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There several reasons why you should trek gorillas in Rushaga region of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and in this article, we will train to explain the advantages of this region compared to others. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a world heritage site is popularly known for mountain gorilla trekking which is conducted in four trail heads of Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo and Rushaga. While Rushaga region boosts of over five gorilla families more than any other region of Bwindi Impenetrable National park, it gets few guest compared to others. Below are clear reasons why you should trek gorillas in rushaga region.

Why you should trek gorillas in rushaga region

Rushaga region of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has more gorilla family options than any region in this forest. There five habituated gorilla families that include Nshongyi, Mishaya, Kahungye, Busingye and Bweza. With such a variety of gorilla families in one region, it is very easily to get gorilla permits in this region, ask for the best gorilla family depending on your interests such as your physical fitness among others. For those wishing to trek more that once, you have all it takes to change from one gorilla family to another. This should therefore give you all the reasons why you should trek gorillas in Rushaga region.

Most lodges in Rushaga are owned and run by the local communities in this region. When you trek in Rushaga and spend a night in one of the Lodges such as Gorilla safari Lodge, Nshongi Camp, Kisoro traveller’s in among others, you will be directly injecting your money to the locals who will then invest in other development projects. This is not the case with other regions like Buhoma where most better lodges are owned by foreign investors.

Another region why you should trek gorillas in Rushaga is spectacular scenic views. While driving to this region of Bwindi Impenetrable National park, you will be surprised by who the topography is made. Hills and valleys will amaze you and besides that, you get to enjoy viewing the virunga volcanoes in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic republic of Congo all in a chain.

The last and most unique reason why you should trek gorillas in Rushaga is that it is the only part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where tourists can participate in gorilla habituation experience. With this, you get to spend more hours with the gorillas and researchers compared to gorilla trekking that is only for one hour. For more information about this activity, kindly contact us and we will provide you with the relevant information

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