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3-day Uganda mountain gorilla trekking safari starts in Kampala and ends at Entebbe international airport in Uganda. It involves meeting eye to-eye with the magical mountain gorillas

Susa Family

Susa gorilla family / group

Susa Family

Susa gorilla family / group- This gorilla family derives its name or was named after River Susa which runs through the area where Susa gorilla group normally call home. Susa gorilla family is indeed historical and one of the popular groups in as far as conservation studies of mountain gorillas is concerned. It is Susa gorilla family that Diana Fossey studied while she was in Rwanda before her death in 1985.

Susa gorilla family is one of the hardest group to trek in Volcanoes National Park due to the fact that it is normally found in high altitudes. There days when it climbs so high that tourists are not allowed to trek it. Susa gorilla group had the highest number of individuals in Volcanoes National Park numbering up to 42 members but because of gorilla family dynamics, in fights and group separations, Susa now had twenty eight members with three silverbacks, as well as two twins of Impano and Byishimo.

Susa gorilla Group is thus for those tourists who are adventurous, like long and hard treks and above all would love to meet the twin gorillas.

Another gorilla group in Volcanoes national park Rwanda

Titus gorilla family

The Titus gorilla family in this case, is one of the amazing gorilla groups in Rwanda that enable clients to meet their dreams. The Titus gorilla group is small in size but offers the magical encounters within its thick forest. This gorilla group lies between Karisimbi and Visoke volcanoes. The Titus group was named after the silverback Titus. Titus was born at the time when the primatologist, Dian Fossey was conducting her research at the Karisoke gorilla group. Titus originated from a strong and humble family but unfortunately tragedy fell on his side at the time when he lost all his family members to poachers. However, he joined another family that raised him up, something that was unique and strange among the Giant primates! According to the primatologist, Titus was underdeveloped and had difficulty breathing, but fortunately Titus overcame such hard moments in his life!

As time passed on, a new group was formed by Titus, Beetsme and the other young males. When a new group broke out, 5 female gorillas joined and the family leader was Beetsme. Beetsme however, chased all the other male gorillas but Titus remained to keep the family safe from invaders. Surprisingly, in 1991, Titus deposed the dominant silver back, Beetsme, in a bloodless coup to be the family head. Fighting for family leadership is an amazing and common practice among these Giant Apes!
Titus led the group not until 2007 when he faced a challenge from his son, Kuryama who later broke away to form his own group. Titus was also a great father of over 20 babies among which were, Pasika, Bukima, Turakora and Kuryama. Later Titus faced another bloody nose as most of his members kept on joining other groups. This also meant a big blow to Titus as anxiety for power increased at the return of his son (Kuryama) in 2009. The famous Giant king died later of natural causes at the age of 35 years. It is worth exploring the hard moments of this gorilla king as a visitor can discover how the Giant survived. This is possible only by visiting the amazing Titus gorilla group.