Gorilla habituation is the process of training mountain Gorillas to live closer to people as they continue with their day to day lives. Gorilla habituation process takes place in Bwindi impenetrable National park too. The gorilla habituation experience is very amazing since one gets to spend more time with the gorillas, compared to the one hour of Gorilla trekking.
The permits for gorilla habituation cost 1500 USD and normal Gorilla trekking costs 600 USD.
The Gorilla habituation experience is not recommended for everyone, since it takes more money, effort, permit expenses and more endurance since one takes four hours with the Gorilla families. Gorilla habituation in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest takes 4 hours on an all day trek where you’re given a chance to observe the mountain Gorillas in their wildlife.
The Gorilla family in Bwindi Impenetrable forest is where one can observe the mountain Gorillas, along with conservationist, Researchers and Rangers.
Gorilla habituation experience in Uganda only takes place in Rushaga southern part of Bwindi impenetrable Forest.
There are only 4 people permitted a day and only one group undergoes the Gorilla habituation process. This experience has been in place since 2016 and this has been taken by few people compared to the normal Gorilla trekking. Gorilla habituation is a great experience for one to have time with the Gentle endangered Giants of the forest. During this Gorilla Habituation Process one can be able to get as close as they can to the gorilla’s despite them being Rangers, Researchers or trackers.
Before you hike you need to have physical fitness and we suggest you take long hikes and be ready for the trek. Gorillas are worth looking at and one gets to spend over hours with them instead of the normal 1 hour trek. You will not only observe, however you will as well participate in the gorilla habituation process. This is an all day Gorilla trek experience; only four people are allowed to habituate. You will have a chance to learn about the habits and ways of mountain Gorillas. There are very many accommodations that range from up market, midrange, and budget suits.
There are many similarities between the Gorilla habituation experience and Gorilla Trekking; there always the same rules and Regulations, you get to wear the same kind of protective cloths, boots, bottled water, porter, rangers and many more.
Gorilla habituation Habituation is only done in Uganda in Rushaga, and it can be accessed not only from Uganda but you can as well access it from Rwanda taking 4 hour drive.
The high season runs from June through September-December through March and there are very limited Gorilla permits and people spend more time with the Gorilla family. Gorilla permits are always in short supply during this season and you’re always advised to book 3 months pro to your travel date.
When you contact the tour operator they are willing to plan and set the dates and meetings. Remember these are wild animals and cannot be controlled. You’re in the wild where you suspect predictable and unpredictable circumstances.
People visiting should know that Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a habitant for Mountain Gorillas and you are in their home area and consider that the unbelievable could be expected. Many times we have to inform potential clients that there are no more habituation permits for them to be included in the experiential Gorilla habituation experience in Uganda.