Gorilla Families in Volcanoes National Park

Ugenda Gorilla Family

Located in the slopes of mount Bisoke, Ugenda is one of the habituated gorilla families in Volcanoes National park. The name “Ugenda” is derived from the continuous movements of this gorilla family which makes its trekking quite difficult and challenging compared to other gorilla families in Volcanoes National Park. “Ugenda” is a Rwanda local word […]

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Agashya Gorilla Family

Initially called group “13 family”, Agashya is one of the habituated gorilla families in Volcanoes National Park. This gorilla family was called group 13 due to the 13 members which the gorilla family started with on its time of habituation. The family was first led by Nyakaiima silverback who strived to expand and increase the […]

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Gorilla families in Rwanda

Kwitonda Gorilla Family

Named after its founder “Kwitonda” silverback, Kwitonda gorilla family is one of the 10 gorilla families that call Rwanda home. Kwitonda is locally translated as “humble one” in Kinyarwanda due to the humble character of its founder, the fallen “Kwitonda silverback”. Kwitonda Gorilla family initially lived in Virunga National Park Congo till 2003 when its […]

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Gorilla families in Volcanoes National Park

Karisimbi Gorilla Family

Inhabited in the slopes of Mount Karismbi., Karisimbi is one of Rwanda’s 10 gorilla families. Karismbi Family was formerly called (SusaB) having been broken from SusaA gorilla group. The gorilla family is named after Mount Karismbi, The highest Volcano in the Virunga Conservation Area in whose slopes, this gorilla family lives. Karisimbi gorilla family s […]

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Hirwa Gorilla Family

Locally translated as “Lucky one” in Kirwanryanda, Hirwa gorilla family was formerly one of Rwanda’s 10 gorilla families in Volcanoes National Park. Hirwa gorilla group was formed in 2006 when Munyinga silverback rebelled and broke away from Susa Family. Munyinga was known for mating with adult females in his former groups (Susa), which caused troubles […]

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DRC to Open an Environmental Radio Station

The Democratic Republic of Congo is set to open an environmental radio station in Kahuzi Biega National park. Gorilla FM is set to start broadcasting on 20th March 2020 aimed at enlightening local people on environmental protection and the need for wildlife conservation. The idea of opening up an environmental radio station was fit initiated […]

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4 Rwandan Gorilla Killed by Lightening in Uganda

Rwanda Development Board together with Uganda Wildlife Authority is mourning the sudden death of four Rwanda mountain gorillas believed to have bee struck by lightening in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in southwestern Uganda. The four gorillas were members of Rwanda’s Hirwa family which last year (2019) migrated from Volcanoes National Park to settle Uganda’s Mgahinga […]

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How to Choose the Best Travel Company

Dealing with a specialized travel agent/company is the first step to ensure an enjoyable and successful gorilla safari to Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. YES, a good travel company will make it simple for you. Right from booking gorilla permits, reserving hotel/lodge rooms, transport and also assigning you the very best driver-guide. […]

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Age limit for gorilla trekking

Can a child of Below 15 Years Trek Mountain Gorillas

Yes, at some times, children below 15 years are allowed to trek gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo under some circumstances. Whereas the age limit for gorilla trekking is 15 years in all gorilla tour destinations, a child aged below 15 years may be allowed to trek gorillas. In all gorilla […]

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The night life of mountain gorillas

The fact that gorillas share about 98 percent of the human DNA means that we have got a lot of things in common with these great primates. These gentle giants emulate several human aspects in their behaviour including living in well-organised families and social groups as well as caring for their infants just like humans […]

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9 Rwandan Luxury Facilities Exhibit in France

Being one of the luxury travel destinations in the world, Rwanda is exhibiting her luxury tourism offers in a 4 Days luxury travel show in Cannes France. 9 Rwandan luxury facilities together with the Rwanda Development Board are participating in ILTM events which bring together the finest luxury travel professionals with the sole purpose of […]

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Gorilla Permit Availability in Rwanda

Checking gorilla permits availability in Rwanda is essential in Rwanda’s gorilla safari bookings. It’s undeniable that gorilla trekking is the most done tourist activity in Rwanda, which attracts the highest number of travelers to this small country. Travelers booking Rwanda gorilla safaris are advised to first check gorilla permit availability before confirming a gorilla trip. […]

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