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One of the most amazing primate experiences on the continent is gorilla trekking in Uganda, which is home to almost half of the world’s endangered mountain gorilla population.
On a typical gorilla walk, you can spend up to an hour with the gorillas in their natural environment. It took between two and five years to gradually acclimate the gorillas to human presence, which has made this possible. This is crucial for the ongoing study, maintenance, and conservation of gorillas.
The habituation process of two more gorilla families in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is open to anyone who wants to participate more actively in the preservation and understanding of these gentle giants.
In Uganda, a typical gorilla expedition entails traveling through dense forests in search of habituated gorilla families, followed by up to an hour of observation.
The gorilla habituation experience, in contrast, entails spending four hours with a group of gorillas and is only offered in the Rushaga section of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the south.
A typical gorilla trekking permit costs $700, while the gorilla habituation experience currently costs $1,500.
Compared to gorillas seen on regular gorilla treks, those viewed during the habituation experience are less accustomed to humans (they are still being “habituated”). Spending more time with them.