Uganda, is the only country which habituate the wild mountain gorillas in a way that they can be in the presence of human s for more than an hour. Gorilla habituation experience is carried out in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Southwestern Uganda and only two gorilla families are undergoing habituating in between Rushaga and Nkuringo regions .Trots and Safaris helps you to get information and guidelines required to book a gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi for 2019-2020.
Booking a gorilla habituation experience treks and permit.
As discussed above, there are currently two gorilla families in Bwindi that can be visited every day by a maximum of four visitors. Therefore, 8 permits are available every day for gorilla habituation experience and four hours is given to the visitors for observation, videography, photography and asking questions. A gorilla habituation experience permit costs USD 1500.00 per person per experience but it’s worth it as you spend more time with the friendly apes.
Booking a gorilla habituation experience is as easy as booking a gorilla permit. All that is required is finding out the location, availability and price and the best time to do this wonderful experience. Trots and Safaris checks availability, advises you and give you more details regarding your tour while in the jungle. We hold your permits for seven working days with the Uganda Wildlife Authority as you get done with the payments for the permits. After the booking, we will send you the scanned copies of the receipts for your records. All these are done to clients who book a gorilla habituation experience including transport, accommodation, driver guide and park entrance fee.
Things to note when booking a gorilla habituation experience trek.
Gorilla habituation experience is only done in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and it is a little expensive but worth it. A gorilla habituation experience costs USD 1500.00 for none foreign residents, USD 1000 for foreign residents residing in Uganda and 750,000 Uganda shillings for East African Citizens. The permit gives you up to four hours with the apes under the guidance of experts and guides. The four hours Is actually better than the normal one hour gorilla trekking that costs USD 600.00 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 requires only 4 visitors per person per experience and there are only 2 available gorilla families undergoing habituation midway of Rushaga and Nkuringo. So, only 8 people are allowed to do gorilla habituation per day in the park. The experience starts at 6:30 am rather than the 8:30am for the normal gorilla trekking. And for this reason, we advise our clients to book accommodation within Rushaga or Nkuringo so as to catch up with the experience.
The time taken to drive from Entebbe Airport to Bwindi is about 9-10 hours but you can book a charter flight from Entebbe to Kisoro Airport and then drive 2 hours to the lodge in the southern part of the park. Trots and Safaris, organizes affordable safaris that favors your interest in the jungle. For more details, please call or send us an email