how much is gorilla habituation in bwindi impenetrable forest national park
Gorilla habituation experience is a process of gently and slowly making wild mountain gorillas live closely in the presence of human beings. This is done so that researchers can protect mountain gorillas from hunters, treat them when they are sick, boost their conservation and manage their injuries. The Habituation experience was introduced by the Uganda Wildlife Authority and was meant to focus on tourists who are interested in spending more time with these apes in the forest of the great Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Gorilla Habituation Experience gives tourists a chance to spend four hours with these endangered mountain gorilla groups under habituation before being set free for one hour of normal gorilla trekking. The gorilla habituation experience takes place only in Rushaga, the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable national park, because it's where two families of mountain gorillas (Bukingyi &Bushaho) are being habituated.
Mountain Gorilla Habituation experience allows tourists to participate in activities like making calls. Testing stool, naming, listening to important information from the gorilla habituation team and also learning how gorillas behave when they see people around, happy and angry. This process helps researchers and visitors understand these endangered species better and deeper.
Gorilla Habituation Experience only allows a maximum of four people above 15 years to participate in Mountain gorilla habituation process per day
The Gorilla Habituation Experience permit goes for $1500, which is almost double the cost of the normal gorilla trek permit that will be $ 700 by July 1st, 2020. The gorilla habituation experience price is higher because the government of Uganda wants to value an unforgettable experience. That cost includes park entry fees, ranger’s service, four hours with the great apes, information from gorilla habituation experts, a certificate from the Uganda Wildlife Authority and security while in the forest.