Bweza Gorilla Group in Bwindi Forest
Bweza Gorilla Group is found in Rushaga sector, south of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The group has 7 members including 1 silverback plus 2 infants. Bweza family started with Nshongi family which was the biggest Mountain Gorilla family at that time in the whole of Bwindi. Nshongi later split into other families due to misunderstandings amongst its members. In 2013, there were much bickering in Nshongi group which prompted Bweza, a silverback break away from the group. It was assumed that the family would reunite but all has been in vain.
The park staffs hoped that the family would reunite at some time in the future but wasn’t the case. Due to failure to unite again, the group was opened in 2012 for trekking purpose. In the whole of Bwindi Impenetrable National park, Bweza is one of the most pleasing family to visit. Seeing gorillas doing their daily duties like feeding, playing and grooming each other is such a lifetime admirable moment.
If you are in need of group to trek with much fun, Bweza is by no doubt one of those families. Tell your safari organizer to book permits for Rushaga sector and you will be able visit gorillas in Bweza.
To reach Rushaga sector of Bwindi, you will drive through the rolling magnificent hills of the Kigezi area. The journey also offers wonderful scenery of the nice looking Virunga Volcanoes plus the magical views of Lake Bunyonyi, the second deepest crater lakes in Africa.
Gorilla trips to Rushaga region may also start from Entebbe, Kampala or Kigali in Rwanda to Bwindi forest. From Kigali, you may take shorter days for the safari unlike from Kampala, where you base to do a minimum of 3 days gorilla tour or more.