Spend more time with the mountain gorillas only in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park of Uganda. This adventure offers a lifetime opportunity to follow up the gorillas for a period of 4 hours within the Rushaga Sector of Bwindi Forest. This trip is done in only one gorilla group that is still undergoing the habituation process, and Go Gorilla Trekking is one of the first companies that took travelers for signature experience. On this trip, you will be in a group of only 4 tourists and since there are only 4 gorilla permits available, make sure that you book your trip early enough.
Day 1: Travel to Bwindi
Pickup from Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda or Kampala.
If from Kigali, 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.
If pickup is from Kampala or Entebbe, travel to Bwindi Forest. Have a stopover at the Equator for photographs. Have Lunch in Mbarara, the Land of Milk and Honey. Continue to Bwindi arriving in the afternoon. The trip departs at 8.00AM in Uganda.
Where to Stay: Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Midrange) / Chameleon Hill Lodge or Nkuringo Bwindi 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 the gorilla habituation experience 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,retire at the lodge. Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Midrange) / Chameleon Hill Lodge or Nkuringo Bwindi Lodge (Luxury)
Day 3: Return to Kampala or Kigali
After Breakfast, embark on a return trip to Kigali or Kampala. Drop off at the Airport to catch your flight.
End of the Safari
What is Included in this trip
- 1 Gorilla Habituation Permit (US$1500)
- Transportation in a 4X4 Safari Vehicle
- Services of a Full Time English Speaking Tour Guide
- All Activities
- Accommodation (2 Nights)
- Local Taxes
- All Items of Personal nature consumed during the trip e.g alcoholic drinks, cigarettes etc.