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Gorilla Families in Rwanda

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The park currently has 7 gorilla groups and 56 permits available per day. The number of permits can change without notice if the gorillas go across the border. PNV’s seven habituated gorilla families are Group 13, Sabinyo, Amahoro, Umubano, Susa; Kwitonda and Hirwa. Most groups are half-day walks but Susa can take 5-7 hours.
You can also climb a volcano, visit the remains of Dian Fossey’s grave and the graves of the gorillas which she studied.

Sabyinyo family is led by Guhonda

Gorillas live in families as people do. There are seven gorilla families available for tourists with 8 tourists allowed per group, each tourist can chose which family he or she wants to visit.


The largest group with 41 gorillas. This family is the hardest to trek as it tends to range high into the mountains but trackers will know well in advance where the group is located.  The group is also well known for having rare 5 year old twins named Byishimo and Impano.