Embark on an enchanting journey with Rushaga Gorilla Safaris and Tours, immersing yourself in the pristine beauty of Rushaga sector in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Uganda. Here, your African dreams come to life as you explore a world where the rainforest harmonizes with the Eastern savannah, creating a dramatic and captivating landscape. Witness the majestic Mountain Gorilla families gracefully navigating the lush jungles within the boundaries of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Uganda proudly hosts nearly half of the world’s surviving Mountain Gorillas, offering an unparalleled Gorilla safari vacation that is truly exceptional. Explore our world on your terms with our tailor-made Uganda Gorilla safaris and tours.
The allure of Mountain Gorilla Safaris Tours has captivated the hearts of African safari enthusiasts in the past decade. Those who have experienced this remarkable journey attest that no other wildlife encounter in Africa compares to the extraordinary experience of coming face-to-face with Africa’s Mountain Gorillas. Gorilla tracking unfolds in remote East Africa jungle locations, infusing African Gorilla safaris with an exotic adventure that is unparalleled in any other itinerary. Given the endangered status of Mountain Gorillas and the restricted nature of treks, encountering these majestic creatures is deemed a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience. Observing a family of Mountain Gorillas in their lush forest habitat is not just a privilege; it’s a memory that lingers forever.
Gorillas thrive in the tropical rainforest jungles of East Africa, exclusively. As wild creatures, they are naturally averse to the presence of humans. Thanks to the groundbreaking research of Dian Fossey in 1966, Gorilla habituation emerged as a pivotal concept.
Gorilla habituation involves a gradual process of acclimating a Gorilla family to the presence of humans in their natural habitat. This delicate process spans approximately five years, with park rangers progressively familiarizing the Gorillas with human presence. Beginning with short periods at a cautious distance – representing the Gorillas’ comfort zone – rangers gradually increase the time and decrease the distance. The goal is to make the Gorillas ready for visits by paying clients.
In July 2014, Uganda Wildlife Authority introduced the Gorilla Habituation Experience, allowing paying participants to join researchers and rangers in the habituation process. This unique opportunity grants participants a minimum of 4 hours in the presence of Africa’s wild Gorillas, commencing when fresh Gorilla trails are encountered from their previous night’s nesting. Described by many as unparalleled among all African safari activities, the Gorilla Habituation Experience unfolds in the Rushaga region, south of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Due to the limited availability of permits, advanced booking is essential to secure your spot on this extraordinary adventure. The cost for the Gorilla Habituation Experience is USD1500 per person per trek, with a maximum of four people in a group each day, ensuring an intimate and unforgettable encounter with these incredible creatures. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime experience in the heart of Uganda’s lush wilderness.