Is gorilla habituation worth $1500? – This is one of the question that you may out to get in your mind once you hear the amount but today we take you through the entire details that makes gorilla habituation worth $1500 in Uganda.
If you intend to have an experience for gorilla habituation look no further than Uganda where the experience is done in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Gorilla habituation worth $1500 involves having an experience of understanding the nature of the great Apes incredible unbeatable comfort since you spend 4hrs with the mountain gorillas and observe every little detail about their behavior from the time they wake up through the feeding, care until they go to bed. You will be accompanied by park rangers, scientists, researchers or gorilla doctors and you will track semi habituated families unlike the usual treks that you will track the already habituated gorilla groups
Four people are allocated to a gorilla family for four hours in the company of the Gorillas. The activity is only done in Uganda and neither done in DR Congo, and Rwanda thus a number of tourist who have made it to this marvelous adventure have termed it to be one of the most wonderful experience with mountain gorillas.
As earlier noted, gorilla habituation is done in Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park located in south western part of the country, the forest is divided into four sectors which have habituated gorilla families. Gorilla habituation is currently done in Rushaga sector in the southern part of the forest which has five habituated gorilla families but as well having two gorilla families under habituation i.e. Bikingi and Kutu. The habituated families in the sector are thus open to tourists who would like to enjoy the experience and there only eight permits allocated to the sector each day for the two gorilla families.
Uganda gorilla habituation permits are issued out by Uganda Wildlife Authority and thus the permits can be accessed online or via a trusted and recognized tour operator like us” SAFARI VACATIONS & TRAVEL SERVICES LTD to book for your adored date, month and year you would like to enjoy this wonderful experience. Since at most times it’s always tiresome to contact head offices directly due to their schedule of work and thus recommend use of a local tour operator to quicken your work.
Like any other trekking experience, gorilla habituation starts in the morning at 7:00am and can take to about eight hours in the jungle. Your driver guide will pick you from your hotel and drive you to the park headquarters where you will meet ranger guides to brief you on what to do and not to do along the trail before you set on the journey to trace the rails of the gorilla family, once you meet the endangered primates you will be allowed to have four hour experience with them, take picks with them as you study how they are trained to relate and become friendly with human beings like the rest of the habituated groups which makes gorilla habituation worth $1500.
This is a critical point where by its always advisable to book accommodation/hotel which are relatively close to habituation center because the starting time for habituation is always early in the morning at 7:00am which imply that your radius to this point should be close to avoid being left behind and you incur extra costs. Some of the accommodation places that you can choose to stay in Rushaga include; Ichumbi lodge, Rushaga gorilla havens lodge, Rushaga gorilla Camp among others. Being close to the trekking headquarters helps you to prepare early and move without pressure for habituation experience.
Part of the money you pay in order to acquire gorilla permit is diverted to conservation of the endangered habitats like any other conservation program and it’s upon this that the country is a habitat for more mountain gorillas in the world.
More so the side income is used to setup different projects to the surrounding communities for economic growth and enhance on their standards of living through education sensitization programs.
Conclusively Gorilla habituation experience is one of the breath taking expedition that you ought to experience and include on your budget and the price will be worth it once you encounter these amazing primates which share 98% of our DNA and safari vacations & travel services ltd is there to help you organize your holiday tour to Uganda and Rwanda as well.