Are you a scientist or conservation enthusiast? Besides gorilla tracking, Uganda is also popular as the only country in the world that offers tourists with another splendid gorilla experience. Gorilla Habituation Experience is only done in the Rushaga area of Bwindi Forest National Park where there are only 2 gorilla groups that have been set for this experience. These groups include the Bushaho and Bikingi gorilla family. Whereas gorilla trekking takes place in fully habituated groups, for gorilla habituation experience, tourists assigned to track gorillas in only semi-habituated gorilla families.
Gorilla habituation experience means that tourists will spend the whole day following the gorillas, while exploring their daily behaviors till they construct their new nests and this will be accompanied by conservationists, scientists, researchers and trackers. This process is mainly intended to acclimatize the mountain gorillas to human presence and this takes a period of about 2 years but in some gorilla groups have been introduced to tourism even before the 2 years have elapsed because they got used to humans faster than others.
Unlike the normal gorilla treks where a maximum of eight tourists are allowed to track one habituated gorilla group, for gorilla habituation experience, only 4 (four) tourists are allowed to track one of the two gorilla groups that are still undergoing habituation. This is one of the exclusive experiences that tourists must not miss out while in their safaris in Uganda. Tourists, who get into the southern gorilla groups in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, get opportunity to track less crowded gorilla families. Gorilla Habituation Experience offers visitors a total of 4 hours to encounter gorilla face to face something worthy including in your next gorilla safari holiday in Uganda.
Spend your four hours with these remarkable creatures and then compare that experiences with normal treks and you will certainly appreciate the rarest experience thereafter. If you are a scientist or conservationist then visiting the Rushaga sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National is the perfect experience that you shouldn’t miss out in life as you get yourself in an intense learning experience with researchers, trackers rangers as well as conservationists. Gorilla Habituation Experience in Rushaga sector currently featured in the “National Newspaper” in Dubai United Arab Emirates.
Interested travelers can book for their gorilla permits in advance at least 6 months. Gorilla habituation experience permits cost $1500 per visitor and this is specifically for foreign non residents, $1000 for foreign residents and shs.750000 for East African residents. To book for your gorilla permit in Uganda, you should be 15 years and above and your passport details will also be needed in order for you to access your gorilla permit just like any normal trek. Contact us and we shall help you acquire your permit as quickly as possible!
You can get into misty jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest by simply driving up to Southwestern Uganda where you will spend nearly 9-10 hours on road from Kampala city or alternatively take scheduled flights from Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi Airfield using Aerolink airlines up to Kisoro or fly into Kigali Rwanda and then spend only three hours’ drive on road up to Bwindi.
In conclusion, Gorilla Habituation Experience is one of the newly introduced tourism product in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It is only offered in Rushaga area and one of the remarkable experiences that you shouldn’t miss out in life. Visitors intending to participate in this tremendous experience should be physically fit hike through the jungles of Bwindi since the trek is a bit longer than the normal treks. Come and enjoy the ultimate gorilla experiences in Uganda’s jungles.