Ruhija Gorilla trekking Sector : If your dream is mountain gorilla trekking, Uganda is the place to go. The country is home to a variety of primates. Kibale NP is of them offering amazing chimpanzee trekking and habituation experiences. Kidepo N.P , Queen Elizabeth N.P and Murchison Falls NP are great for game drives in a Savannah environment with  wildlife such as lion, buffalo and elephant, as well as a range of antelope species. The country is particularly scenic and has a lot to offer to people with a keen interest in natural history and who enjoy active holidays. And one of the best areas to have a gorilla trekking safari is Bwindi impenetrable national park with different sectors to sight the gorilla and in this article we look at Ruhija gorilla trekking sector.

Conflicting to Buhoma, this is found in the eastern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and it offers visitors the wonderful gorilla trekking experience in Uganda. There are other gorilla trekking sectors other than Ruhija sectors and these include the Buhoma gorilla trekking sector, Rushaga gorilla trekking sectors, and the Nkuringo Gorilla trekking sector. The Ruhija gorilla trekking sectors features 4 habituated gorilla families and these include the Mukiza gorilla family, bitura gorilla Family, Orugoza and lastly Kyanguriko gorilla family.

Ruhija Gorilla trekking Sector
Gorilla trekking in Ruhija

Gorilla trekking is Ruhija gorilla trekking sectors presents an important opportunity for the visitors to encounter the habituated gorilla families which you will be able to spend only one hour with the gorilla family that you will be able to trek. Ruhija is one of the best gorilla trekking sectors because of the wonderful gorilla families in the Ruhija.

Gorilla families in Ruhija sector

Kyanguriko gorilla family; this is the gorilla family that is available for the gorilla trekking in Ruhija sectors and it was habituated in 1999 and for some time, the family was reserved for research but later it was fully opened for the gorilla trekking and the visitors were allowed to see them. The gorilla family has got 2 silverbacks and other 13 individuals

Mukiza gorilla family; thus is the latest addition for the families to be trekked in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. There are ten individuals within this group and this still also features the silverback then four adults, four infants, and one sub-adult.

When does the trekking in Ruhija sector start and end?

visitors are informed that in Ruhija, the gorilla trekking activity starts early in the morning at the headquarters with then briefing where they are told of the rules and the regulations that the visitors will have to follow and later the visitors are divided into a group of 8 people, given the gorilla family to trek. The visitors are given the gorilla family based on their preferences, physical fitness, and the availably of the visitors.

The gorilla trekking activity takes around 8 am in the morning whereby you will be able to go to the forest with the help of the guide and then start your activity in the forests engaging in the gorilla trekking safaris. You will use the established trails until you reach the places where the gorillas are.

Usually, the gorilla trekking may last from two to seven hours depending on the distances and the physical fitness of the gorilla families found and once you have found the gorillas, you will be able to take photos, watching the gorillas doing their visitors and several activities and these include learning more about the lifestyles, habits, behaviors and even making some short of the recordings.

What is needed to have a trek in Ruhija gorilla sector?

Travelers who are planning to go to Ruhija for gorilla trekking should be able to book their gorilla trekking in advance such that you get the permit because at times these permits can be sold quickly since the sectors are well known and popular and thus come and book your permits early for this activity it is good that

The visitors book their permits for about two to five months before their actual date of traveling to Uganda for the gorilla trekking experience in Ruhija. In case you want to trek the gorillas, you should be able to have the gorilla trekking permits and the gorilla trekking permits costs about $700 for the foreign non-residents and then about $600 for the foreign residents. You can as well engage in the Ruhija Gorilla trekking by booking the gorilla trekking permits from either the Uganda wildlife authority or the recognized tourism operator.

Other fun activities at Ruhija gorilla sector

Other than the gorilla trekking activity in the Ruhija gorilla trekking sector, there are other activities that you can engage in Ruhija sector and these include the community encounters whereby you will go and get into contact with the Batwa people around Bwindi impenetrable Forest National Park, you can also engage in the forest walks and learn more about the jungle, visitors can as well engage within the bird-watching safaris, among other activities and thus visitors can do a lot of activities in the Ruhija sector as they do the gorilla trekking safaris


Ruhija Gorilla trekking Sector
The Batwa people

When to travel to Ruhija for gorilla trekking

The Ruhija area can be visited at any time of year, but the ideal months to visit are June, July, August, September, December, January, and February during the dry season. Because there is less precipitation in the recreation area during the dry season, following the gorilla family is more rewarding because the frontage roads to Ruhija and gorilla journeying trails in the wilderness will be dry and acceptable, as opposed to the blustery season, which occurs from March to May and October to November, when there is heavy precipitation, making gorilla journeying trails and recreation area access streets sloppy and dangerous.

Lodges in Ruhija gorilla sector

Ruhija has got several lodges ranging from budget to luxury safari lodges which are used by various visitors whenever they are in Rushaga for the gorilla trekking activity.

Some of the lodges that you opt to know to include Cuckoo land Tented Lodge, Broadbill Forest Camp, Trekkers Tavern, Ruhija gorilla safari Lodge, Bakiga Lodge, Gift of Nature Lodge, Ruhija gorilla mist camp among other safari lodges that are important and goof or you to stay at while in Ruhija for gorilla trekking. These lodges are such comfortable and provide high-quality services and facilities, such as tents, houses, and lodges with comfortable beds, en-suite restrooms, a café that serves local and international dinners, an all-around supplied bar, a chimney, clothing administrations, free Wi-Fi in open areas, and relaxing gardens. They are located in a good location with beautiful views of the woods, birds, and creatures, and offer activities such as woods walks, bird watching, and local area visits, among others.

Please come and enjoy our gorilla trekking safari at Ruhija by booking a safari with Uganda safaris for a better gorilla trekking experience.

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