Volcanoes National Park (Parc National Des Volcans) in Rwanda

National Des Volcans

Home to one third of the world’s remaining population of endangered mountain gorillas, the rarest of the three gorilla subspecies, a wildlife experience in Rwanda is often the highlight of any enthusiasts career. Tracking some of the 790 gorillas that remain in the wild through the mist as it clings to the hill forests at dawn in an unforgettable experience and, although hard work at times is one of the most rewarding in Africa. Catching your first sight of one of these amiable primates, which can weigh up to three times the size of an average human man, will leave you speechless and making contact with their soft brown eyes is a life changing wildlife encounter.

Rwanda currently has 10 habituated gorilla families that can be visited and these include:

Home to one third of the world’s remaining population of endangered mountain gorillas, the rarest of the three gorilla subspecies, a wildlife experience in Rwanda is often the highlight of any enthusiasts career. Tracking some of the 790 gorillas that remain in the wild through the mist as it clings to the hill forests at dawn in an unforgettable experience and, although hard work at times is one of the most rewarding in Africa. Catching your first sight of one of these amiable primates, which can weigh up to three times the size of an average human man, will leave you speechless and making contact with their soft brown eyes is a life changing wildlife encounter.

Rwanda currently has 10 habituated gorilla families that can be visited and these include:

Sabyinyo Group - 13 members, including the biggest silverback (Guhonda) known in the entire jungle.

Amahoro Group – 19 members including 05 silverbacks

Group 13 (Renamed Agashya Group) -22 members including 01 silverback

Susa Group – now divided into 2 groups; Susa Group with 30 including 3 silverbacks and Kalisimbi Group with 15 including 1 silverback.

Umubano Group- 12 members including 01 silverback.

Hirwa Group- 17 members including 01 silverback.

Kwitonda Group - 21 members including 01 silverback.

Titus- 8 members with 3 Silver backs.

Kuryama -14 members with 3 silver backs.

Ugenda –11 Members with 2 silver backs.

The above information is as of 2013, although this number given in each group is bound to increase or decrease due to the new Gorillas that are born or migrating to new groups and joining other new groups that are created

Sabyinyo Group - 13 members, including the biggest silverback (Guhonda) known in the entire jungle.

Amahoro Group – 19 members including 05 silverbacks

Group 13 (Renamed Agashya Group) -22 members including 01 silverback

Susa Group – now divided into 2 groups; Susa Group with 30 including 3 silverbacks and Kalisimbi Group with 15 including 1 silverback.

Umubano Group- 12 members including 01 silverback.

Hirwa Group- 17 members including 01 silverback.

Kwitonda Group - 21 members including 01 silverback.

Titus- 8 members with 3 Silver backs.

Kuryama -14 members with 3 silver backs.

Ugenda –11 Members with 2 silver backs.

The above information is as of 2013, although this number given in each group is bound to increase or decrease due to the new Gorillas that are born or migrating to new groups and joining other new groups that are created

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