Rushaga sector is one of the four regions of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The Bwindi forest is home to half of the world’s remaining population of mountain gorillas and the Rushaga sector is home to part of them.
Rushaga sector has several gorilla families or groups that have been habituated or made accustomed to the presence of human beings and therefore very safe for trekking. Here is what you can know about the Rushaga sector of Bwindi.
Rushaga gorilla family has almost the highest number of gorilla families and these are Nshonji, Mishaya, Bweza, Kahunjye, Businjye, Rwiji, Muchunguzi, and Bikyinji Gorilla groups.
How many gorilla permits are in the Rushaga sector?
Each habituated gorilla family is visited by a maximum of 8 people each day. Therefore in the Rushaga sector, 40 gorilla permits can be sold out to trekkers each day. A maximum total of 8 persons is set in order to regulate how many people go into the forest. Since this is a natural habitat, mismanagement may lead to habitat loss and therefore loss of the home to the mountain gorillas.
How do I book a gorilla permit for the Rushaga sector of Bwindi?
To book for a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda permit to the Rushaga sector, ensure to plan your trip early and reach out to a trusted gorilla tour operator to ensure your booking. The booking is done with the Uganda Wildlife Authority as they control and manage the National Park. Ensure to book at least 3 months in advance of your trip.
All the gorilla families in the Rushaga sector and those within Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are available for Uganda gorilla safaris and can be booked for treks all year round.