3 day Gorilla Habituation Experience Bwindi Forest National Park

Come and enjoy this Gorilla Habituation Experience in Uganda which is the newest activity in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, a habitat of close to half of the remaining Gorillas in the whole world that is why the government of Uganda saw it fit to habituate these endangered species to prevent their extinction. The Gorilla Habituation was introduced to facilitate and support the protection of these gentle giants, where tourists pay a fee to go spend the day peacefully and view these species in their protected wild habitat.

Gorilla Habituation Bwindi forest gives the trekker time to view the gorillas in their natural habitat for a day and how they live in the wilderness and really get a feel of moving, feeding and interaction patterns of these gentle giants. The trip breakdown is as below:

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Gorilla Habituation

Highlights for Gorilla habituation in Bwindi Forest

  • Batwa Community visit and cultural tour
  • Guided Walk in Bwindi forest National Park
  • Services of an English - speaking driver / guide
  • Travel in a Customized 4WD safari Vehicle
  • Amazing whole day Gorilla Habituation experience
  • 2 nights Accommodation in Park
  • Airport Transfers

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1 : KAMPALA - Bwindi forest National PARK

You will be given a briefing about the safari you are about to have 6:30 am after breakfast so as to avoid the early morning traffic jam in the city. The trip starts, travelling south westwards while viewing the local livelihoods of the communities in the central region of Uganda. Then connect to Mbarara where you make a stopover for lunch at Agip Motel / Igongo Cultural Center.

After lunch, proceed to Bwindi (Rushaga section) as you continue with views of the magnificent scenery and the rolling hills of Kigezi which finally connects to Rushaga which is part of the Bwindi Forest. Upon arrival and check into your safari lodge, you can freshen up and have your dinner.

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market : Buhoma Lodge / Gorilla Forest Camp
  • Mid - range : Silverback Lodge
  • Budget : Buhoma Community Rest Camp
  • Meal plan : Lunch and Dinner

DAY 2 : Gorilla Habituation Experience Bwindi forest

Wake up very early in the morning, at 6:00am for breakfast and then proceed to the gorilla tracking briefing point, to be briefed about the safety guidelines and be allocated guides and groups for tracking. Setting off is at exactly 8:00 am, the guide makes sure everyone has packed lunch, enough drinking water, comfortable safe shoes, and someone to help you lift your heavy equipment if you get tired along the way.

Gorilla Habituation is one of the most exciting and adventurous activities you will ever experience! Spend the whole day viewing and tracking the Gorilla as you take plenty of great pictures, get to view their movement and interaction patterns. You then have a few minutes to have your packed lunch and rest then continue enjoying your wonderful experience with the Gentle Giants till 5:00 pm! Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market : Buhoma Lodge / Gorilla Forest Camp
  • Mid - range : Silverback Lodge
  • Budget : Buhoma Rest Camp
  • Meal plan : Full Board ( Breakfast ‚ Lunch ‚ Dinner )

DAY 3 : BWINDI - KAMPALA / ENTEBBE

Embark on your journey back to Kampala / Entebbe after breakfast and checking out of your safari lodge. Lunch en-route at the Equator, where you can take pictures and buy different African souvenirs as well as have lunch. You will then proceed to the final leg of the trip for drop off at the hotel / airport for the return flight back home. Meal plan: Half Board (Breakfast and Lunch).

What to Bring

  • Rain jacket is essential as it could unpredictably rain
  • Light clothes as the sun does shine pretty bright in this part
  • Torch is essential for safety purposes
  • Sunglasses to protect direct sun rays
  • A Zoom lens Camera for photographs
  • A good insect repellant to keep those persistent insects away
  • Hiking boots or runners for the hike

Package for Gorilla Habituation Bwindi includes :

  • Airport transfers
  • Meals per itinerary
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Gorilla Habituation permits
  • En -route lunches
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Park access fees to the park
  • All activities indicated in the itinerary

Package for Gorilla Habituation Bwindi excludes :

  • Airfares
  • Uganda Visas
  • Luxury drinks
  • Laundry
  • Tips to local guide
  • Telephone fees
  • Porter fees when tracking
  • Personal insurance and shopping
  • Any other item not mentioned above

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