The gorilla families in Rwanda can be seen when you participate in gorilla trekking in Rwanda where you will get to see the habituated gorilla families when you hike the Virunga mountains in Rwanda namely: mount gahinga, mount muhabura, mount sabyinyo, mount karisimbi and mount bisoke where tourists can access the habituated gorilla families in Rwanda. Important to note about the Rwanda gorilla families in Rwanda, is the fact that Dian Fossey was an American primatologist that spearheaded the protection of the gorillas in the wild with a number of her research that was used to protect the gorillas which helped to increase the number of gorillas in the wild making it possible to carry out gorilla trekking Rwanda, gorilla trekking in Uganda in Bwindi impenetrable national park and gorilla trekking in Congo in Virunga national park and gorilla trekking in kahuzi biega.
With a number of conservation initiative in volcanoes national park in Rwanda to protect the mountain gorillas in the wild, over 10 habituated gorillas have been formed and can be seen when you participate in gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park where they will spend one hour with the habituated gorilla family to observe their behaviour in the wild for an amazing gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda. Some of the different gorilla families in the park that can be visited include;
Amahoro gorilla family is the most peaceful gorilla family in Rwanda which is the reason for the name Amahoro which means peace given the fact that it is quite a peaceful in nature which has helped tourists interested in visiting a very calm gorilla family the gorilla family is headed by Ubumwe which means togetherness because he is quite a team leader that has ensured that the gorillas are quite safe from both internal and external attacks
The sabyinyo gorilla family in Rwanda is one of the most rewarding family that you will enjoy visiting not because of the fact that it is the easiest gorilla family that can be tracked along the Virunga mountains in Rwanda but also the fact that it’s dominant silver back Guhonda who is the heaviest and the tallest gorilla among the mountain gorillas in Rwanda who has protected its gorilla family from internal and external attacks making it one of the most peaceful gorilla families in the park
Just like the Ugenda gorilla group, the hirwa gorilla group is quite mobile whereby sometimes it can be seen in volcanoes national park and the other times in Mgahinga national park and this gorilla family was formed by members from the Susa and sabyinyo gorilla families. It should be noted when gorilla get older, they can leave their natal homes and start their own gorilla families this is because the dominant silver back has all the mating rights with the adult females of the group.
The gorilla family is one of the interesting Rwanda gorilla families that can be seen in Volcanoes national park. It was formed after some members from the Susa and sabyinyo gorilla family left the groups to make their own group the Hirwa gorilla family which is a very mobile group.
It is located along Mount Sabyinyo and it comprises of 16 members and it is also among the few Rwanda gorilla families that was able to bare twins. However, it should be noted that the gorilla family migrated from volcanoes national park to Mgahinga national park in Uganda.
Among the gorilla families in Rwanda, the Ugenda gorilla family is one of the hardest gorilla family to track because it’s always on the move whereby it can be seen in Mgahinga national park and sometimes in volcanoes national park which is the reason it was named Ugenda meaning it is always on the move looking for food and better living conditions. However once a tourist gets to the gorilla family they will have memorable experiences spending time observing their behaviour in the wild and their social hierarchy.
Kwitonda gorilla family was named after its silver back Kwitonda who died after falling sick but interesting about the gorilla is the fact that he would let other gorillas mate with the females of the group which is quite unusual among the gorillas because it’s only the dominant male that has all the mating rights with the gorillas in the family. Although the dominant male died, the group is among the most peaceful gorilla families in Rwanda this and other gorilla families that you can choose to visit at any given time of the day fro the most rewarding gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda.
Other activities in volcanoes national park that you can take part in aside from gorilla trekking include golden monkey trekking which will give you the chance to understand more about the habituated monkey species in the park, you can visit the musanze caves that are significant in the Rwanda genocide history because the caves were used as hiding spots for the victims during the dark period, you will get to participate in hiking the Virunga mountains in Rwanda where you will get to see a number of rewarding views of the twin lakes in Rwanda that is lake Ruhondo and lake Burera, rewarding views of lake kivu the largest fresh water lake in Rwanda numerous bird species like: the long-crested eagle handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Batis Dusky turtle love, paradise flycatcher, archer’s ground robin, African Rwenzori, double collared sunbird, marsh harrier, Ruwenzori turaco an many other rewarding attractions for a rewarding Rwanda safari tour.