The allure of Gorilla tracking within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda grows even more captivating with the expansion of its Gorilla families. This development sparks hope for travelers planning Gorilla Tours in Uganda. The Rushaga Gorilla Families have now reached a count of nine, contributing to a total of 72 Gorilla permits, significantly enhancing the chances of encountering these majestic creatures.
This transformative shift occurred in the Southern sector of Bwindi, precisely the Rushaga Sector. Formerly hosting eight Gorilla families, this sector now boasts nine following the emergence of a new Gorilla family from the Kahunge group. Notably, Kahunge held distinction as the largest Gorilla family within this sector, comprising twenty-four members, including four impressive silverbacks, with Kahunge being the dominant male.
Amidst the Rushaga Gorilla families, a silverback engaged in a dispute with the dominant male, culminating in a confrontation that prompted one of them to depart the group. Rwigi, one of the males involved in the altercation, left Kahunge’s fold with a contingent of believers who aligned with him.
Emerging from the shadow of Kahunge, Rwigi stands as a nascent Gorilla family within the Rushaga sector. This family is aptly named after its silverback, bearing ten members. Comprising one silverback, five females, two juveniles, and two babies, Rwigi represents a thriving testament to nature’s resilience.
Journeying to the Rushaga sector within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park unfolds through road travel. Whether embarking from Uganda’s capital city, Kampala, or from Entebbe, the international airport hub, the route encompasses scenic passages through quaint towns, punctuated by stops at the Equator line and a refreshing lunch break. While this venture requires 9-10 hours’ drive, another option lies in accessing Rushaga from Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. This route offers a more condensed journey compared to the Kampala or Entebbe paths, encompassing a five-hour drive. The Kigali route treats travelers to picturesque vistas, adorned with lush rolling hills of potato and banana plantations before crossing into Uganda’s embrace.
Navigating the intricate web of logistics and arrangements is effortless when orchestrated by the expertise of the Trek Africa Tours team. From Gorilla tracking to exploring Rwanda’s vibrant capital, our team stands ready to curate your journey. Share your dates with us, and we’ll weave the fabric of your experience, ensuring each moment resonates with the promise of adventure. Feel free to reach out, and together, let’s craft your extraordinary Rushaga Gorilla family encounter.