Kutu Gorilla Family Under Habituation

Kutu gorilla family has eight individual gorillas headed and guided by one dominant silverback.

About Kutu Gorilla Family Under Habituation

Kutu gorilla family is found in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park in the Rushaga gorilla trekking sector or region. Kutu gorilla family has eight individual gorillas headed and guided by one dominant silverback. The group is not yet available for normal gorilla trekking but rather it is available for gorilla habituation experience and therefore all those visitors interested in gorilla habituation experience will have to book with Africa Adventure Vacations for the best gorilla habituation experience safari on this group.

Other gorilla families under habituation

Uganda Wildlife Authority decided to reserve 2 gorilla families for a habituation experience. Gorilla habituation experience means seeing gorillas for 4 hours instead of one hour during the normal gorilla trekking. These included Bikingi and Bushawo gorillas families which can be reached at Rubugiri in Nkuringo and Rushaga gorilla trekking sectors. However, it is important to note that Bushawo has been fully habituated and now is available for normal gorilla trekking and this leaves Kutu and Biking and as the only gorilla families available for gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Visitors interested in vising and seeing these two gorilla families for 4 hours can book the gorilla habituation experience permit directly from Uganda Wildlife Authority or a trusted tour operator like Africa Adventure Vacations.

About the four-hour gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi Forest Park

Uganda is a leading country among the three countries that provide gorilla-watching tours in Africa and this has been possible by introducing the experience that allows visitors to see gorillas for four hours. This means that visitors will spend 4 hours with mountain gorillas in the Wild.

The four-hour experience in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is called the Gorilla habituation experience which was introduced in 2014 mainly to visitors with less time but would like to spend more hours with endangered mountain gorillas in the wild. Gorilla habituation experience only takes place in Uganda and allows visitors to see gorillas that are not yet fully habituated or gorillas that are being trained to get used to the human beings. Gorilla habituation is the process whereby a team of researchers and experts train mountain gorillas on how best to get used to people such that when people go trekking them they don’t react badly. The moment you a four-hour going watching experience then you will have contributed directly to the conservation of the endangered mountain gorillas as well as the activities that make gorillas friendly to the people.

Visitors booking for gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park will participate in activities such as making calls, tasting and collecting specimens, Naming the gorillas, learning behavior of the gorillas being trained as you listen to informative talks by the researchers and experts. Therefore, from the above narrative can be concluded that the main difference between four-hour gorilla trekking in Bwindi and One-hour gorilla trekking in Bwindi is mainly the number of hours spent in each activity or seeing the mountain gorillas.

You will need to pay the gorilla habituation permit to be able to participate in the gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. The gorilla habituation experience permit costs  United States Dollars 1500 per person per trek and one is allowed to spend up to four hours in the wilds as he or she is seeing the endangered mountain gorillas. Please enjoy our gorilla habituation packages from Kigali to Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park.

Booking the gorilla habituation experience from Kigali is quite interesting as it will help you to reduce the drive time. You will be able to access Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park within 4-5 hours from Kigali as compared to one who is using about 9 hours from Entebbe international airport Kampala to Bwindi impenetrable Forest National Park. We have got different packages including 3 days four gorilla trek safari to Bwindi among others.

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