A Sad Day for Oruzogo Gorilla Family Due to the Death of One of Its Silverbacks Named Busungu

It has been a sad weekend for all Africa gorilla safari enthusiasts in Uganda and the world at large as news concerning the death of one of the silverbacks named Busungu belonging to the Oruzogo family broke the waves of the internet.

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Oruzogo family is one of the 4 gorilla habituated gorilla families that have been habituated within the Ruhija sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park the truly magical home of fascinating Uganda gorilla tour adventures. The death of this Busungu was discovered to the public after the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda rangers who had led a group of tourists into the jungle to engage in a gorilla tour experience came across upon this silverback lifeless within the tropical jungles of Ruhija after it had breathed its last.

The Oruzogo family was named after a plant commonly called “Oruzogoto”. This family has 17 members and its led by a silverback called Bakwate his name means “an intelligent being and learns quickly”. There are 2 silverbacks in this family, the other silver buck is called Busungu which means “hot-tempered”, 3 blackbucks one of them is called Kaganga another one is called Bwoba which means “coward” and final blackbuck is called Otaka, 5 adult females, one is called  Birungi which means “pretty”, Nyakiina is another one and she named after the depression on her nose ridge, Kashudwe which also has a mole on her nose, Kakobe is another adult female who was named after resemblance to the baboon called “Nkobe” in local dialect, the final adult female is Mutesi and her name means “calm or relaxed”, 3 juveniles  which include Karimi named after her act of sticking her tongue out when playing Kashura named after her protruding hairless eyebrow and finally Kiromba and 4 infants which include Kanywani, Katoto, and Buchura which means the ‘youngest”.

The demise of Busungu leaves this gorilla family with only 1 Silverback which is the dominant one called Bakwate and only 16 other family members

Other gorilla families in Ruhija

When you make a gorilla trek safari in Uganda to the Ruhija sector, you have an opportunity to encounter any of the other habituated gorilla families that are found within this sector besides Oruzogo. The 3 other gorilla families include Bitukura, Kyaguliro and Mukiza.

Kyaguliro family.

This family was initially led by Rukina but he was struck by lightning to death in 2015. This resulted in a junior and inexperienced silver back Mukiza to take leadership of the group, after a short period of time Mukiza was attacked by another Silverback called Rukara. This led to the emergence of two families –Kyaguliro A&B one led by Mukiza and another led by Rukara.  The Rukara family has 1 silverback Rukara, 2 blackbucks, 3 adult females 2 juveniles and 2 infants.

Mukiza family

This family is a split group from Kyaguliro that was formed after a bitter fight between Mukiza silverback and Rukara silverback the leader of Kyaguliro family. Mukiza family has 13 members which include 1 silverback Mukiza, 6 adult females, 3 infants and 1 juvenile.

Bitukura family.

This is the last family in the Ruhija family, it consists of 13 members. This family is led by a younger silverback called Ndahura regardless of his age he is the dominant male in this group. There are 3 other silverbacks in this family namely Karamuzi, Rukumu, and Rukara, 3 adult females namely Betina, Ruhara, and Kamuga, 2 blackbucks namely Obia and Mugisha 2 juveniles namely Twakire and Kabandize- this broke off the Kyaguliro family, 2 infants namely Kadogo and Mubwindi.

Gorilla trekking beyond the Ruhija sector

Uganda gorilla tours not only occur in this sector of Ruhija but also in 3 other sectors of Bwindi forest national park. These include Rushaga, Nkuringo and Buhoma. Uganda gorilla safaris to Rushaga give you an opportunity to meet any of the 8 gorilla families that are found here which include Nshongi, Busingye, Kahungye, Mishayo, Rwigi, Mucunguzi, Bweza and Bikingi. In fact, this sector has the most number of gorilla families that have been habituated for an epic gorilla trekking Uganda tour experience. Its also only in this sector that Africa gorilla trekking safaris fanatics get a chance to experience the incredible gorilla habituation experience which allows a visitor to spend more time with these remarkable wild beings.

Gorilla safaris in Uganda to Nkuringo, on the other hand, allow you to come in close contact with any of the 2 gorilla families that are found here and these include Nkuringo gorilla family and Bushaho. Finally, gorilla tours to Buhoma give you an opportunity to meet any of the 4 gorilla families here such as Rushegura, Habinyanja, Mubare and Katwe.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is also another gorilla tours in Uganda destination that is home to 1 gorilla family that has been habituated for tourists to trek.

Further away from Uganda, gorilla trekking safaris still occur in Rwanda and Congo. This primarily because these countries as well are home to these gorillas that are found in the Virunga massif. The Virunga massif is a stretch of mountain ranges that encompasses 8 Virunga ranges that are found in 3 countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. The Virunga massif habituates a combined total of over 600 gorillas that are found in 3 different Africa gorilla trekking safari parks which are Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, Virunga National Park in Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Uganda.

A Rwanda gorilla safari to Volcanoes National Park puts you in a possibility to encounter any of the 10 gorilla families that have been habituated to give you a fantastic Rwanda gorilla tour experience. A Congo gorilla safari experience, on the other hand, to either Virunga National Park where you have a chance to encounter Mountain gorillas as this park is home to 8 gorilla families or Kahuzi Biega National Park where you will be in for a thrilling moment with the eastern lowland gorillas.

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