Susa Gorilla Family
Susa gorilla family in Volcanoes national park Rwanda was name after River Susa that runs through the area where the gorilla family normally calls home. This gorilla group is historical and popular when it comes to mountain gorilla conservation in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National park, because it was the gorilla family that Dian fossey studied while she was at Karisoke Research Centre in volcanoes national park.
Susa gorilla family is one of those groups in Volcanoes National Park that are very difficult to trek because it occupies the higher altitude of the national park, and some days the family climbs so high to the extent of stopping tourists from trekking it, therefore if you are physically fit and you would like a challenging gorilla family in Rwanda, it is better you request to trek the this gorilla group. Locating this gorilla group used to be difficult until the park authorities decided to get an advanced team that goes to the forest first and locate the position of the group, then communicate with your current guide for trails so that they can cut the long journey short.
Susa gorilla family initially had the highest number of mountain gorilla individuals in Volcanoes national park Rwanda but due to gorilla dynamics, fights and group separations due to misunderstandings, the number dropped with three silverbacks as well as two twins of Impano and Byishimo. The family is one of the few luckiest families that managed to bear twin and to trek this family, you have to be more adventurous because of the long treks.
The family s trekked by a minimum of 8 people per day and only one hour is allowed to be in meters with these endangered apes once you meet them in them in the natural habitat. Watching this gorilla group used to be very exciting as the twin babies used to play and jump on tree brunches. Great Adventure Safaris arrange gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda to Volcanoes National Park.