Habituated Gorilla safaris inside Buhoma sector in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Habituated Gorilla family inside Buhoma sector in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park approximately has over 450 gorillas residing in the park and this makes the park with a half population of the gorillas in the whole world and this offered it with an opportunity to be recognized by UNESCO’s world heritage site citing it as one of the known tourism destinations in Africa. Mountain gorillas in Uganda are situated not only on Bwindi but in Mgahinga National Park as well and most of these gorillas’ groups have undergone a successful habituation process to make them flexible to the travelers touring them.
There are different gorilla families seen by travelers bouncing in all sectors of the park which include Ruhija, Rushaga, Buhoma, and Nkuringo. Let’s take allot at the gorilla families that are located within the Buhoma sector located in the Northern part of the park. It is important to note that the Buhoma gorilla sector has five families of gorillas that are ready for trekking which justifies their habituation process. The habituation proves usually takes 2-3 years.
Buhoma is strategically positioned and this makes it the firsts sector to be reached when one enters the park especially coming from Queen Elizabeth National Park, from Kibale Forest National park even from Kampala and this is because the park is exactly located at the entrance gate of the park headquarters as compared to other sectors where one would need to travel a little bit longer distance from park headquarters to access them. Tourists were first spotted trekking gorilla in Buhoma as early as 1930 compared to other sectors.
We would like to let you know the facts as you learn more about these creatures and having more basic knowledge about different gorilla families in Buhoma before you decide to take a tour to them close cousins of ours. Importantly what is being discussed here about the types of the family, the silverbacks in this family, the size as well as the location is not permanent as these species keep on changing locations and keeping of multiplication as well as reduction due to different circumstances.
Therefore, it’s our work as Africa Adventure Vacations to keep you updated on every development about the gorilla families in Uganda.Below are the different families of gorillas that you easily trek when you decide to take a gorilla safari in the Buhoma sector Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
The Mubare family
Whoever steps in Bwindi National Park for gorilla trekking especially in the Buhoma sector, chances are high that the traveler cannot fail to see this habituated gorilla family in Buhoma called Mubare which has been in existence since 1933 and this was the first group to be trekked as well habituated in 1991. Deep Inside the Impenetrable forest, there is a hill called Mubare. This is interesting, not the name of stone but the gorilla family.
It is believed that this group delivered its name, meaning “stone” in the language of the local area where the family was first observed by the trackers. At the genesis of this group when it was first sighted it had 18 family individuals led by silverback Ruhondeza which was dominant. However, because of different conditions such as the emergency of other groups in the sector, migrations, and death. This reduced the numbers of this group up to five members in 2012.
Following the reduction in the number, this habituated Gorilla family in Buhoma was further attached by a wild gorilla ground and this led to the disintegration of the group leader and as the result, the group leader Ruhondeza took the sought the asylum to the nearby forests but still, the trackers kept on keeping an eye on this great leader until his natural death in June 2012. This was the oldest silverback Ruhondeza with 50 years of age and therefore its is important to note that travelers to park can easily see where this silverback was buried when you ask your guide.
Unforgettable year for this group was 2009 when the group lost its three members of which one was an adult female who succumbed to the skull structure sustained and affected its skull leaving behind wee infant of six months whom the group tried to care for. Later on, the baby was found dead in the in Ruhondezas bed by the researchers one morning as it has not started eating since it had not weaned
Most tourists like visiting the habituated Gorilla in Buhoma sector and preferably this Mubare gorilla family because of attention it is getting through advertisements and its easy network of the roads leading to this sector from different sectors such as Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale Forest Park and compared to other zones of the park. Contact Africa adventure vacations for your travel.