Reason why Rushaga sector of Bwindi is popular – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda host vulnerable Gorillas in the hills. This tropical rainforest is split into four areas, namely Buhoma the Northern, Ruhija the Eastern, Nkuringo and Rushaga the Southern. Our concentration is to explore the southern part of Bwindi that is Rushaga sector one of the regions of Bwindi popular for Gorilla tracking. We will look at the reasons why Rushaga sector of Bwindi Forest is now famous and highly visited by tourists for Gorilla tracking compared to other regions.
Buhoma is one of the sectors in Bwindi famous for Gorilla tracking, the Buhoma region was the first sector of Bwindi where first Gorilla family was habituated and also where the first tourists went for Gorilla tracking experience. Ruhija, Nkuringo and Buhoma regions of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest used to draw more visitors in Bwindi for Gorilla tracking. In these regions, Gorilla permits used to be fully booked by the travellers taking part in this activity while Gorilla permits in Rushaga may still be available. Nonetheless, now we see a lot of tourists coming to Rushaga region of Bwindi for Gorilla tracking and Gorilla habituation experience, and that’s why we’re lightly touched to figure out why the Rushaga region of Bwindi National Park area is now famous.
One of the key factors as to why Rushaga area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is now famous is that Rwanda Gorilla permit price has been dramatically doubled and increased. Rwanda’s government boosted Volcanoes National Park’s permit price from USD750 to USD1500 per person per trek. The result was to switch to Uganda by Rwanda tour operators as the cost of a Gorilla license at USD700 is still affordable. One of the easily accessible regions closer to Rwanda is the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which includes the region of Rushaga and Nkuringo. So, this connection to the selling of Rushaga Gorillas is used by many tour operators in Rwanda. Great Adventure Safaris organizes Gorilla tracking safaris from Kigali-Rwanda to Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for Gorillas and Golden monkey tracking experience.
Tourists and tour operators in Uganda prefer to sell Gorilla trips in Uganda through Kigali because of the long distances driving on road from Entebbe International Airport to the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Rushaga or Nkuringo regions. The reason is that, the ride via Kigali to Bwindi is much less than that from Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The trip from Entebbe International Airport to Rushaga requires 9-10 hours, while from Kigali-Rwanda to Rushaga would take about 4-5 hours. This is the reason to explain as to why Rushaga region of Bwindi is now popular compared to other sectors of Bwindi since many travellers try to avoid long driving distance on road which is a bit hectic and tiresome using road transport.
The East African tourist Visa is one of the reasons why the Rushaga region of Bwindi National Park is now popular. This is related to the fact that the East African tourist Visa can now be used by those tourists who would like to trek and compare Uganda and Rwanda Mountain Gorillas. With the East African tourist Visa, travellers can now fly in to Kigali International Airport-Rwanda and then transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and trek mountain Gorillas in Rushaga sector since Kigali city is much closer and it also has direct flights from many countries of Europe. There are also many chances for you to keep time for your scheduled flight after your Gorilla tracking experience.
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