The Rushaga sector is located in the southern side of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Rushaga lies at an altitude of 1880m. The sector boasts of the highest number of gorilla family.

Rushaga region is just within the southern side of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, southwestern Uganda, 8-10 hours’ drive from Entebbe or Kampala and 3-4 hours by road from Kigali.  Compared to the rest of 3 gorilla regions, Rushaga has the largest number of habituated families. About 9 gorilla families are available for trekking in this region alone and they include Bikingi, Bweza, Mishaya, Busingye, Kahungye, Nshongi, Rwingi, Kutu, Mucunguzi. They translate to about 72 gorilla permits which are available for booking in this region alone and each gorilla permit costs $600 although this price is due to change by 1st July, 2020 to $700. It is also an exceptional region the fact that Kutu gorilla family is where gorilla habituation is conducted.

These include; Mishaya, Nshongi, Kahungye, and Busingye. It lies between Kabale and Nkuringo coming from either Ruhija or Kampala.

Where to Stay

The accommodation choices in and around Rushaga area include Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge, Nshongi Gorilla Camp, Rushaga Gorilla Camp, Gorilla Safari Lodge, Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Bwindi Jungle Lodge, Mutanda Lodge and others.

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