we will of great service to you.

Bwindi impenetrable national park in Uganda is host to vulnerable gorillas in the hills. The tropical rainforest is split into four areas, namely northern Buhoma, eastern Ruhija, and southern Nkuringo and Rushaga. Our concentration  is to explore  the southern part of Bwindi that is the Rushaga sector one of the regions of Bwindi popular for gorilla trekking here, we will look at the reasons why Bwindi rushaga area is now famous and highly visited by tourists on gorilla trekking  compared to other regions such as Buhoma region and Ruhija that used to be popular with tourist activities.

Reasons why Rushaga sector region of Bwindi impenetrable forest is now popular

Buhoma is one of the sectors in Bwindi famous for gorilla trekking t, the Buhoma region was the first sector of Bwindi where first gorilla family was habituated and also where the first tourists went for gorilla trekking experience. Ruhija, Nkuringo and Buhoma regions of Bwindi impenetrable forest used to draw more visitors in Bwindi for gorilla trekking. In these regions, gorilla permits used to be fully booked by the travelers taking part in this activity while gorilla permits in Rushaga may still be available. Nonetheless, now we see a lot of tourists coming to Rushaga region of Bwindi for gorilla trekking and gorilla habituation experience, and that’s why we’re lightly touched to figure out why the Rushaga region of Bwindi national park area is now famous.

Drastic increase in Rwanda gorilla permit price

One of the key factors as to why Rushaga area of Bwindi impenetrable forest is now famous is that Rwanda gorilla permit price has been dramatically doubled and increased. Rwanda’s government boosted Volcanoes National Park’s price from USD750 to USD1500 per person per trek. The result was to switch to Uganda by Rwanda tour operators as the cost of a gorilla license at USD600 is still affordable. One of the easily accessible regions closer to Rwanda is the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which includes the region of Rushaga and Nkuringo. So, this connection to the selling of Rushaga gorillas is used by many tour operators in Rwanda.

Nearer to Kigali airport

Tourists and tour operators in Uganda prefer to sell gorilla safaris in Uganda through Kigali because of the long distances driving on road from Entebbe Airport to the southern part of Rushaga in Bwindi’s impenetrable National Park. The reason being that, the ride via Kigali to Bwindi is less than that from Entebbe Airport to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. The trip from Entebbe airport to Rushaga requires 8-10 hours, while from Kigali Rwanda to Rushaga would take about 4-5 hours. this is the reason to explain as to why Rushaga region of Bwindi is now popular compared to other sectors of Bwindi since many travelers try to avoid long driving distance on road which is a bit hectic and tiresome using road transport.

The east African tourist visa

The tourist visa from East Africa is one of the reasons why the Bwindi region of Rushaga is now popular. This is related to the fact that the East African tourist visa can now be used by those tourists who would like to trek and compare Uganda and Rwanda gorillas. With the east African tour visit, travelers can now fly in to Rwanda and visit the volcanoes national home of the gorillas and take part in gorilla trekking, then transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest and trek gorillas at the Rushaga sector of Bwindi since its situated at the with the volcanoes national park in Rwanda. the driving distance from Bwindi to Kigali also allows you to keep time for your scheduled flight after the gorilla trekking experience.

Adventure in the wild safaris, we pride in offering the best gorilla safaris in Uganda and Rwanda. not that our tour packages are tailored in the interest of our clients according to time, activities and the national parks to visit among others. Looking for the best gorilla safari in Uganda, send us an email or call and one of our tour consultants will provide you all the information required for that particular safari you are looking for.

Rushaga sector is found in the southern part Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This sector is blessed with the highest number of gorilla families (5 gorilla families) which are visited by a maximum number of 8 visitors per day. Rushaga used to be one of the most neglected gorilla trekking regions because of its far distance from Kampala or Entebbe International Airport. But now, the region is so popular and the permits for Rushaga tend to sell out so fast. There are several reasons as why Rushaga permits sell out faster than others.

5 Gorilla families available for Rushaga gorilla safaris

As earlier mentioned, Rushaga has the highest number of habituated gorilla families compared to other sectors in Bwindi. The sector has 5 gorilla habituated gorilla families that are visited by a maximum of 8 visitors per day. The families include Nshongi, Mishaya, Bweza, Kahungye and Busingye. This therefore means that there are 40 available permits for gorilla trekking per day which costs USD 600.00 for none foreign residents, USD 500.00 for foreign residents and UGX 250,000 per person per permit. Adventure in the Wild Safaris can do all the necessary bookings such as accommodation, gorilla permits as well as transport to and from the park.

Rushaga gorillas or region now easy to access for your Rushaga gorilla tours.

Rushaga is located in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable national park near Nkuringo sector. Rushaga is very difficult to access during the rainy seasons as the roads tend to be slippery and muddy but the customized 4×4 vehicles can easily manage this journey. The distance from Entebbe to Rushaga is roughly 9-10 hours when the murram roads are clear especially during the dry season. For those who do not like long journeys can book a daily flight operated by Aerolink Uganda from Entebbe to Kisoro Airport at affordable fares. You can track gorillas in Rushaga from Kigali, Rwanda which is shorter (4-5 hours) compared to from Kampala to Rushaga. It is convenient to fly from Kigali, cross Katuna or Chanika border and drive to Rushaga for your Rushaga gorilla holidays. Please contact us for more information regarding Rushaga gorilla tours.

Accommodation for your Rushaga gorilla holidays.

Rushaga section has accommodation ranging from luxury, midrange and budget lodges that are affordable to all visitors. Adventure in the Wild Safaris is connected to affordable lodges in Rushaga including budget lodges that provide the best services like meals, free WIFI in public places, hot water in the bathrooms, clean and self- contained rooms. Some of the lodges in Rushaga include, Ichumbi gorilla lodge,, Gorilla Safari lodge, Nshongi Camp, Gorilla Valley lodge, Haven lodge Rushaga among others.

Note: Gorilla permits for Rushaga tend to sell out so fast therefore we advise our clients to book earlier (4-3 months before the actual trekking date).  Contact Adventure in the Wild Safaris for your Rushaga gorilla tours. we can organize 2 to 3 days tours to Rushaga or combine this activity with others including chimpanzee trekking, wild life tours, boat cruise, golden monkey tracking among others.