At Trek Africa Expeditions, we believe that the time for you to plan a gorilla habituation experience safari to Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is now, in 2017, before the families used for this experience are fully habituated. There are several reasons why you should book your gorilla habituation permit now, regardless of whether you choose gorilla trekking as an option.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park offers two optional activities for tourists to interact with the endangered mountain gorillas. The most popular activity is gorilla trekking, which can be done in three countries: Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park, and the two parks found in Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park. However, unlike gorilla trekking that is present in Uganda, DRC, and Rwanda, the Gorilla Habituation Experience is only available in Uganda and is currently located in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, as it is where Uganda has one gorilla family under habituation.
The gorilla habituation experience is a unique opportunity to spend four hours with the endangered mountain gorillas, under the guidance of researchers and experts in gorilla studies. This in-depth interaction with the gorillas is only available in Uganda and comes at a cost of USD1500.00 per person. This is a significant savings compared to the traditional gorilla trekking experience, which costs USD2400.00 for four days, as a permit for one hour of trekking costs USD700.00 per day.
By choosing to participate in the gorilla habituation experience, you not only save time and money, but also have the opportunity to spend more time with these majestic animals. It is important to note that due to the limited number of gorilla families undergoing habituation, this experience may soon be suspended. Therefore, it is advisable to take advantage of this opportunity now before it becomes unavailable.
The opportunity to participate in a gorilla habituation experience is currently of great importance, as it is believed that the habituation process for two gorilla families in the southern region of Bwindi may soon be completed. According to unconfirmed reports, the Bushaho gorilla family is nearing full habituation and may soon be available for traditional gorilla trekking. This would mean that the only remaining opportunity for a habituation experience would be with the Bikingi gorilla family, located in the Rushaga area of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
If the Bikingi family also reaches full habituation, it is likely that the habituation experience will be temporarily suspended until new, wild gorilla families can be introduced to the process. Therefore, now is the ideal time to take advantage of this unique opportunity to observe gorillas during the habituation process before it becomes unavailable.
Trek Africa Expeditions offers a comprehensive service for booking your gorilla habituation experience in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. Not only do we handle the logistics of obtaining your permit and arranging for accommodation and transport, but we also provide thorough information and answers to any questions you may have about the experience.