How to Book a Gorilla Habituation Experience
Gorilla habituation experience is one of the most done primate safari experiences in Africa. The exceptional experience of training wild gorillas to make them familiar with man’s presence is only done in Rushaga sector, south of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Gorilla Habituation experience was stared to diversify tourism products in Bwindi Forest and Uganda as a whole. Mountain gorilla habituation experience is the first stage of gorilla trekking. It’s the first step that gorillas go through before they declared free for trekking. Apparently (June 2020) there are no gorilla habituation experiences in Bwindi Forest due to closure of the park to prevent gorillas from catching the deadly corona Virus.
About Gorilla Habitation experience
The 2- 3 years experience is about training wild gorillas to make them familiar with human presence. During this time, park rangers visit the gorilla family everyday taming them to get used with people. The activity is done everyday for the three years with or without the travelers. Apparently, 2 gorilla families namely Bushaho and Bikyingi are undergoing habituation experience in Rushaga sector south of Bwindi
How to book a gorilla habituation experience
You can book a gorilla habituation experience through Africa Adventure Safaris, the number one gorilla safari company in Uganda and the whole East Africa. AAS help you make a tailor made gorilla habituation trip at affordable rates. Depending on your available time, Our gorilla habituation safaris can be start from Entebbe International Airport Uganda or Kigali International Airport. Alternatively, you can book a gorilla habituation experience directly through Uganda Wildlife Authority.
Cost of Gorilla Habituation Experience
The permit for gorilla habituation experience costs $1500 each. This permit allows a traveler to spend four hours with the gorillas in their natural habitats. The extended time allow travelers to extensively learn about the lifestyle of gorillas, take part in taming them and enjoy their human like characters.
When to book a gorilla habituation experience
Booking gorilla habituation experience is recommended at least 6 months or more before the trekking date. The reason for early gorilla bookings is due ensure timely planning. Also, the high demand for gorilla habituation permits call for advance bookings. More so, there are only 8-gorilla habituation permits available everyday, which limits the number of people going in for this experience.
Guide to Gorilla Habituation Experience
Travelers going for a gorilla habituation experience are introduced to the rules and regulation they must follow when with the gorillas. These include:
1. Keep a distance of seven meters away from the gorillas
2. Do not visit gorillas when sick
3. Strictly spend four hours with the gorillas
4. Keep your voices low, speak at a low tone
5. Keep within your groups. do not move alone n the jungle
6. Avoid direct eye contacts with the gorillas
7. Do not touch the gorillas
8. Don’t use flashlight cameras
9. Do not litter in the jungle leave only the footsteps
10. Keep calm when gorillas charge
Postcovid19 Gorilla Habituation Experience
Where as Uganda primates safaris are currently on lockdown, the country hopes for the re opening of primate safaris in the near future. Potential travelers are urged to postpone their habituation gorilla safaris to a future date and keep ready to enjoy this lifetime experience soon after the defeat of the deadly virus
Conclusively, Gorilla Habituation is a lifetime experience you ought not to miss on your Uganda primate’s safari. Contact us today, book your safari and wait to be part of this memorable adventure.
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