Rwigi gorilla family is in Rushaga region in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Rwigi gorilla group is led by Rwigi, which is the dominant silverback in the family. Latest from Uganda Wildlife Authority, Rwigi gorilla group has six members and is likely to multiply to more members soon. Rwigi is a breakaway group from Kahungye gorilla family in the same region.
Trekking Rwigi gorillas in Rushaga region of Bwindi
It is possible to trek Rwigi habituated mountain gorillas in Rushaga region of Bwindi impenetrable national park. The process of trekking such selected gorilla families requires you to book gorilla permits for those regions. For those interested in trekking Rwigi gorillas, you need to book gorilla permits for Rushaga region and on the day of gorilla trekking; you need to request park authorities to allocate you to Rwigi. This is because gorilla family allocation takes place on the day of trekking where anyone can request for a gorilla family of his/her choice.
Booking Rwigi gorilla permits in Rushaga Region
Rwigi gorilla permits can be booked at Uganda Wildlife Authority park headquarters in Kampala. By booking Rushaga gorilla permits, you will indirectly or likely to trek Rwigi as long as you request for it on the day of trekking. If you contact Encounter Africa safaris, we will check availability of gorilla permits in the southern part of Bwindi, reserve and book them on your behalf. We usually book gorilla permits for all clients that book all-inclusive gorilla safaris with us.
How to get to Rushaga to visit Rwigi gorilla family
Those interested in trekking Rwigi gorillas will have to travel to Rushaga region in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It’s about 9-10 hours drive from Entebbe International Airport to Rushaga. It is also a 4-5 hours drive from Kigali International Airport to Rushaga. Because of this, Encounter Africa Safaris now operates Rushaga gorilla safaris from Kigali to reduce on the drive time to this area.
Where to stay in Rushaga Region of Bwindi National Park.
Encounter Africa safaris works closely with some of the best lodges in Rushaga Region of Bwindi impenetrable National Park. If you book Rushaga gorilla permits in the hope that you will visit Rwigi gorilla family, you can stay at Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge, Rushaga Camp and Gorilla Safari Lodge. Most of the mentioned lodges in Rushaga have private bathrooms, meals are on a full board basis and have WIFI in public areas.
You can book our 2 Day Rushaga gorilla safari from Kigali, 3 Day Rushaga gorilla tour from Entebbe or Kigali or combine Rushaga gorilla safaris with chimp trekking in Kibale National Park or game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park. For more details about Rushaga gorilla tours, contact Encounter Africa safaris.
Why book your Rwigi gorilla family permits with Encounter Africa
Encounter Africa is one of the leading tour operators for Uganda and Rwanda and is 100% owned by Ugandans selling an experience they understand. Encounter Africa safaris employs an efficient, professional and motivated team of safari designers and field guides who will work on your safari by providing information that you can rely on. Encounter Africa safaris is highly reviewed and recommended on Trip Advisor and Safari bookings.