Humba Gorilla Family
The Humba gorilla family is one of the mountain gorilla families tourists can trek in Virunga national park, the family is found in the Bukima area near Goma dominated by Humba the silverback. Humba gorilla family is one of the kindest and calmest gorilla groups in Virunga national park.
The family is composed of 16 members with 2 Silverbacks; the dominating Silverback is a brother to Senkenkwe a silverback who was sadly executed by unknown gun men in July 2007. Humba and Senkwenkwe are the sons of the renowned Rugendo silverback. Humba split off from his fathers group in 1998 and took away 8 members to form his own family and has been a dominating Silverback up to date. The other mountain gorilla families that can be trekked in Virunga national park are:
Kabirizi gorilla family
This gorilla family was formerly known as Ndugutse gorilla family but the name was changed in honor of Ndugutse died in across fire by the rebel groups. The family is now dominated by Kabirizi a wild gorilla habituated in 1998.
Bageni gorilla family
The Bageni gorilla family is dominated by the silverback Bageni, the group is ever in wrangles for power but its one of the most interesting gorilla groups to visit in Virunga national park.
Nyakamwe gorilla family
This gorilla family is dominated BH a silverback called Nyakamwe, its one of the newly habituated gorilla families in Virunga national park.
Mapuwa gorilla family
This gorilla family lives near the Rwanda and Congo boarder in Jomba, Mapuwa the dominant silverback separated from the Rugendo gorilla group in 1998 to form his own gorilla family.
Rugendo gorilla family
The Rugendo gorilla family was habituated in 1989, the dominating silverback of this family is Bukima the group had about 18 members before Humba separated to form his own gorilla family.
Lulengo gorilla family
Lulengo gorilla family can be trekked in the Bunagana area of Virunga national park near the Congo and Ugandan boarder, this is the most humble gorilla family in Virunga national park with Lulengo the dominating silverback that has ensure peace in the family.
Tourists trekking gorillas in Congo can sleep in Lulimbi tented camp, Bukima tented camp, Mikeno lodge, Tchegera Island tented camp and Kibumba tented camp.