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Bwindi impenetrable National park has several gorilla groups for gorilla trekking but not all of those groups can be used for gorilla habituation experience. Two groups have been put aside for this particular activity and are located in the southern part of Bwindi National Park in Rushaga and that is why gorilla habituation experience is limited to this part of the forest. Groups for gorilla habituation experience include Bikingi and Bushaho gorilla families.

Groups for gorilla habituation experience

Bikingi group for gorilla habituation experience has sixteen members with one silverback, five adult females two sub adults, two juveniles and six infants. This is as at 17/12/2015 but composition is subject to change due to immigrations, emigrations, natalities and mortalities. Bikingi gorilla group is located in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Bushaho group for gorilla habituation experience is composed of one dominant silverback, one black back, three adult females, one sub adult two juveniles, two infants with a total of ten family members. It is also located in Rushaga south of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

These two groups for gorilla habituation experience are not yet fully habituated and as such, those tourist who want to visit such gorilla families will have to do so up to when they are fully habituated. In the near future this experience will be extended to other regions like Nkuringo, Buhoma and Ruhija only if they get new gorilla families for habituation.

With gorilla habituation experience, one spends four hours with mountain gorillas at USD1500 compared to one hour spent during gorilla trekking. The only difference is that these two gorilla groups are not yet fully habituated and their behaviours can not be pre determined. For more information about habituation experience and how to organize a tour to Rushaga side of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, do not hesitate to contact us. We can organize your transport, book your permit and accommodation and give you reliable information to enable you prepare well for your habituation experience

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