Need to spend longer with Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitats? This 3 days Uganda gorilla habituation safari will reward you a full day experience with these primates inclusive of a whooping 4 hours of a close encounter with the gorillas. This is much more than the 1 hour you spend with these primates for normal gorilla tracking. This experience can only be carried out in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Rushaga Region.
A gorilla habituation permit costs $1500 each hence, doesn’t favor clients on Budget gorilla safaris. Please note that there is no gorilla habituation in Rwanda. You can only enjoy the normal gorilla experience on your Rwanda safaris.
Note: We have this 3 days Uganda gorilla habituation tour under our group safaris in Uganda. In case you prefer to do it in a group, we can organize that for you. Please see itinerary below;
This 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Habituation Safari is designed for clients who want to spend 4 hours with mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It is much more like a research process and you will get to learn how to habituate these gentle giants.
Day 1 – Transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park
Being day one of your 3 days Uganda gorilla habituation safari, you will rise to an early morning breakfast and find a guide from our Africa gorilla trekking company already waiting for you. You will then set off as early as 6:30 am heading southwards to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will have a brief stopover at the Equator, a line that separates the northern and southern hemispheres of earth. You will have a cup of coffee from here, take memorable photographs and then proceed to Mbarara for lunch before making your final Journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Overnight at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge for comfortable stay and Chameleon Hill Lodge for luxury.
Day 2 – Gorilla Habituation Experience (Rushaga – Bwindi)
This second day of your 3 days Uganda gorilla habituation safari, you get to bond with the gorillas for a whole 4 hours whilst you play with them, feed them and relate with them. Please note that only 8 people are allowed daily for the habituation experience divided into 4 persons per group hence, a perfect chance for you to have an exceptional encounter with these gentle primates in their natural habitat and in less numbers of people. Since you are likely to spend almost the whole day in the forests with the gorillas, it is advisable to have heavy breakfast and carry packed lunch, drinks with you as well. You are expected to return to your starting point before dusk. Overnight at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge for comfortable stay and Chameleon Hill Lodge for luxury.
Day 3 – Transfer back to Kampala and Departure
Being the last day of your 3 days Uganda gorilla habituation safari, you embark on a 9 hour road drive to Kampala to catch up with your flight back home. If you opt for a chartered flight then you will only spend 2 hours travelling to Entebbe. The road option also gives you a chance to pass by the Equator line. When you reach Kampala, you will be transferred to Entebbe International Airport and that will mark the end of your Uganda safari tour.
End of 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Habituation Safari.