Gorilla habituation experience/ also known as gorilla training process is one of the exciting activities done in Uganda. The hands on experience entails training wild mountain gorillas to make them familiar with human beings. Gorilla habituation experience takes place in Rushaga sector located in the southern region of Bwindi Forest National Park. The experience was introduced in 2014 to enable travelers spend ample time with the gorillas as well as diversifying tourism products in Bwindi impenetrable Forest National Park. The experience is the first stage in which all mountain gorillas go through before they are opened to travelers for trekking
About Gorilla Habituation 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
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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