Gorilla tracking permits Ruhija Region – Ruhija town is located in eastern Bwindi impenetrable national park; it is one of the park’s best birding areas where you can record over 10 Albertine rift endemics.
Bitukura Gorilla Family
the Bitukura family is located in the Ruhija side of Bwindi Forest National Park. This mountain gorilla family was named after a river that bears the same name, where it was first sighted. Habituation started in July 2007 and the group was opened for tourism in October 2008.
Currently the group has 9 individuals and 2 silverbacks
Kyaguriro Gorilla Family
Although the Kyaguriro family is habituated, it has not been visited by tourists until now but is put aside for research only. By closely keeping contact with this group, conservationists have been able to learn a lot about the mountain gorillas of Bwindi, including some remarkable differences with the mountain gorillas that live in the Virunga Volcanoes. Initially the family was led by an aging silverback Zeus. Unfortunately he died in exile after being usurped and banished into the forest by his rival Rukina.
Currently this group has 9 individuals and 1 dominant silverback
Oruzogo Gorilla Family
the Oruzogo group is the second habituated gorilla family living in the Ruhija area. The group consists of 23 individuals and is led by Silverback Tibirikwata. The family opened for tourism mid-2011 and since then has experienced a growth thanks to a number of births.
Currently this group has 11 individuals and 3 silverbacks
Mukiza Gorilla family
This is one of the new groups that was formed from the separation of kyaguliro group
Currently this family has 9 individuals and 1 silverback
How many gorilla permits are sold every day?
With four fully habituated gorilla families there are 32 gorilla permits sold everyday
Through Uganda wildlife authority Africa travel specialist can help you book the gorilla permits. Great Adventure Safaris can help you help you book gorilla tracking permits Ruhija in advance.