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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is celebrating the birth of a new bay gorilla in Nyakagyezi gorilla family. The new baby was born on 2nd September 2020 and was discovered by park rangers who were checking on the gorillas that morning. Nshuti, the mother of the new baby gorilla was found holding her little one and they were all very fine. Nshuti is locally translated as peaceful in Kinyarwanda language. Nshuti is one of the adult female gorillas in Nyakagyezi gorilla family very humble and welcoming to all visitors. The new baby gorilla has brought the total number of mountain gorillas in Nyakagyezi gorilla family to eight. Similarly, new baby gorillas have been born in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park, the sister park to Mgahinga Forest. The recent gorilla baby boom is in Buhoma sector north of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Africa Adventure safaris offer tailored Uganda gorilla safaris to Mgahinga Gorilla National park.
Nyakagyezi is the one and only gorilla family in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. In 2019, Mgahinga was temporary visited by Rwanda’s Hirwa gorilla family, which stayed in the park for close to 8 months. Travelers would book Hirwa gorilla permits via Uganda Wildlife Authority but the money collected from the sale of permits was shared between Uganda and Rwanda. Apparently, 8 gorilla permits are issued everyday for those who want to visit Nyakagyezi gorilla family. Booking gorilla permits to Nyakagyezi family can be done directly with Uganda Wildlife Authority in Kisoro district. Alternatively, you can book with Africa Adventure Safaris, the number one travel company in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo as confirmed by excellent Trip advisor reviews.
Guide to trekking Nyakagyezi family amidst Corona Virus
While Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is reopened for tourism, travelers are urged to follow the guidelines to ensure their safety and for the endangered gorillas. The guide to trekking Nyakagyezi gorilla family entails:
• Keep a distance of 10 meters away from the endangered gorillas
• Mandatory hand washing with soap and running water
• Mandatory hand sanitizing
• Travelers must have tested negative for corona virus within 72 hours
• Wear face masks
• No visiting gorillas when having any signs of cough and flu
• Avoid direct eye contact with the endangered gorillas
• Do not use flashlight cameras
• Keep your voices low. Do not shout for the gorillas. It threatens them
• Visitors below 15 years are not allowed to trek gorillas
• Do not touch gorillas
• Do not litter in the park. Leave only the footsteps
Conclusively, the birth of new bay gorillas in Nyakagyezi gorilla family is a blessing for tourism in Mgahinga Gorilla National park and Uganda as a whole. Africa Adventure Safaris is at your service for tailor made Uganda gorilla safaris to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.