Spend more Time with the Gorillas in Uganda – 4-Hours with a Gorilla Family

Posted by on April 24, 2019

4-Hours with a Gorilla Family in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Beyond one Hour – You Can Spend More Time with the Gorillas in Uganda


 Spending more time with the Gorillas in Uganda – At the end of a Gorilla Trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest we have often heard our Clients say  “It was too short – I wanted more than one hour with the Gorillas.” Only in Uganda can you spend more Time with a Gorilla Family, you can be with them for 4-Hours and there are only 4 Visitors allowed per day and you are with Uganda Wildlife Authority Rangers and Researchers.

4-Hours with a Gorilla Family is the more time that many visitors to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest want, the catch is that there only a few permits compared to the 160 per day for Normal Gorilla Trekking.

Spend more time with the Gorillas in Uganda where you are not a mere observer but an active participant in the Gorilla Habituation Experience.  It is, though most participants do not realize this is an authentic hands-on experience and it is only in Uganda that you can be a participant in the Process.


 More Time with the Gorillas in Uganda

Only in Uganda can you spend 4-Hours in the presence of a Gorilla Family visiting them in their home in the Forest and see them for 240 Minutes along with Researchers and Park Staff on an exclusive Gorilla Habituation Experience in the Rushaga Area in the Southern area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest which is home to the largest number of Mountain Gorillas in Africa.

This is especially beneficial for photographers needing those extra pictures, that extra angle, or the extra shot.   Primate Enthusiasts love their time with the Gentle Giants of the forest and have no regrets about paying 1,500 USD for a permit.  Not only do you have 4-hours of being in the presence of a Gorilla Family on an all-day-trek, but there are also only 4 Visitors allowed to visit a group and there is only one group presently for the Gorilla Habituation, meaning that you are joining an exclusive Gorilla Habituation Experience Trekkie Group.

Private Gorilla Habituation Experience –private Gorilla Habituation Experience. You can have your own private time in the presence of the Gorillas where it is just you, rangers, trackers and the Gorillas without other participants.  This takes extra planning and flexibility as to dates that are available but can be done.

Find out more about the Gorilla Habituation Experience

Many Gorilla Trekkers Want more time in the Presence of the Gentle Giants of the Forest

Please Note:  We state so again.  Being on a Habituation Experience means that you are not just an observer, it is  beyond more time, it means that you are an active participant in the process called Habituation which is getting the primates used to being the presence of Humans.  Always remember that you are visiting the Gorillas in their living quarters which is the wild and the predictable in the Wild becomes unpredictable which is part of your Gorilla Encounter adventure that can only be done in Uganda the Pearl of Africa.

Gorilla Habituation Experience Permits:  Spending more time with the Primates is all dependent on permit availability and there are fewer Habituation Permits that are available which means planning,  Planning ahead by 6 to 9 months, being flexible with the dates of your time on a Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari in Uganda.  We take the Hassle out of the Permit Process for you but need your flexibility.  This is especially important when planning for mid-June through October and Mid-December through March of the year. The Off-Season months should be considered as an alternative.

Find out more about the Gorilla Habituation Experience


 Our Take on More Time with the Gorillas  in Uganda:

We ourselves have spent more time with the Mountain Gorillas.  We know what it is to be in the presence of  Gorilla Family for 4-Hours.  We have offered the Gorilla Habituation Experience as part of a Safari since when it was still a pilot program offered by Uganda Wildlife Authorities. Meaning we know the ins and outs of the Gorilla Habituation Experience.  We bring experience to our Clients when we offer more time with a Gorilla Family.

That experience translates into knowing all about the Gorilla Habituation Permit Process and availability which is somewhat different from normal Gorilla Permits.

We also know the reality of the experience unlike some of the armchair experts that pontificate on TripAdvisor and have never been actual participants in the activity.

In the years of our Gorilla Habituation Experience, we had two negative feedbacks.  One was not having a full four hours with a Gorilla Family and the other one was being exhausted at the end of the day. A Moderate Level of Fitness is our Advice.  Prior to coming to Uganda prepare yourself by taking walks preferably through some hills and 99% are just fine.

Lastly, we like to point out that the Gorilla Habituation Experience is a safe and sane activity.  Bwindi Impenetrable is the park that generates the majority of income for Uganda Wildlife Authority and in our opinion, it is protected like a natural Fort Knox.

Contact us if you like to spend more time with the Gorillas in Uganda – You will enjoy being in the Presence of the Gentle Giants of the Forest.

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