Best time to Visit Gorilla Habituation in Uganda : The best time to visit the gorilla habituation in Uganda destination is during the dry season from June to August and a gain from December to February. Still, you can visit the park

How much is gorilla habituation?

 The major differences between a standard gorilla trek and the habituation experience are considered time and cost. A standard gorilla tracking permit costs USD700 and you can spend up to one hour watching the gorillas while habituation permits cost USD15,00 and allowed 4 hours to spend with the gorillas.

How long is gorilla habituation?

In gorillas to become accustomed to the presence of humans, each gorilla group has to undergo a lengthy habituation process which is ‘’between 3 to 5 years’’ managed by a team of expert researchers, conservationists, trackers, and rangers.

What is the gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi Uganda?

Gorilla habituation is a process where wild mountain gorillas are trained to get used to eye contact with humans. Gorilla habituation may take between two to four years to be completed and by the time experience it, you will be escorted by the researchers to keep on visiting an identified wild gorilla group daily.

How do I see a gorilla on a budget?

Gorillas can be seen on a budget by joining a group gorilla trekking or gorilla habituation tour means the costs will be shared thus making it cheap for you to see Gorillas in their natural environments. Our company offers scheduled group gorilla trekking safaris to Bwindi in Uganda and volcanoes national park in Rwanda.

How much does it cost to see gorillas in Uganda?

The cost of gorilla habituation or gorilla trekking in Uganda varies from the update issued by ‘’UWA’’ Uganda Wildlife Authority. Gorilla habituation experience costs USD1,500 per person per day. Gorilla trekking goes at USD700 per person per day.

How long does gorilla habituation take?

A gorilla habituation safari takes a minimum of 3 days, with 1 transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park /Kigali from Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The same to gorilla trekking.

How long can visitors spend with the gorillas?

While doing gorilla habituation, each individual is allowed to spend only four hours with a given habituated mountain gorilla family. Unlike gorilla trekking which allows spending only one hour with the assigned habituated gorilla family and is done across all three countries Rwanda, Congo, and Uganda. Uganda is the only country to have a chance of booking a gorilla habituation experience.

Best Time to Visit Gorilla Habituation in Uganda
Best Time to Visit Gorilla Habituation in Uganda

What time does gorilla trekking /habituation start?

Both activities, take run from 8 am to 2 pm but are done after a briefing at the park headquarters and then embark for the activity with help of the park ranger.

What should you do at gorilla?

Always ignore looking directly into the Gorilla’s eyes. Note –gorillas are shy primate species and after charging to visitors should not look directly into the eyes of gorillas because it shows that you want to challenge them. Therefore, the gorilla with an attack you.

What to do if a gorilla grabs you

All you need to do is;

Study the gorilla’s behaviors

Stay calm

Be submissive

Crouch down and make yourself as small a target as possible.

Always stay quiet

Groom – Mean showing keen interest in any bits of leaf or slow move.

Remain quiet and passive until the gorilla loses interest –This means, if gorillas have their hands around you should not try to remove them. You may try to remove it on you but never try because it can cause problems as it will feel challenged

How difficult is gorilla habituation/trekking?

Both activities involve hiking through difficult terrain, thick vegetation, water bodies, and hills and valleys. The gorilla safari experience can be very challenging and strenuous thus being worth an encounter.

How to prepare for gorilla trekking /habituation?

Well, the world has a total population of mountain gorillas of about 1065, which are split between Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo.

All you need to prepare for gorilla habituation is always booked a gorilla permit in advance before your arrival dates.

Make sure you have a gorilla permit. Uganda is blessed with two gorilla national parks and one host of 22 habituated gorilla families each gorilla group allows 8 people a day. And Uganda has only 160 gorilla trekking permits available each day.

Choose a reputable tour operator in Uganda for your gorilla safaris. Or look for the company’s online reputation and reviews.

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You should have body fitness preparation for your Uganda gorilla safari.

Always know what to carry for your gorilla trekking tour in Uganda.

Essentials to carry for your gorilla safari? They include;

Gardening gloves to help you support yourself on tree branches.

Energy eating snacks

Walking sticks

Waterproof boots

Lightweight waterproof jacket

Lightweight long-sleeved shirt


Insect repellents

Mineral water bottle on safari

Binoculars and camera

Hiking trousers among others.

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