Habituated Gorilla families that can be visited in Ruhija sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National park
Gorilla families in Ruhija sector: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is an habitat for half of the world’s mountain gorilla population which is around 612. Over the years the park has seen an increase in the gorilla trekking activities by the tourists due to the habituation process which is being done to enable gorillas to get accustomed to human beings. Bwindi has 19 families of gorillas that already and are spread across Ruhija, Buhoma, Nkuringo and Rushaga sectors. This article presents detailed information about the gorilla families found specifically in the Ruhija sector.
Ruhija is one of the sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park located on the eastern side and can receive tourists through areas of Kabare, Kigali as well as Buhoma route. Being adjacent to Kabare District, one of the oldest districts in Uganda, the sector has cold climatic conditions of all sectors and is raised over 2,300 above sea level. In terms of gorilla tourism, Ruhija sector is comprised of three gorilla families which are named Bitukura, Kyaguliro family, Oruzogo family.
These Gorilla families in Ruhija sector underwent a successful habituation process and more than 23 permits are obtainable for trekking in this particular sector. Since the park had four sectors of gorilla tourism, it is always advisable to book gorilla safaris with the sector that you used or familiar too. Detailed conservation with our staff with avail you with possibly the best sector to do your gorilla safari though all the sectors are interesting and exciting gorilla tours. Let’s take a look at the gorilla families found exactly in the Ruhija sector.
This is one of the Gorilla families in Ruhija sector located deep in the jungle of Bwindi which was habituated in the year of 1995,however, the family at the genesis after habituation dint not attract visitors immediately because by then but the family was never visited by any tourist because by then there was no assurance of having gorilla permits to trek these group of gorilla family as it was set aside for research purposes.
Of recent, the groups have over fourteen members with two male-dominant silverbacks. Of course, after habituation, the family is now open to the tourists. Further, it is important to note that usually, two silver back cant does not stay within the same family as they fight for the dominance and because of this the group was divided into two groups Kyaguriro A and B.
The latter broke away after the death of Rukina silverback and this made the remaining silverback Rukare put a serious resistance against Mukiza silverback who had thrived the death Rukina and this led to the separation of the members however these two groups still retained the novel names Kyaguriro.
As earlier narrated, this group was basically for research and study purposes led by experts and researchers especially by the Germany Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology but a greater the demand and travelers for gorilla tourism increased, the anonymous decision was made in 2015 to avail the group for the travelers to trek this particular group.
The fact that the group is divided into A and B, these groups were closely attended too as well as studied and it was later discovered there were no indicators of re-union. And thus, Kyaguriro B was continuously reserved for research purposes while group A known as Kyanguliko A is open for trekking anytime with fifteen members comprises of two silverbacks.