Titus Gorilla Family-Volcanoes National Park

You want a safari of your dreams? Then try tracking mountain gorilla with this magically and incredibly small Mountain Gorilla family. The beauty of memories Titus gorilla family offers is irresistible. The experiences are so mind blowing and breathtaking.

Titus gorilla group derived its name from the famous leading dominant silver-back who was called Titus. Titus family group is among the several gorilla groups found in the Volcanoes national park. Readily set for tracking, Titus gorilla family group will overload you with remarkable experience while tracking gorillas of its family.  The Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda currently consists of ten habituated gorilla family groups for the travellers to trek the mountain gorillas and one is only reserved for research purposes. Just like Titus gorilla family group, each and every gorilla family group at Volcanoes national park is composed of its unique characteristic that differs from the rest of the mountain gorilla families.

The Titus gorilla family in this case, is one of the amazing gorilla family groups in Rwanda that enable clients to meet their childhood and adulthood enjoyable safari dreams realized. The Titus gorilla group is small in size but offers the undeniably magical encounters within its thick forest. Titus gorilla family group lies between Karisimbi and Bisoke volcanoes. The Titus group was named after the silver-back Titus. Titus was born at the time when the primatologist, Dian Fossey was conducting her research at the Karisoke gorilla group. Titus originated from a strong and humble family but unfortunately tragedy fell on his side at the time when he lost all his family members to poachers. However, he joined another family that raised him up, something that was unique and strange among the Giant primates! According to the primatologist, Titus was underdeveloped and had difficulty breathing, but fortunately Titus overcame such hard moments in his life!

As time passed on, a new group was formed by Titus, Beetsme and the other young males. When a new group broke out, 5 female gorillas joined and the family leader was Beetsme. Beetsme however, chased all the other male gorillas but Titus remained to keep the family safe from invaders. Surprisingly, in 1991, Titus deposed the dominant silver back, Beetsme, in a bloodless coup to be the family head. Fighting for family leadership is an amazing and common practice among these Giant Apes!

Titus led the group not until 2007 when he faced a challenge from his son, Kuryama who later broke away to form his own group. Titus was also a great father of over 20 babies among which were, Pasika, Bukima, Turakora and Kuryama. Later Titus faced another bloody nose as most of his members kept on joining other groups. This also meant a big blow to Titus as anxiety for power increased at the return of his son (Kuryama) in 2009. The famous Giant king died later of natural causes at the age of 35 years. It is worth exploring the hard moments of this gorilla king as a visitor can discover how the Giant survived. This is possible only by visiting the amazing Titus gorilla group. Son overthrows Dad! disturbing right? but that is okay in the mountain gorillas set up.

 There is more to know about this small rich experiences gorilla family. If you really really love collecting real African memories, kindly contact gorilla cousins Rwanda today and tell us about your safari needs and we surely promise to deliver the way you want it.