3 Days Gorilla Habituation Safari

This 3 Day Gorilla Safari takes you for the gorilla habituation experience in the Rushaga Sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This is the ultimate safari to go on if you would like to spend more time with the gorillas. This adventure gives visitors the opportunity to spend up to 4 hours in the company of other travelers. The number of visitors is also limited to only 4 tourists.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival & Transfer to Bwindi

Pickup from Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. Take a brief Kigali City Tour. Visit the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site where you will learn about the 1994 Rwanda Genocide that saw almost a million people dead in just a few days. Have Lunch in Kigali and Travel to Southern Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Travel via Cyanika Border, you will have a stopover at the Twin Lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo. Then continue past the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, and on a clear day you will take great photos of the 3 Virunga Mountains: Sabinyo, Muhabura and Gahinga Mountains. Continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in South Western Uganda. Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Midrange) / Chameleon Hill Lodge (Luxury)

Day 2:  Gorilla Habituation Experience in Bwindi Forest

The guide will pick you up after early breakfast, and drive you to the Rushaga Outpost of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Get briefed about the ‘Dos’ and ‘Don’ts’ of gorilla trekking and how you should behave while with the gorillas within the forest. Guided by a UWA Ranger Guide, start the hike into the impenetrable jungle to look for the endangered mountain gorillas. The Gorilla Habituation Experience can take 6-10 hours depending on the movements of the mountain gorillas within the forest. Tracking involves walking up steep and densely forested hills before finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation. Upon meeting the mountain gorillas, you will stay with these giant apes for 4 hours enjoying observation and photography. After the gorilla trek, return to the park offices for your certificate. Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Midrange) / Chameleon Hill Lodge (Luxury)

Day 3: Return to Kampala

Early Breakfast. Travel back to Kigali (Rwanda) or Kampala (Uganda). Drop off at the Airport to catch your flight.


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