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3 days Gorilla Habituation ,This 3 days Gorilla Habituation Experience is a once-in-a-lifetime safari that involves undertaking the exciting Gorilla Habituation Experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where instead of the usual one hour during normal gorilla treks, visitors will have up to 4 hours with a semi-habituated gorilla family to study them get used to human presence, their personal behavior and surprisingly learn about how they are named. The trip can begin from Kampala, Entebbe or Kigali City but for this 3 days Gorilla Habituation Experience, your trip shall start from Kampala or Entebbe.

Things to expect during the 3 days Gorilla Habituation Experience

  • Scenic drive through scenic Towns of Masaka, Mbarara, Ntungamo, Kabale, and Kisoro to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
  • 4 hours with a semi-habituated gorilla family.
  • Once in a lifetime opportunity of encountering other wildlife and birds in Bwindi.
  • The fascinating Equator Experience.
  • Drive-by a comfortable and customized 4WD Vehicle.

Itinerary highlights of the 3 days Gorilla Habituation Experience

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Day 2: Gorilla Habituation Experience.

Day 3: Return to Kampala/Entebbe.

Detailed itinerary of your 3 days Gorilla Habituation Experience

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport or after a delicious breakfast at your place of residence, you shall meet our professional driver/guide who will brief you on your exciting 3 days Gorilla Habituation Experience. Be transferred to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through several Towns of western Uganda. Have your first stop at the scenic Uganda Equator for photos and experiments along the Equator. Go on with the refreshing journey with another stop at Agip Motel in Mbarara for Lunch. Arrive in the evening and check-in at the booked place of stay in the southern sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Dinner and overnight at:

  • Luxury: Gorilla Safari Lodge.
  • Midrange: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge.
  • Budget: Wagtail Eco-Safari Camp/Nshongi Camp.

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner.

Drive time: 8-9 hours’ drive.

Day 2: Gorilla Habituation Experience.

After breakfast at the Lodge, get equipped for your hectic and physically demanding trek by carrying your trekking equipment, packed lunch, and drinking water. Be transferred to the Park Headquarters for a briefing on your Gorilla Habituation Experience adventure and start your hike through the thick jungles and rugged terrains of Rushaga sector. During the several hours of trekking, you will follow fresh trails of the mountain gorillas while encountering various primates, birds, unique tree species and many other fascinating attractions after which be ushered to the semi-habituated Gorilla family with whom you will spend four hours.

Four hours of studying the interesting behavior of mountain gorillas, taking photos and even naming them will change your perception of these creatures (if you thought they were aggressive) and make you love them more. Enjoy your packed lunch and return to the Safari Lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at:

  • Luxury: Gorilla Safari Lodge.
  • Midrange: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge.
  • Budget: Wagtail Eco-Safari Camp/Nshongi Camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

 

Day 3: Return to Kampala/Entebbe.

After a long relaxing night, enjoy a wilderness breakfast and check-out of the Lodge for a transfer to Kampala. En-route lunch in Mbarara Town and arrive at Kampala or Entebbe in the evening.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch.

End of your 3 days Gorilla Habituation Experience

Guidelines to follow during the Gorilla Habituation Experience

  • A maximum of 4 persons can visit a semi-habituated gorilla family per day.
  • Visitors can spend four hours with a semi-habituated gorilla family per Day.
  • Avoid making noise while trekking the mountain gorillas.
  • Dumping rubbish within the National Park is prohibited because rubbish acts as a breeding place for germs.
  • Do not head for the Gorilla Habituation Experience is you are sick with flue or cough because the giant apes are susceptible to several human-communicable diseases.
  • Avoid using flash camera when taking photos of the mountain gorillas.
  • Maintain a distance of 7 meters when watching the mountain gorillas.
  • Avoid eating, drinking and smoking when in the presence of the mountain gorillas.
  • Only persons aged 15 years and above can undertake the life-changing Gorilla Habituation Experience.

Packing list for your 3 days Gorilla Habituation Experience trip

  • Waterproof backpack.
  • Strong rainproof hiking boots.
  • Rain jacket.
  • Gardening gloves.
  • Cotton socks.
  • Gorilla Habituation Experience permit.
  • Travel documents such as passport, visa and vaccination certificate.
  • Long sleeved shirts.
  • Safari pants.
  • Non-flash camera.
  • Insect repellant.
  • Pair of binoculars.
  • Toiletries-toothbrush, lotion, toothbrush, hand sanitizer, deodorants and hair gel among others.
  • Wide-brimmed hat

Safari Inclusions

  •  Gorilla trekking permit
  •  Airport transfers
  •  Bottled drinking water
  •  Travel in 4×4 safari vehicle
  •  Fulltime English-speaking driver
  •  All relevant government taxes
  •  Activities in the travel plan but not the optional ones

Safari Exclusions

  •  International Flight fares
  •  Personal insurance
  •  Tipping
  •  Telephone calls
  •  Additional/optional activities
  •  Hotel fees before and after the trip
  •  Laundry services
  •  Beverages of personal interest
  •  Visa fees
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