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Gorilla Habituation Safari to Bwindi – 3 Days

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3 Days
Entebbe Airport
Entebbe Airport
Max People : 200

A three Days Gorilla Habituation Safari Bwindi

Gorilla Habituation Safari Bwindi gives you an opportunity to discover more about the world’s greatest apes. For those who love to spend more time with the rare mountain gorillas while in their natural habitat and you aren’t sure how best you can do it then gorilla habituation safari experience is the best offer for you. With this 3 days Bwindi tour, you have the whole day exploration of these unique creatures and above all, you have 4 hours with them, unlike the usual trek where you have only an hour of magical encounter.

Uganda is known for its unsurpassed biodiversity, however gorilla safaris are the most popular and are the prime reason many tourists visit Uganda. Mountain gorillas are scientifically known as Gorilla beringei beringei and within the pearl, they occupy the thick Tropical rainforests of Bwindi Impenetrable national park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks found in the south-western corner of the country.

Gorilla safaris in the pearl are one-of-a kind activities that leads enthusiastic primate lovers to the dense jungles to meet one of the 21 habituated gorilla families that call Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga National Parks home. With more than half the World’s population of surviving mountain gorillas calling these Park’s home, Uganda is definitely the best gorilla trekking destination.  Mgahinga is a home to only one habituated gorilla family known as Nyakagyezi while Bwindi Impenetrable offers shelter to 20 habituated gorilla families found within the four sectors of the Park thus 160 permits are available per day. The habituated groups you will trek when you visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking safaris are Habinyanja, Mubare, Rushegura, Katwe, Nkuringo, Christmas, Bushaho, Bikingi, Mucunguzi, Kutu, Rwigi, Busingye, Bweza, Kahungye, Nshongi, Mishaya, Bitukura, Oruzogo, Kyaguliro and Mukiza. With a valid gorilla permit costing only $700, you will be able to trek the mentioned gorilla families and spend one hour with them.

Proposed itinerary

Day 1 Travel to BINP 6 – 7 hrs.
Day 2 Gorilla habituation experience N/A.
Day 3 Drive back to Kampala/Entebbe 9 – 10 hrs.

Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

After an early breakfast, you will be picked up by one of our experienced and well-trained driver-guides ready to embark on 6 – 7 hours’ drive from Kampala to Bwindi. En-route, you will make a stopover at the Equator for memorable photo shoot and at Igongo cultural center you will have lunch before proceeding to the southwestern part of this magical country where these magnificent creatures thrive.

Location: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Meal plan: half board

Accommodation Option:

  • Luxury: Buhoma Lodge | Gorilla Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range: Silverback Lodge| Gorilla Mist Camp
  • Budget: Bakiga Lodge | Ride 4 Women

 

Day 2: Gorilla habituation experience

Early in the chilly morning, you will enjoy your breakfast with the birds and after, head off to the park headquarters with your packed lunch and enough drinking water. The park ranger guide will brief you on safety measures that you have to follow while in search of these rare creatures. Note, gorilla habituation experience takes you through a semi-habituated group and it entirely involves making these creatures get used to human presence. It takes about 2 or more years or even less for a particular group to officially open for tourism. Only 4 visitors are allowed each day to take part in this experience and the groups set for this include Bushaho and Bikingi. Gorilla Habituation Experience is only conducted in Bwindi National Park and mainly involves scientists, researchers, and many others. You have 4 hours of face to face encounters with gorillas and also for you to take as many photos as possible, explore their behaviors and body gestures. After which you will return to the lodge and relax.

Location: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Meal plan: full board

Accommodation Option:

  • Luxury: Buhoma Lodge | Gorilla Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range: Silverback Lodge| Gorilla Mist Camp
  • Budget: Bakiga Lodge | Ride 4 Women

 

Day 3: Drive back to Kampala/Entebbe

Early in the morning after your sweet breakfast, you will check out from your respective lodge ready to make a return journey to Kampala. Reroute you will stopover at Mbarara for lunch and photo taking at the Equator then you proceed to Kampala.

 

Includes

·         Airport transfers

·         4×4 transport with English speaking local guide/driver for all road transport

·         Accommodation & all meals above

·         All park entrances fees

·         Drinking water in the vehicle

  • Mentioned activities
  • Gorilla habituation permits
Excludes

·         International visas

  • Accommodation facilities while in Kampala
  • All expenses of personal nature such as tips and drinks
Health

·     Yellow fever and malaria prophylactics are required

·      COVID19 certificate

  • Officials have a right to refuse entry if you are found to have or show any signs of communicable diseases
Visas

  • Most nationalities require a visa to enter Uganda which can be obtained on arrival at USD 50 per person, single entry. Passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months
Flights

  • It is imperative that you confirm your onward /return flights.  Please contact our offices for assistance.

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