The Senkwekwe orphanage centre refers to a facility that was created to take care of orphaned gorillas from Goma plus those that were rescued from poachers.
This centre is located in Rumangabo near the park headquarters .This facility was named so after a dominant silverback called Rugendo who was assassinated in 2007 with three other members.
This is the only facility in the world over that caters for the orphaned gorillas with 4 gorilla families that were rescued from being killed and these include Maisha,Ndeze,Ndakasi and Matabishi.Maisha and Koboko were the first to be rescued from Rwanda and then they interacted and connected with the others. Eastern lowland gorillas that are also orphaned from anywhere in the region are also transferred to the facility as well.
ARON WISHLEY Founder & Director
NIMA SEDAN Chief Executive Officer
JOHN FALMI Head Manager