When it comes to gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable national park, some questions arise at to which region to choose for gorilla trekking. In this article, we will discuss gorilla groups in Ruhija region of Bwindi Impenetrable national park. Its good to know the number of gorilla families, composition of each gorilla group and its location so that when choosing a gorilla family in Ruhija, you do it from an informed point of view. It should be noted that at one time, one could choose a gorilla family to track by buying a gorilla permit for that particular gorilla group. This has since changed and gorilla permits are sold in respect to regions and allocation of gorilla families is done on ground depending on interest and physical fitness of clients. We take a look at the families in Ruhija so that when time comes for allocation, you can at least select a family that suites your interest.
There three gorilla groups in Ruhija that are habituated for gorilla trekking. These are Bitukura, Oruzogo and Kyaguriro which used to be reserved for research but nowadays have been opened up for trekking. Ruhija region of Bwindi Impenetrable national park which is located in the eastern part of the forest is the second most preferred region after Buhoma due to the fact that with Ruhija, one can choose to stay in Ruhija or Buhoma or Kabale and manage to make it to the starting point of gorilla trekking. The road connecting Buhoma to Ruhija has been in a sorry state most especially during rainy season and as such it should be avoided. Those insisting on staying in Buhoma and are looking at tracking gorillas in Ruhija should ensure that they have 4 x 4 vehicles to cater for any eventualities. The advantage with Ruhija gorilla families much is this is not confirmed is that those who trek them tend to return earlier as compared to other region but of course there is no guarantee on this. For more information on Gorilla gorilla groups in Ruhija and gorilla tours to this regions, do contact us and we will advise accordingly
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