Gorilla Habituation Safaris in Uganda
Gorilla Habituation Safaris in Uganda:
It is only in Uganda where you can go on a Mountain Gorilla Habituation Safari and that presently with is with two gorilla groups being habituated in the Rushaga area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda.
The good news is that you can easily access Rushaga not only from points in Uganda but you can do so taking a short drive from Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Rushaga Area.
Gorilla Habituation Experience Safaris can be any safari that now includes Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. You can adjust the safari to include the Habituation Experience – depending on permit availability which is quite limited compared to normal Trekking.
Gorilla habituation rules and regulations in Uganda
♦ Anyone below age of 15 is not permitted to trek gorillas.
♦ Anyone suffering from a communicable disease, such as the flu or diarrhea, is not permitted to enter the park because of the risk of transmitting these diseases onto the gorillas.
♦ You should always stay together in a tight group while with the gorillas – do not surround them.
♦ Avoid making loud noises or moving suddenly while trekking gorillas.
♦ The use of flash photography while trekking gorillas is not allowed.
♦ It is not permitted to eat, drink and smoke when with the gorillas, or within 200 metres from them.
♦ You should not get closer than seven metres of the gorillas.
What to bring for the habituation experience
♦ Light rain jacket
♦ Camera and extra batteries
♦ Packed lunch and drinks
♦ The correct attire (long pants, long sleeve-shirts, hat, etc.)
♦ Gloves (garden gloves)
♦ Hiking boots
♦ Walking stick