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Mucunguzi gorilla family is yet another mountain gorilla group located in Rushaga region of Bwindi impenetrable National Park. Mucunguzi means “Savior” was the third and youngest silverback of Bweza gorilla group in Rushaga region of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. After leaving Bweza gorilla group, it formed and led the now Mucunguzi gorilla group in Rushaga. Rushaga is in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and has the highest number of habituated gorilla families in Bwindi impenetrable National Park. Below are the details of Mucunguzi gorilla family Rushaga.

Origin of Mucunguzi gorilla family.

Information coming from rushaga gorilla trail head indicate that Mucunguzi gorilla family or Mucunguzi gorilla group was formed by a solitary silverback called Mucunguzi from which the name Mucunguzi gorilla family was derived. Information has it that after a serious in fight in one of the habituated mountain gorilla family called, Bweza where Mucunguzi was the third in command or the young silverback in the group. Mucunguzi was chased out of this Bweza gorilla group and started living a lonely life. With time, Mucunguzi attacked Bikingi gorilla family fighting the dominant silverback and taking away some of the members mainly female to form a new gorilla family which was then named Mucunguzi gorilla family. At the moment, Mucunguzi gorilla group is composed of 8 members dominantly female and can be trekked from Rushaga UWA headquarters in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Gorilla permits to trek Mucunguzi gorilla group can be booked at Uganda Wildlife Authority head office through Encounter Africa safaris.

Trekking Mucunguzi gorilla family

Encounter Africa safaris organizes gorilla safaris to all regions of Bwindi mpenetrable National Park and if interested in trekking Mucunguzi gorilla group or family, you will have to book one of our 3 Day gorilla tour from Entebbe or 3 Day Bwindi gorilla tour from Kigali. We will then book you a tour that takes you to Rushaga region of Bwindi impenetrable National Park from where you can then request to trek Mucunguzi gorilla family.

It should be noted that gorilla permit in Uganda are booked depending on availability per region. You can book permits for the northern sector of Buhoma, Eastern sector of Rushija or Southern sectors of Rushaga and or Nkuringo. Once you have known the region where your gorilla permit is booked, you are then free to ask for a gorilla family of your choice on the day/time of trekking. Gorilla family allocation depends on ones interest and physical fitness. If your interest is trekking Mucunguzi gorilla group, then you will tell Uganda Wildlife Authority staff that you are interested in this gorilla family and they will try to make sure that you are among the 8 people to trek Muchunguzi gorilla family on the day.

Booking Mucunguzi gorilla family permits>

Encounter Africa safaris reserves and books gorilla permits on behalf of our clients who book all inclusive gorilla treks with us (All inclusive means, booking gorilla permits, accommodation and transport to and from Bwindi Impenetrable national Park with Encounter Africa safaris). If you choose our 3 Day gorilla tour or 5 Day gorilla and chimpanzee tour, we will book your permits and send you scanned copies for your records and perusal. All we need from you is to tell us the date, month and year when you intend to trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. We will then check availability of gorilla permits on that specific date and get back to you accordingly. Encounter Africa safaris has 24/7 hour access to Uganda Wildlife Authority gorilla permit data base and can reserve your gorilla permit for up to seven days waiting for your payment to come through. Once you have made payment to our Bank Account, we will pay to Uganda wildlife Authority and you will be guaranteed to visit gorillas in any given region of Bwindi impenetrable National Park. Encounter Africa safaris accepts both Credit Card payment and Bank transfers. Whichever mode preferred, we will be at your service. For us to process your gorilla permit, we will also need to get your passport details since it a requirement by Uganda Wildlife Authority.

Encounter Africa safaris is your trusted source of information regarding gorilla trekking in Uganda and we will always keep you updated on developments taking place in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga National Park. Are you looking for information regarding Bwindi impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga National Park? Are you looking for information on how to book or reserve your gorilla permit? Are you looking for affordable or budget gorilla tours to see gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park? Feel free to contact Encounter Africa safaris about all frequently asked questions about gorilla trekking in Uganda.

Encounter Africa safaris prides herself in organizing amazing and successful gorilla treks in Uganda and Rwanda. We have some of the finest Safari designers and consultants who will give you the best advice to help you arrange or organize a gorilla tour that fits in your budget, interest and time. Encounter Africa safaris un matched and discounted tours for Uganda and Rwanda. Encounter Africa Safaris is highly recommended on Trip Advisor and Safari bookings. For more information about our tours and offers, kindly contact us by email of telephone call. Photo Credit: Gorilla Doctors

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