Baby boom in Uganda Gorilla Parks

Gorilla Baby Boom in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Good News!! Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is celebrating the birth of the new baby gorilla in Nyakagyezi gorilla family. The baby gorilla was born on 2nd September 2020 and was found by park rangers during mountain gorilla monitoring. The new baby gorilla is born to Nshuti, an adult gorilla family in Nyakagyezi gorilla family. The new baby has raised the number of mountain gorillas in Nyakagyezi family to 9. Uganda Wildlife Authority continues to celebrate the baby boom in the two gorilla national parks. Nshuti gorilla is a very peaceful member of the Nyakagyezi gorilla family who always welcomes people into the family. Nshuti is a local Kinyarwanda word locally translated as “peaceful”. Since the closure of gorilla parks in March 2020 due to corona virus pandemic, the two parks mainly Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has seen a huge baby boom. Most babies in Bwindi Forest have been born in Buhoma sector north of the impenetrable Forest.

About Nyakegyezi gorilla family
Over the years, Nyakagyezi has been the only habituated mountain gorilla family in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. In its early days of habituation, Nyakagyezi gorilla family would cross over to the neighboring Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, which made it hard to for travelers to visit them. However at the moment, Nyakagyezi has fully settled in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and is available for trekking everyday.


Gorilla baby boom in Uganda

A baby gorilla in Nyakagyezi Family

Trekking to see Nyakagyezi gorilla family
Each day, Nyakagyezi gorilla family is visited by a group of eight travelers. Trekking time to see gorillas last between 30 minutes to several hours depending on where the gorillas will be located that day. After meeting the gorillas, travelers spend an hour in the company of gorillas. This hour is counted from the time travelers meet gorillas. Travelers are reminded to keep calm and keen and use this one-hour to observe gorilla’s behaviors, and take pictures for memories. Trekking can be done via Entebbe international airport or Kigali International airport. Alternatively, you can fly into Kigali Rwanda and cross via Cyanika border connecting through Kisoro district. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is located a short distance from Kisoro district. If you have limited time, a 1-Day Mgahinga gorilla tour is a suitable package for you. Here travelers are picked very early at 3:00am from Kigali, drive for 5 hours to catch-up with pre gorilla trekking briefing at Ntebeko information Centre. Travelers spend an hour with gorillas and thereafter drive back to Kigali for a return flight.

A valid mountain gorilla permit is a must have for every traveler visiting the Nyakagyezi gorilla family. Each permit costs $700 for foreign non-residents, $600 for foreign residents and UGX250, 000 for East African residents. Gorilla permit booking can be done directly with Uganda Wildlife Authority or through African Apes Holidays, your number one gorilla safari company. Due to limited availability of gorilla permits in Mgahinga gorilla national park, travelers are advised to book as early as six months prior.

In general, we continue to celebrate the birth of new baby gorillas in Uganda’s Gorilla National Parks. Book your Uganda gorilla tour today and get a chance to see the baby gorillas with African Apes Holidays.

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