Uganda is one of the remarkable homes of the critically endangered mountain gorillas that are known to exit in the three countries on the global scale. Uganda contains close to a half of these Species and Bwindi alone which is a popular Uganda gorilla safari destination holds a minimum of 400 mountain gorillas.
At the moment, Uganda has been having thirteen (13) habituated gorilla
families of which twelve (12) are in Bwindi namely; Kahungye, Bweza,
Busingye, Nshongi and Mishaya in Rushaga, Mubare, Rushegura and
Habinyanja in Buhoma, Oruzogo, Kyaguliro and Bitukura in Ruhija and
Nkuringo group in Nkuringo and then one (1) is in Mgahinga Gorilla
National Park another destination for travelers on gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda.
Therefore the efforts to add on two more gorilla families cannot be
taken for granted and thus have to be welcomed by both hands
gorilla families in the names of Bikingi and Bushaho are undergoing
habituation for research and Uganda gorilla safari purposes. The two
groups have been named after their home ranges and possess members from
the gorilla groups that are already habituated. It can be noted that
these two new groups are under the leadership of the silverbacks from
the famous Nkuringo gorilla group namely Bikingi and Bahati.
gorilla families have hit the industry with surprise and have the
potential to be among the most exciting gorilla families to visit on Uganda gorilla trekking safari. They contain eight (8) baby gorillas with six (6) of them in Bikingi and the rest in Bushaho.
The gorilla habituation experience involve the veterinarians engaging
in regular and close group visitation and monitoring ascertaining any
sickness sign or injury and then extend a hand where it is needed to
save a gorilla life. The process also allows rangers to engage in close
monitoring every day and report to the veterinarians any gorilla that
might have been trouble by poachers’ snare of saving and immediate
The two groups reportedly exist in Bwindi south and would
definitely contribute to gorilla tourism development in Bwindi
Impenetrable National Park and Uganda in general.