Rushaga Sector

Rushaga Sector | Region of Bwindi

Rushaga region is found in the southern sector of Bwindi the impenetrable National park,the park known in the history of Tourism for protecting the endangered species of animals the ‘mountain Gorillas’. It is one of the 4 sectors of bwindi impenetrable national park. The park is a heritage to the popular mountain Gorillas left in the wild ,these wild apes inhabiting this park are recorded to be 400 in number and the Rushaga sector is one of the region with the biggest number of Gorilla families ‘five in total’.

The region protects the Nshongi, Busingye, Kungye, Bweza, Mishaya families. In this article you have an advantage to learn about Rushaga sector and why you must trekk in this sector compared to other sectors of Bwindi.


When your travelling to Rushaga you have an opportunity to view the volcanoes mountains at a far distance but with the best views including the Virunga,Gahinga and Muhavura its such a beautiful scenery to view,one has a chance to view ‘Lake Bunyonyi’ the deepest crate lake in Africa.

While driving to this region you will be thrilled with an amazing experience of the topography made,the hills, valleys will amaze you, besides you will get to enjoy the beauty of Kisoro district best known as the Switzerland of Uganda.

With the variety of habituated Gorilla families in this sector its very easy to book your permit in advance since a number of 40 permits is sold everyday and 8 people are allowed to trekk each Gorillla family although four people are grouped to carry our habituation in this region and its the only sector with two habituation Gorilla families.

Your advised to ask for the Gorilla family of your interest before a permit is issued out to you and depending on your physical fitness since the families are located in different areas of the region ‘the rangers have knowledge of where each family is located and for those who want to trek more you can be able to trek more than one this region.

Rushaga region has different lodges and all the lodges are owned by the local community members in this region unlike other regions the lodges are owned by foreign investors. When you trek in Rushaga and spend a night in one of the lodges including Rushaga Gorilla camp, Gorilla safari lodge, Rushaga gorilla havens lodge, Nshongi Gorilla camp among others.

This will give you a chance to be part of the developing sector and community in this region. This sector boosts a number of activities compared to other sector including the Gorilla habituation where the Tourists are able to spend 4 hours in the wild training the Gorillas to live close to with us and have unforgettable experience with the mountain Gorillas in this region.

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