Have you been thinking of where to go for an epic gorilla encounter? Nothing beats the spectacular Uganda gorilla safari experience. Yes, Uganda is one of the three countries where you can have an Africa gorilla safari of a lifetime as it home to these magical beings.  A magical gorilla trekking Uganda tour takes you on a Uganda tour to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. a gorilla safari Uganda, to any of these parks rewards you with an hour to gaze and photograph these magical beings in their natural habitat as they go about their daily rounds. Besides a stunning encounter with the magical beings on this gorilla trek safari Uganda experience to Bwindi or Mgahinga, each of these parks offers a wide variety of attractions you will run into while on your safari Uganda to either Bwindi or Mgahinga Gorilla Park. While on a Uganda gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi you a have chance to site several of the 350 bird species in this tropical paradise. Expect to meet the Batwa people who are the original custodians of these forests since they have been staying together with the wild dwellers for close to over 1000 years in perfect peace and harmony. A Uganda safari tour to Mgahinga besides exciting you with an epic gorilla trekking Uganda tour experience gives you a possibility of encountering the proudly standing 3 Mgahinga ranges which are Sabinyo, Gahinga and Muhavura, you will be entertained by the golden monkeys which can also be found within the confines of Mgahinga and the original custodians of this forest the Batwa can be found here.

Gorilla trekking in Uganda gets better!!!

Word reaching us from Buhoma which located in the northern sector of Bwindi is the apparent expansion of the Mubare gorilla family as it has welcomed a new baby to add on its growing number. The Mubare family is a historical family in the world of gorilla tour Uganda because it was the first gorilla to be open for trekking in 1993 on the 13th of October to be precise.

The History of the Mubare family

The family was named after Mubare hills in Buhoma where this group is was first located.as we earlier stated, this family opened the doors of the magical Uganda gorilla safaris experience in 1993, something that has continued to captivate the hearts of many Africa gorilla safari-goers. This family suffered the loss of its first silver buck leader called Ruhondeza who was believed to be the oldest gorilla aged about 50 years old at the time of his death which was a mysterious death on the 27th June 2012. Ruhondeza was given a decent burial with the Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.  Prior to his death, Ruhondeza was attacked by a wild silverback gorilla which fought and defeated him.after suffering a humiliating defeat, Ruhondeza felt humiliated and as a result, he abandoned the family and retired to the human communities where he sought refuge and he was cared for by the locals in these communities until he met his death. His demise was a huge blow to the Mubare family and as a result, many of its members went rogue as they departed to join other families and Mubare only remained with 5 members.  However, recently the group has grown in numbers to 9 members under the leadership of Kanyonyi with the new baby taking the tally of members in this family to 10.

What’s the future of gorilla trekking in Uganda?

With all Uganda gorilla safari tours stakeholders doing their absolute best, the future of gorilla trekking safaris Uganda is now looking brighter now more than ever since the gorilla numbers are always on the rise in the country and even in the neighbouring countries of Rwanda and Congo. As of today, Uganda is home to over 400 gorillas that are found in both Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. There are 19 gorilla families that are found in Uganda  and a gorilla safari to Uganda gives you an opportunity to meet any of the 19 gorilla families that are found here and this gorilla experience can be done either in form of a short gorilla safari tour or a long Uganda gorilla safari that is usually coupled with a visit Uganda to other Uganda destinations such as Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park Murchison Falls National Park and Kidepo Valley National Park which are famous for a truly spectacular Uganda wildlife safari experience.

Where else do you get a chance to have an encounter with these magical beings?

Gorilla trekking isn’t only done in Uganda but also in Congo and Rwanda. A Rwanda gorilla safari takes you to Volcanoes National Park which is home to 10 gorilla families that have been habituated to give you a fantastic Rwanda gorilla tour experience. A Congo gorilla safari experience, on the other hand, takes you either Virunga National Park where you have a chance to encounter Mountain gorillas as this park is home to 8 gorilla families or Kahuzi Biega National Park where you will be in for a thrilling moment with the eastern lowland gorillas.

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