- August 6, 2021
- Posted by: administrator
- Categories: Blog, Uganda Gorilla Safaris
ACCOMMODATION IN RUHIJA SECTOR
Ruhija sector is among the four gorilla sectors of Bwindi impenetrable national park. This sector is located on the eastern side of the Bwindi forest, and the nearest sector to Kampala the capital of Uganda. The Ruhija sector is well established with various accommodation facilities, that visitors can use for their over stay while at Bwindi impenetrable national park.
Ruhija sector makes part of the world’s population of the mountain gorillas, located in its forests. Trekking the mountain gorillas in this sector offers a life time experience like no other.
The sector is home to three habituated gorilla families that include; Oruzogo gorilla group, Bitukura gorilla group and Kyagugiro gorilla group. A maximum of 8 individuals are allowed to trek per gorilla family in a day, with a maximum of only one hour interaction. Currently gorilla trekking in the Bwindi sectors requires the observation on the Standard operation procedures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Wearing of masks, social distancing while trekking the mountain gorillas, hand washing and sanitizing are highly recommended before, during and after gorilla trekking in Ruhija sector.
With the long travel distance to reach Ruhija sector from Kampala, this makes it necessary for the need of a sleep over near or inside the gorilla sector.
Many accommodation facilities have been constructed to carter for the tourists that intend to sleep at the Ruhija sector. Accommodation such as hotels, lodges, camp sites, resorts all have been catered for the tourists.
Depending on the income and interest of the visitors of Ruhija, the can choose from budget accommodation, midrange accommodation to luxury accommodation.
Gift of nature lodge
This is one of the budget options located near Ruhija sector. Gift of nature lodge is a simple traditional styled lodge. It has 17 room spaces well equipped with the necessary amenities for the visitors that opt for the lodge. The rooms are well arranged for single beds, double beds and family rooms.
While at Gift of nature lodge activities that can be enjoyed include; gorilla trekking, bird watching, Nyabiha community walk, Kitaba community bicycle tour, Ekoome cultural and information camp fire.
Ruhija community rest camp
The eco structured Ruhija community rest camp is nest in the ever green forest of Bwindi impenetrable national park.
The rooms at the rest camp are arranged with family cabins, tents, single cottages, twin cabins and shared rooms. All these rooms are installed with great amenities that include; private bathrooms, hot showers and bathrooms.
The meals at the lodge are exquisite, well served from the restaurants.
Broad bill forest camp
This is a midrange option located on the edges of Ruhija sector of Bwindi impenetrable national park. This camp site if suitable for bird lovers as, it is a home to a number of Albertine rift Endemic bird species. The African green broadbill where the camp got its name is one of the numerous birds visitors can look out for.
Broad bill forest camp has six well-furnished tents, nested on the edges of the forest. The facility has a fire place, dining room and a bar.
Stuff at broad bill camp are well trained and professional in delivering their services, making as stay at Broad bill forest camp home away from home.
This lodge id located just a few meters from the gorilla trekking point. It is an eco-friendly lodge giving off beautiful view of Bwindi impenetrable national park.
Bakiga lodge composes of 10 spacious cabins with en suite bathrooms. All the cabins have private balconies facing the magnificent Bwindi forest.
Activities while at the lodge include; gorilla trekking, bird watching , guided nature walks, forest hikes, dance performances by the locals, community visit of the local villages, crafting and many more.
Ruhija gorilla friend resort camp
It was started up early in 2008, as an initiative to help improve the locals’ income, through gorilla tourism by providing quality accommodation to the tourists that visit the area.
The resort camp has four safari tents, each tent with two twin beds, a bar, hot showers, camping grounds, dining hall and self-contained rooms.
Breakfast at Ruhija gorilla friend camp is provided free for people in the contained rooms, safari tents and twin beds. Other meals at the lodge are obtained from the restaurants.