Nyakagezi Gorilla Family – The Only Gorilla Group in Mgahinga
The Nyakagezi gorilla family is the only gorilla family in Mgahinga National Park. Mgahinga National Park, located in Uganda, protects half of the entire number of mountain gorillas living in Africa’s home region.
Mountain gorillas are an endangered species with 98 percent DNA that lives in tropical rain forests with bamboo thick trees. Mgahinga is located in southwestern Uganda, close to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will get a fantastic experience of the rolling hills and many other things when you journey to Mgahinga National Park to meet the Nyakagezi gorilla family.
Unlike other National Parks, the Mgahinga National Park preserves 80 mountain gorillas. And there are only ten migrants from this group. They continue their journey to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda. In 2012, the group returned to the park and established. It has ten members and three silverbacks. In May 2013, the group welcomed a new baby, bringing the total number of members to eleven. It is commanded by a silverback named Mark, who leads and defends the Nyakagezi gorilla family.
Because this Nyakagezi Gorilla Family travels frequently, gorilla permits for this family can only be obtained from the Uganda Wildlife Authority’s park headquarters in Uganda. Visit the gorilla family for an extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime adventure. One hour is allotted to spend with the gorilla family, experiencing their daily routines in the wild as they play, groom each other, display their nests, and many other experiences that everyone would like to have with their human relatives. Book your gorilla excursion in advance with Kabira Safaris and enjoy an unforgettable experience in the wild.