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GUIDELINES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF GORILLA /CHIMPANZEE TRACKING AND OTHER TOURISM PRODUCTS

GUIDELINES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF GORILLA / CHIMPANZEE TRACKING AND
OTHER TOURISM PRODUCTS

REVISED FEBRUARY 2024

The Key points to note from the guidelines are Summarized here;

  1. Gorillas
  2. i) Gorilla tracking provides an opportunity for visitors to find and observe gorillas in their natural habitat.
  3. ii) Gorilla Habituation Experience allows visitors to accompany researchers and habituators into the forests for the purpose of participation in the process of getting the gorillas accustomed to humans

iii) Gorillas in Uganda are currently found in BINP and MGNP. The following locations, known as sectors shall be the designated entry points for gorilla and chimpanzee tracking

  1. Buhoma VIC
  2. Ruhija VIC
  3. NkuringoVlC
  4. Rushaga VIC
  5. Ntebeko / Muhvura VIC (Nyakagezi)

Different gorilla families are given names for ease of identification for conservation purposes. However, the booking of permits shall be   made based on the date and designated entry points mentioned above.

  1. Other entry points may be established taking into consideration the movement of the gorillas within their habitat.
  2. Within the sectors, visitors shall be allocated to track specific gorilla family groups on the day of tracking and as per the approved gorilla tracking Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs).
  3. Persons found tracking in undesignated entry points, without UWA guides and without authentic permits and proof of payments shall be arrested and prosecuted.

Proceed to download the detailed guidelines in pdf.

Guidlines for the Management of gorilla and chimpanzee tracking and other Tourism products (1)

 

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