It is now possible to down grade or upgrade from normal one hour gorilla trek to the four hour gorilla habituation experience. Uganda Wildlife Authority has announced measures and ways on how one who is holding a normal one hour gorilla permit can upgrade to a four hour gorilla habituation permit. This is good news to all those who prefer to spend more time with mountain gorillas but had booked the normal gorilla permit. Upgrading to gorilla habituation experience permits from the normal one hour gorilla permit is very simple and Encounter Africa safaris will help you do this once contacted.
Upgrading to gorilla habituation experience permit
The normal one hour gorilla permit costs USD700 (2018-19 but subject to change in 2020) while a four hour gorilla habituation experience permit costs USD1500. UWA has launched a campaign where all those who had booked a one hour gorilla permit can upgrade to gorilla habituation permit to make sure that the hours are increased from one to four.
According to Uganda Wildlife Authority, a client can write through a tour operator Like Encounter Africa safaris expressing his or her desire to upgrade to gorilla habituation experience permit. We will then contact Uganda Wildlife Authority with your letter and once it is approved, we will request you to make payment for the top up so that you upgrade to gorilla habituation experience permit.
Gorilla habituation experience permit topup
To upgrade to gorilla habituation experiment permits requires one to add extra funds to the already amount on the normal gorilla permit. Once you have been allowed to upgrade to gorilla habituation experience permit, Encounter Africa safaris will invoice you and once payment is done on to our account, we will then pay Uganda Willdlife Authority for this upgrade. With this, you will be allowed to spend four hours with mountain gorillas under habituation in the southern part of Bwindi impenetrable National Park.
What is gorilla habituation
Gorilla habituation is a process where wild mountain gorillas are trained to get used to the presence of human beings. The process of gorilla habituation may take from 2-3 years to completion and once completed, these mountain gorillas may be open for visiting. Habituated mountain gorilla families do exist in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga National Park, Volcanoes National Park as well as Virunga National Park. Contact Encounter Africa Safaris about upgrading to gorilla habituation experience permits in 2019 and 2020.
What is gorilla habituation experience
Gorilla habituation experience is an activity that allows you to spend 4 hours with mountain gorillas still under habituation in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Gorilla habituation experience is currently present in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park because it is in this region where two gorilla families are under habituation and can be visited by all those interested in gorilla habituation experience safaris. Gorilla habituation treks involves tracking gorillas, following in their footsteps, correcting specimens, making calls, naming same mountain gorillas and so much more. You also get to listen to researchers as they go along with their work of habituating these wild mountain gorillas.
How much is it to upgrade to gorilla habituation experience permits
A normal gorilla permit cost USD700(2019) while a gorilla habituation experience permit costs USD1500 (2019). To upgrade to gorilla habituation experience permit, you will need to add USD900 on the normal gorilla permit of USD700. This amount is paid to Uganda Wildlife Authority who are in charge of issuing gorilla permits in Uganda.
How to book gorilla habituation experience permits
Gorilla habituation permits can be booked through any tour operator in Uganda. Encounter Africa safaris books gorilla habituation experience permits for her clients when all inclusive packages are booked with us. Once contacted, we will check availability, reserve the permits on UWA system for 7 days as we wait for you to make payment. Once payment is made, we will then pay UWA on your behalf to book and secure your gorilla habituation gorilla permit.
Gorilla habituation experience holiday packages
Encounter Africa safaris organizes gorilla habituation experience safari holidays to the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. We book you gorilla permit, accommodation and transport to and from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Our gorilla habituation experience tours start from 3 Day gorilla habituation experience tours to 5 Day gorilla habituation tours combined with other activities like chimpanzee habituation experience and game drives in Uganda. Our gorilla habituation experience holidays may start and end in Kigali or start and end in Entebbe Uganda. Please contact us for details before you upgrade to gorilla habituation experience permits.
Why upgrade to gorilla habituation experience permits with Encounter Africa
Encounter Africa safaris is one of the leading tour operators for Uganda and Rwanda. We have been organizing gorilla habituation experience holidays since its inception and our expertise in this field is un matched. We have written a lot of literature on gorilla habituation experience and lead many habituation experience safaris to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Encounter Africa Safaris is highly recommended on Trip advisor and Safari bookings.