UGANDA GORILLA HABITUATION EXPERIENCE
It’s no doubt that the mountain gorillas share 97% of their DNA with humans; however they are still regarded as wild animals. These great apes that can only be found in three nations worldwide, with a population of about 880 are critically endangered species. Half of the population can be found in Uganda and are the epitome of Uganda gorilla tours and safaris. This has instantiated need to know more about these animals. The government of Uganda through the Uganda Wildlife authority embarked on offering a new experience for tourists that lets them spend more quality time with the mountain gorillas.
Habituation primarily means process that leads to cease or decrease of an organism’s response to a certain stimuli. Hence Uganda gorilla habituation experience involves getting gorillas more accustomed to people and get used to human behaviors through more and longer interactions between them. Uganda Gorilla habituation experience is done by a team of experts and researchers from the Uganda Wildlife Authority to get these elusive apes more acquainted to human beings. This entire mechanism can take up to two years actively studying the great apes. The process also enables the researchers and rangers acquire more knowledge on better management of gorillas in case of emergencies. Upon completion, mock tests are done and if successful the family is opened up for gorilla tracking.
As opposed to the ordinary gorilla trekking encounter that offers only one hour to see the gorillas, the Uganda gorilla habituation experience offers not 1 but 4 hours of dedicated viewing and interacting with the mighty mountain gorillas. In this time you can invest a full day’s time amongst a gorilla family and watch them play, interact and tend to each other. If that is not enough you also have the opportunity to take perfect shots of and with the gorillas and take part in a particular task to habituating them.
To enjoy the Uganda gorilla habituation experience one has to take on a gorilla tour in Uganda with Love Uganda Safaris. We are renowned experts in gorilla tours and tailor made safaris in Africa. Gorilla Habituation permits came at a small investment fee of $1500 and nowhere in the world can you find such an affordable but breathtaking encounter. Gorilla habituation is currently done in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park that plays host to most of the gorillas and numerous other wildlife. It occurs in the southern region of the park known as Rushaga where 2 gorilla families are being habituated. The Bushaho and Bikingi families are allowed a maximum of four tourists a day as compared to gorilla tracking that allows up to eight people per gorilla family.
However the guidelines and requirements for a Uganda gorilla habituation experience are not any different from the gorilla trekking tips. This encounter is believed to be taking Uganda tourism to the next level as it can only be done right in the pearl of Africa. It otips ffers a more intense, powerful, immerse and composite affair with the gorillas amidst the impenetrable jungles. Come take a Uganda tour and fall in love with various forms of nature and while in Africa, don’t ever leave out the Uganda gorilla habituation experience.