Mubare Gorilla Group Gets A New Born Baby Gorilla

Mubare, Uganda’s oldest Gorilla group in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park (Mubare Gorilla Group) delivers a new baby Gorilla today 7th November 2019. With much joy and happiness, we are proud to have another newborn baby Gorilla in less than three weeks since the last birth in the same Gorilla group.

The baby gorilla has been given birth by Karungi who is healthy and in good shape with her baby. However, the sex of the baby born is not yet known.

The Mubare gorilla family

Mubare Gorilla family is the oldest habituated gorilla family in Uganda and was habituated by the Uganda Wildlife Authority in 1991 and later opened in 1993 for Gorilla trekking tours. This family is located in the Buhoma gorilla trekking sector in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park with 8 individuals including 1 silverback.

The family was named after Mubare Hill found deep in Bwindi Impenetrable forest where the giant apes were first sighted. The group was led by the late Ruhondeza who died in 2013 after fighting with a black back in the group.

About Buhoma trekking sector where Mubare group is found

The Buhoma sector is the most visited and trekked sector compared to other gorilla trekking sectors in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. Buhoma was the first sector to be established for mountain gorilla trekking safaris in 1992 after the establishment of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park in 1991.

The sector is located in the northern part of the Bwindi forest South of Ishasha sector Queen Elizabeth national park. Other Gorilla families available for tracking in the Buhoma sector include Rushegura gorilla family habituated in 2000, and the Habinyanja gorilla family habituated in 1993.

The additional production of more newborn gorillas brings to our minds that the conservation of mountain Gorillas is getting better for future generations. However more thanks and honor to the Uganda wildlife Authority efforts and Uganda wildlife Organizations who work hand in hand to protect and conserve the few remaining mountain gorillas in Uganda. Gorilla safaris are getting better!

Today Bwindi impenetrable forest national park hosts the biggest number of mountain gorillas (almost half of the remaining Mountain Gorillas In the world) compared to any other gorilla trekking national parks in D.R. Congo and Rwanda. This makes the park unique for mountain gorilla trekking activities.

Note: Where to Stay While on your Gorilla safari in Bwindi

Some of the luxurious lodges in Bwindi forest’s Buhoma sector include Buhoma lodge, Bwindi forest lodge, Mahogany springs lodge among others.

Besides mountain gorilla trekking in the sector, one can also enjoy visiting Batwa and Bakiga communities at the edge of Bwindi impenetrable forest, nature walk in hiking trails such as Muzabajiro loop trail, waterfall trail, River lvi trail, Munyaga trail, and Rushura trail among others, bird watching to different bird species like Great Blue Turaco, weavers, among others