Activities To Combine with Gorilla Habituation In Uganda : Gorilla habituation in Uganda is among the most memorable tourism activities that you can embark on to make your safari experience quite memorable. The activity will lead you to the mountain gorillas in Africa which will give you the opportunity to have an in-depth look at the gorillas in the wild this is because you will get the chance to spend more hours with the species that is four hours ad compared to the one hour during gorilla trekking in Uganda. It should also be noted that currently, Uganda is the only gorilla trekking destination in Africa where you can participate in both gorilla trekking and gorilla habituation which will give travellers the chance to watch the different reactions of the species in the wild to make your safari experience quite memorable.
Gorilla habituation in Uganda is carried out in Bwindi impenetrable national park and for travellers interested in taking part in the training sessions, they will make their way to Rushaga sector the only sector in Bwindi impenetrable national park where you will take part in the activity which will give you the chance to observe the behavior of the species in the wild. While participating in the activity you will get to realize the fact that the activity starts very early in the morning at 7am where you will be accompanied to your trailhead and then get to embark on your gorilla habituation experience in Uganda. It should be noted that the route you take through the forests to get to the gorillas is directly dependent on where the gorillas might have been the day before therefore the trailhead can either lead you through the farms and tea plantations along the forest edge or the forest.
While you visit the park, you will get to understand why it is called the impenetrable national park this is because there are no visible routes to get to the gorilla families hence making the whole experience challenging but worthy of all the time you invest it. While hiking through the dense forests, you will watch a number of exhilarating views and attractions like the primates in the wild to avoid a number of rewarding features. You will accompany a group of researchers, a knowledgeable guide and ranger as you visit the gorilla families that are under the habituation process to make your experience quite memorable. The chances of watching the gorillas are 99% this is because the trackers set out very early in the morning to see where the gorillas may have relocated this is because they do not sleep in the same nests every day hence making them mobile creatures when it comes to setting up nests. When you get to the family, you will get to see that they are nervous around humans this is because they are not fully habituated this is because the gorillas take about 2 years to be fully habituated hence this will give you authentic reactions of the gorillas as they get accustomed to human presence and interesting about the activity is the fact the travellers can also participate in the training sessions of the primates in the wild to make your safari experience quite memorable.
To make your Uganda safari quite memorable, there are a number of other activities that you can combine with gorilla habituation in Uganda 2023 to make your experience memorable and these include;
The game drives in Queen Elizabeth National park which will help you track four of the big five animals in Uganda that is the leopard, lions, buffaloes and the elephants. You will also get to watch a number of herbivores in the wild like the elands, waterbucks, bushbucks grazing with the park’s plains and at night, you will watch a number of rewarding features during your safari experience.
You can also combine gorilla habituation in Uganda which chimpanzee trekking in kibale national park which will give you the opportunity will give you the chance to spend time with the habituated chimpanzee species that are accustomed to human presence. You can also combine the activity with the Batwa trail experience which will give you the chance to understand more about the formerly forest people that depended on the forest for survival. Interesting about the activity is the fact that you will get to understand more about their interesting features like how they used to make herbal medicine to cure a number of diseases like impotence, colds and many others, you will also get to watch how they make a number of traditional dishes that you can also get to taste to make your safari experience quite memorable.
You can also combine gorilla habituation in Uganda with birding in Uganda where you will visit a number of national parks like kibale national park, queen Elizabeth national park when you visit the Kyambura gorge which will give you the chance to watch a number of bird species making it the perfect birding spot for the birding safaris in Uganda. Among the different species that can be seen include; include Goliath Heron Great White Egret, Cattle Egret Grey Heron, White-winged Warbler, Long-toed Lapwing Spur-winged Geese, , Little Egret, African Jacana, Papyrus Gonolek Yellow Wagtail, African Open bill, Yellow-billed Stork Common Snipe, Black-headed Gonolek African Marsh Harrier, Squacco Heron Black-headed Heron, Great Swamp Warbler the blue turaco, Ross’s turaco, coqui Francolin, long tailed cisticola, bubbling cisticola, Miombo wren warbler, Chubb’s cisticola among other the bird species for a memorable Uganda Safari.