Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Habituation Experience



Mountain Gorilla trekking Habituation Experience is an act of training wild mountain gorillas to become used to the sight of human beings, it consists of different groups of people such as conservationists, tourists, researchers, and rangers among others who monitor, learn the behaver of these giant apes closely.


 Mountain gorilla habituation experience was just recently presented by the Uganda Wildlife Authority on a small scale as a stable tourism activity, Gorilla Habituation experience restricts the number of travelers to a maximum of 4 people per day, thus bookings for this mountain gorilla habituation should be prior to the traveling date.


Mountain gorilla experience limits one’s interaction with the giant apes since travelers only take an hour with mountain gorillas while mountain Gorilla Habituation allows travelers to spend four hours with mountain gorillas as they learn, study, and monitor everything that mountain gorillas do such as how they feed their offspring’s, how they play and move.

Mountain gorilla Habituation experience does not exist in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mountain gorilla habituation encounter is only done in Uganda at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.


 Uganda habituates about 11 mountain gorilla groups that can be ready to be studied by travelers, such groups include, Mishaya gorilla group, Bweza gorilla group, Nshongi gorilla group, Kahungye gorilla group, and Busingye gorilla group, these groups can found in the Rushaga sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, Mubare gorilla group, Habinyanja gorilla group, and  Rushegura gorilla group which are located in Buhoma sector, North of the park, Nkuringo gorilla group, Oruzogo, Kyaguriro, and Bitukura Gorilla groups.


However, with all these mountain gorilla groups, only two Gorilla groups at Rushaga and Nkuringo were set aside and available for Gorilla habituation experience. During the mountain gorilla habituation process travelers, conservationists, rangers, and researchers understand mountain gorillas deeper on an individual basis, know gorilla behaviors, and naming them one by one. at the end of this experience, researchers can easily tell whether wild gorillas are okay in the presence of people and a mock test is done in order to prove their facts.


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