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1 Day Gorilla Trekking Rushaga Tour – Short Rushaga Gorilla Safari

Overview of 1 day Gorilla Trekking Rushaga Tour

The 1 day Gorilla Trekking Rushaga Tour to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP) is a short Uganda gorilla trip. This is an incredible Uganda tour package crafted for you to explore more about mountain gorillas in their natural habitat while on Gorilla Trekking in Rushaga sector-the southern region of Bwindi Impenetrable national park.

Rushaga is an amazing gorilla trekking sector with 9 habituated gorilla groups including Rwigi, Mishaya, Bweza, Nshongi, Busingye, Kahungye, Bikingi, Mucunguzi and Kutu. You will have a chance to track one of these gorilla groups on your 1 day Gorilla Trekking Rushaga tour. Rushaga is undoubtedly one of the best 4 regions in Bwindi where gorilla trekking experiences commence after briefing and the other 3 include Buhoma, Ruhija and Nkuringo.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park occupies the 331sq.kms of land area in the southwestern districts of Uganda especially Kabale, Kisoro, Rukungiri and Kanungu districts. The park was founded in 1991 and today, over 120 mammal species call it a home and these include half of the world’s mountain gorilla population. On this 1 day Gorilla Trekking Rushaga Tour, you trip begins and ends in Kigali.

1 Day Gorilla Trekking Rushaga Tour

Detailed itinerary of your 1 day Gorilla Trekking Rushaga Tour

Day 1: Kigali-Rushaga in Bwindi for Gorilla Trekking experience & return

Pick up by your experienced guide after a hefty breakfast back in your hotel in Kigali or have it packed and in your rental car. Crossover to Uganda specifically to Rushaga via Katuna/Chanika border-driving for 3-4hrs. Or connect from Kabale or Kisoro town to Rushaga sector of Bwindi for briefing on gorilla trekking rules. Your Rushaga gorilla adventure will take 2-6 hours, less or more and therefore, carry some packed lunch and water.

You and the park guide shall begin walking back after you have had 1 hour of face to face encounter and photo taking. Get your certificate of successful gorilla trek in Bwindi and later meet your guide for transfer to Kigali-marking the end of the 1 day Gorilla Trekking Rushaga Tour.

End of your 1 day Gorilla Trekking Rushaga Tour

What is included in this 1 Day Gorilla Trekking Rushaga Tour

Valid gorilla permit for Rushaga
Transport in 4×4 rental car in Uganda for 1 day and service of an English speaking guide
Bottled drinking water
Entrance fees to Bwindi N/Park

What is excluded in this one Day gorilla tour to Rushaga Sector

The insurance costs
Accommodation costs outside your Rushaga gorilla tour
Airfare tickets

Frequently Asked Safaris Questions (Rushaga Gorilla Safari Guide)

What is the best time to book a short gorilla safari (one day) to Rushaga Sector?

The best time to book a short gorilla safari to Rushaga sector is during the two dry seasons in the year. This is during the months of June to September and December to February. This is because access to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park where Rushaga Sector is found is easy unlike in wet seasons when the roads are muddy and slippery. Also gorilla trekking in Rushaga sector is easy in dry seasons as gorillas come out to play in the sun making it easy to view them. However, with Rushaga Uganda, you can book a short gorilla tracking tour anytime of the year and we guarantee a successful adventure with the primates.

Is it safe to go gorilla trekking in Rushaga sector Uganda after COVID-19 pandemic?

As of August 2021, Uganda is safe to visit after the world COVID-19 Pandemic. We can now reliably inform all tourists that its safe to travel and enjoy gorilla trekking in Rushaga sector after the pandemic. We assure you 100% chances of seeing the gorillas in the thick forest of Bwindi Impenetrable national Park in Rushaga.

How much does a short 1 day gorilla tour to Rushaga Sector Uganda cost

The cost of a gorilla trekking tour to Rushaga Sector depends on the type of accommodation a tourist intends to use, the number of days he/she to spend in Rushaga and the number of people on safari. For estimations,one should plan about $1200 to trek gorillas in Rushaga.

How much does a gorilla permit for Rushaga gorilla trekking cost?

A gorilla trekking permit for Rushaga sector costs $700 per person. This is a uniform cost for gorilla permits in Uganda. Read more about gorilla permits for Rushaga.

How can I obtain a gorilla trekking permit for Rushaga sector?

If you want to obtain a gorilla permit for Rushaga then all you need is contact us and we book it on your behalf. Another alternative is by contacting Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and book the permit directly.

How long does 1 day gorilla trekking in Rushaga take?

Gorilla trekking in Rushaga takes 1-8hours. The time spent on a gorilla trekking adventure in Bwindi (Rushaga sector) depends on the gorilla family trekked.

At what time does gorilla trekking in Rushaga Sector start?

Mountain gorilla trekking in Rushaga sector starts early in the morning at 7:00AM with a briefing at the park head quarters. Therefore, tourists are advised to wake up early on the day of gorilla tracking and ensure that they are on the tracking starting point on time.

What are the gorilla groups in Rushaga Sector Uganda?

Rushaga Sector has got 8 well habituated gorilla groups and these are; Busingye gorilla group, Nshongi gorilla group, Bweza gorilla group, Mishaya gorilla family, Kahungye gorilla group, Mucunguzi gorilla group, Bwigi gorilla family, and Bikyingi gorilla group.

What to carry on a 1 day gorilla trekking Rushaga tour?

Do you want to book a gorilla safari to Rushaga? Some of the things to carry include; long-sleeved shirt, long-sleeved trouser, a hat, camera, rain jacket, pair of glasses, gloves, water bottle and hiking boots.

Where to stay on this 1 Day gorilla trekking safari to Rushaga?

Since its a short one day gorilla trip to Rushaga, there is no need for accommodation. This is because a tourist arrives at the park, track the gorillas and leaves the park. However, for 2 days gorilla tours and more, there are many accommodation options in the area categorized into budget, mid-range and luxury lodges.

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