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The year 2018 and 2019 will be for exploring Uganda as a tourism destination and one of the most exciting innovation to look out for is gorilla habituation experience holidays in Rushaga and Nkuringo southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. As the world looks to conserving and relating to the endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda, Democratic Republic of congo, gorilla habituation experience holidays in Rushaga Bwindi Impenetrable National Park will go a long way in contributing to the comservation of mountain gorillas from the funds generated as well as the knowledge and awareness achieved by those who intend to book gorilla habituation experience safaris in 2018 and 2019.

What you need to know about gorilla habituation experience holidays in Rushaga

Gorilla habituation experience holidays are meant to provide for more time with the mountain gorillas in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Unlike the normal gorilla trekking which allows tourist to spend one hour with a given habituated gorilla family, gorilla habituation experience in Rushaga is up to four hours with mountain gorillas. Gorilla habituation safaris are specifically done in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park due to the fact that its in Rushaga that Uganda wildlife authority still has two gorilla families under habituation and can be visited by tourists interested in not only seeing gorillas but also on how these wild mountain gorillas are trained to get used to human beings. In 2018 and 2019, you will be able to visit Bikingi and or Bushaho gorilla families to get an insight on how wild mountain gorillas are habituated.

More about gorilla habituation experience holidays in Rushaga Bwindi

According Uganda wildlife Authority, the maximum number of people for gorilla habituation experience holidays is four people per gorilla family under habituation. This is because of the fact that mountain gorillas under habituation are not yet so used to seeing many people and as such, a maximum of four people are allowed daily. For one to do this experience, he/she is required to pay for a gorilla habituation experience permit which costs USD1500.00 for foreign none residents, USD1000.00 for Foreign residents and Uganda shillings 750,000 for East African citizens. Encounter Africa safaris books gorilla habituation experience permits for our clients as long as they book an all-inclusive holiday with us.

On the day of your gorilla habituation experience holiday, you will wake up early in the morning normally at 6:30am and head to the forest in search of mountain gorillas under habituation. The experience is headed by experts and researchers specializing in gorilla habituation and as such, you will be listening to informative talks from them as well as participating in activities aimed at habituating these mountain gorillas. These activities may involve following these mountain gorillas to find out what they are up to, collecting and taking samples, making calls and so much more. At the end of your four hours, you will have had enough interaction with these endangered great apes.

Economics of gorilla habituation experience holidays

When critically analyzed, gorilla habituation experience safaris are actually value for money compared to the normal gorilla trekking in Uganda as well as Rwanda. For example, in Rwanda, one has to pay USD1500.00 to spend one hour with a family or group of habituated mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. With the same USD1500.00 one will be allowed to spend four hours with mountain gorillas if he/she books a mountain gorilla experience holiday in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Normal gorilla trekking permits in Uganda cost USD600.00 for one hour and if you want to get four hours, one will have to book four gorilla permits which will cost USD2400.00. Therefore for those interested in spending more time with mountain gorillas as well as getting right hand information from experts, then gorilla habituation experience safaris are good for you.

Get value for money, safe time and have a great experience with mountain gorillas by booking a gorilla habituation experience holiday with Encounter Africa Safaris in 2018 and 2019. We will handle all your inquires, accommodation, gorilla habituation permits as well as transport to and from the southern parts of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. For more information on the time to book gorilla habituation experience holidays and permits, what to pack and so much more, please do contact Encounter Africa safaris Ltd.

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