What gorilla groups can I see in Rwanda?
There are ten habituated gorilla families, (Sabinyo, Amahoro, Umubano, Susa, Kwitonda, Karisimbi, Agashya, Bwenge, Ugyenda and Hirwa). Most groups are half-day walks but Susa can take all day. Tracking here is usually easier than at Bwindi as the afro-montane forest is lighter.
There are eight permits available daily for each group and each permit costs U$750 per permit, per person. Every group is different, some with large numbers in the group, others smaller and given the habitat and terrain, it is unlikely you will see the groups in their entirety all at once!
|Sabyinyo|| x12|| x2||Sabyinyo means 'old man's teeth'.|
|Amahoro|| x17|| x1||Amahoro means 'peaceful'.|
|Umubano|| x11|| x1||Umubano means 'live together'.|
|Susa|| x28|| x3||named after the Susa River. It was the largest gorilla group before it split into two|
|Kwitonda|| x18|| x2||Kwitonda means 'humble one'.|
|Karisimbi|| x15|| ||Split from the Susa family - always stays on the slopes of Karisimbi Volcano.|
|Agasha|| x25|| x2||Agasha means 'the news'.|
|Bwenge|| x10|| x1||Bwenge means 'brightness'.|
|Ugyenda|| x11|| x1||Ugyenda means 'departure'.|
|Hirwa|| x12|| x1||Hirwa means 'lucky one'.|