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Nyakagezi Mountain Gorilla Family Status update

Gorilla tracking in Uganda is the most sought after tourism activity and it occurs in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park – activity available all year and in Mgahinga National Park. But gorilla tracking in Mgahinga depends on the movement of the gorillas as they sometimes cross over to Rwanda like now when the Nyakagezi Mountain Gorilla Family based in which had crossed to Rwanda last year is back.

The Nyakagezi Mountain Gorilla Family based in Mgahinga National Park that had crossed to Rwanda last year is back in South Western Uganda. Reports shows that all the nine members are back and in a healthy condition. Now its upon the Uganda Wildlife Authority a semi-autonomous government agency that conserves and manages Uganda’s wildlife for the people of Uganda and the whole world and the relevant stakeholders to determine when to sell the group for tourism.

Just in case you miss out tracking Nyakagezi Mountain Gorilla Family in Mgahinga, Bwind impenetrable forest national park is the perfect solution all year round but also requires advance booking three months. Bwindi harbours the largest population of mountain gorillas in the world, with over 400 gorillas residing in this forest. There are eight habituated groups, which include Mubare with 5 members, Habinyanja with 19 members, Rushegura with 20, Nkuringo 20, Bitukura 14, Nshongi 26, Mishaya 11, Kyaguriro 16. Two other groups are under habituation and currently being used for mock tourism namely Kahungye and Oruzogo. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park has one trans-boundary group known as Nyakagezi with 9 members. All groups are available for tourism allowed up to eight visitors only a day, for a period of one hour except Kyaguriro in Ruhija which is dedicated for Research this calling for advance booking.


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May 26, 2017, 11:47 pm
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