ACCOMODATION IN RUSHAGA SECTOR
Accommodation in Rushaga Sector : Accommodation in Rushaga Sector : Rushaga sector is part of the four sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable National, the others being Ruhija, Buhoma, and Nkurigo. Bwindi Impenetrable is home to more than half the entire population of mountain gorillas in the entire world. A habitat for 5 gorilla families makes Rushaga the best sector for gorilla trekking. It is located in the Southern part of the national park. Below are the top notch accommodations in that sector.
Gorilla Hills eco-lodge.
With mountain views, Gorilla Hills Eco-lodge is located in Kisoro and has a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, bar, garden and terrace. Both WiFi and private parking are available at the bed and breakfast free of charge.
There is a private bathroom with shower in every unit, along with slippers, a hairdryer and free toiletries.
A continental breakfast is available daily at Gorilla Hills Eco-lodge.
There is a shared lounge at this property and guests can go cycling nearby.
Bwindi Guest House.
Featuring a shared lounge, Bwindi Guest House is set in Kanungu and also provides a garden and a terrace. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi. Free private parking is available and the guest house also provides bike hire for guests who want to explore the surrounding area.
Lake Muhele Gorilla Lodge.
Featuring a shared lounge, Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge is set in Kisoro, within 7 km of Lake Mutanda. A balcony with lake views is offered in every unit. A continental breakfast is available each morning at the lodge. A Small Crater is 11 km from Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge.
Bwindi Cultural Centre.
This spacious spot offers a wide range of facilities from exceptional accomodation, bar and lounge, conference centre, WiFi among others. All 13 rooms are spacious and impeccable service caps off this beautiful spot.
Rushaga Gorilla Lodge.
Located in Bugambira, near Rushaga Gorilla Tracking, Rushaga Gorilla Lodge provides free WiFi, and guests can enjoy a garden and a terrace. Free private parking is available on site.A terrace with garden views is offered in every room. Bwindi community Hospital is 16 km from Rushaga Gorilla Lodge. Guests love the excellent location.
Rushaga Gorilla families.
Bwindi’s Rushaga region is located in the southern region of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This section of Bwindi was established in 2009 for Gorilla trekking and is known to have the largest number of habituated mountain gorilla families or groups.
In Rushaga there are five mountain Gorilla families namely Nshongi, Kahungye, Mishaya, Busingye and Bweza. There are 40 individuals in this region and it is the most focused gorilla trekking site for tourists who want to track mountain gorilla at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
The Rushaga region is one of the most selected Bwindi tourist destination simply because it is a short distance from Kigali Airport to the region for trackers who choose to fly to Rwanda because of the tedious journey from Entebbe Airport to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Another notable factor is that, the Rushaga region is the best place for gorilla habituation for trackers who want to spend more time with the Gorillas. Rushaga is the leading destination for Gorilla tracking at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Gorilla habituation at Bwindi is 1,500 USD ( 4 hours) while gorilla trekking is 600 USD (1 hour) with the Mountain Gorillas.
The specific groups of mountain Gorilla families include the following.
Kahungye Family. This family was introduced in 2011. Their most entertaining trait is the immense energy exhibited with climbing and all acrobatic antics making them a Gorilla tracker’s dream to hike with. They are quite entertaining.
Bwesa Family. This is a recently entailed group cleaved from the much larger Nshongyi family.
Nshongyi family. This for so long was one of the largest groups of the mountain Gorillas. It has a large silver background among the group and thus is a true Gorilla tracker’s dream.
Other groups include, Mishaya group and Busingye group. Within the Rushaga area.