Kwitonda Gorilla Family
The group has only 18 members led by the kwitonda silverback. This name means the humble one. The family has 2 silverbacks plus a black back. This family moved too far in the democratic republic of Congo making it difficult and challenging to be trekked by the tourists.
NOTE; For those interested in seeing and trekking the mountain gorillas in their natural habitats, sabinyo silver back lodge is recommended for your stay, it is only a 15-minute drive from the volcanoes national park headquarters, the starting point for the gorilla trek.
The trekking starts very early at 7 am at the headquarters , it starts with a briefing about the precautions and the rules as well as the etiquette of how to trek the gorillas and this includes the tour guide who Is experienced about the trekking in the jungle .There after you will proceed with the hike to the jungle to trek the mountain gorillas ,each trek should have only 8 members ,avoid shouting , mimicking , throwing food to them ,make sure a distance is maintained once you reach those primates .As you move the tour guide will show you the foot prints of the gorillas which will help you to reach and find them in a short time where they are grazing .However as a you start your journey , it is not a must that you will find these primates therefore it will be luck to find them .The trek takes something like 30 minutes to an hour and once you find these primates , you will be allowed to stay with them for over an hour relaxing with them and feeling the natural habitats .