Gorilla tracking permits for Rushaga sector – Habituated gorilla families in Rushaga region
Gorilla tracking permits for Rushaga sector -This is the park’s biggest sector and it has the biggest concentration of gorilla families in the whole of Bwindi impenetrable national park
This area can’t easily be accessible by air as there is a two hour drive from the nearest air strip in kisoro.
Nshongi Gorilla Family
The Nshongi gorilla group was named after the river close where the family was first seen. The word Nshongi derives from “Omushongi Gwoboki, meaning ‘honey’ and referred to the deep color of the river. Being opened for tourism in September 2009, the family was unique due to its large size.
Mishaya Gorilla Family
Silverback Mishaya was part of the Nshongi group but decided in July 2010 to establish its own family. Being known as a fighter who often starts interactions with other gorilla families, he was able to gather females from other groups in the area and could expand his group. In April 2011 he clashed again with a non-habituated gorilla family, resulting in serious injuries for himself and a 2-year old infant. The wounds were treated by veterinarians from the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project.
Kahungye Gorilla Family
The Kahungye group is one of the most recent habituated gorilla families in Bwindi National Park. The family was opened for tourism in October 2011 but in less than a year the group split, creating a new family that is called Busingye.
Bweza Gorilla Family
Originally, the Nshongi family was the largest gorilla group ever habituated. However, in July 2010 Silverback Mishaya decided to start his own family. Two years later also Bweza, another silverback preferred to separate himself from the rest of the group. Initially, the UWA rangers suspected that they would get back together again, but when it appeared that the split was infinitive, this ‘new’ group opened for tourism in December 2012.
Busingye Gorilla Family
In the same period, in the same sector, but another gorilla family experienced a breakaway as well. It was Silverback Busingye who decided to split from the Kahungye group in June 2012 and create his own family. Busingye means ‘peace’ which is quite
Surprising since this ambitious silverback is known for his legendary fights with other gorilla groups. He likes showing his power and whenever encountering a wild family he mercilessly grabs a female to add to his own family.
How many gorilla tracking permits for Rushaga sector?
Being the biggest sector in Bwindi impenetrable national park, there are 56 gorilla permits sold everyday
How can I buy a gorilla tracking permit for Rushaag sector?
Through Uganda wildlife authority, Great Adventure Safaris secures gorilla permits for all clients that confirm their safaris with us.