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Gorilla Habituation experience

Gorilla Habituation experience in Uganda

Gorilla Habituation experience in Uganda; Uganda, also known as the Pearl of Africa, is known to be one of the most gifted countries in the East African region. With ten national parks and twelve wildlife reserves, a visit to Uganda is always worth it. Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is located in the Southwestern part of Uganda and boasts of protecting half of the world’s remaining population of mountain gorillas.

Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is where Gorilla Habituation Experience (GHEX) takes place and is only carried in Rushaga sector. Gorilla Habituation Experience (GHEX) refers to the process of introducing mountain gorillas to human presence and it is during this process that you are allowed to spend four full hours with these gentle giants in the wild. There are eight habituated gorilla groups in Rushaga sector that is Kahungye, Mucunguzi, Bweza, Rwigi, Nshongi, Mishaya, Busingye and Bikyingyi.

Process of Gorilla Habituation Experience in Bwindi

Gorilla habituation process was introduced in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park was introduced by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). Tourists on gorilla habituation experience are required to report at the briefing point as early as 7am. During briefing, you are required to observe rules and regulations of gorilla habituation and you are required to abide with them. At 7:30am, you will be led to the forest by a well-equipped ranger guide from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).

As you trek through the forest, expect to see other animals as well as bird species. This is a great opportunity to see the mountain gorillas for four full hours and this is made possible being led by researchers and experienced guides from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) that help in monitoring and data collection. This exercise helps tourists to witness and learn more about the behaviors of these gentle giants as they get close to the presence of humans.

Tourists should take note that they begin the day by following these gentle giants from the time they get out of their nests, monitoring them as they look out for food, grooming and nursing their young ones. For one to enjoy this activity, tourists should be physically fit since the exercise involves treading through the steep hills and dense forest with a rugged terrain.

Gorilla Habituation Experience (GHEX) permit costs USD1,500 and can be purchased only from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) with the help of your reliable tour operator.

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