Nyakagezi Gorilla Group, the Only Gorilla Family in Mgahinga
The Nyakagezi Gorilla Group is the only habituated gorilla family in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (MGNP). The family headed by Mark, a Silverback is composed of three silver backs, 2 adult females, 2 black backs and 2 infants.
The park has over 80 Mountain Gorillas but only 10 gorilla members are habituated. The group is believed to migrate at times to Rwanda and Congo. But good enough, the migratory habit of these gorillas has not happened in the recent years.
The group has its name from Nyakagezi , some place in Mgahinga National Park with lots of delicious food that attract the gorillas. this group is among the simplest to trek since it prefers moving in a short radius for nesting, feeding, relaxing and playing
It is said it was in 2012 when the Nyakagezi gorillas returned from Congo and they happen to have settled for good in Mgahinga National Park as their permanent habitat.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park does not have any other gorilla groups being habituated at the moment.
Enjoy gorilla tracking in Mgahinga National Park with the Nyakagezi family, one should stay the park or have an overnight in Kisoro town.
The permits for trekking Nyakagezi group are available the park offices in Kisoro town and at Ntebeko near the park.