How expensive is Gorilla Habituation in Bwindi?
How expensive is Gorilla Habituation in Bwindi?

How expensive is Gorilla Habituation in Bwindi? Gorilla trekking in Uganda – Bwindi Impenetrable National Game Park.

How expensive is Gorilla Habituation in Bwindi?. Uganda is not only perfect for gorilla trekking but the best destination for the gorilla habituation experience. Gorilla habituation offers the client the luxury of spending a tune of 4 hours with the mountain gorillas in observing how they spend their days in the forest. In Uganda, Gorilla habituation is carried out from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Southwestern Uganda with only two gorilla families made ready for the gorilla trekking experience.  

Gorilla Habituation Experience in Bwindi

Gorilla Habituation Experience is a gorilla activity that involves trekking/walking and hiking through the forest to search for semi-habituated mountain gorillas which leave together in a given gorilla family group but are not used to human presence, once you find them you will participate in activities geared to making these mountain gorillas get used to human presence. This experience is unique given the fact it allows you to learn more about mountain gorillas. It is done is a group of 4 visitors tracking a given semi-habituated gorilla group.

Which part of Bwindi is Gorilla Habituation done?

Bwindi has 4 major sectors for gorilla tracking which include Ruhija, Buhoma, Rushaga, and Nkuringo, gorilla habituation experience is only done in two sectors which are Rushawhichnd Nkuringo. With only 2 gorilla families that are open for the Gorilla Habituation experience in Bwindi.

The cost of Gorilla Habituation in Bwindi.

A gorilla habituation permit costs USD1500 for a Foreign nonresident, USD1000 for a foreign resident, and (750,000 Uganda Shilling) for the East African Citizen per person per trek, this gorilla habituation permit allows you to spend 4 hours in an encounter with the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest National Park. The Gorilla habituation permit price shares a much more cost for any Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari in Uganda on top of other services like transport, accommodation, and guiding. On top of the gorilla habituation permit you will also pay for other services for a successful gorilla trekking safari which includes transport, accommodation, and guiding.

Important steps while booking Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari in Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable National Gama Park.

You will need to have your gorilla habituation permit secured in advance to confirm that you are booked for the Gorilla Habituation Experience in Bwindi Forest National Park. Once you have your planned dates of travel confirmed we will need you to send us an email here so that we check for the availability of gorilla habituation permits online with the Uganda Wildlife Authority once we confirm permits are available for your planned dates, we will let you know so that we can send you an invoice for you to make payment for the permits. Once the payment is done and we have received it on our account we will go ahead and purchase your permits immediately and send you a scanned copy of the permits for your records and perusal, this will confirm you are booked for Gorilla Habituation Experience in Bwindi Forest National Park. It is advised to book your Gorilla Habituation Experience in Uganda in advance at least 2-3 months before your visit given the fact it is only 4 people who go for gorilla habituation per group, they are two groups available making the gorilla habituation permits limited to 8 permits per day and sell out very quickly on first come first serve basis.

Best time to go for Gorilla Habituation in Uganda?

Gorilla Habituation in Uganda is best done in the months of June to October and December to March. During this time, it is a dry season in Uganda with mild rainfall making it easy for the treks in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, as well during this time the vegetation is not fully grown and it is easy for viewing the mountain gorillas offering great sights for photographs. During the other months of April, May, and November which is normally a wet season, this makes the vegetation grows high making the sightings unclear. However, during this time the treks tend to be shorter given the fact mountain gorillas don’t move further distances looking for food, food is readily available.  Important to note however is that Gorilla Habituation Experience in Uganda can be done throughout the year given the fact it is a very well-organized activity with a 99% chance of seeing the mountain gorillas.

Katland Safaris helps you to get the information and guidelines required to book a gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi impenetrable national game park.

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