Gorilla Habituation-Spend More Time With Gorillas
Gorilla habituation is the process of introducing wild Gorillas to the sight and presence of humans for research, care and conservation purposes. Wild gorillas are trained by researchers and park rangers for a period of 3 to 5 years to study the species, treat them for sickness, injuries and protect them from hunters.
Park rangers start the habituation process by spending a short period of time with the gorillas each day, maintaining a specific distance at the limit of the gorillas’ comfort zone. Every few months they gradually increase the time and reduce the distance until they are certain that the gorillas are ready for tourists to visit them.
Two gorilla families that is Bukingyi and Bushaho are currently being habituated in the Rushaga sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. For wild gorillas to become accustomed to the presence of humans, each gorilla group has undergone a lengthy habituation process in between 3-5 years managed by a team of expert researchers, conservationists, trackers and rangers.
Gorilla habituation fees
Only 4 visitors are allowed to see the habituated gorillas which makes it special and the cost of gorilla habituation is $1500 per person per day. The most exciting reality about this experience is that you actively engage in the gorilla habituation for four hours with these gentle giants!
Gorilla habituation age restrictions
Due to safety reasons, you must be at least 15 years of age to track gorillas and participate in the Gorilla Habituation Experience in Uganda. The habituation experience offers a more relaxed and enriching encounter with gorillas. You’ll feel less rushed and you’ll have plenty of time to fully absorb this incredible wildlife experience.