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GORILLA HABITUATION EXPERIENCE IN RUSHAGA SECTOR OF BWINDI NATIONAL PARK


Rushaga Gorilla Habituation experience in Bwindi impenetrable national park. 



Uganda has made it this time, so stop worrying of spending only one hour with the endangered mountain Gorillas. If you wish to spend more than 1 hour with the mountain Gorillas, then Gorilla habituation experience in Rushaga is the right deal for you. Gorilla habituation allows you to spend 4 good hours listening, viewing and learning more about the magnificent mountain gorillas. 
Gorilla habituation is only done in Uganda in the region and can only be experienced in Rushaga region in Bwindi national park during a gorilla safari in Uganda. Gorilla habituation in Uganda can also be combined with a gorilla trekking tour in Rwanda in the northern based Volcanoes national park. 

Mountain gorillas are only found in three countries Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo and these destinations are responsible for protecting and conserving these world's remaining gorilla species. Countries like Rwanda and D.R.Congo only offer gorilla trekking but Uganda stands out to be home to both Gorilla trekking and habituation experiences. In Rushaga sector there are only 2 Gorilla groups available for habituation namely Bikingi and Bushaho gorilla families.
Rushaga sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest is found in the southern side of the park and it is the most visited sector for both gorilla trekking and habituation experiences since it has very many gorilla families.
Gorilla habituation is the process where gorillas are trained for up to 2 years on how to live with human beings as they carry out their day to day activities in the wilderness. Only 8 people are allowed to do habituation in Rushaga sector on each day, and only 4 permits are released for every gorilla family. Therefore since the permits are limited, in case you want to participate in this activity, you have to book your Uganda gorilla habituation safari well in advance.
Rushaga habituation permit costs USD 1500 per person, which is more expensive than a gorilla trekking permit but it is worth it, as visitors get a closer encounter and spend more time with these great apes and more time in the inspiring Bwindi Jungle where one can also observe a wide array of rare plant life, birds, and other primates such as monkeys and the wonderful views of the sprawling mountain scenery.
UWA (Uganda Wildlife Authority) only allows persons who are 15 years and above to experience the gorilla habituation in Rushaga region just like it is for gorilla trek.
Gorilla habituation in Uganda is only done is Rushaga sector of Bwindi and this is the only activity where you spent more than 1 hour with the endangered Mountain Gorillas. 

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