Gorilla Tracking Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Rushaga Area, Rushaga is the best area for Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Rushaga has the most and biggest Gorilla Families that you can trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda, Rushage is located in the southern area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Yes Rushaga is the Best Area for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Visitors and Tourists are also eyeing for Rushaga areas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda, I know very soon Rushaga will overtake the tracking area of Buhoma which was very popular and original gorilla tracking area in Uganda
Buhoma was the first gorilla tracking area in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Rushaga and Nkuringo came after few years later, but now most habituated gorilla families for trackking are now located in Rushaga the South of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park .
Gorilla Trekking is for many, is the experience of a lifetime and Rushaga is the best place for a gorilla trek with more permits for trekking than any other area in Bwindi Forest.
RUSHAGA HABITUATED GORILLA FAMILIES/GROUPS IN BWINDI FOREST
Nshongi Gorilla Family- Family size 7 Individuals.
Located in Rushaga area on the Nkuringo side of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Nshongi was the largest group ever habituated and was officially launched in September 2009. It was named after the river Nshongi, close to the place where the gorilla family was first seen. One remarkable fact is that the group is led by Nshongi, who is not even the oldest silverback in the family.
Because of its huge size and the increasing number of silver backs, around mid 2012 the group which consisted of 18 members broke to form the Bweza group. The original Nshongi remained with 7 members only- 1 silver back, 4 black backs and 2 Adult females.
Mishaya Gorilla Family- Family size 7 Individuals including 1 Silverback
In July 2010, silverback Mishaya decided to leave the Nshongi group with some females and start his own family. He was able to gather more females from other groups in the area, reaching a total group size of 7 gorillas, including 1 silver back, 3 Adult females, 2 infants and 1 sub adult. Mishaya is the only adult in the group and is known for being a fighter who often starts interactions with other gorilla families.
Kahungye Gorilla Family- Family size 18 individuals including 2 silverbacks
Kahungye is named after the hill with the same name which is in the home range of this gorilla family. Since October 2011 the group became available for tourism. With 26 members that are very active and full of life, the family is lead by
Silverback Gwigi, which means “door” in the local language. The whole group has 2 silver backs, 3 black backs, 4 Adult females, 1 sub adult, 3 Juveniles and 5 Infants.
Busingye Gorilla Family.
This is a break way family from Kahungye Gorilla Family. In early 2012, this family formed its own group. It is made up of 1 silverback, 4 Adult females, 1 Sub adult and 3 infants.
Bweza Gorilla Family.
Around mid 2012, Bweza gorilla family broke away from the Nshongi gorilla family. It was easy for the UWA rangers to habituate the group since it broke away from a formerly habituated family. This was because of the huge size of the Nshongi group and the increasing number of silverbacks that were trying to struggle for power. It is made up of 1 silver back, 3 Adult females, 1 juvenile and 2 infants.