Inhabited in the Kahungye hills of the Rushaga sector, Kahungye gorilla family is an interesting gorilla family you ought to visit on your Uganda gorilla tour to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The gorilla family was named after “Kahungye hills) where it was first sighted and lives apparently. Kahungye gorilla group was first sited in 2009, taken through a 2 years gorilla habituation experience and was officially opened for trekking in October 2011. Kahungye gorilla group is one of the 5 habituated gorilla families in Rushaga sector. Other gorilla groups in Rushaga sector include Busingye, Bweza, Nshongi, and Mishaya. The family is believed to have over 25 members and Rwigi is the leading silverback. Just like other gorilla groups in Rushaga sector, Kahungye is best trekked from Kisoro. A 1 Day Uganda gorilla tour to Bwindi will give you the chance to trek the Kahungye family in the shortest time possible. 8 gorilla permits are available every day to visit and trek Kahungye gorilla family.
How to trek Kahungye gorilla family
Gorilla trips to trek Kahungye family can either start from Kampala Uganda or Kigali Rwanda. Driving from Kampala to Bwindi takes roughly 10 hours via Masaka Mbarara Kabale road. Therefore to trek Kahungye family from Kampala, you require at least 3 Days Uganda gorilla tour. Alternatively, you can trek Kahungye gorilla family from Rwanda. Here travelers fly into Kigali Rwanda and cross Uganda through Cyanika border in Kisoro district. If you have a limited time, you can do a 1-Day Uganda gorilla tour from Kigali. This trip entails an early pickup from Kigali at 3:00am, transfer to Bwindi forest, trek gorillas and drive back to Kigali for a return flight. You are advised to secure a permit early as 5 months prior to avoid disappointments.
Rules and Regulations of trekking Kahungye gorilla family
At the start of the trekking day, travelers assemble at Rushaga park headquarters for regulations and pre gorilla trekking briefing. Travelers are further introduced to the rules and regulations of gorilla trekking. These include:
1. Keep a distance of seven meters away from gorillas
2. Do not look directly into the eyes of gorillas
3. Do not trek when ick
4. Do not litter in the park
5. Do not use flashlight cameras
6. Do not touch a gorilla
7. Do not move alone in the jungle
8. Do not shout at the gorillas (keep your voices low)
9. Don’t rune when a gorilla charges
10. Turn back your faces when coughing or sneezing
What to pack for trekking Kahungye family
Yes, you must pack the essentials to ensure a stress-free, less challenging and enjoyable gorilla encounter with Kahungye gorilla family. Among the things you must pack for gorilla trekking include:
• Hiking boots/shoes to ease your movements
• Gardening gloves for your hands
• Sunglasses for your eyes
• Hat for the head and hair for ladies
• Bottled drinking water
• Long-sleeved shirts/blouses
• Long pants
• Rain jackets to deal with the unpredicted forest weather.
Gorilla Trek Africa helps you to book and secure gorilla permits to trek Kahungye family. Contact us today, tell us your travel dates and clarify whether you want the trek Kahungye gorilla family and we shall do the rest for you.
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