Ichumbi gorilla Lodge Rushaga

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.