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Gorilla habituation experience is one of the latest and exciting gorilla trekking product in Uganda and understanding what is included in a gorilla habituation permit is very paramount. Gorilla habituation experience is the newest and exciting gorilla trekking product only taking place in Uganda. Gorilla habituation experience excursions, holidays or treks give you up to four (4) hours with mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This four hour gorilla trekking activity currently takes place in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where new families are still under habituation by Uganda Wildlife Authority researchers and experts.

Included in a gorilla habituation permit price

According to Uganda Wildlife Authority current tariffs, a gorilla habituation permit costs USD1500 for foreign non residents, USD1000.00 for foreign residents with working permits, and Ug shs 750,000 for East African residents. This is quite an expensive activity when compared to the normal one hour gorilla trek that costs USD600.00 per person per trek. That notwithstanding however, one needs to know exactly what is included in a gorilla habituation permit cost or price before booking or drawing an conclusion.

Four hour gorilla experience is included

Unlike the traditional one hour gorilla habituation in Rwanda and Uganda which costs USD1500.00 (Volcanoes National Park) and USD600 in Uganda, gorilla habituation experience permit at USD1500 gives you up to four hours with mountain gorillas under habituation in one day. This therefore saves time and money as herewith explained. For one to attain fours with mountain gorillas in either Uganda or Rwanda using the traditional one hour gorilla trek permit, you will need four days since the gorilla permit of (600 ) for Uganda and (1500) for Rwanda in the volcanoes only allows you one hour per day with mountain gorillas. In order to help those that have less time but want to spend more time with mountain gorillas, Uganda had to come up with this mountain gorilla experience permits in order to save on time at an affordable price.

Gorilla habituation permit at USD1500 or USD1000.00 for Foreign non residents and Foreign residents helps you to save up to USD900. If you intend to trek mountain gorillas in Uganda for four hours using the usual USD600 gorilla permits, this means that you will have to pay up to USD2400 for the four gorilla permits and of which treks have to be spread in four days. It is therefore wise and cheaper for one to pay USD1500 and or USD1000 at ago and enjoy a four hour gorilla experience in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Gorilla habituation experience is even much better than the Rwanda one hour gorilla trek which costs a hooping USD1500. You therefore have all the reasons to consider visiting Uganda and benefiting from Uganda’s gorilla habituation permit that gives you up to four hours with mountain gorillas

Included in a gorilla habituation permit are park entry fees

Each gorilla habituation experience permit includes entry fees for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. According to the current Uganda Wildlife Authority tariffs, park entry fees to major national Park are at USD40 per person for 24 hours. Your gorilla habituation permits includes park fees meaning that you will not be required to pay extra funds as park fees.

Included in a gorilla habituation permit are Gorilla guides and Researchers

Unlike the normal one hour gorilla trek that is guided by ranger guides, gorilla habituation experience safaris or holidays/treks are guided by professionally trained ranger guides as well as researchers or experts in charge of habituating wild mountain gorillas to get used to human beings. The process of habituating wild mountain gorillas to get used to human beings is a lengthy one and can only be accomplished by experts in this field. So during your gorilla habituation experience trip or excursion, you will be guided by these experts with exceptional knowledge about mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda. If you book a gorilla habituation experience safari with Encounter Africa, rest assured that your four hour gorillas trek with will be in the hands of well trained researchers and experts in gorilla habituation process.

Beyond observing and Photography

There several reasons why people are now booking gorilla habituation experience permit instead of the one hour gorilla trekking permits. This is because apart from observing and photographing or taking short videos as it is in the one hour gorilla trek, gorilla habituation experience permit allows you not only to listen to an informative talk from experts but also to participate in activities leading to eventual habituation of mountain gorillas. Such activities may include collections of stool, naming of individuals, making calls and so much more. It is therefore beyond the ordinary one hour gorilla trek.

Included in a gorilla habituation permit is security

The government of Uganda and Uganda Wildlife Authority ensures that security is provided when going for your gorilla habituation excursion in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. All ranger guides and trackers employed by Uganda Wildlife Authority are Para military trained and will ensure that security and safety while in the forest is guaranteed. On top of the above, Uganda has a specialized police unit referred to as Uganda tourism police in charge of tourist security. Include in a gorilla habituation permit will be your security while in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Uganda Wildlife Authority rangers are armed with AK47 guns in order to provide you with security as well as scaring away any wild animals that may be met while on your trek.

Included in a gorilla habituation permits is a certificate which will be issued to you after completing your gorilla habituation excursion in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Your gorilla habituation certificate is not only for your records but something in appreciation for having participated in activities that help conserve the endangered mountain gorillas in the virunga massive.

Encounter Africa safaris has assembled tour packages that include gorilla habituation experience so feel free to inquire about our 3 day gorilla habituation experience safari or our 5 day Gorilla and chimpanzee habituation tour. Encounter Africa Safaris remains your number one Destination safari outfit for Uganda and Rwanda and we are highly rated on Trip Advisor and Safari bookings. Kindly contact us for Private, Group or customized Uganda and Rwanda safaris.

For more details on what is included in a gorilla habituation permit or on how to book your four hour gorilla trek at an affordable price, do not hesitate to contact our professional safari designers by email or phone call. Once contacted, we will provide you with the most up to date and reliable information and advice that you will rely on to plan a gorilla habituation trip of your lifetime.

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