When planning gorilla Safari in Africa, its important to bear in mind which Safari activity are booking for while on Uganda Safari? We do recommend two activity which include gorilla trekking and habituation which is determined by the cost of the gorilla permit.
There are two destinations where gorilla habituation experiences can be enjoyed which on an Africa gorilla Safari with Primate Safari experience . These destinations are Kahuzi Biega National Park in Democratic republic of Congo that hosts the Eastern Lowland gorillas and Bwindi Impenetrable national Park in Uganda that hosts the mountain Gorillas. Book with Experts for unique adventure in the wilderness of Africa with Primate Safari Experiences
Gorilla Habituation Safari in Uganda
Gorilla habituation refers to a process where the wild mountain gorillas are slowly introduced to human presence around them and while on gorilla habituation trip, you will visit the gorillas on longer hours than gorilla trekking which also starts earlier than the normal trekking.
Note: Gorilla Habituation experiences are only available in Rushaga sector and recommended lodges that we use include Icumbi Lodge, Four Gorillas and Rushaga Gorilla Lodge, Read more
Mountain Gorillas are endemic to the East African region which is Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic republic of Congo while Gorilla habituation experience is only available in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
While relying on very skilled naturalists you could embark on a mindful encounter with some of the worlds most incredible animals beyond the confines of 4×4 Safari Land cruisers but rather in to the mist shrouded rain forests of Bwindi with a special permits which is sold by Uganda wildlife Authority costing $$$ 1500.
Note: New rules regarding the gorilla permits is that they are only sold by Uganda Wildlife Authority to only Tour Operators.
About Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi
Mountain gorillas have a 98% DNA similarity with that of the human beings and they are famous residents in Bwindi impenetrable national park that lies astride south western Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable national park is known for hosting half population of the world’s mountain gorillas with 300 robust gentle giants.
The biodiversity of Bwindi forests dense thickets is where the 18 family of mountain gorillas roam ,gorilla habituation is expensive but the rewards are immense but the walking can be tough, its rewarding with 4 hours in company of the mountain gorillas which are trained for a period of two to three years to became used to the sight of people.
Gorilla Habituation experience in Bwindi
when it comes to gorilla habituation , its a learning experience that you learn more about the mountain gorillas way of life while in the jungle , the gorilla family visited on gorilla habituation tour is not the usual gorilla trekking families since these gorillas are still having the wild style, are just being prepared for gorilla trekking.
Gorilla families are are restricted to only 4 gorilla permits which are sold on first come first serve, and the gorilla watching lasts for 4 hours while in the jungle with the mountain gorillas being followed by certified park rangers and porters.