Uganda Gorilla Habituation Experience

Uganda Gorilla Habituation Experience

Uganda Gorilla Habituation Experience

Uganda Gorilla Habituation Experience is done in Bwindi Impenetrable national park which was introduced by Uganda Wildlife Authority a government body that manages all the national reserves and conservation. In general, mountain gorilla habituation experience is one of the most done activity in the world as you go to meet your closest relatives who are said to have 98% human genes and to reach them you have be holding a gorilla permits at a fee of USD1500.00 per person per experience but not inclusive with transport and accommodation. According to Uganda’s gorilla habituation experience ‘’UWA’’ the body in charge of Bwindi Impenetrable national park has two gorilla families in Rushanga region put aside basically for this worth an activity.

In fact, visitors who participate in it are given more time with mountain gorillas as compared to gorilla trekking which is restricted to one hours. Amazingly, gorilla trekking can take three sessions of the day but this involves in trekking to and from this beautiful apes but the actual time spent with gorillas is one hour for observation and photography. Then mountain gorilla habituation experience, requires visitors to move with researchers in order to have more information about gorillas and spending long hours with them. This experience is likely to attract more travelers since you spend more time ‘’four hours’’ with gorillas as compared to those amazed in doing two treks. The only different is that those who participate in this experience should expect to visit semi habituated mountain gorillas which sometimes decide to hide, behave in a manner which is not usual and the experience can be stopped from researchers. For more details about Uganda habituation experience kindly you can contact us Achieve Global safari to help you in making reservations for your gorilla habituation experience permits and many more.

Furthermore, Gorilla habituation is a gorgeous process where wild mountain gorillas are trained to get used to people for long hours. And this is the experience that take periods of years between two to three years to be accomplished and during this time researcher keep on checking on an identified wild gorilla group on a daily basis. For this case researchers have to learn much more about individual gorillas and the way they behave .When time goes on ,these great apes ‘’mountain gorillas’’ get used to the researchers and in the long run each individual gorillas is identified by a name .When they notify ,that these mountain gorillas are already to be trekked ,they then introduce a mock exercise where some few people may visit the group like scientists and Journalists .Once such a gorilla family has passed mock exercise under physical training then it is opened for trekking.  Then trekkers can be escorted by conservationists, researchers and rangers to acquire more information from them.   

Besides that, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has about 21 habituated gorilla families which include Habinyanja, Mubare and Rushegura in the Northern section ‘’Buhoma ‘’ of the park, in Ruhija are Bitukura, Oruzogo and Kyaguliro found in Eastern side of the park, then Nkuringo Gorilla Family all in the south many more gorilla families. At the moment eight gorilla permits are available for gorilla habituation experience which are located in Nkuringo and Rushanga part of Bwindi Impenetrable National park. This is the reason as to why gorilla habituation safaris can be done in the southern side of the park. 

How Cost is Gorilla Habituation Experience –Uganda

The Uganda Gorilla habituation experience goes for only USD 1500 per person the same total cost for Rwanda’s gorilla trekking a one-hour trek. Then the Uganda gorilla trekking is at lower charges at USD 700 per person that’s why many visitors prefer to do their gorilla trekking experience in Uganda because of an affordable rate. We advise our clients to always book their permits before 6 months prior to the actual habituation day and the best time to do this quite remarkable activity is during the months of December to March and July to October. This fabulous activity starts early in the morning after briefing at the park headquarter. Then meet the ranger, researchers, guides, journalists who accompanies you to habituated family in their nature habitants. Once you find that gorilla habituated family you will be given four ‘’4hours’’ to spend with them as you learn how they survive in the forest through feeding, playing, collect their samples for study purposes and photography. 

Essentials to carry with you on your Gorilla habituation safari

  • Sturdy gardening gloves 
  • Rain Jacket
  • Waterproof backpack
  • Snacks and packed lunch boxes
  • Long comfortable shirts and trousers
  • Insect repellent
  • Enough drinking water
  • Comfortable hiking shoes
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