Mishaya Gorilla Family
The Mishaya gorilla family is one of the habituated gorilla groups in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, the group can be trekked in the Rushaga area of the park the Mishaya gorilla family separated from the Nshongi gorilla group.
Nshongi gorilla family was first habituated gorilla group with about 36 members but the group spilt when Mishaya broke off to form his own gorilla family and shortly another silverback caused a fight breaking off to form the Bweza gorilla family.
The Mishaya gorilla family was opened up for tourism in July 2010, Mishaya is always known for fighting with other gorilla groups in order to snatch their members to add in his own gorilla family. This fights have caused him several injuries and also the death of an infant when he started a fight with a non habituated gorilla family.
Bwindi impenetrable forest national park harbors half of the population of the endangered mountain gain gorillas in the world, the park is home to 12 habituated gorilla families 10 have been habituated for tourism purposes and 2 groups for research and study purposes.
A part from trekking mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, tourists can engage in other activities like birding, Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is home to over 340 bird species tourists can view species such as honey guide, dusky crimson wing and yellow eyed black fly catcher mention a few.
One of the most fascinating activities in BWI do impenetrable national park is the gorilla habituation experience, this involves joining researchers in the gorilla habituation process that normally takes a period of about two years. Unlike gorilla trekking tourists will have chances of being with gorillas for fours hours not one hour.
Guided nature walks can also be conducted at Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and tourists will come across different bird species, various vegetation types, several beautiful butterflies, mammals and primates like the black and white colobus monkeys, Syke monkeys and red tail donkeys.
To make your stay in Uganda more memorable explore the renowned Queen Elizabeth national park in the western part of Uganda or stop over at lake Mburo national park for a unique wildlife experience you will not cease to remember.
When trekking the Mishaya group of mountain gain gorillas ,tourists can sleep in lodges such as Kisoro travellers inn, Gorilla safari lodge, Chameleon hill lodge and many more this are accommodation units that can easily be reached by tourists trekking this gorilla group though there are also other options.
The cost of trekking gorillas in Uganda is $600 per person, after finding gorillas tourist will be given a period of strictly one hour to observe this great rules and must follow the rules and regulations given during the briefing.
Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is about 9-10 hours drive from Kampala with fascinating views of stunning landscapes, rift valley, great lakes and renowned national parks tourists on luxury can hire standard chartered flights from Entebbe international airport or at Kajjansi airfield.