Booking gorilla habituation permits in Uganda; Gorilla habituation experience is an adventurous activity where the wild mountain gorillas are trained to get used to human presence for trekking. Gorilla habituation experience is only done in Uganda in Rushaga sector southern part of Bwindi impenetrable national park. Gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi impenetrable national park involves a team of researchers, gorilla doctors, park rangers, park guides among others and takes a period of 2 to 3 years to be complete. Travelers who want to engage in gorilla habituation experience will have to first acquire a permit which is a legal document that is issued to visitors above the age of 15 years allowing them to visit the mountain gorillas and spend four hours with them in their natural habitat.
Cost of gorilla habituation permits in Uganda
Gorilla habituation permits in Bwindi impenetrable national park cost 1,400 USD per person for foreign non residents, 1,000 USD per person for foreign residents and 750,000 UGX per person for East African citizens.
How to book gorilla habituation permits in Uganda
Gorilla habituation permits in Uganda can be booked through a trusted tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris where you will contact us with the date, month and year when you wish to visit the mountain gorillas. After contacting us we will check for permit availability on your desired dates and if there are permits available, you will be asked to make a deposit for the permit. Once we receive the money, we will purchase the permits on your behalf and send you a scanned copy of the receipt as confirmation.
When booking gorilla habituation permits with Achieve Global Safaris, we will not only book for you permits but also organize your entire safari which includes transportation to Bwindi impenetrable national park and back, accommodation where you will be staying during your safari, services of an experienced driver guide, other activities to engage in after gorilla habituation experience and other destinations to visit during the safari.
Gorilla habituation experience in Uganda
Gorilla habituation experience in Uganda is done in Rushaga sector in the southern part of Bwindi impenetrable national park and the experience starts very early in the morning with a briefing about the rules and regulations to follow during trekking. After the briefing, you will start trekking in the jungle which takes a full day and during trekking you will be able to view different bird species, other primates, different plant and tree species. Once the gorillas are located, you will be allowed to spend four hours with them which gives you an opportunity to learn and monitor their behaviors, watch them carry out their daily activities, engage in the naming process, take photos and record videos.
Best time to go for gorilla habituation experience in Uganda
Gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi impenetrable national park can be done anytime throughout the year though the best time is during the dry season in the months of June, July, august, September, December, January and February because during this period there is less or little rainfall in the national park therefore access roads and gorilla trekking trails will be dry and passable which makes trekking easy compared to the rainy season when the trails are muddy and slippery which makes trekking difficult.
How to get to Bwindi impenetrable national park
Bwindi impenetrable national park is located in southwestern part of Uganda and can be visited by air transport means whereby you will fly to Kisoro airstrip and then connect to Rushaga sector by road.
Bwindi impenetrable national park can also be accessed by road transport means whereby you will drive from Kampala through Masaka, Mbarara, Kabale and then to Rushaga sector which takes about 9 to 10 hours’ drive in a safari vehicle.
You can also access Bwindi impenetrable national park from Kigali Rwanda whereby you will fly to Kigali international airport and then connect to Rushaga sector via Cyanika border in Kisoro or Katuna border in Kabale which takes about 4 to 5 hours’ drive.
For more information about booking gorilla habituation permits in Uganda, do not hesitate to contact us at Achieve Global Safaris to book a gorilla habituation permit or visit our website for various gorilla habituation packages.