Rushegura Gorilla Family
Rushegura Gorilla Family: Gorilla trekking is one of the most sought tourists activity this days, Uganda is one of the three countries in the worlds gifted with the endangered mountain gorillas and Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is home to half of the worlds population of mountain gorillas.
The Rushegura mountain gorilla family is found in the Buhoma region of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, the Rushegura gorilla family separated from the Habinyanja gorilla family in February 2002. Buhoma region was also the first to be set for gorilla trekking.
The name Rushegura was derived from the place where the current dominating silverback Mwirima fought with the silverback at Habinyanja to start up his own family. Mwirima is the current dominating silverback fond of fighting wild gorillas in order to protect his family.
The Rushegura gorilla group used to roam between Uganda and Congo by now settles in Bwindi national lark. This gorilla family is also sometimes seen in areas of Buhoma village and gorilla forest camp. This gorilla family is one of the most beautiful you can visit as they do not fear humans.
The Rushegura gorilla family is composed of Mwirima the dominant silverback, Katabazi, Kibande, Nyamunwa, Buzinza and Kyirinvi who are infants. Karungyi, Kibande, Kafuruka and Nyampazi who are Juveniles. Ruterana, Karungyi, Nyamunwa,Busunza and Kabande adult females then Kalemb ezi adult male.
Mwirima the silverback who formed the group died in 2014 and the group is now under the leadership of a strong black back gorilla. Tourists visiting Bwindi impenetrable national park for gorilla trekking can also visit the enticing lake Bunyonyi the perfect place for relaxation and also sight seeing the lake boasts with about 29 islands that can be explored on a boat cruise with so many littles birds to be seen.
Tourists can also explore the renowned queen Elizabeth national park and encounter wildlife on a game drive or on a hot air balloon safari. Queen Elizabeth national park is endowed with various wildlife and many species of birds that can be spotted. Tourists can also go to Kyambura gorge for chimpanzee trekking.
There are various accommodation units in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park where to sleep will depend on tourists budget and choice accommodation varies from budget, mid range and luxurious some of the lodges in the park include; Buhoma community rest camp, Sanctuary gorilla forest camp, Buhoma lodge, Bwindi view Banda’s and Eco marvels gorilla resort among the rest.
Bwindi impenetrable forest national park can be reached within 8-9 hours drive from Kampala the easiest way of getting to the park is by flying in to Rwanda and then travel by car to Bwindi which is about 3 hours drive but the way from Kampala offers panoramic views.