Shoebill Safaris


Buhoma Bwindi National Park

Habiyanja gorilla group is also known as H-group and is one of the first gorilla families to be habituated in Buhoma trail-head. Habiyanja group was habituated in 1997 purposely for gorilla trekking and in 1999 and it was successfully trekked by tourists. Habiyanja gorilla family is one of the most tracked group in Bwindi Park flooded by thousands of visitors from all over the world. Tracking this group takes visitors the whole day or a total of about 5 hours or beyond including the one hour interaction with them.

This gorilla group has a number of 18 members with 2 silverbacks although these figures keep altering due to new births of babies. This group was initially discovered around a swamp in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and this the name Habiyanja which means Nyanja (lake). It is important to note that mountain gorillas behave just like human beings, with time they also split and this applies to almost all the gorilla groups.

Cost of Gorilla permit

You can make your bookings to see this interesting Gorilla group through us at Shoebill Safaris and have this lifetime experience before the gorillas. Gorilla permits are at 600 USD at the moment but will be increased to 700USD effective 1st July 2020.

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