Bwengye Gorilla family in Volcanoes National Park
Are you look to trek Bwengye Gorilla family in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda? Bwengye, the Bwengye Gorilla Group’s leader, abandoned her family in Natal in 2007 to form the Bwengye Gorilla Group with other female groups. This group lives on the slopes of the Bisoke and Karisimbi mountains and is one of the most well-known in Volcanoes National Park, as some of its members appeared in Dian Fossey’s 1988 blockbuster film Gorillas in the Mist.
There are 11 members of the Bwengye gorilla family and one silverback. The death of six newborns, which was a profound horror for the entire family, has had a significant impact on the group. Bwengye is a Kinyarwanda term that translates as “knowledge.”
Most Rwandan gorilla families are distinctive, and each has something special to give. Each Rwandan gorilla is special and has its own traits. Remember that you can only track Rwandan gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, and there are rules. Do you have a lot of knowledge? If this is the case, you have a lot in common with this particular group. Meeting the silverback Bwenge, known as Wise, will be an unforgettable experience. The hike is tough, so you should be in good shape. There is a 30-minute training on all you need to know about hiking with the mountain gorillas before the hike.
After that, you will be assigned to the proper group. Rangers normally go ahead and find the gorillas and interact with them. After that, you will be assigned to the proper group. Rangers normally go ahead and find the gorillas and interact with them to direct them in the proper direction. As a result, less time is spent on the hike.
American primatologist Diane Fossey initially domesticated Rwandan gorillas between 1967 and 1985. She established a laboratory named the Karisoke Laboratory on the slopes of Mount Karisimbi and Mount Bisoke (Karisimbi-Kali, Bisoke-Soke). She has done significant observation and research on mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, and Titus’ troop was the first that Dian Fossey tamed.
The Bwengye is another gorilla species found in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. They are led by the silverback Bwengye and are part of a group of ten familiar groups. The Amahoro group, the Agasha group (group 13), the Hirwa group, the Karisimbi group, the Kwitonda group, the Sabinyo group, the Sousa group, the Uganda group, and others are also gorilla groupings.
The group was created in 2007, but it experienced a collapse at one point, including the deaths of six young children. Hiking with this group is a two-for-one experience since you will be hiking over 600 meters above sea level and observing primates foraging. The hike is not tough, but the ground can be slippery at times and the trails are muddy. Dian Fossey’s classic book, Gorillas in the Mist, about the life of mountain gorillas in the Rwandan jungle, features this iconic group.
More than 80 gamekeepers from the Rwanda Development Authority provide guides in English, French, and other international languages. Permits for gorilla tracking are available at Kinigi Headquarters in Volcanoes National Park.
Permits to track gorillas in Rwanda cost around $1,500 per person. The gorillas of Rwanda are tracked by 72 tourists per day, each in a group of eight. This is comparable to the rules in Uganda’s gorilla parks, where the same number of people is permitted. Please come and enjoy and see this wonderful gorilla family for the best gorilla safari experience.