RUSHAGA GORILLA TREKKING SECTOR
Rushaga gorilla sector is one of the interesting gorilla trekking sector of Bwindi impenetrable national park situated in the southern section of the park in Kisoro district, Rushaga gorilla trekking sector is in the same region as Nkuringo gorilla trekking sector. Rushaga gorilla trekking sector is accessed through Kisoro district and lies between Nkuringo and kabale, the sector is dominated by forested hills which are host mountain gorillas.
Rushaga gorilla trekking sector is a great mountain gorilla trekking sector habiting 5 habituated mountain gorilla families that is Nshongi, Mishaya, Busingye, Kahungye and Bweza. While trekking in Rushaga gorilla trekking sector you do not only encounter mountain gorillas but also enjoy scenic views of Virunga volcanoes such as mgahinga, muhavura, sabyinyo, karisimbi, bisoke and many more.
Rushaga gorilla trekking sector is a unique amazing gorilla trekking sector in Bwindi impenetrable national park, the sector is the only sector in the park and Uganda gorilla habituation experience takes place. Gorilla habituation experience involves participating in training the gorillas with a help of the trainees and interacting with the gorillas for only four hours, when compared to mountain gorilla trekking experience it offers a tourist more time to be with the gorillas. Currently Rushaga gorilla trekking sector has only two gorilla families where habitation experience is done that is Bushaho and Bikyingi mountain gorilla family.
Mountain gorilla families trekked in Rushaga
Rushaga gorilla trekking sector of Bwindi impenetrable national park consists of 5 habituated mountain gorilla families, these families are open for trekking by visitors of the park and according to the reviews from trekkers Rushaga sector has some of the most interesting gorilla families fun to trek in Bwindi impenetrable national park. Mountain gorilla families in Rushaga sector include
Mishaya gorilla group
Mishaya gorilla group is a group of 10 habituated mountain gorilla groups, this family is original part of Nshongi gorilla family which broke away under the leadership of Mishaya silverback. Up to now Mishaya is silver the leader of the group who is famous for his fighting tactics.
Kahungye gorilla group
Kahungye gorilla group is relatively a big gorilla group with 13 mountain gorilla individuals under the leadership of silverback Rumansi, kahungye gorilla group initially composed of 27 family members with 3 silverbacks until some members split from the group to form a new group called Busingye gorilla group.
Busingye gorilla group
Busingye gorilla group is a group of 9 mountain gorilla individuals with one silverback, three infants, two adults and many young ones, this gorilla group is a split family from kahungye gorilla group. Currently the group is under the leadership of a silverback Busingye, silverback Busingye is an ambitious silverback famous for his legendary fights. The group’s name is a local word meaning peace, this explains the peace prevailing in the group.
Bweza gorilla group
Bweza gorilla group is the most exciting mountain gorilla group in Rushaga gorilla trekking sector of Bwindi impenetrable national park, the group consists of 12 mountain gorilla gorillas including 2 Silverbacks, 4 black backs, 3 adult females, 1 sub-adult and two infants.
Nshongi gorilla group
Nshongi gorilla group is currently listed among the largest habituated families of mountain gorillas in the whole of Bwindi impenetrable national park, the group consists of 25 mountain gorilla members that is one silver back Nshongi the leader of the group, 2 sub silverbacks, 3 black backs, 6 adult females, 6 juveniles and 3 infants. Nshongi gorilla group is an extraordinary group to be ruled by a silver back who is not the oldest but there is peace in the group, initially the group was made up of 35 members but 10 10 members lead by Mishaya split from the group leaving it with only 25 members. Nshongi family members include Nshongi a dominant silverback, Kakono the 2nd silverback, Bweza a blackback, Matama a blackback, Busasa a blackback, Bwire a blackback, Munnywa a blackback, Kutu a blackback, Tinfayo a blackback, Munini an adult female, Shida an adult female, Bukojo an adult female, Nyampundu an adult female, Bwiruka an adult female, Tindatine a juvenile, Mahoro a juvenile, Mureba a juvenile, Rurehuka a juvenile, Mucunguzi a juvenile, Kazani an infant, Katoono an infant, Mukiza an infant, Ninsiima an infant, Bwiruka baby an infant and Rotary an infant
Reasons to why you should trek Rushaga mountain gorilla trekking sector
Bwindi impenetrable national park consists of many gorilla trekking sectors, the following reasons are the attributes to why you should chose to do your mountain gorilla trekking in Rushaga gorilla trekking sector.
- Doing mountain gorilla trekking in Rushaga sector gives you an opportunity to enjoy views of volcanic mountains such as gahinga, muhabura, sabyinyo and Lake Bunyonyi the deepest Crater Lake in Africa.
- When driving to Rushaga gorilla trekking sector you encounter views of the green topped hills of Kisoro district.
- Rushaga gorilla trekking sector hosts many mountain gorilla families which are interesting to encounter while on mountain gorilla trekking safari.
- Rushaga gorilla trekking sector has a variety of accommodation facilities you can chose from while on a safari.
Where to stay while on mountain gorilla trekking safari in Rushaga sector
As already accommodation in Bwindi impenetrable national park is got according to the sector you are to trek, while trekking in Rushaga gorilla trekking sector accommodation is got from Kisoro Town-Kisoro Travellers Rest Inn, Nkuringo Safari Lodge, Nkuringo Gorilla Camp, Clouds Gorilla Lodge, Rushaga gorilla camp, Ichumbi gorilla lodge, Rushaga gorilla camp and many more.