For those seeking the pinnacle of a Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda, the allure of encountering mountain gorillas stands as the ultimate highlight. Nestled in the eastern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the Ruhija sector beckons with its captivating charm. Home to four distinct Gorilla families, this sector promises a remarkable journey into the heart of the wild.
In alignment with the practices in other Gorilla sectors and countries inhabited by these majestic creatures, the Ruhija sector enforces a strict rule: each Mountain Gorilla family is only approached by a group of eight individuals. This approach ensures a sustainable and respectful interaction with these endangered beings.
As you prepare for the adventure, the choice of the region for your Mountain Gorilla trek comes into play. The Ruhija sector welcomes you to select the setting that resonates most with you. Permit availability in the region for your chosen dates influences this decision, highlighting the importance of planning ahead.
Understanding the logistics of Gorilla trekking is key. Gorilla permits, a gateway to these extraordinary encounters, hold a price tag of USD700 for non-foreign residents, USD500 for foreign residents, and 250,000 for East African residents. As you embark on your trek, potters are available for assistance at an additional cost. Equipped with a packed lunch from your lodge, the unpredictable duration of the trek—ranging from 30 minutes to a substantial portion of the day—requires both preparedness and physical fitness.
Beyond the awe-inspiring Gorilla encounters, the Ruhija sector offers a realm of captivating encounters:
As your day unfolds, Ruhija embraces you with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The region offers a range of lodges, including Gorilla Mist Camp, Bakiga Lodge, Trekkers Tavern Lodges, and Agandi Lodges. With the backdrop of wildlife and the symphony of birds, Ruhija’s comfortable, affordable accommodations provide respite after your adventures.
Ruhija Sector is a sanctuary where nature and wildlife converge. Here, the endangered Mountain Gorillas thrive in their natural habitat. A journey to Ruhija is an opportunity to stand face-to-face with these remarkable creatures, contributing to their conservation while immersing yourself in an unforgettable experience.