The golden monkeys are endemic species of the Virunga massif. They are found in Volcanoes National Park, Mgahinga national park, Gishwati forest and Virunga National Park in Congo. Golden monkeys live in families. The number of members per group varies between 100 to 125individuals. This includes one dominant male, females, juveniles and babies. The dominant […]
This group is from Democratic Republic of Congo. It arrived in 2005 with 16 members all habituated and it was frequently visited by different tourists. The group is comprised of one silverback and two black backs, females and young ones. Today, the group has tremendously increased to 23 individuals. These last mountain gorillas are free- […]
This is a group formed by one silverback. All its members came from other formed and habituated groups. It is until now composed of 17 individuals. Its particular character is that it is more peaceful. Nowadays, the group has increased to 17 individuals and the special thing that Kabatwa produced twins on 06.02.2011.
This is the second largest group of mountain gorillas. It has 35 individuals with four silverbacks. It was originally studied by Dian Fossey and lives on the slopes of mountain Karisimbi. The most particularity of this group is having rare twin gorilla born twice in the same group. The last event was on 19.05.2004 when […]
This was part of Amahoro group, but later split into two groups creating Umubano. In normal conditions in a group of more than one silverback, when the leader dies the group is taken by then next to him. This was not the case with Charles the leader of Umubano. After the death of the leading […]
Contrary to the popular beliefs, group thirteen has more than 13 individuals. This group came to be thirteen to the order in which it has been localized. At that time groups could be named according to the order in which contacted. Method initiated by Dian Fossey. This group has never had more than one silverback […]
This group was formed after the death of the leading silverback of the group thirteen in 1992. At first, the group was known as Amavubi meaning wasps due to the hard time during the period of habituation. It was only composed of three silverbacks: Guhonda, Ryango and Ruhennyi. After the death of the leading silverback […]
The Amahoro group was opened for tourism in 2000. It is the latest group to join the group for tourism in 2000. Amahoro means peace, this name was chosen as a symbol of peace also due to the personality. This silverback is more relaxed and approachable. The Amahoro Group has 18 members, including several young […]