3 Days Uganda gorilla habituation experience
3 Days Uganda gorilla habituation experience : This 3 Days Uganda gorilla habituation experience is one of the most booked Uganda safari especially for primate lovers who only need to spend time with the endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda. This 3 days Uganda gorilla habituation experience safari in Bwindi can be combined with a wildlife viewing safari such as 5 days queen Elizabeth wildlife safari and Bwindi gorilla tour, 4 days Bwindi gorilla habituation experience and Lake Bunyonyi safari, 5 days Bwindi gorilla habituation and Kibale forest national park, 5 days Bwindi and Lake Mburo among others. However, several travelers do this 3 days Uganda gorilla habituation experience safari in Bwindi as an independent Uganda safari either from Kampala to Bwindi or from Kigali, Rwanda to Bwindi depending on travelers wish. As of now, Bwindi Impenetrable national park is still the best destination when it comes to Gorilla habituation experience safari and even gorilla trekking safari since it harbors the largest number of endangered mountain gorillas with the largest percentage already habituated for trekking safari and the rest of the gorilla families still undergoing habituation process that lasts between 2 to 3 hours.
Bwindi Impenetrable national park is a perfect destination for your 3 days Uganda gorilla habituation experience safari and it is carried out in Rushaga sector situated in southern part of Bwindi impenetrable national park. Rushaga sector is the only sector set aside for gorilla habituation experience thus in this 3 days Uganda gorilla habituation experience safari in Bwindi, you will spend time with mountain gorillas in Rushaga sector. However, Rushaga sector is not only known for gorilla habituation experience but also the best sector for gorilla trekking safari especially by travelers entering Uganda from Kigali Rwanda. 3 days Uganda gorilla habituation experience safari in Bwindi includes 3 days & 2 nights.
Highlights of 3 days Uganda gorilla habituation experience safari in Bwindi
- Day 1 of your safari: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable national park
- Day 2 of your safari: Gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi
- Day 3 of your safari: Transfer to Kampala for departures
DETAILED ITINERARY FOR 3 DAYS UGANDA GORILLA HABITUATION EXPERIENCE IN BWINDI
Day 1 of 3 days Uganda gorilla habituation experience safari in Bwindi: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable national park
Kampala – Bwindi: You will be picked up on day 1 of 3 days Uganda gorilla habituation experience safari in Bwindi from your hotel where you spent an overnight either in Kampala or in Entebbe and embark on road drive to Bwindi Impenetrable national park which is still the best destination for bot Gorilla trekking and habituation experience. Bwindi Impenetrable national park has the most number of habituated mountain gorillas in the whole world as compared to Volcanoes national park in Rwanda and Virunga national park in DRC. Well, have a stopover at equator where several travelers on a Uganda safari to the western part of Uganda never miss out for a photo taking session, and some experiments to spice up your 3 days Uganda gorilla habituation experience safari in Bwindi. Crafts lovers are also in position to shop some crafts near the equator. After visiting the Equator you will proceed your journey to Mbarara for Lunch then continue to Bwindi Impenetrable national park direct to Rushaga sector where gorilla habituation experience will be conducted on day 2 of your safari. Once at the lodge, surely it will be late in the evening, check in at your booked lodge, enjoy your served dinner and take a rest from a long but really fascinating drive from Kampala via hills, farms and forests. This long drive will be an opener to you 3 days Uganda safari in Bwindi will several sightings including both wildlife and people.
Meal plan: Lunch & dinner
Day 2 of 3 Days Uganda gorilla habituation habituation experience : Gorilla habituation experience safari in Bwindi
Gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi: This is the long awaited day of your 3 days Uganda gorilla habituation experience safari in Bwindi. After breakfast, pack enough snacks, drinking water and your lunch box then meet your 3 days Uganda safari driver to transfer you to the park headquarters. When you get to the park headquarters, you will take part in a briefing session to get into details of dos and don’ts during the gorilla habituation experience safari. Hire a porter in case you have a heavy back pack or even if the back pack is light, you might require this porter during the difficult trails to assist you pass through. Some travelers in fact hire two porters and they really feel it worth.
After the briefing, a group of 4 habituators alongside armed rangers and the researchers penetrate deep into Bwindi forest in search of endangered mountain gorillas that are undergoing habituation experience. These gorillas aren’t used to humans thus expect them to shy away from your presence but the purpose of habituation is to train them slowly until they finally be firm with human presence. Gorilla trekking is a full day adventurous safari that starts in the morning to evening with you following up the gorillas while they roam forest in search of fruits to munch on. When you finally get closer to mountain gorilla family in Bwindi, you will spend 4 hours with them unlike gorilla trekking safari which allows one hour of closer contact. By the end of the day 2 of your safari in Bwindi, you will indeed be exhausted thus return to the lodge for evening relaxation, dinner and grab your night sleep.
Meal plan: breakfast, packed lunch box & dinner
Day 3 of safari in Bwindi: Transfer to Kampala for departures
Kampala departures: after breakfast on day 3 of 3 days Uganda gorilla habituation experience safari in Bwindi, check out of lodge, meet your driver and be driven from Bwindi the home of gorillas in Uganda back to Kampala with an enroute lunch in Mbarara at Igongo cultural hotel and proceed to Kampala direct to Entebbe international airport for departures as you close this 3 days Uganda gorilla habituation experience safari in Bwindi.
Meal plan: breakfast & lunch
END OF 3 DAYS UGANDA GORILLA HABITUATION EXPERIENCE IN BWINDI
Inclusive in 3 days Uganda gorilla habituation experience safari in Bwindi
- A Bwindi gorilla habituation permit which costs $1500
- Ranger fees
- Airport transfers
- A 4×4 safari vehicle
- An English speaking guide
- Accommodation for 2 nights
- Meals as per itinerary
- Enough water for drinking
Exclusive in your safari;
- Visa and air ticket
- Life insurance
- Optional activities
- Alcoholic drinks plus other beverages and juices
Requirements and packing list for your safari
Being a Uganda gorilla safari, you ought to pack the following for your safari in Bwindi. Ensure that they don’t miss out in your back pack;
- A gorilla habituation permit must be booked in advance
- A camera to catch your photographs while in the wilderness of Bwindi Impenetrable national park with the gorillas
- Light and waterproof hiking boats
- A rain jacket for incase it rains while on the gorilla habituation safari amidst the impenetrable forest
- A warm sweater
- Long sleeved attire of trousers, and shirts
- Sun screen
- Sun glasses
- Insect repellent
- A cap
- And any other thin that feel like is necessary to boast your safari in Bwindi
- While with mountain gorillas, fallow all the gorilla rules and regulations for safety purposes.
Conclusion: 3 days Uganda safari tour with gorillas is extremely a breath taking experience in the pearl of Africa. Gorilla habituation experience is carried out only in Uganda at a fee of $1500 per permit allowing 4 hours of close contact. However, travelers interested in gorilla trekking safari in Uganda still can grab a 3 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi. Apart from Bwindi, gorilla trekking can also be conducted in Mgahinga gorilla national park also in Uganda, Volcanoes national park in Rwanda and Virunga national park in Congo. There are the only 3 countries harbor endangered mountain gorillas. But amongst all, gorilla habituation experience is conducted only in Uganda.