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Common Questions about Gorilla Booking

Uganda is one of the best destination for gorilla trekking in Africa, Rwanda Safaris offers unique gorilla trekking tours to explore Volcanoes National park , Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mgahinga National park for the adventure ! Rwanda Safaris team have over time developed the best answers to frequently asked questions about Gorilla Trekking in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic republic of Congo.

In most of the inquiries, tourists ask a question-where is the Best Spot for Mountain Gorilla encounter in Uganda?

For Gorilla trackers coming to Uganda, please note that since the habituation of the first Gorilla at Rushaga, this sector has become the best area for Gorilla Treks and more versions of nature walks inside Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. For phenomenal tourist experiences beyond Gorillas, there is a waterfall walk to Bayenda waterfalls and numerous birding trails both revealing rarities like Kivu Ground thrush among others. And in here we do reveal more travel potentials for your wildlife Gorilla tour in Uganda’s Rushaga. Rushaga as your next best Area for Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is located Between Mgahinga and Bwindi conservation areas.

Hanging at the southern forest boundary and connected with amain road from Kampala city to Kabale,from Kigali city of Rwanda to Kisoro and to Nkuringo conservation sector.

Rushaga has an easy Access from Rwanda, for easy connection by road most of the tourists flying in Kigali and drive for five hours from Rwanda to this conservation corner hidden in the Albertine rift valley.

Driving from Kigali to this rugged boundary of Bwindi tropical and rain forest is quite scenic with meandering roads compared to the 10 hours of driving needed for the transfer from Kampala or Entebbe in Uganda.

We provide the answer to be  Rushaga as the Best Area for Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest due to diversified Gorilla encounters where tourists can decide between Mountain Gorilla Habituation Experience  four hours with the wild Mountain Gorillas or the common one hour Gorilla trekking.

Tourists at Rushaga benefit from the Birding and hiking forest trails such as the Waterfall Hike, Village Visits and Batwa Cultural interactive experiences including hands-on craft-making, drumming lessons, traditional cooking lessons of some delicacies, African traditional dancing and folk tales etc. Rushaga has the most habituated Gorilla Families that you can track in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. What does it mean in Gorilla bookings? We understand the congestion that can happen while securing your Mountain Gorilla tracking permit mostly in the high season months. The more the groups, the more are the chances of getting permits among the more groups available and because of this personalized tracking are possible in Rushaga. You can travel as afamily and expect to track the whole Mountain Gorilla group.


The driving to Rushaga in the southern area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is also one of the most scenic road trip one can recommend, the magnificent natural views are diversified by the rugged terrain, steep ridges as you get closer to the Rift valley escarpments which forms abig part of Bwindi verdant swathe, the rolling greenery of Kigezi highlands, 8 gallant extinct volcanoes that forms the Virunga massif, volcanic twin Lakes of Mulehe and Mutanda plus the warmth of the locals with children’s welcome Mzungu smiles.All these will make this Gorilla tracking destination  quite hot.

New Lodges have sprung up, given more choices in and around the South of Bwindi Forest and lots of things to do and see. Tourists are free to make their best accommodation choices from smart budget facilities to medium allocated premises and finally luxury comfort safari in style waits you for life time safari indulgent.

Tourists coming to discover this gorilla natural home will find it quite accessible both on Road and by Air.Mostly with afly in Rwanda it is only a5 hours drive from Kigali with border crossing to arrive at Rushaga in Uganda. And permit prices are only 700 USD compared to Rwanda’s 1500 USD, only for the four hours of forested wild Gorilla habituation experience at 1500 USD only doable at Rushaga on the entire planet Earth .On this activity you get 4 hours with a gorilla family compared to 1 hour in Rwanda for the same price as in Rwanda– Remember our role is to furnish you with accurate and timely information but the choice is yours! Don’t forget that Gorilla tourism in Uganda started in Mgahinga,then Buhoma Area in the North of  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest was the second spot for gorilla treks in Uganda.  Rushaga and Nkuringo came years later; however most habituated gorillas and trekking on various groups are now in the South of Bwindi Forest at Rushaga.

For our tourist community, more people coming here for Mountain Gorilla Trekking is for many the experience of a lifetime and Instinct safaris we consider this while putting up not only atour but an experiential package for you whether traveling solo, couple or in our small groups of six pax maximum. We are known world over for our professional level of flexibility while we tailor down all the individual packages in Rwanda, Uganda and D.R.Congo for decades. Hoping that we have answered more of your questions about Gorilla tracking in Uganda, we will remain to receive your inquiry anytime and expect to meet you on one of the lifetime dream package to Africa. Come meet the people and people will show you all the amazing wildlife and landscapes that do make asafari to Africa quite magical, remarkable and tranquil.

On your next visit to Uganda, Rwanda or D.R.Congo,get off the hassle and contact us, we will design your itinerary together taking care of your interests,budget,time and expectations. Remember Instinct safaris operations are beyond Rushaga! Permits for the Gorilla Habituation Experience are 1,500 USD and the number of permits is limited to 4 permits for a group of gorillas being habituated in the Rushaga area of the park. It takes a bit more planning when it comes to doing this activity because of limited permits available. In case you’re in Uganda,from Entebbe international airport or Kampala city Rushaga is a 10-hour journey to the southern sector of Bwindi Forest. Rushaga can be easily accessed from Entebbe or Kampala by taking a flight to Kisoro – the flight is one of the more scenic ones in Uganda and includes views of the Virunga Volcanoes – Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mutanda. The morning flight with Aerolink is 1.5 hours long to the town of Kisoro from Entebbe at Nyakabande airstrip and then from here is a short drive to the Rushaga or Nkuringo area to your booked lodge. After you Gorilla experience you will then get back to your flight embarking to Entebbe international airport for your connecting flight back to your home-country or continue your safari with us to other places within and outside Uganda. Domestic flights to Bwindi are operated by Aerolink Airlines which is a part of Kenya Airways.