Gorilla trekking in Ruhija sector

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Gorilla trekking in Ruhija sector

Ruhija sector is located in the eastern part of Bwindi impenetrable national park. Bwindi is home to over 400 mountain gorillas, half of the world’s gorillas left in the wild. The sector of the park is the easiest to access when coming from Kigali and Kabale. This makes the sector the most favorable sector for gorilla trekking if you are on a short gorilla safari.

With 3 gorilla families habituated for trekking, Gorilla trekking in Ruhija sector is one of the popular gorilla trekking destinations. The sector is less congested and gives you exclusive encounters with the mountain apes. The four gorilla families for Gorilla trekking in Ruhija sector include;

  • Bitukura
  • Oruzogo
  • Kyaguriro

These gorilla families have been habituated over time and are ready to be admired. On your gorilla safari in Ruhija sector, you will be grouped into groups of 8 to trek each gorilla family. You will trek through the impenetrable forest looking for these mountain gorillas on your Uganda gorilla safari. You will allowed an hour with them, taking pictures and videos.

Other safari activities

Other than gorilla trekking, the Ruhija sector offers other safari activities. Bird watching is one of the popular activities done in this sector. A primate walk takes you on certain trails where you will encounter other primates like the white and black colobus monkeys. Cultural tours with the Batwa people, the indigenous people of the area is another activity done in Ruhija sector. You will learn and get to experience their way of life like food gathering, hunting and medicines.

More to that, Ruhija sector is near Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale. Here, you can relax and enjoy the serenity of the lake after your gorilla trekking safari. You can still connect to Queen Elizabeth national park for a wildlife safari after your gorilla safari.

Ruhija sector has a variety of lodges ranging from budget to Mid-range. These include

  • Bakiga lodge
  • Broad bill forest camp
  • Gorilla mist camp
  • Ruhija gorilla safari camp