Mountain Gorillas

Located in the Virunga Mountains, is a magnificent chain of dormant volcanoes in the North of the country, the park forms part of the extension of the Congo-Nile divide, separating two of Africa´s most important watersheds. They´re also home to the world´s last surviving mountain Gorilla populations, currently a mere 700 individuals.

THE GORILLA GROUPS

Sabinyo Group
10 individuals, 2 silverbacks

Amahoro A Group
15 individuals, 2 silverback

Amahoro B Group
7 individuals, 1 silverback

Susa Group
37 individuals, 4 silverbacks

Group T
10 individuals, 2 silverbacks

GORILLA GUIDELINES
To minimize possible transmission of human diseases, visitors are asked to maintain a distance of 7m (about 22 feet) from the gorillas. If you are sick with a cold, flu or other contagious illness, please do not visit the gorillas. The Viewing time is limited to one hour, and only 8 visitors maximum are allowed per group.

Spitting in the park is strictly prohibited and should you need to cough, cover your mouth and turn away from the gorillas.

Keep your voice low, try not to make rapid movements, because that may frighten the gorillas. If a gorilla should charge or vocalize at you, do not be alarmed, stand still, look away from the gorilla and follow your guide’s directions.