Gorilla Habituation Experience Permits in Bwindi Forest for Rushaga Gorilla group Uganda at 1500USD a permit fee. Four (4) Ghex – Gorilla Habituation Experience Gorilla permits  is the maximum number of permits sold to Tourists to trek Gorillas and spend 4 hours with Gorillas.



Gorilla Habituation Experience in Uganda – GHEX in Bwindi Forest National Park during a Uganda Tour

Gorilla Habituation ExperienceGorilla Habituation Experience Permits to trek the wild Mountain Gorillas is more expensive than of regular tracking. GHEX in Uganda operates in Rushaga Sector of Bwindi Forest Impenetrable National park is different from Gorilla Trekking exercise.

Gorilla Habituation exercise or Gorilla Experience is normally carried out on particular Gorilla Families in Rushaga Sector of Bwindi  Forest and Some of the Gorilla Families  for Habituation Experience adventure include Bikyingi Gorilla group.

It is situated in Rushaga region in the southern Uganda Bwindi Gorilla Forest was put a side for Habituation Experience – GHEX in Uganda,  apparently Byikyingi group has  1 silver back, 9 adult females 2 sub adults and 9 infants. Another Gorilla group is Bushaho gorilla family.

4 Hours Uganda Gorilla Trek or GHEX

GHEXWith Habituation of the Gorillas, clients spend more time 4 hours or so with mountain gorillas compared to gorilla trekking which is restricted to only one hour. Gorilla permits for GHEX

Gorilla Habituation Experience is a process where wild mountain gorillas are trained to get used to people. Gorilla Habituation in Uganda may take between two to three (2-3) years to be completed and during this time, researchers keep on visiting an identified Wild gorilla group on a daily basis.

They get to learn more about individual gorillas and the way they behave.

With time, these gorillas get used to these researchers and in the long run, each individual gorilla is given a name. Once researchers are sure that these mountain gorillas can be trekked, they then introduce a mock exercise where some few people who may include scientists, journalists start visiting it. Once such a gorilla family has passed mock exercise, then it is opened for Gorilla Trekking Exercise.

gorilla habituation experience reviewUganda Bwindi Forest has about eleven habituated gorilla families which include Mubare, Habinyanja and Rushegura in the Northern section of the park called Buhoma, then Bitukura, Oruzogo and Kyaguriro in the Eastern Part of Bwindi in Ruhija, Nshongi, Mishaya, Busingye, Bweza, Kahungye in Rushaga and then Nkuringo Gorilla Family all in the Southern sector.

At the moment, eighty eight (88) gorilla permits are available for purchase from Uganda Wildlife Authority. Two gorilla families have been put aside for gorilla habituation experience and are located in the Nkuringo and Rushaga side of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Its for this reason that gorilla habituation safaris can only be done in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Questions asked about Gorilla Habituation or Gorilla Experience

Gorilla Habituation Experience

Cost of Gorilla Trekking permits and Gorilla Habituation Experience permit

Gorilla Habituation Experience price is USD1500 per permit and guests are allowed to stay with the gorillas for 4 hours.

How long do you spend with gorillas during GHX in Uganda Bwindi Forest

If you book a Uganda Gorilla Permit for Mountain Gorilla Habituation, you will be allowed 4 Hour Uganda Gorilla Trekking of the mountain gorillas under habituation. These four hours excludes the time you spend to reach the gorillas.

When does gorilla habituation exercise start?

Unlike gorilla trekking which starts at 8:30 am, mountain gorilla habituation starts at 7:30am and briefing is done much earlier.

Can I do GHX in any region of Bwindi Forest

Gorilla Habituation ExperienceGorilla habituation is currently possible in Rushaga located on the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. It is thus not possible in Bwindi Buhoma or Ruhija side of the forest.

This is because currently, it is only in Rushaga that we have two mountain gorilla families being habituated as compared to other regions which do not have gorilla families under habituation. For those interested in this experience should be ready to go to the south and book accommodation closer to Rushaga since this activity requires an early start.

Other sectors of Bwindi Forest can only favor Gorilla Tours and Gorilla safaris

What is inclusive in Habituation of the Gorilla Experience permit

This includes rangers, researchers and spending four hours with mountain gorillas under habituation. It also includes park entrance fees for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Gorilla Habituation ExperienceHow different is gorilla trekking from GHEX in Uganda or 4 Hour Uganda Gorilla Trek?

Gorilla Trekking permit costs USD 600 and you spend one hour with habituated mountain gorillas.

– Gorilla Habituation Experience permit costs USD1500 allowing you to spend four hours with mountain gorillas still under habituation. It only takes place in regions that have mountain gorillas under habituation and as of now, it’s only in Rushaga where new gorilla groups of Bikingi and Bushaho are under habituation.

What is the minimum age for Habituating Gorillas?

The minimum age for mountain gorilla habituation experience is 15 years and above and all the book guidelines are same as those for Gorilla Trekking Uganda. In terms of numbers, GHEX in Uganda is limited to only six people

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Gorilla Habituation Experience in Uganda in Bwindi Forest Park
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