Rushaga Sector Of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park



Rushanga Sector is one of the four sectors offering mountain gorilla trekking experiences in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, other sectors include the Buhoma sector, Nkuringo sector, and Ruhija sector. Rushaga sector is situated in the southern part of Bwindi impenetrable, Rushaga sector is home to the endangered mountain gorillas which makes it worth a visit to many travelers.


Rushanga sector is the most visited sector in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park because many mountain gorilla families are habituated, including Kahungye, Nshongi gorilla family Bweza gorilla family, Bikyingi gorilla family, Mishaya gorilla family, Mucunguzi gorilla, and Rwigi gorilla family.


Gorilla family is an incredible tourism activity which starts in the morning at exactly 8:00 am after a briefing at the headquarter about gorilla trekking dos and the don’ts during the trekking, then travelers are allocated to a gorilla as you set off in the forest accompanied by a well-trained park ranger who will tell you more information about mountain gorilla’s behaviors, and lifestyle.


Rushanga sector along has more than 8 habituated mountain gorilla families and only 64 gorilla permits available on a single day Uganda wildlife Authority through a tour operator like Devine African Safaris. Therefore, during the dry season’s travelers are interested in trekking the gentle giants’ apes so we advise you to book a gorilla trekking tour six months before your arrival on Ugandan safaris. 


Rushaga sector is the only sector in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park where mountain gorilla habituation can be conducted. Mountain gorilla habituation is the process where the gorilla is put under training to get used to human beings, this process takes about 2 to 3 years to be completed. Gorilla habituation experience starts immediately after the morning briefing, travelers are accompanied by researchers, park rangers, and doctors. 


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