Mubare Gorilla Family In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park : Mubare Gorilla family is located within Bwindi Impenetrable national park, which is famously known as a good destination where one can go to trek the endangered mountain gorilla species. Bwindi national park is situated in the South Western region of Uganda in Kanungu district and it is being managed by the Uganda wildlife Authority that is well known to be a government programme agency whose role is to take fully responsibility to protect and conserve all the national parks in the country. More so, this national park was first gazeted as a game reserve in 1991  and it was later named as a UNESCO World Heritage site as a national park in 1994. Bwindi Impenetrable national park covers a total surface area of about 321 square kilometers and it is well known as a most biological diverse conservation area overall continent of Africa.

This national park is a good destination whereby tourists while on a safari in Uganda should never miss out to visit because touring and exploring around this national park blesses you with a good adventurous experience whereby they get to sight see many wildlife species due to the fact that this park is a home to over 348 bird species, 27 frogs, chameleons, 220 butterflies, geckos and 160 tree species. There are only two places in Uganda where tourists who have their big interests in trekking mountain gorilla species can always go to and these include; Mgahinga gorilla national park and Bwindi Impenetrable national park which is a home to over 400 mountain gorillas and 18 habituated gorilla groups which are always available for tourists who travel to involve themselves in gorilla trekking.

Mubare Gorilla family/ group in Bwindi Impenetrable national park.

Mubare Gorilla group is among the habituated gorilla groups that found within Bwindi Impenetrable national park, this gorilla group/family was habituated in 1991, and during in 1993, it was then officially introduced to the public. More so, this Gorilla group’s name was formed from a Rukiga word that means a pile of stones and in the Rukiga language, it can be translated as “Amabare”. More so, it derived its name from the Mubare hills where it is believed to have been the first place where the mountain gorillas were first spotted. A dominant silver back who was named Ruhondeza first led Mubare Gorilla family but he later died in the year of 2012 because he got terrible injuries after the fight he had with the wild group of mountain gorillas that attacked his family. More so, this attack didn’t only contribute to the death of Ruhondeza but it led to the down fall of large numbers of gorillas whereby some of the gorillas gave up and decided to leave the group. Currently today, the Mubare gorilla family group is being led by a dominant silver back who is named Kanyonyi who has led to the great improvement and the foundation of this gorilla family/ group and by his efforts, the number of the mountain gorillas increased again to make 13 members.

Mubare gorilla family is situated within the Buhoma sector within Bwindi Impenetrable national park and this habituated group is famously known and commonly visited because it is well known for its friendly mountain gorilla species which happen to be so comfortable and free while in the presence of the humans hence attracting large numbers of tourists to come to Uganda. Tourists who engage in gorilla trekking to trek this gorilla family always go for about 3 to 5 hours. During the trekking, tourists can easily spot large numbers of mountain gorillas along the banks of River Mubare whose waters flow through the Buhoma sector of the Park. In addition, gorilla trekking activities within Bwindi national park are always charged at a cost of around 700 USD per person.

Mubare Gorilla Family In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Mubare Gorilla Family In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Accommodation facilities offered to tourists who come to the Mubare Gorilla family.  

Tourists who travel to Bwindi Impenetrable national park with an aim of engaging themselves in Gorilla trekking activities are always offered with good accommodation facilities, which range from budget, luxury and mid-range. In addition, putting these lodging facilities in different classes helps to provide visitors with a chance to choose where to stay according to their preferences and were it matches with their budget. Therefore, these accommodation facilities include; Bwindi guest house, Buhoma community rest camp, silver back lodge, buoma safari lodge, Lake Kitandara camp and many others.

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