GORILLA HABITUATION EXPERIENCE
GORILLA HABITUATION EXPERIENCE
A gorilla habituation experience is the process where wild mountain gorillas made to get used to the presence of humans. In Uganda, gorilla habituation is only done in the southern area of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park in Rushaga sector. Mountain gorilla habituation experience was introduced to all interested clients on 1st January 2014. For those interested to spend more time with mountain gorillas compared to gorilla trekking which is restricted to only one hour. It true that gorilla trekking can take three quarters of the day but this involves trek to and from the gorillas but the actual time spent with the gorillas for observation and photography is only one hour. But for the case of habituation experience, clients will be moving with researchers/those who habituate gorillas, spend more time and see how gorillas are trained to get used to humans. This experience is likely to attract more tourists since your spend more time (Four hours) compared to those interested in doing two treks. The most outstanding thing with gorilla habituation experience is that tourists visit a semi habituated mountain gorillas which can decide to hide, behave in a manner which is not usual and the experience can be stopped upon advice from researchers. Therefore, tourists have a chance to observe the real life styles and behaviors of gorillas before they are habituated for tourists to visit. Before you choose to go for gorilla habituation experience please read much and ask from your local tour operator for all what is required to make a gorilla habituation safari in Uganda.
The Main Reason that the Gorilla Habituation Experience has become so popular since its beginning is that Gorilla Trekkers have more Time with the Great Apes in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. That more time us the primary reason that over 60% of our Clients choose the Habituation Experience,
The one-of-a-kind Gorilla Habituation Experience where you are able to spend 4-hours with a Gorilla Family plus the time it takes to and from the location where the Gorilla Group is making it an all-day Trek in the Rushaga – Nkuringo area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
The Gorilla Habituation Trailhead is in a different spot than the normal Park entrances of Rushaga or Nkuringo – Drive time from Nkuringo is 45 minutes and less from Rushaga.
The Cost for a Permit for the Gorilla Habituation Experience is 1,500 USD, 900 USD more than the cost for a normal trekking permit which allows you to be 1-Hour with a Gorilla Group.
Only 4 Visitors are allowed per day compared to 8 for a normal Gorilla Trek and there are only 2 Groups that can be visited for this activity.
One thing is certain, the Habituation Experience is a one of a kind, exclusive Activity in which only a select few can participate in. It is also a learning experience where you receive firsthand insights from the researchers, trackers, rangers, conservationists, who are all part of the Habituation Process Team.
This incredible Experience with the Mountain Gorillas must be booked well in Advance since there are only 4 visitors per group allowed. This is unlike a normal Gorilla Trek where you have 8 participants and are only one hour with a gorilla family.
If you like to be with the Gorillas for 4 hours – Book the Gorilla Habituation Experience with Africa Adventure Vacations, Uganda’s Leading Gorilla Habituation Experience Tour Operator at least 6 months ahead, especially if you plan to come during the Peak Seasons which are from July through October and December through March of the year because of the limited number of permits that are available unlike normal Gorilla Trekking.
The Gorilla Habituation Experience in the Rushaga Area – Bwindi Forest in Uganda can be booked in Uganda for 2018 and 2019. It is better to book the permit for gorilla habituation experience at least 6 months in advance to avoid last minute time panics and it is only 4 Permits for each group are issued out per day.