Rushaga Haven Lodge is a popular super budget lodge with a unique experience and located in the middle of nature, that lies close to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It is located in Ryarutagara and offers spectacular view of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest a home of mountain gorillas and sits along earth shot of the Mashoho River. Indeed, the lodge is a spectacular to be spotted.
One can be able to access Rushaga region of Bwindi from Entebbe or Kampala by taking a charter or schedule domestic flight to Kisoro. From Kisoro airstrip you can take a short drive to the Rushaga or Nkuringo region to your lodge.
Rushaga sector has the most gorilla families along with the nearby Nkuringo area that you can trek in Bwindi Forest. The sector sits in southern area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest which is one of the most scenic areas of the park.
Furthermore, the lodge sits in a beautiful area with amazing views of the unending Kigezi hills Virunga volcanoes onsite and the spectacular Bwindi Impenetrable Forest canopy.
Rushaga Gorilla Haven Lodge offers well maintained accommodation facility and perfect restaurant with variety of locals and international cuisine.
This is the best lodge in Rushaga sector one of the four gorilla trekking sectors in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It is truly a nice lodge with comfortable rooms offering good services, warm staff and scenic views.
Facts; The lodge offers stunning surroundings and views are rewarding. More so, it offers perfect overnight stay to clients marking it best place to go and see the gorillas in Bwindi.
The lodge offers excellent services liked by the clients on their visit.
Rushaga Haven Lodge is located in valley that fills up with fog which are quite beautiful during morning hours.
They also have responsible staff who help you to feel comfortable while at the lodge.
The lodge have welcoming staff.
They have spacious restaurant that serves excellent food to visitors.
The lodge is simple and great facility for your comfortable stay while on gorilla safari in Rushaga sector.
Rushaga haven lodge has got amazing porch couches where you can sit with a glass of drink while overlooking at the spectacular view of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
The lodge is highly recommended because it offers a great experience and perfect base for my gorilla trek in Bwindi. It gives warm relaxing and peaceful stay at the lodge.
Other services offered;
The lodge offer free parking and free breakfast.
They offer bicycle tours
They pet friendly.
They offer children activities ‘’kid/ family friendly’’.
They offer shuttle bus service and free high-speed internet.
Activities at the havens lodge includes;
Mountain gorilla groups in Rushaga sector includes; Mishaya, Kahungye, Nshongi, Bweza and Busingye.
Guided forest walks
Visit the Batwa Cultural sites from this spot
Visit Lake Bunyonyi for dug out canoeing and birding.
Visit Lake Mutanda for the visits to the Islands of the African Rock pythons.
You can opt to do golden monkey trekking and Batwa cultural experience on visit to Mgahinga National Park
What to pack for gorilla trekking;
A pair of hiking gloves
A tin of insect repellent
A pair of trousers
Long sleeved shirt and long socks
Energy giving snacks
A wide brim hat
Sturdy and waterproof hiking boots
Warm clothes like sweater, poncho, scarf among others.
How do you prepare for gorilla trekking?
Remember to get a valid permit before you arrive on your Gorilla trekking tour.
Be prepared for any weather on your Gorilla trekking tour.
Take food and water with you.
Waterproofing for your camera
Do body fitness before you leave and always know your fitness levels.