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Family size: 5 members including 1 silverback
Location: Buhoma

Mubare is the oldest habituated gorilla group in Uganda. It was found in the Mubare hills, deep in Bwindi forest, and was fully habituated in 1993. The group started with 12 family members, led by the dominant silverback Ruhondeza.

In a few years the group grew to 18 individuals. Unfortunately, due to fights with wild gorilla groups and loss of members, Mubare has lessened to a family of 5 individuals.

Visit This Family

The Mubare gorilla family is loved since it features as the oldest habituated gorilla family in Uganda. The pioneers of gorilla habituation discovered the group in the Mubare hills, deep in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

It was fully habituated in 1998. At that time, it composed of 9 individuals plus one silverback. It began with 12 members, led by a dominant silverback gorilla; Ruhondeza. In a few years the family increases up to 18 members.

But unfortunately, as a result of fights with other groups in wild, most its members were taken including the one Ruhondeza who used to take care of everyone else in the party. About 5 individuals remained for many years till March 2013 that four other individuals including the new dominant silverback joined and its now one of fascinating groups to visit while on a gorilla safari in Bwindi.