What is Gorilla Habitation Experience?
What is Habitation Experience?
Gorilla Tracking experience Is the process where wild mountain gorilla get used to the presence of human. Gorilla habituation can be done in Bwindi impenetrable forest in Rushaga area. Rushaga sector has two new gorilla families being habituated in southern Bwindi forest. Gorilla habituation in Nkuringo comprises of 12 individual.
Gorilla Habitation experience with gorillas and moving with researchers can only be done in 4 hour to see how they are habituated. Gorilla trekking Is restricted to only one hour. Gorilla walking safari organizes habituation in Nkuringo and Rushaga which Is located in south western Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.
What is gorilla trekking?
Gorilla trekking is an activity where people go searching for gorillas in the forest. Gorilla trekking can be done in three African countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic republic of Congo. The process of seeing gorillas is called trekking in search for rare mountain gorillas. You need to acquire a gorilla permit for Bwindi national park, Mgahinga, volcanoes national park or Virunga to be able to see endangered mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking normerly starts in the morning hours with briefing at different park start points. Hike the forest following a trail used by mountain gorillas and once found, you will spend only one hour with mountain gorillas. You will then return back and be offered a certificate
What are the chances of seeing Mountain gorillas in Uganda?
Chances of seeing mountain gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda either in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park or volcanoes are 98%. Most of the tourist visiting Uganda tends to book two or more gorilla treks in the fear that they may fail to see gorillas on the first trek. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi, Mgahinga and Volcanoes in Rwanda is so organized in a way that there is an advance team of trackers who wake up every early morning to find where these gorillas are. Once they find them, they will then communicate to the park quarters and your ranger guide of the day. You will start trekking. You will start trekking from where the gorillas would have slept the previous the night up to when you find them… Gorilla trekking is done by the help of UWA that decide where to trek the mountain gorillas Contact Us for more details.
When is the Best Time of the year to See mountain gorillas In Uganda and Rwanda?
The weather forecast decides when the best time to see the gorillas since it rains most of the days in the rain forest. The rains may not be heavy but there will be low lying mist and vegetation. The rainy seasons are March and April and October and November. Mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda can be trekked throughout the year; drier months of June, July, and early August then December up to February are most preferred to see mountain gorillas in Mgahinga or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park. The timing of your visit to East Africa may be important as you planning a safari as part of your travel to Uganda. Gorilla tracking Uganda safaris can be done by first acquiring a gorilla permit that cost USD600.00 per person.
How much is a gorilla permit In Uganda
A gorilla permit is a card that is obtained from Uganda wildlife Authority to allow you spend one hour with the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest and volcanoes National park. Currently Uganda gorilla permits to see mountain gorillas in Bwindi National park and Mgahinga cost USD600.00(Non-residents), USD500 for Foreign residents, Uganda Resident Nationals USD 250. Rwanda gorilla permits costs USD 1500 for Non Residents
How long is a Gorilla Trek In Uganda
Mountain gorilla trekking can take from 20 minutes to quarters of the day. This depends on several factors that include mountain gorilla movements, where the gorilla stayed the previous night and the mood of the gorillas. It may also depend on the group since the guides/rangers move following the slowest person in the group. Gorilla walking safaris is happy to provide all relevant advice on gorilla trekking
What is the Age limit for Trekking Gorillas?
The age limit for trekking gorillas and golden monkey trekking in Uganda is 15years. Children bellow the ages of 15years are not allowed to trek by the UWA authorities. Before you book our gorilla tracking Uganda safari holidays, you should have all the details concerning the age.
Trekking Chimpanzees in Uganda is 12 years old and children below 10years are allowed to trek golden monkeys in Rwanda as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Children under 15 years are allowed to Dian Fosseys Tomb. For more information contact Gorilla walking safaris
What is the price of a gorilla Tour in Uganda?
There are three main components you need to consider when looking at the price of a gorilla tour in Uganda and Rwanda. The Accommodation, gorilla permit and transport to and from the Park. A budget gorilla trekking permit price in Uganda costs USD 600, in Rwanda it is USD1500 and then gorilla habituation experience permits cost USD 1500 for four hours gorilla habituation experience. Accommodation rates range from USD500 for luxury lodges per person to USD50 for budget per person. There are chances of driving or Flying to Bwindi National park with the help of Gorilla walking safaris team who can guide you on gorilla trekking Uganda price or costs. You can leave an inquiry about gorilla tours Uganda or Rwanda or contact us.
When to book gorilla permits
Gorilla walking safaris advises that you book your gorilla permits 4 months in advance to avoid short notice disappointment because gorilla permits tend to sell out quickly. Gorilla permits tend to run out during the high seasons of June, July, August, September, December, January and February. Send Us an email about the availability of gorilla permits from UWA
How many people per gorilla Family
Only a maximum of 8 people are allowed to visit a given gorilla family in Bwindi Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla Park. Bwindi Forest has 19 habituated gorilla families and thus each family is allowed only 8 people per day per hour. There are some times when the park management accepts more than 8 people depending on circumstances on ground. Only 4 people are allowed to spend 4hours with mountain gorillas under habituation inBwindi forest national park.
What do I need to bring for to see mountain gorillas in Uganda?
Gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda is so lovely but it involves hiking in the forest, you will need the following.
You will need long pants and long sleeved shirts to protect you from insect’s bites, hot vegetation and thorny trees.
Insect repellent is a must have if you’re travelling in Africa because those impenetrable forests apart from mountain gorillas, it’s also a home of different insects.
You will need a walking stick which will help when tracking up and down the forest.
Drinking water and a packed lunch which provided by the lodge or tour guide you booked your safari with. You can’t afford missing out on drinking water and packed lunch because you can’t tell how long your trekking will last so food is a must.
Walking/Hiking boots will be walking forest that is muddy and wet you need a water proof hiking boots which are important during your Trekking.
You may need some warm sweater because in the evenings and mornings sometimes Bwindi forest can be cool, so it’s always nice having a warm sweater with you.
We also recommend that you bring a rain jacket because gorilla tracking is done in the rain forest which means it can rain at any time of the day.
Sunglasses, sun screen and hat are also nice to bring with so that they can protect you from Strong sun.