Basically, there is only one of the Habituated Gorilla Families in Mgahinga. This gorilla family group is fully  habituated for human visiting and interaction. These Habituated Gorilla Families in Mgahinga can be visited by any guests on Uganda Rwanda Safaris, or even on uganda safaris to see mountain gorillas.

Nyakagezi Gorilla Group

Nyakagezi family is found in the Forest of Mgahinga National Park and it’s the only gorilla group there that is worth trekking with the one you think of trekking. This group is led by 4 silverbacks including the oldest silverback Bugingo who is still a silverback up to now with great joy once you look at him. It’s believed that Bugingo is more than 54 years of age while the other dominant silverback is called Mark, the other two are Mathew and Mafia. This group is fully habituated and is allowed to trek with it though it has only 9 family members.

Nyakagezi family is a rare gorilla family where a silverback was overthrown but still staying in the group and yet some gorilla families once the silverback is overthrown, they tend to leave the family and start up their own. Sometimes when a silverback is overthrown, his banished to go out to seek refugee from other families or even die in the jungle. An example of Ruhondeza who was a silverback in the Mubare group was overthrown by a Kanyonyi, Ruhondeza left the group and lived in the forest on his own until he died.