Nkuringo Gorilla Family in Bwindi Ready for Trekking
Nkuringo gorilla family group is among the 3 gorilla families in this sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. It was the first group to be habituated in the southern sector.
Nkuringo gorilla family was known for foraging outside the park leading to its habituation by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. The group was opened for tourism in 2004.
Nkuringo gorilla family was named after the rolling hills where the group was first spotted.
The group was first led by silverback Nkuringo who later died and the group was dominated by Rafiki who led the group until his death in June 2020. The group was then dominated by Rwamutwe with 12 members.
Nkuringo is strategically located in the park with a magnificent view to see early morning Sun rise with Mist, the thickets of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest give you adventurous experience in the Nkuringo.
In East Africa the experience of encountering the mountain gorillas is either in Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park, Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park or Virunga national park in DR. Congo.
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