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Katwe Gorilla Group Members, Silverback Name & History

Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is home to half population of mountain gorillas, Buhoma sector is one of the areas where you can trek gorillas from and Katwe gorilla family is among the groups in this sector.

Buhoma is the oldest sector of Bwindi national park with the oldest habituated mountain gorilla family, this sector also has a variety of accommodation options where tourists can sleep in ranging from budget to luxurious hotels. Many tourists also prefer Buhoma sector of Bwindi because it’s easily accessible than other sectors by road from Kampala.

Katwe mountain gorilla family is the newest mountain gorilla family in Buhoma sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park making the sector have four gorilla families to be trekked per day increasing the number of gorilla permits from 24 to 32 per day.

Katwe habituation took 3 years and was opened for tourism in August 2018, the family is composed of 1 silverback, 3 black backs, 4 adult females and 2 babies.


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