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This 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari, starts and ends in Kigali. This exceptional gorilla experience is a moderately priced Safari with Gorilla Habituation which is not available in Rwanda or the Congo but only in Uganda in the Rushaga region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

There is no known actual definition of the Gorilla Habituation Experience. However, it can simply be known as the act of training wild gorillas to become used to the sight of people.  It involves different groups of people like the trackers, conservationists, trackers, researchers and rangers among others who take a period of about 2 to 3 years completing this habituation experience. It is a learning experience that has just recently become a stable activity presented by the Uganda Wildlife Authority on a small scale. This experience only restricts the persons to a maximum of 4 each day, thus bookings for this kind of activity are to be done 6 months prior to the actual habituation day specifically during the months of December all through to March and July to October.

The Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari is only offered in Uganda and only in the Southern Area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the Rushaga area. The Mountain Gorilla Habituation Experience can be included in any of our private Midrange or Luxurysafaris that include Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest.

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The 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Habituation Experience gives you more, more time on your close encounter with the Gentle Giants of the Forest.

Highlights of the 3 Days Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari:

  • 4-Hours with a Gorilla Family on a Gorilla Habituation Experience All-Day Trek
  • Buniga Forest Walk with the Batwa Pygmies – the First People of the Forest
  • Golden Monkey Trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla Park
  • Quality Moderately Priced Lodging


Day 1

Transfer to Ruhija - Bwindi home of Uganda Gorillas

Your 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari begins from Kigali at on an early morning, if you stayed overnight or upon your arrival at the Kigali Airport. Drive to Rushaga in about 4 hours plus depending on the route and border crossed. As you embark on your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, stopover at the equator for photos and lunch en-route in Mbarara town. Proceed to Bwindi arriving late afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

Day 2

The Gorilla Habituation experience in Bwindi Forest

Early Breakfast and take your packed lunch from the lodge with your full gorilla trekking packlist i.e; long trousers, gardening gloves for pulling yourself up on branches, long-sleeved shirt. waterproof boots, hat, rain jacket, use a walking stick and the services of a porter at a small cost – let our Driver-Guide negotiate the price and arrange the porter for you. Meet the researchers, trackers and guides and head for the location of your gorilla family group being habituated and your four hours in their presence and learning their ways. With the trek in and trek out – the 4-hour Gorilla Habituation Experience – this is an all-day trek, not only do you see the Gorillas with only 4 participants, but you learn about the Gorillas habits and ways from the Gorillas and the Researchers. On finding them, you will be allowed to spend 4 hours with the gorilla family while taking photos of these gentle primates enjoy your lunch packs and late afternoon meet your driver / guide and transfer back to your lodge. Relax off at the hotel as you savoir the memories of your gorilla habituation in Bwindi and prepare for the next day. Dinner and overnight at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge as above

Day 3

Transfer Back to Kigali - Golden Monkey Tracking En-route

We drive to Mgahinga Gorilla Park for a Golden Monkey Tracking Orientation before you head up into the Bamboo Forest found in the Virunga Volcanoes, three of which are in Uganda. The Beautiful Golden Monkeys weigh about 15 Kilos. and are quite active. They will be moving all-around you,, overhead in the trees. You have to take some quick pictures. The trek lasts 3 hours and afterward, we depart for Kigali Drive Time to Kigali is 3-hours plus, we do gain one hour crossing Time Zones at the border. Drop off at airport 3 hours before your flight and the end of your 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Habituation Experience.
  • The Gorilla Permits of USD 600 Per person
  • Airport transfers on first and last day,
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle
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  • Any domestic or International flights
  • Visa fees
  • All optional activities
  • Medical and travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities to the guide/driver and hotel staffs.
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary of personal nature like laundry and beverages, souvenirs and telephone bills.
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