Gorilla Families in Uganda
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in southwestern Uganda lying along the Eastern escarpment of the Albertine Rift Valley. With winding hill making a beautiful scenic view in the morning when covered by mist. It is one of Uganda’s oldest biologically diverse rainforests, which can be traced back as far as 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 320 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked.
This biologically diverse region is a shelters to 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes. There are around 350 species of birds hosted in this forest, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.
Bwind has got over 10 Mountain Gorilla groups with nine gorilla families available for trekking. We have got 3 gorilla families in Buhoma, namely Mbare, Habinyanza, and Rushegura , Ruhija having 2 which are Bitukura and Oruzongo. In Nkulingo we have one family known as Nkulingo Gorilla family group. There are 5 Gorilla families in Rushaga available for tracking and they are :- Nshogi, Mashaya, kahungye, Busigye and Bwega
The neighboring towns of Buhoma and Nkuringo both have an impressive array of luxury lodges, rustic bandas and budget campsites, as well as restaurants, craft stalls and guiding services. Opportunities abound to discover the local Bakiga and Batwa Pygmy cultures through performances, workshops and village walks.