Just like human families celebrate the birth of a new baby, the Rushegura gorilla family is jubilating the birth of a new baby gorilla. The good news was received in early December 2029 when Businza, an adult female gorilla in the Rushegura gorilla family gave birth to a health-bouncing baby a few weeks after Mubare family received two consecutive baby gorillas. This called for celebration in Buhoma sector, Bwindi Forest and the entire country has added on the population of mountain gorillas in the Pearl of Africa. The new baby gorilla has increased the number of mountain gorillas in Rushegura sector to 16, which is a great achievement that gives hope for sustainable gorilla tourism in Uganda. Park rangers found the baby gorilla and her mother during their daily gorilla monitoring. If you want to see the baby gorilla in Rushegura sector, Contact us at Gorilla Trek Africa and we shall tailor-make a suitable gorilla package for you. By the time of writing this article, both the baby gorilla and the mother are in a good state.
About Rushegura Gorilla FamilyLocated in Buhoma sector north of Bwindi Forest National Park, Rushegura is one of the most visited gorilla families in Uganda. Kabukojo is the dominant silverback that leads the entire group comprised of the 4 adult females, 4 black bucks, 4 infants and 3 juveniles altogether. Formerly part of Habinyanja family, Rushegura was officially habituated for trekking in 2000 after 2 years of habituation experience. The family is very active and can be found roaming in the nearby gardens. The family members of Rushegura family include Kabukoja, Kyirinvi, Kibandee, Buzinza, Nyamunwa, Kalembezi, Karungyi, Nyampazi, Kafuruka, Ruterana, Kanywanyi and katabazi. Kabukojo silverback took over leadership after the unfortunate death of Mwirima the former dominant silverback.
How to Trek Rushegura Family
Rushegura gorilla family is easily trekked by connecting from Kabale district. If you are flying into Rwanda and trekking gorillas in Uganda (Buhoma sector) cross via Katuna border for easy connectivity. Do you want to visit Rushegura gorilla family? No worries, Gorilla Trek Africa is at your service. Rushegura gorilla family is visited by a group of eight people per day for an hour’s interaction. Buhoma is roughly 10 hours drive from Kampala or Entebbe international airport. Alternatively, book a flight from Kajjansi to Kihihi airstrip for Trekking starts with a briefing about the dos and don’ts of trekking at Buhoma park headquarters. The rules and regulation of trekking Rushegura gorilla family include:
• Keep a distance of seven meters away from the gorillas
• Do not trek when sick
• Do not use flashlight cameras
• Speak at a low tone
• Don’t touch the gorillas
• Do not feed the gorilla
• Do not litter
• Stay calm when the gorilla charges
Other gorilla families in Buhoma sector
Besides Rushegura, Buhoma is home to several other gorilla families available for trekking. These include Habinyanja, Mubare (the oldest gorilla family) and Katwe the newly habituated gorilla family in Buhoma sector. Each family is visited by eight people a day hence 32 gorillas permits available. Gorilla permit booking can be done directly from Uganda Wildlife Authority or through us at Gorilla Trek Africa, your number one travel company in Uganda.
Where to Sleep in Buhoma SectorTravelers to Buhoma sector have an endless list of lodges and camps serving them with first-class food and sleeping services. The accommodation in Buhoma sector includes Mahogany Sprigs Lodge, Bwindi Forest Lodge, Bwindi View Bandas, Gorilla Forest Camp, Buhoma Lodge, Buhoma community camp and Bwindi Volcano Lodge among others. The rates of services at these lodges differ depending on the category of the lodge but the services at all lodges are excellent. The experienced, friendly and kind staff serves you all day and night.
Gorilla Permit costs to trek Rushegura family
Each permit to trek Rushegura gorilla family costs $600 for foreign non-residents, $500 for foreign residents and UGX for East African residents. Effective from 1st July 2029, the gorilla permit prices in Uganda will rise to $700 for foreign non-residents, $600 for foreign residents and UGX 250,000 for East African Residents. Take chance now, book a Uganda gorilla safari now and trek gorillas at discounted rates with Gorilla Trek Africa.
The birth of the new baby gorilla in the Rushegura gorilla family is a blessing to the Uganda tourism industry. Book a Uganda safari to Buhoma today, visits to see the baby gorilla and enjoy this memorable experience.