Booking a gorilla safari to Ruhija sector – Ruhija region is one of the Gorilla tracking trailheads in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, a tropical rainforest which has a combination of bamboo and other mountainous vegetation with very tall different tree species. When booking a Gorilla Safari to Ruhija region, it requires you to research about what exactly happens on this safari, where to stay, what to see and how to get to the National Park. Great Adventure Safaris provides you with relevant and updated information to rely on when you are planning to book a Gorilla safari to Ruhija region.
Ruhija the Eastern region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is found in the South-western part of Uganda the Pearl of Africa in the district of Kabale. Ruhija has got four Gorilla families of Bitukura, Mukiza, Kyaguliro and Oruzogo inhabit in Ruhija region and ready for tracking with 32 visitors per day. There are only 32 Gorilla permits for Ruhija region every day, Great Adventure Safaris advise that you book your Gorilla permits early enough since they are so competitive since Rwanda increased its Gorilla permits to USD1500 per person per trek so that you don’t miss out when planning your Gorilla safari to Ruhija region in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Ruhija has a lot to see when it comes to activities. The leading highlight here is Gorilla tracking in the forest a home to four habituated mountain Gorilla families. While in Ruhija you can as well choose to do some of the other activities such as Community walks, Batwa experience, visit the community hospital and also nature walks in Bwindi forest as well as bird watching.
Gorilla permits for Ruhija region are booked, purchased and issued at the Uganda Wildlife Authority. All travellers interested in Ruhija Gorillas need a Gorilla permit or pass to spend one hour with one of the habituated Gorilla families. Great Adventure Safaris helps you check availability of Ruhija Gorilla permits and we can reserve them for you as we wait on you to effect payment for them. We accept both credit card and bank to bank wire transfer payment methods. Ruhija Gorilla permits cost USD700 for non-foreign residents, USD700 for foreign residents and UGX250, 000 for East Africa citizens of Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi and Southern Sudan.
Booking a Gorilla safari to Ruhija is only guaranteed when Gorilla permits are booked and paid for at the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Book an all-inclusive Gorilla safari to Ruhija with Great Adventure Safaris and we take care of your Gorilla permit and all your safari services. We normally send you scanned copies for your Gorilla permits for your record once we have secured and pick them on your behalf from the Uganda Wildlife Authority.
Ruhija region is one of the places in the parks which were formerly inhabited by the Pygmies popularly known as the Batwa People. These Pygmies were moved out of the forest when Bwindi forest was declared a National Park and these people have since settled and are living a normal life outside the park. Batwa cultural experience is a journey in the day to day life and activities that were done by these Pygmies while still in the National Park. These adventure cultural walks are organised and guided by the still-living members of the Batwa community. They show you where they used to stay, how they used to utilise the park resources for survival and at the end of it they will entertain you as they sing and dance. Great Adventure Safaris can combine for you a safari to Ruhija to see the Gorillas and the Batwa experience to assemble a lifetime experience.
Ruhija region can be accessed by either Air or road. Driving form Entebbe International Airport or Kampala the drive takes from 8-9 hours to get to Ruhija region. The drive will give you an opportunity to stop at the Equator line for photos and some informative talks before proceeding to Mbarara city with chances of meeting the Hima grazing Ankore Long-horned cattle.
Ruhija region can also be accessed from Kigali-Rwanda. One can fly into Kigali International Airport in Rwanda and drive to Ruhija through Katuna border post. The drive from Kigali International Airport to Katuna boarder is about 2 hours and then to Ruhija for about 2 hours through the forest.
There are many accommodation options available for those planning a safari to Ruhija region. There are Lodges like Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge, Bakiga Lodge, Trekkers Tervan, and Gorilla Mist Camp. You can also stay at Broadbill Forest Camp or in Kabale along Lake Bunyonyi. Depending on your budget, Great Adventure Safaris will advise the best option for your safari.
Booking a gorilla safari to ruhija sector – Having established in what you want to see on your Gorilla safari to Ruhija region, you have to select a safari company that will assist you in organising all what you need for your trip. The best way to select a credible Tour Operator is to go online and do some research and any trusted Tour Operator should be registered by the government under the Uganda Tourism Board. A look at Trip adviser and safari booking reviews should give you a true picture about the level of service and customer appreciation. Great Adventure Safaris fits the above and works closely with the Uganda Wildlife Authority to arrange a memorable safari to Ruhija region and other tourist destinations in Uganda.