GORILLA HABITUATION EXPERIENCE – BWINDI NATIONAL PARK

January 18th, 2019


Mountain Gorilla Habituation involves making them familiar around human beings. The habituation experience takes place in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park gives you more than just a glimpse at the mountain Gorillas but a whole different story with these endangered creatures. The Habituation Experience is only offered in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda which shelters over 500 mountain Gorillas. And this has made Uganda one of the Top Tour Destinations in Africa.

Time spent with the gorillas
Habituation experience gives you a lot more time than just trekking since you have to involve in the Gorilla Habituation itself. You will observe researchers from Uganda Wildlife Authority as they go about their daily duties around the Gorillas; monitoring and recording their behavior.

This process allows you to be with Mountain Gorillas for up to 4hours as compared to the 1Hour of Gorilla Trekking making it so rewarding.
Gorilla habituation experience also give you a chance to learn about the naming of these endangered creatures and to take more pictures as long as your camera Flash is turned off to avoid upsetting the Gorillas.

Gorilla Habituation Experience Rules
Gorilla Habituation rules are much/less similar to those of Gorilla tracking with a few exceptions. Here are some of the rules to follow;
• The number of visitors per group is 6 members, prior booking (6months to your trip) is advised to avoid any inconveniences on your safari to Uganda
• camera flash is kept off to avoid upsetting the Gorillas
• Avoid touching the Gorillas as they could easily get startled and charge at you
• Make sure that you are in good health to avoid spreading the disease to the Gorillas. For example, they can easily catch a cold if you have it.
• Cary enough packed food and water to avoid starving while in the jungle.
Cost of a Habituation Experience Permit
Gorilla Habituation Experience Permit is currently at USD1500 per permit in Uganda and tourists are allowed to stay with the gorillas for 4 hours. The cost is different from the Gorilla Trekking Permit which costs USD600 and the time to spend with Gorillas is strictly 1 hour. It is advised to book in time have your permit secured in about Six months to your trip to avoid any inconveniences. The permit includes rangers, researchers and spending four hours with mountain gorillas under habituation.

Habituated Gorilla families
17 Gorilla Families have been habituated and are open for Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable national park, these Families are;
Habinyanja, Rushegura and Mubare which are found in the North of the park, Mishaya, Bweza, Nshongi, Kahungye, Busingye and Nkuringo gorilla group are found in the south of the park. Far off in the East of the park are the Oruzogo, Kyaguriro and Bitukura Gorilla groups.

In Conclusion, as you plan your safari to Uganda, consider having an amazing trip with the closest contact with Mountain Gorillas in the jungle. Gorilla habituation Experience is a rare activity in Rwanda and Congo and can therefore be only experienced in Uganda. And please note that not all gorilla families are available for the habituation experience.

Trade Fair At the Ferien Messe Wien-Austria

January 10th, 2019


We are glad to inform you that Shoebill safaris is taking part in the trade fair at the Ferien Messe Wien in Vienna Austria.
The Trade Fair is a holiday and travel show that is happening in Vienna Austria starting today 10th Jan to the 13th Jan 2019.

This is Austria’s biggest global travel show for private and professional tour Operators. We are part of the 8000 companies that will be there to showcase our different services offered. Experience personal hands on involvement in this inspirational and exciting global event in Vienna Austria and have a physical interaction with the leading Tour Operators around the world.

Why you Must Attend
There are thousands of reasons to attend the Ferien-Messe Wien; Whether you’re dreaming of a trip to Africa, trekking in the mountains, going to the lakes or journeying to a city of cultural interest, whether you’re looking for relaxation or excitement, travelling alone, with a friend or partner, as a group; or maybe you’re looking for ideas for weekend trips with the kids. We’ll be there to attend to your inquiries.
Our representatives will be there to attend your inquiries and to share more with you about our services for and any other concerns on your holiday and travel plans. Feel free to ask about anything about tours and travel to Uganda, Rwanda and the neighboring countries.

Some of the services at Shoebill Safaris
Gorilla Tracking safaris in Uganda and Rwanda
• Special birding trips
• Individual tours
• Airport transfers
Gorilla permit reservations Home stay tours