It is the major tourist activity in Bwindi, consisting of four gorilla groups currently available daily fro tourists. The groups currently include; Mubare group, which consists of 10 gorillas and one silverback. This group was opened to tourists in 1993.
The second group is Habinyanda group, which consists of 18 gorillas and 1 silverback, opened to tourists in July 1998.
The third group is Rushegura, comprising of 10 gorillas and 1 silverback opened in July 2002 for tourists.
The fourth group is Nkuringo with 19 gorillas and 2 silverbacks, opened in April 2004 for tourists.
Gorilla tracking is an exciting but challenging experience. Therefore, one has to be physically fit for this exercise. The tracking experience starts at 8:30am local time. And time of tracking depends on where you are to find the groups of gorillas that you are allocated.
What to Carry when going to track the Gorillas
- Earplugs for those who feel uncomfortable with jungle sounds.
- Jungle shoes suitable for steep muddy slopes.
- Carry a rain jacket because the park is often wet.
- Insect repellant.
- Rain gear.
- Sunscreen lotion, a hat (as the weather is fickle).