Mountain gorilla tracking is one of the most attractive safari activities that should not miss on your travel itinerary to Uganda given the fact that these gentle Apes are human friendly and have been harness for human interaction and with high chances of meeting them in their natural habitat. At safari vacations & travel services, we plan flying safari to Ruhija Mountain gorillas to clients who feel would wish to get quicker to different gorilla trekking points and any other part of the country for any intended tour adventure.
Ruhija sector is found in the eastern part of Bwindi impenetrable forest which host quiet a number of visitors per day to enjoy mountain gorilla tracking and other different activities in the sector like Batwa experience, bird watching, among others.
Plan your luxury safari with a trusted tour operator like safari vacations & travel services who are highly reviewed, booking for this safari entirely requires you to send us an inquiry where we base on to develop for you a travel plan and thereafter send you a detailed itinerary (quote) which negotiable cost for the plan and once everything is agreed upon we ensure that all bookings for the safari are well accomplished. Flying Safari to Ruhija sector is also available via charter and scheduled flights from Kajjansi and Entebbe International Airport and operators of these routes include Aero Link Uganda and Fly Uganda among others. This however needs to be booked in advance given the fact the routing is mostly determined by the number of travelers.
Currently there 4 habituated gorilla groups namely BItukura with 13 family members, Kyaguliro A and B with 20 family members and Oruzogo with 17 family members. All these are open to visitors all year round for a close encounter on a distance of 7meters once you’ve met them on the trek and as well spend with them one hour if you’re on a gorilla trekking permit or more than an hour if you’re undertaking habituation exercise.
The best time to visit Ruhija for mountain gorillas is mostly during the dry months of January, February and June to September given the fact that there are fewer rains during these months, the roads are more comfortable to navigate, and you’re sure your itinerary will not be interrupted by a downpour. You should also note that during this time, everyone else will be thinking of traveling to see mountain gorillas, which makes permits very scarce, accommodation is expensive, and privacy hard to secure implying that you should make your reservations earlier enough for convenience. However given the fact that the activity is done in an area which is mountainous the downpour can be minimum evidenced any time which implies that you should travel with the right gear on your tracking date.
However the wet seasons from September to November and March to May usually pull in fewer crowds, accommodation is cheaper and it’s easier to process a gorilla trekking permit. But choosing gorilla trekking during the wet season would mean you endure the unfriendly experience of torrential rains, impassable roads, and difficult photography. Some travelers choose the wet season for the experience and price tag on safaris.
There plenty of accommodation sites which have been set up in this vicinity with standard amenities ranging from Budget, mid-range and luxury facilities all with welcoming and holistic staff ready to serve visitors at any time of the day. A great array of services are offered including warm water due to the cold environment in the region, Wi-Fi internet, local and international dishes, traditional dance among others all with aim of providing a comfortable stay in the area. Some of these lodges include; Bakiga lodge, Ruhija Gorilla Resort, Ruhija Safari lodge Gorilla mist camp and as well other several accommodation centers outside but close to the park.
Why book with Safari Vacations and Travel services your Flying safari to Ruhija mountain gorillas
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