Gorilla Tracking: This is the major activity in Bwindi impenetrable forest, with up to Twelve Gorilla groups currently available daily for tourists. Mubare group was opened for tourism in 1993, Habinyanja group opened in July 1999, Rushegura group was opened in July 2002, while Nkuringo group was opened for tourism in April 2004.
Bitukura group was opened up for tourism in 2008. Nshongi group was opened for tourism in 2009 and is believed to be the largest Gorilla family in the world. Mishaya group was opened up for Tourism in 2011, Oruzogo group opened for tourism in June 2011, Kahungye group was equally opened in 2011.
The latest groups to be opened for tourism include Bweza which was opened in 2012, Busingye which was opened at the beginning of the year 2013. Kyaguriro Gorilla family is one special group with limited access for Visitors, It is spared for scientific studies on the rest of gorilla families.
Other than tracking gorilla groups in Bwindi impenetrable national park, there is also another habituated gorilla family Nyakagezi gorilla group, available for tracking in Uganda’s Mgahinga gorilla national park that stretches further south to the boarder with Rwanda. Gorilla tracking in Uganda can therefore be done in only two of Uganda’s Ten national parks. That is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National park.