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Ruhija is one of the four (04) Mountain Gorilla tracking sectors in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The sector is located in the eastern part of the National Park and habits a number of Mountain Gorillas ready for the activities of Gorilla tracking.
Ruhija sector has 4 Gorilla families/groups namely Kyagurilo family, Bitukura family, Mukiza family, and Oruzogo Family. The order of listing is from the least populated to the most populated when it comes to members of each group/family and this describes their dominance and sometimes territorial strength as well. The fact that 8 people are allowed to track each Gorilla family per day brings us to 32 Gorilla permits available every day for visitors to track Mountain Gorillas in Ruhija sector
Ruhija is positioned between Buhoma sector to the north of the pack and Kabale town to the south, making the sector easily accessed from the north and the south. The sector connects to Queen Elizabeth National Park as well making it very accessible from all the nearby corners.
Abbreviations and their meaning.
DSB-Dominant Silver Back
Each Gorilla Family and List of Members.
Kyagurilo Family, as mentioned above, this Gorilla family has the least members with only two silverbacks and one is a dominant silver back. It has nine members in total as listed by names below.
Bitukula Famiy/group is the third largest family with two silver backs and one is a dominant a well, 11 members in total as listed by names below.
Mukiza Family/Group, is the second largest group with only one silverback and no dominant silver back. The rest males are black back and it has twelve members in total as listed by names below.
Oruzogo family/group is the most dominant and the largest group/family in ruhija sector and it has FOUR silver back males with one dominant silver back. It has nineteen members in total as listed by names below.
The above are the mountain Gorilla that make up the whole ruhija sector of Bwindi impenetrable National Park as of now. Some time back, the allocation of Gorilla family to trek used to be based on the families and Gorilla permits were sold according to families but now things changed and Gorilla permits now are sold basing on sectors ie. Ruhija, Buhoma, Nkuringo and Rushaga. The allocation of the Gorilla family to track is done on the day of tracking at the starting point basing on the health, level of fitness and the interests of the visitor. You are given an opportunity to participate in the allocation of the families and some do ask for a long trek/walk, others a shorter one, family with baby Gorillas, Dominant silver back or many silver backs. You can even decide to ask for a family with many members as per your interests and level of fitness. Mind you Gorillas tracking is so strenuous and a minimum level of fitness is required, so physical exercise before you come for tracking is vital. Therefore, if you visit ruhija sector for Gorilla tracking there is a variety of choices and families to choose.
Born dates and mothers of Mukiza family members
Mukiza born on 29/11/1999 and the mother is Mugwere
Mugwere born on 1/1/1990 and mother unknown
Twijukye born on 1/1/2001 and mother unknown
Korugyezi born on 1/1/1996 and mother unknown
Mugyenyi born on 1/1/2002 and mother unknown
Bwebisa born on 1/1/2009
Mubwindi born on 19/02/2008 and mother is Ruhara
Kanywani born on 16/6/2011 and the mother is Twijukye
Kanoel born on28/12/2011 and the mother is Mugwere
Tonvi born on 5/7/2013 and mother is Mugenyi
Gorodi bron on 5/2/2016 and the mother is Korugyezi
Nyakabara born on 1/6/2017 and mother is Twijukye
All Gorilla permits are sold at the Uganda wildlife Authority with headquarters in Kampala, Uganda and Great adventures Uganda is ready to take-up all the process of getting you the Gorilla permit for tracking on of the Gorilla families in Ruhija sector. You will be require to pay for this Gorilla permit at USD700. Per person per trek, and we will secure for you this permit from UWA and send you scanned copies after the whole process. Once you send through the payment, we will need your full names, date of birth, Nationality and the passport number to get for you a card and the permit cards are issued at least two-three weeks to the tracking date, when you pay for the Gorilla permit the Uganda Wildlife Authority issues a receipt that you jealously keep till the days of printing the cards. The receipt bears a booking ID that contains all the details of the person booked the permit and this Booking ID is always what the Authority wants from the client.