Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Ruhija Sector from Kigali: Are you looking to book Bwindi Ruhija gorilla safaris from Kigali, which is feasible with Explore Rwanda Tours? We have mastered the art of securing gorilla permits, even if it can be difficult, especially during the busy season, which runs from June to September each year. During this time, there are always a lot of people interested in booking gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest national park, which causes the services and gorilla permits to sell out, making it difficult for travelers to do their treks in Ruhija sector in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, forcing them to opt for other sectors of the park or even miss out on their planned date.
About Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Ruhija Sector from Kigali.
Ruhija is located in the eastern side of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and is home to four gorilla families: the Bitukura family, the Mukiza family, the Kyaguriro family, and the Oruzogo family, all of which are trackable. The location is the coldest in Bwindi due to its height of over 2350 meters above sea level. Ruhija’s major activity is gorilla trekking, but it also provides good hiking chances and lovely pathways for people interested in nature hikes, such as the Rwamunyonyi summit. This terrain also allows those staying in Buhoma to hike gorillas here, especially during peak season when Buhoma gorilla permits are sold out.
Booking the 2 Days gorilla trekking in Bwindi Ruhija sector from Kigali city is the best option for those with limited time and want to visit the gorillas. You will be picked up at 8 am from your hotel in Kigali and driven to the northern side of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Ruhija sector, you will cross the Katuna land border with Uganda and after proceed to the park where you will arrive in the afternoon and check into your lodge.
You will wake up the next morning and have breakfast at your lodge. You will the meet up with your driver guide and drive to the park headquarters where you will have a briefing at 7am and commence your gorilla trek at 8am. The hike to see the gorillas takes approximately 2-4 hours or even more depending on their location. Once you have found a gorilla family, you will be given an hour to spend with the gorillas.
Cost of a Gorilla Permit in Bwindi Ruhija Sector from Kigali.
When arranging a gorilla safari in Ruhija, we recommend booking your gorilla permits at least 3 to 4 months in advance. Even though gorilla permits are always available during the low season, we recommend booking in advance to prevent last-minute disappointment. To trek mountain gorillas in Ruhija, you must first obtain a gorilla permit, which costs USD700 for foreign non-residents, USD600 for foreign residents, and 250,000 Uganda Shillings for East African citizens and allows you to spend one hour with the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Contact us here for additional information on how to reserve gorilla tracking permits in Bwindi Ruhija sector in advance.
Where to Stay when doing Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Ruhija Sector from Kigali.
This is also important to consider when organizing a budget gorilla trip to Ruhija during high season; staying in premium hotels will provide you with a terrific experience and comfort during your Uganda safari. Ruhija has few lodge options, including Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge and Bakiga Lodge, which are both mid-range but offer services as well. This forces many trekking Ruhija visitors who want to sleep in luxury lodges to stay in nearby Buhoma lodges such as Bwindi Lodge, Gorilla Sanctuary Forest Camp, Bwindi Lodge, Mahogany Springs, and Silverback Lodge, among others.
How to Get to Bwindi Ruhija Sector from Kigali.
By road, the Ruhija Uganda sector may also be reached by beginning a safari in Kigali City in Rwanda. You will be taken to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park after arriving at Kigali International Airport. It is a 3-5-hour drive, and some travellers, particularly those who do not want to spend too much time on the road, prefer this way.
Traveling in 4×4 Land Cruisers or Safari Vans will provide you with comfort on the way to Ruhija. There is also the option of travelling to Kihihi Airstrip if you are landing in Entebbe Uganda, which is near to Ruhija, which would reduce the long journey from Entebbe/Kampala, which is generally 8-9 hours, to only 1 hour from Kihihi to your Ruhija resort.