Gorilla habituation experience safaris are awesome. Want to spend longer with mountain gorillas? Gorilla habituation lets you spend 4 hours with gorillas instead of the normal 1 hour. This 3 days Bwindi gorilla habituation safari starts from Kigali in Rwanda for clients who want Uganda gorilla tours from Kigali or Entebbe in Uganda. It all depends on your choice. Please note that gorilla habituation can only be carried out in the Rushaga sector of Bwindi and not any where else. Rushaga is much nearer to Rwanda, so beginning this gorilla habituation tour from Rwanda is a great option. Please see detailed Uganda safaris itinerary for this gorilla habituation tour below.
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After an early morning breakfast at your hotel of stay in Kigali or Entebbe in Kampala, our gorilla tracking company guide will pick you up and transfer you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in South Western Uganda. In between your journey, you will have a city tour around Kigali or Kampala where you will visit a few important landmarks. The drive from Kigali to Bwindi is about 4 to 5 hours where as transferring from Kampala to Bwindi is 8 to 10 hours.
When you reach Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, you will check in to your lodge and relax as you get prepared for your mountain gorilla habituation experience the following day. Overnight at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge.
Day 2: Gorilla Habituation
This is your day with the gorillas. You will spend about 4 hours with the gorilla group in Rushaga that is available for habituation experiences. The gorilla habituation experience only accommodation four people per group with only two gorilla groups available at the moment. The experience lasts for four hours implicating you will spend the whole day with the gorillas.
If you may notice, normal gorilla trekking takes one hour and accommodates eight people per group. With gorilla habituation, you will get to spend a longer time with gorillas in a group of few members hence, a better experience. After you gorilla habituation experience in Rushaga, you will return to your starting point, pick your respective gorilla habituation passes and return to your lodge.
Day 3: Transfer back to Kigali
This day you spend your morning relaxing at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park before you transfer back to Kigali where you will get dropped at a hotel of your choice or rather at the Kigali International Airport to catch up with your flight back home.