A couple of weeks past, it has been all around of how the Rwanda Gorilla Family migrates to Uganda. Rwanda’s Hirwa Gorilla family crossing boarders and living in Mgahinga gorilla national park southwestern Uganda. Hirwa Gorilla family has been having over 20 individuals residing in Mt Gahinga regions of Mgahinga gorilla national park having crossed from their original home in the Volcanoes National Park of Rwanda. The confirmation of existence to Hirwa gorilla fairly in Uganda was published by Musiime Paddy, of UWA and this was confirmed with pictures of the Gorilla Group at Mgahinga gorilla national park Uganda.
The recent Gorilla migration to Uganda has left hanging questions of what might have caused the Hirwa Gorilla family to move into Uganda. For some weeks to date, the Hirwa Gorilla family is settled and living Uganda’s Mgahinga Gorilla National park. Currently, there are 2 Gorilla Families in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and this calls for 16 gorilla permits available every day. To primatologists and Gorilla Trekkers trekking Gorillas in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Uganda can as well trek the new Gorilla family settlers from Rwanda. The new Gorilla Family in Mgahinga gorilla national park are being managed jointly with Nyakagyezi gorilla family. The Nyakagyezi Gorilla family has predominately been settled in Mgahinga and available for trekking every day and with joining of the Hirwa Gorilla Family which allows trekking for both groups.
The revenue collected from the sale of Hirwa gorilla permits currently living in Uganda is shared at 50% between Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). Much as a Rwanda gorilla permit costs USD 1500, Hirwa gorilla family will now be visited for USD 600 and therefore, USD 300 for Uganda and USD 300 for Rwanda.
About Hirwa Gorilla family That Crossed Boarders to Uganda
Hirwa Gorilla family is one of Rwanda’s habituated mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National park and this gorilla family has been living in the northern part of volcanoes national park. The name “Hirwa” is locally translated as “The Lucky one” and has been one of the most visited gorilla families in Rwanda. The Hirwa Gorila family initially split from Susa family following misunderstandings between “Munyinga” the first leader of Hirwa Gorilla family and the then-dominant silverback of Susa Gorilla Group. “Munyinga” decided to leave Susa A Gorilla Group and started his own family which is the Hirwa gorilla family of today currently settled in Uganda. Like the other gorilla families in Uganda and Rwanda, the Hirwa gorilla group is visited by 8 people a day.