Uganda – the Pearl of Africa is the only place where you can enjoy a mountain gorilla habituation experience where you get a chance to see the Mountain Gorillas in the wild for more than an hour. In Uganda Gorilla habituation experience is only done in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park situated in the Southwestern region of her motherland. And there are only two gorilla families that are undergoing the habituation process. These gorilla families are found in Rushaga and Nkuringo regions.
Here below; Mumwe Global Safari assists you to get information and guidelines that is required for you to book a gorilla habituation experience in the misty Bwindi forest park.
Booking a gorilla habituation experience treks and permit.
As earlier mentioned, apparently there are two gorilla families in Bwindi Forest that are undergoing the gorilla habituation process and they are open to a maximum of four visitors. On this note, there are only 8 permits are available every day for the gorilla habituation experience and only four hours is allowed to the visitors for observation, videography, photography and asking questions. For travelers interested in this gorilla adventure, the Uganda Wildlife Authority(UWA) charges USD 1500.00 per person per experience gorilla habituation experience permit costs but it’s worth it as you spend more time with the friendly apes, trust me you wont regret every dollar spent on your gorilla safari.
Booking a gorilla habituation experience
Just like gorilla trekking, It is easy to book a gorilla habituation permit. All you need is to first find out the permit availability details and price and the best time to do this wonderful experience. At Mumwe Global Safaris, we can assist you to check the permit availability, and give you advice plus more details regarding your gorilla habituation tour. We hold your permits for seven working days with the Uganda Wildlife Authority as you finish with the payments for the permits. After making the booking for the gorilla habituation experience, we take the courtesy to send you the scanned copies of your permit receipts for your records. All these are done to all travelers who book an all-inclusive gorilla habituation experience, thus the gorilla safari package includes; Private transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle, all meals and accommodation, bottled drinking water, driver-guide and park entrance fees among offers.
Things to note when booking a gorilla habituation experience trek.
Gorilla habituation experience is only carried in the southern part of the misty Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and it is a little expensive but worth it. A gorilla habituation experience costs USD 1500.00 for all international foreign residents, USD 100.00 for foreign residents staying in Uganda and 750,000 Uganda shillings for East African Citizens. The permit allows visitors up to four hours with the apes under the guidance of experts, park rangers and researchers. The four hours Is actually better than the normal one hour gorilla trekking experience that costs USD 700.00 in a way that if one is to pay for a normal trekking permit to see the apes for four hours, it would be more expensive than buying a gorilla habituation experience permit. One will have to pay USD 2400.00 for a four hour experience therefore it’s relatively cheaper to book a gorilla habituation experience at USD 1500.00.
Gorilla habituation experience allows only 4 visitors per person per single experience and there are only 2 available gorilla families undergoing habituation midway of Rushaga and Nkuringo. So, only 8 people are allowed to participate in the gorilla habituation per day in the Bwindi. The gorilla habituation experience starts with a briefying at 6:30 am before heading to the starting point. Whilst the normal gorilla trekking begins at e 8:30am, then later head to the starting point. On this note, we argue all travelers planning to enjoy a gorilla habituation experience to consider booking their accommodation within Rushaga or Nkuringo sector so as you can catch up with the habituation experience.
How to get to Bwindi forest for a gorilla habituation experience?
From Entebbe Airport to Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park is about a 9-10 hours drive. Alliteratively, you can book a chartered flight from Entebbe/ Kajjansi Airstrip to Bwindi Forest landing in Kisoro Airfield. Later join a 2 hours road transfer to your booked lodge in the southern part of the park.
At Mumwe Global Safaris, we pride ourselves in organizing affordable tailor-made Uganda gorilla safaris that favor your safari activity interests in the various safari destinations including gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. For more details about Mountain gorilla habituation experience in Africa, contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or call us now on +256-700135510 to reserve your safari now.