Gorilla tracking permits for buhoma sector – Buhoma is a small town located in kanungu district, this town is located at the Northern border of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, and this is where gorilla habituation started in 1990.
Mubare Gorilla Family
The Mubare gorilla group is the oldest habituated gorilla family in Uganda and was opened for tourism in 1993. The name derives from the Mubare Hill, deep in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, where the gorillas were first sighted by trackers.
Currently the group has 8 individuals and 1 dominant silver back.
Habinyanja Gorilla Family
the Habinyanja gorilla family was habituated in 1997 and first visited by tourists in 1999. The name “Habinyanja” comes from the Rukiga word “Nyanja” meaning “a place with water”. The reason for this name is because the group was first seen near a swamp in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Currently the group has 13 individuals and 1 dominant silverback.
Rushegura Gorilla Family
Rushegura is the name of a place where the separation of this group from the larger family of Habinyanja took place in February 2002.
Currently the group has 14 individuals and 1 dominant silverback.
Katwe gorilla family
Katwe is one of the new gorilla families formed in northern sector of the park, this group broke off from mubale family.
This group is currently consisting of 7 individuals and one silverback.
Muyambi gorilla family
Muyambi is also a new gorilla family formed from the separation of Habinyanja family.
Currently the group has 4 individuals and 1 dominant silver back.
Each group is tracked by maximum of 8 people so the Buhoma area having 5 gorilla families means there are 40 gorilla permits sold every day.
Through Uganda wildlife authority and Great Adventure safaris can help you book gorilla tracking permits for Buhoma sector, gorilla tracking is done everyday all year out and are sold everyday at UWA head office in Kamapala Uganda.