Earlier this morning, the good news broke that Uganda had added a new gorilla individual to its name from the Mubare family of Bwindi Impenetrable national Park. Bwindi impenetrable national park is the largest natural habitats of mountain gorillas in the whole world. This amazing national park has about 480 mountain gorillas in total and 18 habituated family for the gorilla trackers to watch.
Mountain gorillas being endangered species red listed by International Union of Conservation for Nature (IUCN), adding one individual to the small population is a great feat. It is something to rejoice about. Many stakeholders in Uganda tourism came out on their social media platforms to announce the good news.
Photos of the mother gorilla Businza and her baby flooded on the internet as many people beamed into joy by welcoming and congratulating The Mubare group for adding a new member to the family. Mubare group is the most popular and oldest group in Bwindi impenetrable national park. This group is found in Buhoma sector and was habituated in 1993. It was the first gorilla family to be tracked by tourist. It is also the largest gorilla family in Bwindi with over 30 members.
To watch the mountain gorillas in their natural setting, a tourist has to book with one of the trusted tour companies in Uganda which will organize a gorilla trekking safari to either Bwindi impenetrable national park or Mgahinga national park where the gorillas are found. However one has to purchase a gorilla permit which can be done through your local tour operator. The gorilla permit is at 600$ for the moment but come July 2020 it will be at 700$.