Rushaga gorilla safaris & tours – Rushaga Gorilla Safaris and Tours to Rushaga sector the south of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park of Uganda brings you the enchanted African dreams the way you envisioned. Explore our World your way into the Impenetrable where the rainforest meets Eastern savannah with dramatic effect. Different Mountain Gorilla families swing through the Jungles for shelter within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Uganda hosts almost half of the remaining surviving Mountain Gorillas in the World. An Africa Gorilla safari vacation in Uganda is like no other. Come explore our world in your own style with our tailored Uganda Gorilla safaris and tours
Mountain Gorilla Safaris Tours have seen a spiking interest in African safari travellers in the recent decade. Visitors that have had this experience have testified that no other wildlife encounter in Africa matches the astounding experience of spending time face-to-face with Africa’s Mountain Gorillas. Gorilla tracking takes place in a handful of far-flung East Africa jungle locations, adding a layer of exotic adventure to African Gorilla safaris that is hard to match on any other itinerary. The fact that Mountain Gorillas as a species are endangered and treks are a highly restricted activity, encountering wild Gorillas is considered an once-in-a-lifetime travel experience. To watch a family of mountain Gorillas relaxing in their lush forest home is an awe-inspiring privilege and a memory you would take away and remember forever.
Gorillas live in the tropical rainforest jungles of East Africa and nowhere else. Meaning Gorillas are wild and would not tolerate the presence of humans. Thanks to the great research work of Dian Fossey on Mountain Gorillas in 1966, Gorilla habituation was introduced.
Gorilla habituation is the slow progressive process of preparing a Gorilla family to the presence of humans in their natural habitat. In order to become habituated to the presence of tourists, each Gorilla family has undergone an extremely delicate process, lasting around five years, gradually getting accustomed to the presence of humans. Park rangers start off by spending a short period of time with the Gorillas every day, at a certain distance that represents the limit of the Gorillas’ comfort zone. As the years go by, they gradually increase the time and reduce the distance until they deem the gorillas ready for paying clients to visit them.
In July 2014, Uganda Wildlife Authority introduced the Gorilla Habituation Experience to allow paying participants join researchers and rangers in the process of habituating a Gorilla family, giving paying participants at least 4 hours in the presence of Africa’s wild Gorillas which start counting at the time you meet the fresh trails of the Gorillas where they nested the previous night. Such a once in a lifetime experience has been described by many as unmatched in all Africa safari activities.
In Uganda Gorilla habituation experience happens in Rushaga region the south of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Tourists can now move with researchers to experience how Mountain Gorillas are habituated. The price for Mountain Gorilla habituation experience is USD1500 per person per trek with a maximum number of four people in a group per day which means Gorilla habituation permits are very limited so it requires you to book it in advance in order not to miss out on the availability. Gorilla habituation experience is a four hours tracking Mountain Gorillas in the forest which start counting when you find the fresh trails of the Gorillas especially where they previously nested for a night.