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Gorilla habituation experience is one of the most expensive tourist activity in Africa and at the moment, it is only in Uganda where one can participate in this experience. One needs to know the best time for gorilla habituation experience to get the best out of it. This activity was started by Uganda wildlife Authority to give something more than gorilla trekking for those that can afford it. It was normally known that mountain gorillas that were not fully habituated could not be seen or trekked by tourists but after thorough research, Uganda Wildlife Authority established that this could be possible and as such gorilla habituation experience was introduced in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National park where two mountain gorillas as still under habituation

When to do gorilla habituation experience

Gorilla habituation experience is conducted all year round from January to December but due to the fact that a lot of money has to be paid, one needs to know the best time for gorilla habituation experience in Uganda. The best time for gorilla habituation in Uganda is definitely the traditional dry and warm months of June, July, August, Mid September, December, January and February. During these months, there is less rainfall that is likely to interrupt your whole day gorilla habituation experience. The forest is less slippery and as such you are able to move well while in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

At the moment, gorilla habituation experience costs USD1500.00 per person and only takes place in Rushaga southern Bwindi Impenetrable national Park. Tourists are allowed only four hours with gorillas under habituation and then left to feed. Unlike gorilla trekking, gorilla habituation experience starts very early in the morning and only takes 4-6 people every day. While this activity can be organized on ground, permits can as well be booked directly from Uganda Wildlife Authority head office in Kampala. Encounter Africa safaris was the first Tour operator to take tourists for gorilla habituation experience and also to break the news about this exciting activity and we surely lead the way in organizing this experience for whoever contacts us.

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