Bwindi sectors and Gorilla families for mountain gorilla tours.

Bwindi is very thick and large enough. For this rationale, it was partitioned to create sectors. These sectors include: Rushaga, Buhoma, Ruhija and Nkuringo. These sectors each has gorillas habituated for gorilla trekking tour. Bwindi sectors and Gorilla families are all many and still increasing.

After being habituated, the mountain gorillas in Bwindi sectors and Gorilla families of Uganda are awarded with a name that they are known for and available for trekking as explored below: the gorilla family groups below are listed with their locations.

Buhoma Area/ region.

This area is found in the Northern part of Bwindi impenetrable national park. It is the founding area of Bwindi sectors and Gorilla families. It is a popular gorilla trekking area in Uganda.  Also has the first ever habituated mountain gorillas in Uganda in its region. The gorilla groups in Buhomma area include:

Bwindi sectors and Gorilla families fully habituated.

Mubare Group:

Also reffered to as the M-Group was the very first group of mountain gorillas to be habituated in the whole of Bwindi sectors and Gorilla families. This is also the first ever gorilla family to receive the first ever tourists and to be tracked in 1993. The group of mountain gorillas in Mubare group began habituation in 1991 and were declared free for trekking in 1993 after it received its first tourists that tracked them. Their name Mubare is derived from the stunning Mubare Hills.

Habinyanja Group

This group began its habituation process in 1997. By 1999, this gorilla family group was successfully confirmed ready for tracking.  And instantly, its members automatically began to receive tourists in the same year of passing mock. Just as the human beings, when a family is huge and big, some family members will either peacefully break off or some factors will break them off either good or bad however with Habinyanja group, its huge size in the start had a peaceful group of the new group called Rushegura but up to now, they still peacefully crisscross each other now and again and co-exist harmoniously.

  • Rushegura Group:

Though this group was part of the Habinyanja group, the rangers, scientists were not so certain whether these groups members were ready for tracking that made them to be habituated for a short while and declared ready for tracking in 2000 and it instantly began receiving tourists 2002.

It is actually huge group within the Buhoma area of Bwindi impenetrable Forest National park.

  1. Ruhija region

This is one of the promi9nent regions or areas preferred by tourists for tracking gorillas while at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national forest. This is where the following groups of mountain gorillas are found.

 Bitukura Gorilla group

It is among of the newest groups found at Bwindi impenetrable Forest National park hence giving fresh moments of a thrill while with them because when you track them, there must be a different behavious on their conduct with the old ones.- it is found and roams the verdant forest within the Ruhija area. There is restricted lodging in this area – although that available is offered in moderate plus high-class lodges.

Southern part of Bwindi impenetrable np

Rushaga Area/ Region

It’s one of the areas at Bwindi impenetrable forest found in the southern part of the park. Its ahome to several family groups of mountain gorillas talked about below:

Nshongi Gorilla Group:

Apparently, this is the biggest habituated gorilla family in Uganda consisting of 25 members before being declared for tracking by tourists and prior the breaking off of the 10 members.

It is from this family group of gorillas that the Mishaya gorilla group was formed after it broke off from the main family. Upon exiting the group, 10 left leaving a balance of 15 in the mother Nshongi group.


Mishaya gorilla Group:

There are always factors that lead to the exit of a certain individual in a family of which the factors are either positive or negative and it is the same story here because the family had dispute that ignited the exit of 10 members from the biggest gorilla group on Nshongi to form Mishaya gorilla group but the two still live in one region or area called Rushaga in the southern area of Bwindi impenetrable forest


  1. Nkuringo Area

Of all Tracking areas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park,  physically this is the most  challenging  area to track mountain gorillas from however the aftermath of the challenges is so rewarding of all the regions available here. This could be the rationale as to why many tourists have applauded this area compared to others where they tracked gorillas before. It has one among many of its family groups is Nkuringo Gorilla Family

  • Nkuringo Group:

This is the tourists’ favorite of all the groups where they did gorilla tracking before and many have preferred it and even reach to an extent of comparing it with them all. Book a trip, rack any two and give us your feedback. We want to hear your say too. There must be a hidden treasure in tracking gorillas in this family group that you must explore too by simply hitting our inbox and we shall be delighted to plan for you your trip.

Having time spent at any of this areas or regions is one of the breathtaking moments that no worth matches it not even the cost of the gorilla-permits purchased. Undoubtedly, it is the most pleasing adventure best known to the tourists who have repeatedly come back and referred relatives too who in turn refer others. The chain is endless and it is your turn to visit and refer many. This will bring thousands of smiles into their faces. This Group comprises of 19 members and is a favorite to people who have tracked over one group.

There are several of the unmentioned families of gorilla groups like Bitukura, Oruzogo and Kyaguriro, Busingye, Bweza, Kahungye that are all named purposely and you should try out habituation and your luck may see you have a gorilla given your name in Uganda.

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