The Insiders Guide to Booking your Gorilla Habituation Experience in 2019 Permit
The Gorilla Habituation Experience Permit- Just 4 Permits per Day- 4-Hours with a Gorilla Family
There are many that Choose the Gorilla Habituation Experience Permit but few that actually get them and with a limited number of participants – 4- spend 4- hours with a Gorilla Family in the Rushaga Area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. There are 152 normal Gorilla Trekking Permits each day, but only 4 for the exclusive Gorilla Habituation Experience where you are not just an observer but an active participant in the Habituation Process.
We have been promoting the Gorilla Habituation Experience since it was in a pilot program We have arranged for the permits, and subsequent exclusive encounter for hundreds of our Clients. The Gorilla Habituation Experience along with its permits remain one of our most frequently asked for Safari activities. The Habituation permits have become the most sought-after Gorilla Permits with us.
In our Experience, the number one mistake made that results in no Gorilla Habituation Experience Permit is that the client tries to fit in the Gorilla Habituation Experience into his or her African Itinerary limiting Dates. The number two mistake is that potential Trekkers take too long to decide and by the time that they do, the permits have been sold to other lucky Trekkers.
The Gorilla Habituation Permit requires planning, timely and decisive action on your part, and a Tour Operator such as Kabiza Wilderness Safaris who knows the ins and outs of the Gorilla Habituation Permit system since they are handled differently from normal Gorilla Trekking Permits.
This is not a Sales-Pitch but reality. You are not dealing with a Nature Walk in the Savannah, a game drive on the Serengeti Plains, a walk in the Old Town of Zanzibar where you can decide when you are there, you are dealing with one of the rarest objects in African Tourism “the Gorilla Habituation Permit.”
Whether we sell a Safari with the Gorilla Habituation Experience or Gorilla Trekking does not matter to us, what matters is your experience. Compare the Two.
The Gorilla Habituation Experience Permit-most sought after Gorilla Permit
Most ask about it, most want to do the Habituation Experience but there are only 4 Permit per day
To begin with there are only 4 permits per day, meaning only 4 participants. The Permit is $1,500, $900 more than a normal permit. It is issued for a certain day, and allow to accompany the Trackers and Researcher on a day of Gorilla Habituation where you a participant. The permit license you as an amateur Habituation Specialist for one day, 4 hours with a Gorilla Family.
The family is normally half-way through the habituation which is over two years long
The permit includes Park entrance for the day. it does not include porter fees nor tips you might feel inclined to give to the rangers for guiding you along on that day.
Gorilla Habituation Permits are only offered in Uganda and no other country where Mountain Gorillas can be found. The Minimum Age requirement to qualify for the permit is 15..
The Number one Gorilla Permit Mistake made by African Travelers is that Gorilla Trekking is an afterthought, an add-on.
Such planning often results in no Gorilla Trekking or Gorilla Habituation Experience Permits.
The way to avoid hearing that Permits are sold out is simple. For the African it means reverse planning, not beginning with the Serengeti or Masai Mara that can be done anytime, but beginning with the Gorilla Trekking portion of your time in Africa.
Avoid hearing the permits are sold out on the dates you gave us. Along with this suggestion, please act in a timely manner since permit availability changes from Day to Day.
It is our suggestion to book your Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari 6 months before the date that you want to trek. We suggest 9 months earlier during the peak seasons of June – July – August – December – January – February,
There are only two Gorilla Families for which the Habituation Permits can be secured for. 4 permits per group for a total of 8 participants.
Kabiza Wilderness Safaris is an authorized Partner with the official Uganda Wildlife Authority Permit issuing Agency in the promotion and selling of Uganda Gorilla Permits and Gorilla Habituation Gorilla Permits.
When you go on Safari with us you are dealing with a Tour Operator that has direct access to permits a member of the Association of Uganda Tour Operators that markets the majority of the Gorilla permits including Habituation Permits.
The Best Way to get your Gorilla Habituation Permits
Give us several possible dates that will allow us to give you the best options.
Depending on availability of permits we may adjust your itinerary so that includes an open date for the Gorilla Habituation Experience.
Once you have received an itinerary from us, please act in timely manner in order to secure permits.
Send us a scan of your passport in order for us to lock in your permits.
We will then send you an invoice for the down payment of safari that includes permit purchase.
We keep you up to date during this time
Please Note: We do not sell Gorilla Habituation Permits as a stand-alone service, we sell private Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari packages including Permits, Lodging, Transportation and your Expert Driver-Guide all with your permits included in the price of the Safari.
Your Complete Guide to Gorilla Permit Booking in Uganda – if you have any questions about a Gorilla Trekking Safari – please contact us.