Ruhija Gorilla Trekking –Uganda Gorilla Safaris Destination/Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Ruhija Gorilla Trekking ; On Uganda gorilla safari the best way to enjoy gorilla trekking experience is to do it in Ruhija region of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park .Although ,gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park can be done in four different trekking sector or regions such as Ruhija ,Buhoma ,Rushaga and Nkuringo and of the four Ruhija sector is one the best trekking regions in Bwindi .Ruhija sector is located in the North Eastern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park which can be accessed from Kabale ,Buhoma and Queen Elizabeth National Park .Other sectors like Rushaga and Nkuringo are found in the south and Buhoma in the North side of the park.
Please note this, the chances of seeing mountain gorillas in Ruhija and Bwindi is almost 99% since the park hosts half of the world’s population of great endangered mountain gorillas and same location where you will have a great experience to spend with the rare mountain gorillas in Uganda’s tropical rainforest.
About Ruhija –Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park sits in the southwestern part of Uganda sharing border with Congo. Meaning, Bwindi is one of the only two national parks in Uganda one can visit to trek and encounter the magnificent mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat in the wild. The park is home of the world’s half remaining mountain gorillas in their existing nature environments thus making Bwindi a famous and best place to trek the mountain gorillas. Worthwhile, Bwindi Forest national park comprises of different sectors where you can do the Gorilla tracking experience and Ruhija region is among the best trekking sectors of the park.
Ruhija Gorilla Trekking -Gorilla Trekking in Ruhija Region
Ruhija gorilla trekking is one of the best unforgettable activities to do in the region. Whereby Gorilla trekking experience is all about hiking in the dense tropical rain forest to see the assigned habituated mountain gorilla family. You will be led by the park ranges, advanced team who usually knows how to use different signs and methods to trace these gorillas before gorilla trekking takes place. The trackers wakeup very early in the morning and go to the forest in search for these endangered mountain gorillas. Of which, they use nature means to track them like clapping, making wild sounds. Once they allocate them, they will communicate to the park headquarters and then after briefing the visitors about the rules, they will begin to hike in the forest trails as they directed by the trackers. In so doing that, it will give trackers 99% chances of seeing the gorillas in their nature inhabits in Uganda.
The reason as to why gorilla trekking is worth an encounter in Ruhija region, it’s because Bwindi Impenetrable Forest has terrain which is not too hilly and steep compared to Rushaga and Nkuringo. The region is more comfortable place for aged travelers and less fit travelers. More so, Ruhija has more of the budget lodges that are affordable and very comfortable as well as camping areas for the groups of travelers during your gorilla trekking in Bwindi.
Make it easier for the travelers, accommodations in Ruhija brings you close to the trekking point of gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Besides doing Gorilla trekking in Ruhija sector, one can decide to do other activities such as Birding, Guided nature walk, Primate walk, Batwa Cultural walk experience all have affordable price.
Ruhija Gorilla Families –Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Ruhija region hosts several habituated gorilla’s families open for tourism and each gorilla family comprises different gorilla individuals, headed by dominant male gorilla the silverback. It’s gorilla family is made up of more than 19 individuals. One to be able to trek gorillas, you’re required to have a valid Gorilla permit for trekking on particuar day.
However, Gorilla trekking experience is limited to a group of 8 people per gorilla family per day in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park. Ruhija gorilla families include; Bitukura, Oruzogo, Mukiza and Kyaguliro all families are open for Gorilla trekking. A traveler to secure a great encounter for trekking you will need to book in advance.
What is the cost of the gorilla trekking permits in Ruhija Region?
In Ruhija region there are 32 permits available on daily basis for trekking in the Ruhija region and the prices of the gorilla trekking permits in Ruhija is the same for all sectors in the Bwindi and Mgahinga Gorilla national park.
The gorilla trekking permits costs USD700 per person per day for foreign nonresident, USD600 for foreign residents and UGX 250,000 for East African members. The trekking permits only allows an hour of viewing of the gorillas since it’s a lifetime experience to watch gorillas in their preserved areas.
For this matter, travelers are advised to book or buy their gorilla trekking permits in advance most especially during the peak or dry season which starts from January, February, July, August, September and December yearly. You can contact Achieve Global Safaris for more information. We shall do all the necessary requirements needed after your payments, then after send you a copy of the receipt with booking identification to confirm your trek. You will surely gain in this awesome activity.
How to access Ruhija Sector –Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Ruhija sector can be reached by both road and air transport from Entebbe International park which is 1:15 hours to access the landing Kihihi airstrip by a domestic flight ‘’Aero link airline’’ and after be driven to the park by the safari guide which is 1-hour drive.
By Road transport, you will drive through different routes but the best stunning and rewarding route is that of Masaka road –to Uganda equator in Kayabwe where you can request for stop over and take photography around the equator. As you continue driving there are lot to see along the road the green tea plantation, rolling hills, long horned cattle, banana plantations, scenic land scape among others. Road transport from Kampala capital or Entebbe takes 8 to 9 hours to access the main destination.
Accommodations –Where to stay in Ruhija Sector Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Ruhija region has variety of comfortable accommodation facilities based on budget, Mid-range and Luxury all available with affordable prices.
Budget accommodations in Ruhija region include; Gift of Nature Lodge, Trekkers Tavern Cottages, Gorilla Mist Camp, Broadbill Tented Forest Camp.
Mid –Range accommodation in Ruhija include; Bakiga Lodge
Luxury accommodation include; Ruhija Gorilla safari. Or else you decide to stay in hotels or lodges in Buhoma regions of Bwindi which is nearest to Ruhija sectors.
Please note, Gorilla trekking can be done with minimum age of 15 years and above. Primate lovers, you can contact Achieve Global Safaris to plan your safari to trek the gorillas in Ruhija of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda.