This year has been a good one for all those interested in gorilla trekking as we do have new gorilla families in Bwindi Impenetrable national Park in Uganda. There has been very many dynamics in the original gorilla familes where we had some old gorilla families separating to form new gorilla groups while others have been habituated, tested and are ready for gorilla trekking.
List of new gorilla families in Bwindi
The latest habituated gorilla family is Bushaho located in Nkuringo side of Bwindi Impenetrable national Park. This group together with Bikingi in Rushaga were reserved for gorilla habituation experience but news from the ground indicate that the habituation of Bushaho gorilla family has been completed and it is open for gorilla trekking. This therefore means that Nkuringo side of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has two gorilla families that can be trekked on this side of the forest. This also implies that with the emergence of new gorilla families in Bwindi, gorilla habituation experience will be conducted only in Rushaga by visiting Bikingi Gorilla family.
New gorilla familes in Ruhija
Other new gorilla families in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park include Rukara and Mukinga gorilla families located in Rushija side of the forest. Ruhija is located in the eastern side of Bwindi forest. The breakup of Kyaguriro has resulted into the above named gorilla families and Kyaguriro is no more. Kyaguriro gorilla group used to be for research purposes but later was opened for gorilla tracking. Wrangles between families members later resulted in the separating into two groups of Rukara as well as Mukinga that can now be trekked by tourists. This means that Nshongi and Kyaguriro are no more and should be written off in the history of mountain gorilla groups.
With the creation of new gorilla families in Bwindi, it means increase in the number of gorilla permits sold by Uganda Wildlife Authority hence making Uganda one of the best countries to track the rare mountain gorillas in the whole world. Contact Encounter Africa Safaris for more and detailed information on new gorilla families in Bwindi as well as all you need to know about gorilla tours and safaris