3 Days Gorilla Habituation Safari
3 Days Gorilla Habituation Safari : Do you want to spend more time with the giant mountain gorillas in the wild? A Gorilla Habituation Tour is the ultimate answer to your special need. On this 3 Day Gorilla Habituation Safari, you have a chance to stay for hours, with a family of mountain gorillas that is undergoing habituation in Bwindi impenetrable national park. This is a short but worthwhile adventure.
- Gorilla habituation experience
- The equator experience and photo moment
- Scenic trip with beautiful views of western Uganda’s rolling hills, vast plains and greenery plantations of matooke and tea
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi
Day 1 starts with breakfast at the lodge or place of residence in Kampala or Entebbe, meet the driver for a briefing and then set off to Bwindi. Our first stopover will be at the equator crossing in Kayabwe for the water experience and to have a photo moment while standing in the northern and southern hemispheres. We shall proceed with the long journey (about 10 hours) with an en-route lunch and arriving in Bwindi in the evening.
Dinner and overnight at the booked lodge in Bwindi
Day 2: Gorilla habituation and Batwa cultural encounter
We know gorilla trekking days starts early morning but a gorilla habituation day starts even earlier. This is because our target is to find the gorillas before they leave their nests. We shall head to the park offices and meet the team that is heading for the activity, go through a briefing and enter the forest. In this case, we are looking for the mountain gorillas from where they could have spent their night so that we can start their day with them. Once they are spotted, we shall watch and learn about the practices of the research team regarding gorilla habituation. After four hours with the gorillas, we leave the forest, return to the park offices and meet our safari driver for a transfer back to the lodge for lunch.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 3: Return to Kampala
This is our last day of our short gorilla tour and it will start with breakfast at our lodge, then check out and embark on the return journey to Kampala. Another chance to enjoy the views of the countryside and perhaps some sights you could have missed like the activities and way of living of the locals.
Arrival in Kampala or Entebbe in the evening
End of tour
The tour package includes;
- Gorilla habituation permit at US$1,500 per person
- Ground transportation in a 4X4 safari vehicle
- Professional, well experienced safari guide
- Accommodation at the park and meals as per itinerary
- Drinking water
- Alcoholic drinks and cigar
- Extra meals
- Visa and air fares
- Tips and gratuity