Congratulations are in order! The Mubare mountain gorilla family joyfully welcomed a brand new arrival just two weeks ago. The baby gorilla was born in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to Businza, the oldest female member of the family.

“With just two populations of mountain gorillas left in the world, numbering about 1000 in total, the species is critically endangered,” says Mbwebwe Peter, the Uganda Wildlife Authority Tourism Warden in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

“Any addition is clearly great cause for celebration.”

Both mum and bub are apparently doing really well. Animal lovers and families planning a Ugandan gorilla trek will be delighted by the news. An encounter with the primates is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

A gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda, is even more special thanks to this baby news! Credit: Sanctuary Retreats

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, occasionally visited by Businza and other Mubare gorillas, is a perfect access point for Bwindi. The eco-friendly luxury retreat contains eight private tents and is located on a ridge deep in the forest. Endangered gorilla populations have been tracked in UNESCO World Heritage Listed Bwindi Impenetrable Forest since 1993. There’s no better place for the ultimate primate party!

Sanctuary Retreat is offering a special deal in 2020 for extended stays of 4 nights or more. Save up to 30% on Sanctuary Retreats African camps and lodges (including Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp) if you stay 4 to 6 nights, and up to 35% if you stay 7 nights or more.

The luxury of Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is a great HQ for treks in Bwindi. Credit: Sanctuary Retreats

Read more:

Best of the best Aussie animal encounters

Why you should stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

This a Family Travel online exclusive story. Make sure you don’t miss any exclusive digital content by subscribing to our email newsletter.