Gorilla trekking from Lake Bunyonyi
Gorilla trekking from Lake Bunyonyi is in south-western Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale, and it is close to the border with Rwanda. The lake appeared from 2004 to 2009 on the 5,000 Ugandan shilling note under the title “Lake Bunyonyi and terraces
Lake Bunyonyi is a young lake believed to be formed 10,000 years ago; its process of formation was described as a result of lava flow that emerged from one of the Virunga Mountains and managed to occupy Ndego River and when it continued, blocked the river and when the river was dammed by a lava flow and the valley
HOW TO GET TO EASTERN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
Strictly a 4×4 safari vehicle is recommended as the final part of the road through the park can be slippery.
BEST TIME FOR GORILLA TREKKING BWINDI FROM LAKE BUNYONYI
Although it’s regarded as a year-round activity, the best time to visit Uganda for gorilla trekking is during the country’s two dry seasons: January and February and from June to September.
GORILLA FAMILIES IN EASTERN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
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 were formed from the separation of kyaguliro group. Currently this family has 9 individuals and 1 silverback Contact Great Adventure Safaris on email or whatsApp or phone call to secure a gorilla permit and transfers from Lake Bunyonyi to trek mountain gorillas in Ruhija region.