How Much Is Gorilla Trekking Permits In Uganda 2024

how much is gorilla habituation in bwindi impenetrable forest national park


Gorilla trekking/ tracking 

Gorilla Habituation




$700 per person

$1500 per person 


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. click here to view gorilla trekking tours 


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. click here to check our mountain gorilla safaris


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.


When is the best time to go gorilla habituation in Uganda in 2024

Gorilla habituation in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is an all-year-round venture, although most tourists prefer to participate in this safari experience within the drier months of June, July, August, September, and December, January, and February. These months, Uganda has less rain, so all the trekking trails are not muddy or slippery.