Looking for an adventure this Christmas? Why not consider a flying gorilla safari to Rushaga in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park? This unique and unforgettable experience will allow you to witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.
For those who want to avoid long drives and arrive early to their accommodation, a flying gorilla safari is the perfect option. Rushaga is a particularly ideal location for this type of safari, boasting one of the highest populations of gorillas in the world.
Uganda is a top destination for gorilla safaris, with half of the remaining population of mountain gorillas residing in its hilly tropical forests. With a 98% chance of encountering these endangered apes, you can rest assured that this will be an experience of a lifetime.
So why not make this Christmas one to remember and plan your flying gorilla safari to Rushaga?
Discover the incredible Rushaga gorilla region of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, one of the top destinations for gorilla trekking in Uganda. Located in southwestern Uganda on the border with Congo, Rushaga is one of the four sectors within the park where visitors can experience the wonder of seeing the magnificent Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat.
With more than half of the only remaining Mountain Gorillas in the wild residing in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, it is renowned as one of the best places to trek these incredible creatures. The park itself is steeped in history, being one of the oldest forests in Africa and declared a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site.
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park is conducted across four sectors, including Rushaga, Buhoma, Ruhija, and Nkuringo. Each sector offers a unique and enjoyable experience for visitors. This Christmas, why not plan a flying gorilla trekking adventure in the Rushaga sector with us?
The Rushaga sector is home to several gorilla families, including Nshongi, Mishaya, Bweza, Bikyingi, Kahungye, Busingye, and Mucunguzi. To ensure the conservation and protection of these endangered apes, only eight visitors per gorilla family are allowed, accompanied by guides, porters, and rangers, in accordance with Uganda’s wildlife policy on gorilla tourism.
With a limited number of permits available, make sure to plan ahead and book your gorilla tracking experience in Rushaga during Christmas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Looking for a unique and adventurous way to spend your Christmas? Consider gorilla trekking in the Rushaga gorilla sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This activity allows you to visit the gorillas in their natural habitat in the forest and is one of the most fascinating experiences you can have on Christmas.
The trek begins at 7:00am with a briefing at Rushaga Park headquarters on the dos and don’ts while moving in the forest and with the gorillas. You will then be led by park guides, rangers, and trackers into the forest to find the gorillas. Once you have found them, you are allowed one hour to observe and appreciate their majestic beauty.
It is important to note that only eight visitors are allowed to see the gorillas per habituated family per day, according to the Uganda Wildlife Authority policy. This is to ensure the conservation of the gorillas and minimize their exposure to human diseases. Visitors must also be aged 15 years and above to be allowed to do gorilla trekking.
At the end of the trek, you will receive a certificate for the successful gorilla trekking in Uganda. The Rushaga gorilla sector is home to several habituated gorilla families, including the Nshongi Gorilla Group, Mishaya Gorilla Group, Bweza Gorilla Group, Bikyingi gorilla family, Kahungye Gorilla Family, Busingye Gorilla Family, and Mucunguzi gorilla family.
Make your Christmas unforgettable with a gorilla trekking adventure in Rushaga.
Planning a gorilla trekking experience during the festive season? Here’s what you need to know about the price of gorilla trekking permits in Rushaga, one of the four sectors in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The price of a gorilla trekking permit is the same for all sectors in the park and Mgahinga National Park, with a cost of USD 700 for Non-Foreign Residents, USD 600 for Foreign Residents and Shs.250,000 for East African Citizens. However, it’s important to note that the permits sell out quickly during the high season in December, so it’s best to book months in advance to secure a spot.
To book a gorilla trekking permit, simply contact Trek Africa Expeditions with your desired trekking dates and we will check the availability of permits in the online system for Uganda Wildlife Authority. If permits are available for your preferred dates, we will send you an invoice for payment. Once we receive payment, we will book and secure your permits and send you a copy of the receipt with a booking ID to confirm your trek. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the magnificent mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Contact us today to book your gorilla trekking experience in Rushaga during Christmas!
If you’re considering a flying gorilla safari to Rushaga during Christmas, it’s essential to know when the best time to go is. While Christmas is an excellent time to travel and take a break from work, it may not be the best time to visit the gorillas. The ideal time to trek gorillas in Rushaga is during the drier months of January, February, June, July, August, and early September. However, the climate in Uganda changes daily, so you may still have an amazing experience during Christmas.
During the rainy season, the forest is lush and green, providing an excellent backdrop for gorilla trekking. There is also an abundance of food for the gorillas during this time, which makes it easier to spot them. However, the trails can be muddy and slippery, making trekking challenging.
If you plan to trek gorillas during Christmas, ensure you book your gorilla permits well in advance. Gorilla permits tend to sell out quickly, and you don’t want to miss the chance to see these magnificent animals. With proper planning and preparation, you can have an unforgettable gorilla trekking experience in Rushaga, regardless of the time of year.
If you’re planning a gorilla safari to Rushaga during Christmas, flying to the region is an excellent option. Kisoro Airstrip, located in southwestern Uganda, is the closest airstrip to Rushaga. Flights depart from Entebbe International Airport/Kajjansi Airstrip early in the morning, and only morning flights are available due to weather conditions and visibility in Kisoro. The drive from the airstrip to hotels, camps, lodges, and the park headquarters in Rushaga takes approximately one hour, and the scenic route is enjoyable.
To ensure a stress-free and enjoyable flying gorilla safari to Rushaga during Christmas, we can tailor your trip and book your flights to Rushaga and other destinations in Uganda. Three flight companies operate flights to Kisoro: Aero link Uganda, Eagle Air, and Fly Uganda. Aero link Uganda is the leading company, with daily flights from Entebbe International Airport to Kisoro Airstrip, as well as connecting the park to other major destinations in Uganda. The other air companies, Eagle Air and Fly Uganda, operate from Kajjansi Airstrip to Kisoro, and both offer scheduled and chartered flights.
Our professional, experienced, and trained English-speaking driver guides will be waiting for you upon arrival at Kisoro Airstrip to provide all the transfers and activities in Rushaga. For your comfort and memorable experience, we only use 4×4 safari vehicles. Flying to Rushaga for gorilla safari is a great way to relax and rejuvenate during Christmas while enjoying the breathtaking views of Uganda.
Rushaga sector in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has a plethora of lodges and hotels where you can stay during your gorilla trekking tour. From budget to high-end accommodations, Trek Africa Expeditions can assist you in booking a hotel that fits your preferences and budget. Some of the popular lodges in Rushaga include Rushaga Gorilla Camp, Four Gorilla Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, and Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge.
However, it is important to note that during high season and Christmas, these lodges can be fully booked, so it is advisable to make your reservations in advance. Trek Africa Expeditions can assist you in securing your preferred accommodation and ensure you have a comfortable and unforgettable flying gorilla safari experience in Rushaga.
Plan your unforgettable Christmas holiday with Trek Africa Expeditions, your trusted and reliable local tour operator in Uganda. As a company owned and operated by Ugandans, we have a deep understanding of the region and are committed to providing sustainable and responsible tours that benefit local communities and the environment.
We offer a range of flying gorilla safari packages to Rushaga in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, tailored to suit your interests, preferences and budget. Our experienced and knowledgeable guides will take you on an adventure of a lifetime to see these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.
We have a strong relationship with Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), ensuring easy booking of gorilla permits for our clients. We also work with top-rated lodges and hotels in Rushaga to provide comfortable and memorable accommodations during your safari.
Our reputation speaks for itself, with high ratings on platforms like Trip Advisor and Safari Bookings. Trust Trek Africa Expeditions to make your Christmas holiday one to remember. Contact us today to start planning your flying gorilla safari to Rushaga.