The Uganda gorilla habituation experience will help you spend four hours with the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural wildness. The gorilla habituation experience is only available in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Africa, and it was recently introduced by the Uganda Wildlife Authority to ensure that visitors get morning with mountain gorillas and have more wildlife safari experiences, particularly when encountering endangered mountain gorillas.

All who are interested in taking the gorilla habituation experience in Uganda are requested to pay USD1500 per person and per trek. The gorilla habituation experience takes place only in the southern sectors of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and this is the Rushaga sector.

You will be able to spend four hours in the gorilla habitat experience, as opposed to the one hour that you would normally spend during normal gorilla trekking. Yes, normal gorilla tracking experiences can be planned for three sessions in a day, but the gorilla socialization experiences are planned for just one day because you will have to spend time with the gorillas that are not yet habituated, meaning that they tend to more for long distances. This is so fascinating and wonderful.

The act of the gradual and careful introduction of a family of wild gorillas to the presence of people is known as gorilla habituation. Wild gorillas are tamed so that scientists may study them, cure them for illnesses and injuries, protect them from poachers, and increase their conservation efforts through sustainable tourism. In the Rushaga region of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, two gorilla families (Bukingyi and Bushaho) are now being habituated.

Uganda Gorilla Habituation Experience

Each gorilla troop has gone through a long habituation procedure (between 3-5 years) overseen by a team of specialist researchers, conservationists, trackers, and rangers in order to grow acclimated to the presence of people. Park rangers begin the habituation process by spending a limited amount of time each day with the gorillas, keeping a specified distance that is just beyond the gorillas’ comfort zone. They progressively increase the time and decrease the distance until the gorillas are ready for travelers to see them every few months.

You need to know that the gorilla habituation experience is limited to four people each day, for a total of four hours. People must be fifteen years old or older to participate in this activity, so anyone under the age of fifteen will not be welcomed. Bookings for gorilla habituation experience permits should be made three to six months in advance of the experience, especially To prevent disappointment, visit between the months of December to March and July to October, since this experience draws a huge number of people who are interested in and like it.

You will be assisting in the critical work of acclimating gorillas and ensuring their survival by participating in the Gorilla Habituation Experience. It’s incredible to think that you’ll be one of the first humans to see these gorillas. As a result of the encounter, the meeting with the gorillas is more relaxed and enriching. You’ll feel less rushed and have more time to enjoy this incredible animal experience. You’ll be able to immerse yourself in their world as you observe them go about their daily routines-eating and socializing with one another-all while being looked over by the gorgeous silverback.

Overall, there are more than 17 habituated gorilla families in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which among others include Mubare, Habinyanja, and Rushegura in the park’s northern section, known as “Buhoma,” and Bitukura, Oruzogo, and Kyaguriro in the park’s eastern section, known as “Ruhija.” In the south of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Nshonji, Mishaya, Busingye, Bweza, and Kahungye belong to the “Rushaga” and later “Nkuringo” gorilla families. All of them are available for booking and viewing by visitors. Contact us for more details.