Is gorilla habituation in Bwindi impenetrable forest worth the money?
Is gorilla habituation in Bwindi impenetrable forest worth the money? Gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is worth the money spent because it gives tourists up to 4 hours of being with mountain gorillas, making them get used to human presence while learning about their habits and taking photos. The mountain gorilla habituation experience is only done in Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and nowhere else in the whole world. The gorilla habituation experience is much better than gorilla trekking of only 1 hour around mountain gorillas.
The gorilla habituation safari experience allows you to spend more time with the endangered mountain gorillas as you learn more about the process of training the endangered mountain gorillas to get used to human beings. As you know that the gorillas still area wild animals which are not used to the human beings and therefore for them to be able to get used to the human being, they need to be trained by the experts and the researchers and the process of training these wild creatures such that they can get used to the human beings is called the gorilla habituation experience. In this article, we discuss in detail what does gorilla habituation means, where to get the gorilla habituation experience permits, and the best time to go for the gorilla habituation experience in Uganda.
Spending 4 hours with mountain gorillas
The mountain gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park can only be done in Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors. It’s only done between 2 semi habituated gorilla families Bushaho and Bikingi in the whole world. The gorilla habituation experience is done by only people with valid habituation permits and these permits are issued out by the Uganda wildlife authority at a fee of $1500 foreign non-residents $100 foreign residents and shs750,000 East African residents. The trekking starts with a briefing at either Rushaga or Nkuringo park offices where tourists with valid habituation permits are taught about the dos and don’ts of the gorilla habituation experience. It’s from here that groups not exceeding 4 people are joined by rangers, conservationists, and researchers head out to the forest to look for the semi habituated mountain gorilla family. During the search, there are opportunities of meeting different park animals like monkeys, buffaloes, elephants, duikers, giant forest hogs, birds, and different vegetation covers.
Comparing gorilla habituation experience with gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park
Gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is worth the money compared to gorilla trekking. When it comes to comparing the habituation experience with gorilla trekking in Rwanda, the activity is the same money. This means that you get to spend up to 4 hours with mountain gorillas during habituation experience in Bwindi rather than 1 hour in volcanoes national park in Rwanda.
The more hours given for gorilla habituation experience gives tourists opportunities of being around mountain gorillas for a long period as they get familiar with the mountain gorilla behaviors and seeing them do their daily activities such as breastfeeding, feeding, hunting, planning and so many other things.
Gorilla habituation experience gives you enough time for photography compared to 1-hour gorilla habituation experience. The 4 hours given for gorilla habituation are enough for one to settle and get the best shots with the best camera setting and best angles.
Gorilla habituation prevents over crowdedness since it’s done by only 4 people instead of 8 people that do gorilla trekking.
Gorilla habituation experience might be expensive, but it’s the best way to support gorilla conservation. It’s not only the mountain gorillas that benefit from the experience but also the communities around the park, the guides, rangers, and the accommodation facilities.
Where is the gorilla habituation experience done the world?
In the whole world, gorilla habituation is only done in Uganda and only in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. The gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is done in Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors both located in the southern part of the park. Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is a home to more than half of the mountain gorillas left in the world living in 4 sectors of the park but gorilla habituation is done in only 2 sectors.
Can I get to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park in one day?
Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda and the area can be accessed by both air transport and road transport. by road transport, travelers can access Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors of Bwindi by using Entebbe/Kampala – Masaka – Mbarara – Kabale road with a stopover at the equator, Igongo cultural center, having beautiful views of the countryside, mountains, hills, lakes, rivers and also smiling people. The journey from Entebbe or Kampala to any of the sectors takes only 9-10 hours. Travelers from Rwanda can access the Nkuringo and Rushaga sectors of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park using Katuna birder in Kabale.
By air transport, travelers to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park for gorilla habituation can use chattered flights from Kajjansi airstrip or Entebbe international airport taking to Kisoro airstrip taking only 2 hours. To use a flight to Kisoro, you will have to book with your tour operator in advance.
What to do with Africa Adventure Vacations?
Africa adventure vacations is a tour company based in Uganda licensed by the Uganda Tourism Board and a member of the Association of Uganda Tour Operators. Booking with Africa adventure vacations provides you safety and confidence during your safari courtesy of well-trained safari driver guides who are well conversant with all routes and tourism destinations in Africa. You can book with us any of the activities you want to do in Africa such as mountain gorilla trekking, mountain gorilla habituation, birding, game drives, hiking, nature walks, and community tours among others. Booking can be done at any time of the year.