Gorilla habituation is different from tracking by allowing you to spend four hours with gorillas instead of the normal one hour. With gorilla habituation, only four people visit a mountain gorilla family group instead of the usual eight. This package emphasis on ample quality time. The gorilla families are less disturbed by restricting the number of visitors.
There are only 2 gorilla families available for this experience. This activity is only carried out in the Ruhija, a sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. A gorilla habituation permits cost $1500 each.
Day 1: Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Pick up from your hotel in Kampala and transfer about 540km to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park located in the western part of Uganda. At the equator crossing, we make a stopover for photography, display of coliosis effect in the respective hemisphere. In Mbarara town, we make a stopover for our lunch. Arrive later in the evening for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park experience.
After early morning breakfast and armed with picnic lunch, we drive to the park headquarters. Park formalities are done while briefing is done by the ranger/guides. Our search mode is activated as we enter deep into the forest for your habituation experience. The whole day activity will be looking for semi-habituated gorillas which can hide on finding them or behave in unusual behaviour. Depending on the gorillas’ location and movement, expect to spend 2-8 hours.
This vast forest is their home, they roam freely looking for food. Upon finding them, you will be allowed to spend four (4) hours with them. Study and appreciate them as you take memorable photos and videos. Descend back to the starting for the transfer to your hotel. Dine and overnight.
Day 3: Back to Kampala
After an early breakfast, we embark on a de-tour to Kampala with a stopover in Mbarara town for lunch. Dropping you at your hotel in Kampala in the late afternoon.
Options are of course many and varied and in many cases, we can be flexible about the itinerary for accommodation facilities and the extension of the safari destinations.