3 days Uganda Gorilla habituation experience from Kigali
Our 3 days Uganda gorilla habituation experience from Kigali will take you Bwindi impenetrable national park because it’s the only gorilla destination that offers gorilla habituation. Gorilla habituation is an incredible activity where the wild mountain gorillas are trained to get used to human presence and it’s carried out in Rushaga sector in the southern part of the park. During gorilla habituation experience you will be allowed to spend four hours with the gorillas compared to gorilla trekking where you spend one hour with the mountain gorillas.
Highlights of the 3 days Uganda gorilla habituation experience from Kigali
Day 1: Pick up from Kigali international airport and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park
Day 2: Gorilla habituation experience and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Day 3: Boat cruise and departure to Kigali
Day 1 of the 3 days Uganda gorilla habituation experience from Kigali
Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park, upon arrival at Kigali international airport on the first day of your 3 days Uganda gorilla habituation experience from Kigali, you will be picked up by our driver guide who will brief you about the safari and then start the journey to Bwindi impenetrable national park. On your way you will have en-route lunch and continue with the journey passing via Cyanika border in Kisoro district. The journey takes about 3 to 4 hours drive and is filled with great views of the rolling hills in Rwanda, landscapes, beautiful scenery, roadside markets, local people among others. On arrival in the park you will continue to lodge to check in, have dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi impenetrable national park
Gorilla habituation experience, on the second day of your 3 days Uganda gorilla habituation experience from Kigali you will have an early breakfast, carry packed lunch and check out of the lodge to meet up with your driver guide to transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing about the rules and regulations of gorilla habituation. After the briefing you will start trekking in the jungle with a group of researchers, conservationists, gorilla doctors, guides among others in search of the mountain gorillas under habituation.
During trekking you will have great views of the tree species, birds, animals, primates like l’hoest monkeys, baboons, vervet monkeys among others and once the gorillas are found you will be allowed to spend four hours with them in their natural environment which gives you an opportunity to learn more about their lifestyle, behaviors, habits, watch them carry out their daily activities, participate in giving them names among others. After the incredible experience with the gorillas under habituation you will trek back to the park headquarters meet up with your driver guide and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is the deepest lake in Uganda and the second deepest in Africa harboring 29 islands, upon arrival you will continue to the lodge for an evening relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Boat cruise and departure to Kigali
Boat cruise, after an early breakfast on the last day of your 3 days Uganda gorilla habituation experience from Kigali you will meet up with your driver guide and go for a boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi. During the boat cruise you will ride in a dugout canoe around the lake which gives you an opportunity to take clear and beautiful pictures, explore some of the 29 islands such as the punishment island where girls who got pregnant before marriage were taken to die. You will also have spectacular views of beautiful scenery, landscapes, terraced farmlands, local people on the islands, view children going to school in a canoe, animals, colorful bird species, enjoy the sunrise among others. After the boat cruise you will driver back to the lodge for lunch.
After lunch you will check out of the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to Kigali passing via Katuna border in Kabale district. Upon arrival you will continue to Kigali international airport where you will be dropped off in case you have an evening flight to catch.
End of 3 days Uganda gorilla habituation experience from Kigali
Inclusions of the 3 days Uganda gorilla habituation experience from Kigali
- Gorilla habituation permit
- Boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi
- An English speaking driver guide
- Full board accommodation
- Pick up and drop off
- Vehicle and fuel
- Bottled water
Exclusions of the 3 days Uganda gorilla habituation experience from Kigali
- Air flight tickets
- Optional activities not included on the itinerary
- Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, crafts, drinks, laundry services, hiring a porter, tips among others.
Tips for Uganda gorilla habituation experience
- Hiking shoes
- Garden gloves
- Long sleeved shirt and trouser
- Insect repellent
- Water proof rain jacket
- Warm sweaters
- Long cotton stockings
- Water proof back pack to carry your equipment’s
- Drinking water and packed lunch from the lodge
- Walking stick
- Hiring a Porter who will help you carry your equipment’s and gives you a pull or a push in steep and slippery areas.