Ruhija region of Bwindi Impenetrable National park -gorilla trekking safaris with gorilla permits
Ruhija region of Bwindi impenetrable national park – Ruhija sector situated suitably in the Eastern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is incredibly one of the four main trail heads where Gorilla tracking starts from. The other sectors include Buhoma which is in the North, Nkuringo and Rushaga in the South. Ruhija is remarkably one of the most popular sectors that provide amazing Gorilla tracking experience to visitors on Gorilla safaris to Uganda. For travellers who have taken initiative to track Mountain Gorillas within this sector, you can testify what this region has to offer.
Gorilla Tracking in Ruhija
The Ruhija sector is found in the Eastern sector of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the home to four different habituated Gorilla families ready for tracking which are Bitukura, Oruzogo, Kyagurilo and Mukiza Gorilla families. Gorilla tracking in Ruhija sector rewards visitors with great views of the magnificent scenery, landscapes of Kabale town and the sector also allows only 32 visitors to its eight Gorilla families for tracking in a day whereby 8 visitors are allowed to each Gorilla family.
Ruhija sector is about 26 kilometres from the sign-posted junction on Kabale to Kisoro road and it’s usually 1-2 hours from Kabale town. From Kampala, Ruhija sector can be accessed via the Kabale-Kisoro road using a bus and this lasts between 9-10 hours. At Kabale town you can opt to hire a private vehicle to the Ruhija sector of Bwindi forest.
You can also visit the Batwa Pygmies, and discover more about their ways of life and their diverse cultural practices like hunting, fishing within the forest. They also entertain visitors with their traditional music and dance, storytelling etc.
While at Ruhija sector, visitors are treated to the best scenic and bird watching sights where they will have a ride on Lake Bunyonyi using the dugout wooden canoe to the other side enjoying the beautiful sights of bird species with in the forest at the same time viewing the scenic views of the Virunga Volcanoes lying on the Uganda-Rwanda border.
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