ruhija sector of bwindi impenetrable forest national park
Ruhija sector is one of the sectors of Bwindi forest impenetrable national park located in southwestern Uganda home to almost half of the total world remaining endangered mountain gorilla population, Ruhija sector is in the eastern section of Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park and co-exists alongside other sectors such as Nkuringo sector in the south, Rushaga sector in the south and Buhoma sector in the north that harbors the habituated giant apes families in Bwindi forest.
Ruhija sector is characterized by low temperatures and cold weather that results from the dense thick forest and hills from the Virunga ranges that dominate the park. Travelers that may wish to trek in the Ruhija sector may experience extreme coldness in the night or the morning hours while during the daytime the temperatures are cool.
Why trek in the Ruhija sector?
Ruhija region just like any other sector it's endowed with a uniqueness that is attracted to a number of tourists who preferably wish to trek in this sector despite other sectors in Bwindi forest such as Nkringo, Buhoma, and Rushaga where mountain gorilla families are habituated as well.
Ruhija is home to approximately three mountain gorilla families being habituated that is open to the market to all travelers to enjoy mountain gorilla trekking experience all year round, Ruhija mountain gorilla families such as Bitukura mountain gorilla family, Oruzogo mountain gorilla family, and Nyaguriro mountain gorilla family. The Uganda wildlife Authority issue out about 24 mountain gorilla trekking permits per day for the Ruhija sector that is to say a maximum of 8 people is accepted per mountain gorilla family just like in other sectors.