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Uganda provides several options of spending more time with mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park. Gorilla watching is one of the most interesting and thought after tourist activities when one visits Uganda. Over half of the endangered mountain gorillas are found in Uganda making it the best destination of spending more time with mountain gorillas while in Africa. The fact that a gorilla permit which at that is a bit expensive allows one to spend one hour with a family of habituated mountain gorillas, there other people who prefer spending more time with mountain gorillas. In this article, Encounter Africa safaris will advise you on the means and ways of achieving this while in Uganda. Uganda gorilla treks are experiences of a lifetime and once you book one, you should enjoy it to the maximum. Encounter Africa safari staff are experts in this area and they will advise you accordingly on booking a safari that allows you to spend more time with mountain gorillas.

Gorilla Habituation experience option of spending more time with mountain gorillas

One of the most and sure way of spending more time with mountain gorillas in Uganda is booking a gorilla habituation experience safari. This experience is exclusively in Uganda and is applicable to the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where two mountain gorilla families are still under habituation. With this experience, one gets an opportunity to spend four complete hours with mountain gorillas under habituation. You will join a group of researchers and experts involved in the habituation of mountain gorillas to make sure that they get used to human beings. It is a practical experience where one gets involved in naming mountain gorillas, making calls and other samples depending on the program of the day. A gorilla habituation experience permit costs USD1500.00 per person per day and allows you four hours with the mountain gorillas. If looked at in the angle of time and cost, gorilla habituation experience is value for money. For instance, with USD1500.00 paid for a gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi, one gets four hours of seeing the mountain gorillas but if one wanted to watch mountain gorillas using gorilla permits of USD600.00, the cost would be (600×4=2400) which is way much expensive and has to be done in four days. Gorilla habituation experience in in Bwindi impenetrable National Park gives you value for money, saves time and thus the best option of spending more time with mountain gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Multiple gorilla treks as an option for spending more time with mountain gorillas

In Uganda and for Bwindi Impenetrable national Park and Mgahinga National Park, an individual is allowed to book as many permits for different days and regions as long as he or she can afford. The fact that one gorilla permit which costs USD600.00 allows you to see mountain gorillas only for one hour, you may choose to buy more permits so that you have the first, second and or the third trek. While this looks to be expensive, there some advantages that are worth mentioning. With this option, each hour is spent with fully habituated mountain gorillas whose behaviors are predictable and chances are way high up to 98%. The other advantage is that with gorilla trekking and where you have a chance of visiting two or three different gorilla families, you get to compare the difference in behaviors of these families as well as may be visiting different regions of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. For starters, Bwindi is divided into four regions each with its trail heads. These regions include Buhoma in the North, Ruhija in the East, Nkuringo and Rushaga in the south. Each region has its mountain gorilla families and accommodation properties so for proper organization, feel free to contacting Encounter Africa safaris on how to go about it and how to spend more time with mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

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