What an incredible experience each gorilla hike is, this was definitely the easiest of the hikes I have done, a 25 minute walk to the park boundary and and a 10 minute hike inside the park to the gorillas. The previous day they were at the park boundary and not a minute's walk. We sat close to the Silverback for much of the hour, and lots was going on all the time. The Kwitonda family is big, around 30 individuals, and it seems likely that a male will split off with some of the females and start a separate group. One of the males in fact managed to mate with a female before the Silverback heard the news and sent him scurrying.