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.

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