Gorilla Habituation Permits In Uganda

Gorilla habituation is done at any time of the year in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park

Guaranteed Gorilla Habituation Permits In Uganda

Are you looking for guaranteed gorilla habituation permits? Apart from normal gorilla trekking adventure in Bwindi impenetrable forest and Mgahinga gorilla national park, Uganda Wildlife Authority introduced gorilla habituation experience in Rushaga sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park in 2014. Gorilla habituation activity can only be done in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. Gorilla habituation experience cannot be found in any other national park with mountain gorillas such as volcanoes of Rwanda, Virunga national park of DR Congo and Mgahinga national park of Uganda.

Tourists intending to visit Uganda for gorilla habituation experience should book a gorilla habituation permit from Uganda wildlife authority or any trusted tour operator such as Africa Adventure Vacations who can arrange for you a gorilla habituation safari to Uganda.

Gorilla habituation is done at any time of the year in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and we recommend advance booking of its permits especially when you want to visit Uganda in the peak season. One gorilla habituation permit costs $1500 per person per day inclusive of park entry fees. Once you possess a valid gorilla permit, you are guaranteed to spend full 4 hours with a semi – habituated gorilla family compared to one hour of normal gorilla trekking. These hours start counting when you find where the gorillas nested last night.

Apparently, Bwindi impenetrable forest national park has two gorilla families under habituation process and these re Bikingi and Bishaho gorilla families that are found in Rushaga sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. Rushaga sector can be accessed by car and its only 4 hours if you are from Queen Elizabeth national park, 3 – 4 hours of you are from Kigali international airport and 8 – 10 hours from Kampala or Entebbe international airport. Those who hate travelling long distance using cars can use flights from Kajjansi airfield or Entebbe international airport to Kisoro or Kihihi airstrips.  There are accommodations at Rushaga sector ranging from luxury, mid – range and budget, you will have enough relaxation at your lodge as you prepare for the habituation activity. Gorilla habituation starts very early in the morning.

The number of tourists that take part in gorilla habituation process is 4 and these can spend 4 hours observing gorillas and these hours start counting when you spot one of the members of the gorilla family. These gorillas are still wild, unstable and semi – habituated. Seeing these wild gorillas depends on the mood they are found in that particular day. However trackers, researches and guides are experienced with ethics of gorilla behavior to give you an unforgettable gorilla habituation experience.

Gorilla habituation experience begins with briefing from the ranger guides at Rushaga Gorilla Centre and these issue of the dos and don’ts to be followed during the gorilla habituation experience. After the briefing the tourists are led by rangers to the forests. Once gorillas are found, tourists are guided in the habituation process by trackers, guides and researchers. You will spend four hours observing these giant apes, learning how they behave, photograph them and record videos of them as they get used to human presence. After the gorilla habituation experience you will be awarded a certificate for your lifetime memories.

Gorilla habituation experience comprises of researchers, trackers and a few tourists who keep on training wild gorillas without threatening them but rather imitating their behaviors such as chewing vegetation, mimicking their voices, walking on knees leading to their reduction in fear of human presence. It’s done on a daily basis starting with trackers who keep on reducing distance near them and later bring in tourists and it’s done for up to 3 years or less depending on how gorillas adjust to ignoring strangers and tourists as threats and finally become fully habituated for normal gorilla trekking.

Gorillas are able to pay for the own protection in a way that the money that is paid during gorilla habituation process is used again to protect a, educate and help in conservation of endangered mountain gorillas. The mountain gorillas are so endangered and they need protected since they can easily be limited and disturbed by the human activities of such deforestation, poaching leading to habit loss and thus as the way of conservation measures such as gorillas habituation are so crucial

In addition it helps tourists and researchers know more about the gorillas and their ecological behavior on top of being o once in a life time wildlife experience in the entire world.

With our guaranteed gorilla habituation permits at Africa adventure vacations, we ensure the best gorilla habituation experience on your gorilla safari to the pearl of Africa in Rushaga sector in the southern part of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. Contact us and one of our safari consultants will be ready to respond to you

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