3 Days fly in Gorilla habituation experience

3 Days fly in Gorilla Habituation Experience

This 3 days fly in gorilla habituation experience will take you to the misty forest of Bwindi impenetrable national park where you will get a chance to spend time with the endangered mountain gorillas under the habituation process. Bwindi impenetrable national park is a home of different wildlife species including 120 mammals such as forest elephants, antelopes, more than 400 mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, l’hoest monkeys, about 350 bird species including 23 Albertine rift endemics, different plant and tree species among others on your Uganda Safari.

Highlights of the 3 days fly in gorilla habituation experience

Day 1: Pick up and fly to Bwindi impenetrable national park

Day 2: Gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Day 3: departure flight to Kampala/ Entebbe

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Pick up and fly to Kihihi or Kisoro airstrips-Bwindi impenetrable national park

On the first day of the 3 days fly in gorilla habituation experience, your driver guide will pick you up from the hotel and transfer to Entebbe international airport for your domestic flight to Kihihi or Kisoro airstrips. Domestic flights to Kihihi airstrip depart from Entebbe airport at 7:00am, 10:15 am, 12:00 pm and flights to Kisoro airstrip only depart from Entebbe airport during morning hours at around 7: 00 am and 8:25 am. Upon arrival at Kihihi or Kisoro airstrip your driver guide will pick you up to transfer to lodge for lunch and relaxation. After lunch you will go for an optional cultural tour where you will visit the Batwa who live in the neighboring community. During the Batwa cultural tour you will be able to learn about their way of living, how they lived in the forest before it was gazetted into a national park, visit their homesteads, farmlands, learn how to cook their local dishes, listen to their ancient stories, enjoy their traditional songs, dances among others. After the cultural tour you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

3 Days fly in Gorilla habituation experience
Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

Day 2: Gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Gorilla habituation experience,

After an early breakfast on the second day of the 3 days fly in gorilla habituation experience, you will carry packed lunch from the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to the park headquarters for a gorilla habituation briefing. Gorilla habituation experience is done in Rushaga sector in the southern part of Bwindi impenetrable national park and it allows a maximum of 4 people to visit each gorilla family under habituation experience. After the briefing you will join a team of researchers, scientists, park guides, rangers, gorilla doctors and start trekking in the jungle in search a gorilla family. Gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi impenetrable national park takes a full day and during trekking you will enjoy great views of other wildlife species including forest elephants, buffaloes, duikers, other primates like chimpanzees, l’hoest monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, variety of bird species, view different plant and tree species among others. Once the  mountain gorillas are found you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which gives you an opportunity to observe their habits, lifestyle, behaviors, watch them feed, play, breastfeed, groom young ones, take photos and record videos to show people back home after the safari. After the interesting one hour with the mountain gorillas you will trek back to the park headquarters where you will be awarded a certificate for participating in gorilla trekking and later meet up with your driver guide to transfer back to the lodge for an evening relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Departure flight to Kampala/ Entebbe

After a relaxed breakfast on the last day of the 3 days fly in gorilla habituation experience, you will check out of the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to drive to Kihihi or Kisoro airstrips for your departure flight back to Entebbe or Kampala where after you will catch your international flight or transfer to a hotel depending on your schedule while on your Uganda Safari.

End of 3 days fly in gorilla habituation experience

Tour includes                    

  • Gorilla habituation permit
  • Optional Batwa cultural tour
  • Domestic flight fares
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver guide
  • Full board accommodation
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Vehicle and fuel
  • Bottled drinking water

 Tour excludes                         

  • Air flight tickets
  • Visas
  • Life insurance
  • Optional activities not included on the itinerary
  • Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, crafts, drinks, laundry services, hiring a porter, tips among others.

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