Why trek mountain gorillas in Ruhija sector – Bwindi impenetrable national park – Guaranteed Gorilla permits
Why trek mountain gorillas in Ruhija – Located in the Eastern region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Ruhija is one of the four sectors in Bwindi National Park where the might Mountain Gorillas live. The sector complements the other three sectors of Buhoma in the North, Rushaga and Nkuringo in the South, which together make up the mighty Bwindi Forest. Rushaga is a home to four famous Gorilla families of Bitukura, Oruzogo, Mukiza and Kyaguliro which offers great tracking experience to travelers.
Those who have trekked Mountain Gorillas in Ruhija sector testify that Ruhija sector is the most interesting region for Gorilla tracking. Like in other Gorilla regions, Ruhija region is open to thirty two trackers everyday hence thirty two Gorilla permits available.
Besides Gorilla tracking, Ruhija sector is good for nature/forest walks. A forest walk takes travelers to enjoy the peaceful, calm natural environment as well as a high chance of meeting other animals such as Baboons, Monkeys and Forest pigs, Bush duikers which make your safari more enjoyable.
Bird watching is another activity you should not miss out of your Uganda Gorilla safari to Ruhija sector. Bird watching is well done during the forest walks and travelers enjoy the sweet singing of birds up in the trees. Expect to see bird species like African emerald cuckoo, white tailed blue flycatcher, short tailed warbler, Kivu ground thrush, Africa blue flycatcher, black bee eater, yellow eyed black flycatcher and garners warbler. Binoculars are highly recommended for closer views of birds even those at a far distance.
Also, endeavor to visit Batwa and Bakiga community villages to learn more about local traditions, norms and cultures. Experienced local guides through banana plantations and other gardens, which make it more interesting lead the community trails. On reaching the local people, travelers are allowed to take part in local activities such as doffing, preparing local food and other house works that are part of the community. Traditional dances, songs and poems are performed as a way of welcoming travelers in the community.
Popular Gorilla trekking safari itineraries to Ruhija sector
All these safari itineraries can start and end in Kigali-Rwanda or Entebbe Uganda but still can be customized to suit your travel dates and budget.