3 Days Gorilla Habituation Safari

These 3 days gorilla Habituation activity will enable a visitor to uniquely explore the impenetrable dense tropical forest in Uganda. Gorilla habituation was introduced in 2014 by Uganda wildlife Authority and is carried out in two sectors Rushaga and Nkuringo. Visitors on a habituation practice get to spend a good time of four hours with the gorillas in their natural surroundings, unlike gorilla tracking which takes one hour of experience. You will follow up with the gorillas to make them get used to human presence. Gorillas are humble creatures that are fun to watch and they possess 98.2% human DNA with human body structure similarity. They are frugivores creatures that keep moving in search of raw fruits, roots and stems.

Tour Summary

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 2: Gorilla Habituation Experience in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Day 3: Drive back to Kampala

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

On your first day of the safari, you will be picked up from Entebbe airport or Kampala capital by Go safaris Africa driver guide and drive southwest to the land of apes in Bwindi impenetrable national park. The first break in the journey will be at the Equator along Masaka for a photography moment. You will embark on the journey and have a next stopover in Mbarara town for lunch, observe the urban setting and further with the journey to Bwindi national park. Check in at the reserved hotel in the evening for relaxation, dinner and retire for a night

Accommodation: Ichumbi gorilla lodge luxury)/gorilla valley lodge (midrange)/ Rushaga gorilla haven lodge (budget)

Day 2: Gorilla Habituation Experience in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Every early in the morning after an appetizing meal, with your packed lunch you will be picked up by our driver and head to the park headquarters for a short briefing about the habituation code of conduct from the Uganda wildlife authority staff. In a group of 4 members, you will transcend into the dense forests in the Rushaga sector with the guidance of an armed ranger guide who will tell you interesting stories about these endangered mountain gorillas. This habituation process involves following up on these creatures to make them familiarize with human presence.

This experience is a bit thrilling but adventurous since it involves taming these gigantic apes. Moving in the tropical forest is fascinating and offers a 4 hours experience of following these creatures. A family is only habituated by one group in a day and it offers additional rewards for numerous wildlife species such as primate species like monkeys, bird species rare plants, insects and butterflies. During the 4 hours, you will be allowed to take nice photo shots and record videos for remembrance and story coverage. You will learn their jungle behaviours of feeding, breastfeeding, communication and shelter. Return to the accommodation after this habituation experience for dinner and a night stay.

Accommodation: similar

Day 3: Drive back to Kampala

This will be the last day of the safari and you will wake up on a delicious meal at the lodge and leave Mgahinga national park with memories to cherish for Kampala. Expect a mouthwatering lunch in Mbarara town and other stopovers till you reach Kampala in the late evening. Head direct to the hotel to catch your flight.

Safari inclusions

Transport (car hire, fuel and driver)


All park activities

Gorilla habituation permit

Meals indicated

Park entrance

Safari exclusions

Personal expenses

Additional activities

Tips and gratitude

Travel visa

International ticket

Personal insurance (medical and travel)