Meet an immigrant family of mountain gorillas that settled in our park some 12 years ago, but keeps crossing the border every chance it gets. The Kwitonda Group are a bashful bunch of border bandits who love nothing more than to cross from Rwanda to Congo and Uganda.
This family was brought over from the Democratic Republic of Congo. It arrived in 2005, when there were 16 members in the group, all of which were habituated. They were very popular with the tourists even then. Today, the group has grown tremendously. There are now 23 individuals, including comprised one silverback, two black backs, females and young ones. Much like a human, the leading silverback is very shy. These last mountain gorillas travel freely across the borders of three neighbouring countries, without any passport or visa. Join us, and let’s have a look at these free-traveller gorillas in their natural habitat!