The Insider’s Guide to getting your Gorilla Habituation Experience Permit
Your Step-by-Step Guide to How to get your Gorilla Habituation Experience Permit in Uganda
How to get your Gorilla Habituation Experience Permit in Uganda: The rare and prized Gorilla Habituation Experience Permit is something that many seek, but few find unless they have help and the assistance of a friend. That friend will be a member of the Association of Uganda Toure Operators like us.
In Uganda, there are 19 habituated Gorilla Families that can be visited, which means that 152 permits are available for the regular one-hour gorilla trek with eight participants. In contrast, only one Gorilla Family is being habituated, which is the Bingi gorilla family, and there only four permits issued for each day. Only four participants have the rare opportunity to spend more time with the gentle giants in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
The four fortunate Gorilla Habituation Experience Trekkers most likely obtained their Gorilla Habituation Experience permits with the help and assistance of a member of the Association of Uganda tour Operators.
The Gorilla Habituation Permit requires more planning, timely and decisive action, and flexibility as to the Safari dates. The Habituation Experience is not something you tack on to an African Safari. To be successful in your quest for a permit, it has to be the primary focus of an African Safari since it is an activity that only takes place in Uganda.
Why do Trekkers miss out on getting the Gorilla Habituation Experience Permit?
The most common reason trekkers miss out on the Habituation Experience Permits is that they try to fit the Experience into their existing Safari Plans. The Habituation Experience is not a Safari activity add-on like a game drive or a nature walk. It must be the focal point and treated as one of those rare, unique stand-alone experiences found in Africa.
Our Advice: You do not begin your time in Africa with the Serengeti or Masai Mara but begin with the Gorilla Habituation Experience in Uganda. We further suggest that you focus on one country for your African Safari, and it saves you time and money and some hassle. Stick to the Pearl of Africa, Uganda.
Potential trekkers make the number two mistake: They are often too indecisive and take too long to decide. By the time they make up their minds, the permits have been snapped up by someone else. If you want the Habituation Permit, you must decide and act promptly with firm dates in hand and prepared to make the permit down payment.
Our Experience: We have lost more Habituation Experience Permits because Clients were too indecisive. Do not take too long to decide. Make your choice promptly.
How to get your Gorilla Habituation Experience Permit in Uganda
The Number three mistake that Trekkers do not take our advice seriously. If you say to a Ugandan, “you are not serious,” you are telling them that they are indifferent to the reality around them. They are not heeding the advice given, resulting in negative consequences.
You are in Frankfurt, Rome, London, Paris, New York, Toronto, or Melbourne. Uganda is far from you, and you do not understand how difficult it is to obtain the Habituation Permits in Kampala from your distant perspective.
Our Advice: Work with a Ugandan Tour Operator such as ourselves, a member of the Association of Uganda Tour Operators. They will take your habituation request seriously. Others might tell you that you can have the permits only to find out that you are scheduled for a regular Gorilla Trek when you arrive.
We will give you sound advice based on years of Experience in Gorilla Tourism and the Habituation Experience. The outcome of a safari is more important to us than income.
Book your habituation experience Safari at least six months or more in advance to secure a permit. We suggest nine months earlier during the peak seasons of June – July – August – December – January – February.
We will obtain a Gorilla Habituation Permit for you:
Kabiza Wilderness Safaris is a Partner with the official Uganda Wildlife Authority Permit issuing Agency. We promote and sell Uganda Gorilla Permits and the Gorilla Habituation Gorilla Permits.
We do not sell permits by themselves; we also sell safaris that include the licenses and everything else needed for your encounter with the Gentle Giants of the Forest.
If you are interested in the Gorilla Habituation Experience, we suggest getting the ball rolling and contacting us.
We suggest that you plan nine months ahead of your time in Uganda. During Post-COVID-19 times, permits are available, but that will change once people have become confident about traveling.
Contact us about a Gorilla Safari with a Gorilla Habituation Permit.