As you plan a gorilla trekking safari Congo, don’t miss out on the most satisfying moment with the gorillas; Gorilla habituation safari Congo to Kahuzi Biega National Park. Gorilla habituation Congo safari experience has no actual definition but it is actually the act of interacting and training wild gorillas to become used to the sight of people. Gorilla habituation experience involves a number of groups of people like the gorilla trackers, conservationists, researchers and rangers among others. This experience takes a period of about 2 to 3 years.
The people involved in gorilla habituation get to understand the gorillas deeper and individually, know their behaviors and even get to the point of naming every single one of them. In the end, if the researchers are certain that the wild gorillas are okay with the presence of people, a mock exercise is done as a way of testing to prove their facts. When the gorillas pass this kind of exercise which now includes journalists and scientists, the gorilla group is then available for trekking.
This experience only restricts tourists to a maximum of 4 each day. Thus, permit bookings for the Congo gorilla habituation experience should be done like 6 months prior the actual habituation day especially during the months of December all through to March and July to October.
Ever since gorilla trekking safaris Congo were started in Kahuzi Biega National Park Congo, there are now over 6 gorilla families that tourists go to track. However, tourists have always been given 1 hour to interact with the gorillas on their Congo gorilla safaris. The 1 hour restricted is to protect the gorillas from getting used to humans and for the fact that they are shy, they don’t want to be around people for long. However, tourists have never found this 1 hour enough to be with the gorillas.
A Congo gorilla safari habituation permit costs $600.