Rwanda Gorilla Permits Booking for Gorilla Tours
Booking Gorilla Permits for Volcanoes national park Rwanda is through Katona Tours and Travel or Rwanda Tourism website.
Just like any other Gorilla Permits, Rwanda Gorilla Permits are valid for 1 day
RDB plays a very big role in conserving Gorillas.
RDB gives chance to local community to entertain the Trekkers.
With traditional songs and dances entertain trekkers at no cost but receive tips in return.
The community conserves and protect Mountain Gorillas from poaching and numbers have gone up.
Procedures for Gorilla Trekkers with Rwanda Gorilla Permits to do Gorilla Tours
At 07:00am, Gorilla Trackers report to Volcanoes Park Headquarters for briefing and registration.
Allocation of Gorilla Groups to Trek is done using passport details and guest gets to know the Gorilla family to trek.
This information works for all guests on a Gorilla Tour to Uganda, Rwanda and Congo
Assignment of Gorilla families to trek basing on Rwanda Gorilla Permits
The trekkers strength and ability or flight departures determines the group to visit.
Weak and old Trekkers or have departure flights on the Trekking day, get easy Treks.
But strong Trekkers hike Tough and difficult treks.
8 Tourists track each gorilla family daily and spend 1 or 2 hours because of conservation.
Gorilla Families in Volcanoes National Park expected to visit with Rwanda Gorilla Permits in their alphabetical order
Agashya Gorilla Family
Agashya has 25 members with a dominant silverback, 12 females, 3 youth gorillas and 7 young ones.
Originally called Group 13, Agashya Gorilla family had 13 members but the dominate silver back Agashya worked tirelessly to increase the number to 25.
Amahoro Gorilla Family
The most peaceful Gorilla family blessed with 17 members and Ubumwe is the dominate silver back leader of the family.
Bwenge Gorilla Family
Bwenge is the dominate silver back leading a group of 11 members along the Karisoke volcanic area
Hirwa Gorilla Family
Hirwa gorilla family has a group of 9 members including a dominant silver back, 3 female mountain gorillas, 2 juveniles and 3 young ones. The family was formed following a mixture of members from Agashya family and Sabyinyo family.
Kwitonda Gorilla Family
Kwitonda family has 18 members which migrated from democratic republic of Congo as lead by Kwitonda the dominant silver back.
Sabyinyo Gorilla Family
Guhonda a dominant silver back leads this group and has 8 members.
Sabyinyo stays on the slopes of Mount Sabyinyo sharing borders with Uganda, Rwanda and Congo.
The Family has 3 female mountain gorillas, 2 youthful gorillas and a young mountain gorilla.
Susa Gorilla Family
Located in Volcanoes park on the way to Gisenyi, Susa gorilla family is blessed with Twins.
It is the oldest habituated family and has 28 individuals including 3 silverbacks 3 male gorillas.
During Dian Fossey research on the mountain gorillas, the family had 42 members but the group split.
Susa B Gorilla Family / Karisimbi gorilla family
This group occupies Mount Karisimbi slopes and is blessed with 15 members that broke away from Susa gorilla family.
Ugenda Gorilla Family
With a total of 11 mountain gorilla members, Ugenda family inhabits the Karisimbi volcanic area and has 2 silverbacks.
Umubano Gorilla Family
Led by a dominate silver back Charles after a stiff fight with Amahoro family, 11 members formed Umubano family with 1 silver back, 1 black back, 3 females and 6 young ones.