4 Days Bwindi Gorilla Habituation Experience Trip

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4 Days
Entebbe
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Min Age : 16

Highlights: Kampala, Uganda Equator Crossing, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Activities: Gorilla trekking, Equator Photography, scenic journeys

Over view

Gorilla Habituation Experience simply means training wild gorillas to become used to the sight of people.  During this process, the people get to understand the gorillas deeper and individually, know their behaviors and even get to the point of naming every single one of them.

This experience can only be found in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park that harbors fifteen habituated groups that are tracked from four trailheads of Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo and Rushaga.

Gorilla permits must be booked in advance – 6 months prior to the actual habituation day because it restricts the persons to a maximum of 4 people each day for 4 hours in the company of the Gorilla. The best time for this activity is during the months of December all through to March and July to October.

Unlike Gorilla trekking that costs US$600 per person, Gorilla Habituation costs US$1600 for each person

Highlights of the trip: Kampala, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

  • Day 1: Entebbe- Kampala
  • Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Day 3 – Gorilla habituation & Batwa Cultural Experience
  • Day 4:Transfer to Kampala

Detailed itinerary

Day 1 – Entebbe- Kampala

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be welcomed and brought to Kampala city.  You are then taken to your hotel to rest or take a trip around Kampala and visit some ghetto slums

Accommodation: Red Chili Hideaway (Luxury, Mid-range, And Budget)-Meal Plan: Dinner

Day 2 – Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

On the first day, after your breakfast, you will be picked by our guide from your place accommodation, briefed about the whole safari and embark on our approximately 9 hours to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in South Western Uganda. Whilst on the journey, we shall make a stop at the Uganda Equator the line that partitions the world into the southern and the northern hemisphere to take some photos. At this place, feel free to buy some crafts and souvenirs as you head to Mbarara town where you will have your lunch from. We shall continue our journey and we shall arrive in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the evening. Check in at the lodge, relax and have dinner as we prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience the following day.

Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge / Mahogany Springs (Luxury), Silverback Lodge / Engagi Lodge (Mid- range), Ruhija Gorilla friends’ camp/Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Budget)

Day 3 – Gorilla habituation & Batwa Cultural Experience

After an early breakfast, head for the park Headquarters where you are to have your Gorilla Habituation Experience from. Rangers will give you a short briefing about the precautions to take, vital information about the activity and given a chance to ask anything you want. You will then set off accompanied by a couple of armed game rangers into Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Later, return back to the lodge and in the evening, you can opt for a cultural walk in the neighborhood and enjoy the amazing Batwa experience (Batwa Pygmies) that is filled with cultural dances, storytelling and more exciting cultural activities which will leave you amazed.

Have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge / Mahogany Springs (Luxury), Silverback Lodge / Engagi Lodge (Mid- range), Ruhija Gorilla friends’ camp/Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Budget) – Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 4 –Transfer to Kampala

You are transferred from Bwindi back to Kampala, have lunch in Mbarara and proceed to catch your departure flight.

Items to carry

  • Long comfortable shirts and trousers.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Hard gloves and a hat.
  • Poncho/rain jacket.
  • Water proof backpack.
  • Snacks, lunch and enough drinking water.

4 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trek (Luxury)

Highlights: Entebbe, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Activities: Gorilla Trekking and Batwa Cultural Trail

Overview

This luxurious 4 Days Uganda Gorillas takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in South western Uganda for mountain gorilla trekking.  This package has to be booked in advance because of limited availability of flights to Kisoro district the home to this unique Forest.

Gorilla trekking will reward you the best encounter of mountain gorillas in the wild forests. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a big habitat for over 200 mountain gorillas in Uganda. You will be able to trek one of the 12 habituated mountain gorilla groups. Gorilla trekking takes around 2 to 8 hours, you will also have an opportunity to see other primates (the red-tailed monkeys, chimpanzees, baboons, black and white colobus monkeys among others), reptiles, butterfly species, chameleons, over 100 trees species, flowering plants, as well as over 200 bird species. .

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