Gorilla Habituation Experience in Uganda
Gorilla Habituation Experience in Uganda.

Gorilla Habituation Experience in Uganda – Spend More Time with The Gorillas in their natural habitat – Uganda gorilla trekking adventures.

Gorilla Habituation Experience in Uganda. This is the most exciting and thought-after tourist activity opted for by visitors wishing to visit Uganda. In all the East African gorilla destinations of Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gorilla habituation can only be well experienced in only Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable national game and only in the Rushaga region of Bwindi.

This tourism activity was introduced and opened to tourists by the Uganda wildlife authority in 2014 and since then it has turned out to be the most exciting tourist activity of all.

Gorilla habituation

Gorilla habituation is the act of training and getting gorillas ready and used to the presence of human beings. This act involves researchers visiting a particular group or mountain gorilla family. It starts with spending a reasonable number of meters from the gorillas, the meters are reduced with time until the gorillas get used to the humans. This whole process of gorilla habituation takes in most cases two to three years for the process to be complete. With frequent visits to mountain gorillas, researchers give mountain gorillas names to be able to differentiate them from others.

When the habituation process nears an end, and researchers are now certain that the gorilla family is ready for humans, a maiden trek is conducted with researchers and the press before other members of the public are invited for the trek.

The gorilla habituation experience.

Like normal gorilla trekking, even gorilla habituation starts very early in the morning with a transfer to the park headquarters of Bwindi impenetrable national game park. Upon reaching the gate, you will be briefed by a ranger guide on how the gorilla trekking experience is going to be conducted highlighting the dos and don’ts of the habituation experience. Once the briefing is done, and all requirements are checked and in place, the gorilla trekking and habituation experience starts with the leadership of the ranger guide into the thick forest.

Bwindi is very thick and at times impenetrable, paths through the forest are created by the ranger using their pangas.

When with the mountain gorillas

The trekking in search of mountain gorillas can take anything between 30 minutes to six hours depending on how fit you are but most important of all dependent on where the mountain gorilla was seen the previous night because this is where the trekking starts.

Upon encountering the mountain gorillas on habituation every tourist is permitted a t more than four hours to observe them and take pictures and videos to share with loved ones back home.

The cost of gorilla habituation permit

The permit for gorilla habituation in Uganda goes for 1500 us dollars per person per experience. The gorilla permit includes entrance to the gorilla destination, fees to the ranger guides, and four hours with the mountain gorillas.

What to carry for Mountain gorilla habituation in Uganda

Long comfortable shirts and trousers, Insect repellent, Sturdy gardening gloves and a hat, Waterproof backpack, Snacks, lunch, and enough drinking water.

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June 15, 2024
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