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Gorilla families in buhoma and rustogi

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Gorilla families in buhoma and rustogi

Headed trekking in the next few weeks

Any recommendations on which gorilla families in both areas

We can do moderate

But if pushed would consider difficult to add more

Fort Portal, Uganda
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1. Re: Gorilla families in buhoma and rustogi

Hi

I hope you meant "Rushaga" not "Rustogi"

Buhoma is a more and long time habituate community and mostly preferred because of being near

Rushaga community , is more close to Buhoma community in the extreme south east in Kisoro.

This "Rushaga" community is good in that trekking it is easy and faster to get.

Howard

Chimpanzees / apes guide specialist.

Will come shortly with community size as requested i guess .

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2. Re: Gorilla families in buhoma and rustogi

Hi, the following link might help:

bwindiforestnationalpark.com/gorilla-groups.…

You won't be assigned your group until the morning of your trek. When I went, I talked to people at our lodge the night before and asked what group they saw so I could make my decision based on their comments (like whether there was a baby in the group). I then told our guide which group I preferred (Mubare) and he let the rangers know so I got the group I wanted. Actually, I just mentioned the group I was hoping for and he listened and did that for me because he was an excellent guide.

If you are more concerned about where the group is/difficulty of the hike then you would let the rangers know the morning of the trek.

Maybe someone else who is just back from trekking can tell you more but I hope this helps.

Enjoy your trip!

Fort Portal, Uganda
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3. Re: Gorilla families in buhoma and rustogi

GORILLA COMMUNITIES

1. Eastern Part :

Ruhiija ,Kabale

* Bitukura

* Oruzogo

2 Northern Part :

Buhoma, Karungi and Kisoro

* Rushegura

* Mubare

* Habinyanja

3. Southern

Kisoro

* Nkuringo

* Nshongi

* Mishaya

* Rushaga

* Kahungye

I am sure, Rushegura and Habinyanja will be easy for you.

But your Tour organisers have got the choice basing on trek permits .

All the best

Howard .

Kampala
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4. Re: Gorilla families in buhoma and rustogi

There's another family called Busigye in the southern sector.

Isle of Man, United...
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5. Re: Gorilla families in buhoma and rustogi

The location of your lodgings will dictate the area of your trek so you need to get that clarified up front.

No good asking your guide to get Rushegura or Habinyanja if your lodge is in Nkruringo.

New Orleans...
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6. Re: Gorilla families in buhoma and rustogi

Great informations

We are at buhoma lodge but could get permits for 1 day there at buhoma ly and other day we drive to and from

Ruhija even though I know it's a distance

Isle of Man, United...
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7. Re: Gorilla families in buhoma and rustogi

Sorted. R or H as Howard says and O group at Ruhija.

You should have a great time.

8. Re: Gorilla families in buhoma and rustogi

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