Gorilla habituation is a process where wild gorillas are regularly visited by trained habituation personnel to familiarize them to being visited by humans. Gorilla Habituation involves routine visits by trained researchers who closely study individual gorillas and best ways to relate to them. With time, these gorillas get used to these researchers and in the long run, each individual gorilla is given a name. Once researchers are sure that these mountain gorillas can be trekked, they then setup a mock visit where a few people who may include scientists, journalists start visiting it. If the mock visit is successful then it is opened for trekking.
Gorilla Habituation in Uganda is only currently being done in Rushaga Sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest as disgnated by Uganda Wildlife Authority for 2016.