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Rushaga region is one of the areas where Uganda Wildlife Authority and researchers have habituated gorilla groups for trekking and habituation experience. In this article we will explore rushaga gorilla groups in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Rushaga region is located in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park but in Kisoro Distict. It is the southern part of Bwindi Forest where one can trek gorillas or participate in gorilla habituated experience.

Rushaga Gorilla groups

This part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park boosts the highest number of habituated gorilla groups compared to others that have an average of one to three families. Rushaga gorilla groups include Nshongi family, Mishaya family, Kahungye, Busingye, Bweza and then two other gorilla habituation experience families of Bikingi and …………….. It is in Rushaga that permits never run out of stock because of the fact that there so many gorilla families hence many gorilla permits sold to trek in this region per day. There so many reasons to explain why this region has many gorilla families but none of the them can truly explain this. Others say that some groups had many members and silverbacks and as such, they kept on separating due to internal wrangles. Others argue that this area has so many hills and each hill tend to be occupies by a gorilla family. Whatever the reason, Encounter Africa safaris can book you a gorilla tour to Rushaga gorilla groups at affordable rates if contacted. We book gorilla permits, flights and lodges to Rushaga side of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for all our clients that contact us.

From Kampala, you drive about 8-9 hours through Mbarara, Kabale and then to Rushaga. From Kigali, it is about 5 hours drive through Ruhengeri, Chanika boarders, to Kisoro and then to Rushaga. You can choose to fly from Entebbe Airport to Kisoro Airstrip as there daily morning scheduled flight to this part of the country. Contact Encounter Africa Safaris for more information on how to book a gorilla tour to trek Rushaga gorilla groups

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