Within the heart of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the Mubare gorilla family holds a distinct honor as the first and oldest gorilla group to be habituated. A momentous event in 1993 marked the beginning of gorilla tourism in Bwindi, and the group was fittingly named after the iconic Mubare Hills, the very terrain where the dedicated team of trackers initially encountered them. Originally comprising 12 members under the leadership of Ruhondeza, the group’s fortunes have seen fluctuations over the years, reduced to a mere five members due to raids and misfortunes. However, with the ascent of a new leader, silverback Kanyonyi, following Ruhondeza’s passing at an impressive 50 years old, the group has been on a trajectory of resurgence, now thriving with a total of 9 members.
Dreaming of an intimate encounter with the Mubare gorilla family all to yourself? Trek Africa Tours is your key to unlocking this unique opportunity. Imagine a trek that grants you private access to observe the mountain gorilla members of this family, uninterrupted by any other travelers. This exclusivity can be yours by reserving all permits for a given day’s trek, thereby ensuring no other tourists join you. To achieve this, you have the option to make full prepayment of 100% for all the required permits. Valued at USD700 for Foreign non-residents, USD600 for Foreign residents, and 250,000 Ugandan Shillings for East African Citizens, these permits afford you a precious hour in the company of the magnificent Mountain Gorillas. For solo adventurers, securing exclusivity involves booking and paying for all 8 available gorilla permits ($5600 for foreign non-residents) dedicated to the Mubare gorilla family. This affords you the privilege of an exclusive trek within the pristine Buhoma sector of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
As you contemplate your remarkable journey, certain factors require meticulous consideration. Securing the Mubare gorilla family’s spotlight demands foresight and precision. With 8 gorilla permits allocated for sale each day, advance booking is pivotal to ensuring exclusivity. By reserving and fully paying for all the permits ahead of time, you safeguard your unparalleled encounter. These permits, priced at USD700 for Foreign non-residents, USD600 for Foreign residents, and 250,000 Ugandan Shillings for East African Citizens, guarantee an awe-inspiring rendezvous with the Mountain Gorillas. To maximize your chances, it’s advisable to secure your permits at least 3 to 4 months prior to your intended gorilla safari date, especially during peak seasons when demand surges. Contact Trek Africa Tours to orchestrate the seamless acquisition of these permits, safeguarding your chance to trek the Mubare gorilla family in absolute seclusion.
Your pursuit of exclusivity extends beyond the trek itself. To ensure an unspoiled experience, considering your accommodation is paramount. Buhoma sector offers a spectrum of options, including luxurious havens like Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Lodge, and Silverback Lodge, each poised to provide a lavish retreat exclusively for you.
Elevating your journey, comfortable travel becomes an integral facet. Opting for 4×4 Land Cruisers guarantees a smooth and pleasant journey to Buhoma, complementing the anticipation of your gorilla encounter. Alternatively, from Entebbe or Kampala, a swift 2-hour flight to Kihihi Airstrip presents a convenient route, minimizing travel time. If you’re embarking from Kigali, Rwanda, the Katuna border route offers access in approximately 5-6 hours, bridging the gap between you and the captivating Buhoma sector.
In this realm of untamed beauty and unparalleled wildlife encounters, the Mubare gorilla family beckons with the promise of an exclusive adventure. Trek Africa Tours stands ready to guide you through every step, from securing permits and accommodation to ensuring comfortable travel, enabling you to relish an intimate communion with these majestic creatures in the embrace of Bwindi’s enchanting wilderness.