3 Days Gorilla Habituation Safari tour to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda
The 3 days gorilla habituation safari ushers to Bwindi impenetrable national park that is home to half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas and the gorilla kingdom of Uganda. Unlike the 3 days gorilla trekking safari where you spend an hour with these gentle giants, the habituation safari allows you 4 hours to hang out with a gorilla family in the Rushaga section of Bwindi impenetrable forest.
This safari avails you an opportunity to be a part of the habituation experience where gorillas are taught to get used to human presence in the jungles of Bwindi. You are with a group of researchers, doctorsetc. during the habituating process in Bwindi. It’s one of a kind safari which allows you to spend more hours with the gorilla and more learning about their ways than any other gorilla safari tour.
3 days Gorilla habituation Safari experience highlights
- 4 hours encounter with a gorilla family in Bwindi
- Exciting road trip to south western Uganda
- Detailed itinerary for the 3 days gorilla habituation safari experience in Bwindi
Detailed Itinerary for the 3 Days Gorilla Habituation Safari tour to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda
Day 1: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable forest.
Today begins with a pickup from your place of stay by our driver guide early morning after breakfast. He will brief you about the journey and you start the drive westwards through Wakiso, Mpigi, Mbarara to south western Uganda. The road trip is exciting, look out for the long horned cattle s you drive through Mbarara and it’s where you with have you lunch stop.
After lunch, continue with your drive to Bwindi where you will reach in the evening. Dine out in the African setting in the jungles of Bwindi and have an overnight stay.
An alternative option is you fly in Rwanda and our driver pick you from Kigali and you drive to Bwindi which takes 4 hours only to reach Rushaga. This saves drive time and can be arranged for you on request.
Meal plan: lunch and dinner
Day 2: Gorilla habituation experience
Wake up early morning for breakfast and be at the park headquarters at 8am for briefing. You will be oriented about the dos and don’ts of this process, safety precautions, before you start. Then you will head out in the forest with an experienced ranger guide, conservationists, doctors etc. in groups of 4 trekkers unlike 8 trekkers on a normal gorilla trekking safari. On finding your gorilla family, the habituation process starts and you’re allowed 4 hours while learning more about the gorillas.
This will take you a full day and after retire from the activity, head back to the lodge for a stay.
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3: Return to Kampala
After breakfast, drive back to Kampala with lunch enroute and be dropped off at your place of stay or aiport. Expect a stop at the Uganda equator for more exciting pictures then you continue to Kampala.
Or simply choose to continue on the Uganda safari for wildlife, chimpanzee tracking and more.
If your pick up from Kigali, then your drop will be in Kigali Rwanda or Kigali international airport.
Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch
- Airport pickup and drop
- Gorilla habituation permit at $1500
- Services of a professional English speaking driver guide
- 4X4 safari vehicle for the entire trip
- Accommodation for 2 nights in Bwindi
- Meals as per the itinerary
- Bottled water
- All other personal interests not on the itinerary
- International flights and visas
- Laundry and luxury drink
- Tips and gratitudes to driver, guides and other service providers.