The Senkwekwe Centre, located at the park headquarters in Rumangabo, is the only facility in the world that cares for mountain gorilla orphans. Each of the five gorillas living at the centre was victimized by poachers or animal traffickers, and likely witnessed family members being murdered. Thanks to the financial support of individuals around the world, and the loving care provided by their human caregivers, the orphans now lead happy and secure lives in their forested enclosure. The orphans also receive veterinary care from the gorilla doctors, arguably the most skilled and experienced gorilla veterinarians in the world.
The Senkwekwe Center also plays a critical role in rehabilitating orphan eastern lowland gorillas confiscated from animal traffickers. Once rehabilitated, these gorilla orphans are transferred to the GRACE facility for eastern lowland gorillas.
Please note that the orphanage closes at 16h30 to visitors each day.