Gorilla Groups

What gorilla groups can I see in Uganda?

You can visit one of 3 habituated families in Buhoma, in the popular Northern Sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - Mubare, Habinyanja and Rushagura. A 2-hour drive away from this in the more remote Ruhija area of Bwindi, one can trek 3 other families, Oruzogo, Kyaguriro and Bitukura. In the wildest part of Bwindi, in the Southern Sector one can trek the Nkuringo. There are eight permits available daily for each group at a cost of U$600 per permit, per person.

Group NameMembersSilverbacksNotes
Mubare x7 x1Named after the Mubare hills, where it was first spotted. Oldest habituated group in Uganda
Habinyanja x15 x2Habinyanja means ‘body of water’.
Oruzogo x16 x1Named after the local name of a common plant in their home range.
Bitukura x12 x4named after the Bitukura River.
Rushegura x19 x1named after the place where the separation of this group from the larger family of Habinyanja took place in February 2002
Nkuringo x19 x2named after the Nkuringo hill where the group was first spotted
Nshongi x25 x4Agasha means 'the news'.
Kahungye x27 x3Named after the Kahungye hill
Mishaya x12 x1Mishaya means 'lucky one'.

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