3 Day Uganda Gorilla Habituation Safari

3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Habituation safari experience

Trip Overview:

With  mountain gorilla  habituation  experience   visitors  are  guaranteed  to spend  4 hours  with the  gorillas unlike  the  normal  gorilla  trek  where   visitors  only have  one hour with the gorillas   upon  encounter.  With this activity of habituation, gorillas  are well  trained  to get used  to  human  presence and  this is carried  out for a period of  3 years  and  from  there the groups  are declared  for  normal  tracking. 

Clients  who opt for  the habituation experience  are  strongly  advised to observe  the  rules  and  guidelines   set by the  Uganda  wildlife Authority   for  trekking  as  sometimes  the  gorillas  may turn  out  to be wild. 

Gorilla   habituation is only carried out in the Sothern Sector of Bwindi Impenetrable forest   (Rushaga area) . Apparently, only 2  families  of    Bushaho and  Bikyingi  are  being  trained  for  the experience  to be  officially launched  soon for  tracking . 

It is  strictly 4  visitors  per  day  for  each   family   for  a total  of  8 visitors  and  tourists  are  advised  to have their  habituation permits  reserved  in advance  due to the demand  and each  permit  costs  (Usd) $1500. Our  gorilla   habituation   package is  all  inclusive and we  take  care  of the  habituation  permit  reservations. 

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Bwindi gorilla   habituation trip itinerary   3   days.    

Day 1: Travel to  Bwindi  impenetrable  park

A  representative  from  Insights safari  Holidays  will  pick you  from your accommodation  at 7am ,  brief  you about your habituation    safari and  off  to  Bwindi.  It is approximately   540km / 9  hours of  driving   to the  Southern   sector.   The  drive  is  quite  long   but worth  it with  much  more to see  on the way.   You may even see the zebras and impalas  grazing  in  Lake  Mburo  park.     You will have a stopover at the equator for photography and the experiment and another stopover in Mbarara town for lunch.

Continue with your journey arriving your accommodation in  the evening.     A relaxed evening   and overnight at   Rushaga   gorilla  Camp,  Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge ,   Gorilla  safari lodge, 


Gorillas  lodge   or   Exclusive  luxury  Clouds  Mountain  gorilla  lodge. 

Day 2: Gorilla Habituation Day 

This morning marks the highlight of your Uganda safari with early breakfast at your accommodation then get ready to be transferred to briefing point. After briefing, you will head to the starting point for your trek through the densely, steep jungle forest.  One has to be physically fit for a successful trekking experience and this may take 3/8 hours or whole day.  Depending on where you will be allocated for your trek, you may start the trek from the park headquarters or drive to a starting point into the forest.  After finding the gorillas, you are only allowed to view them for 1 hour and you can take videos or photos for your encounter with the gorillas. Take note that feeding mountains gorillas is prohibited and flash photography. 

After the experience, you will make the trek back through the forest as you   reminiscent about this once in a lifetime wildlife encounter.   A leisurely evening at your lodge and overnight stay.

Day 3: Return   to Kampala . 

A  relaxed  breakfast  and  this  will mark  your last day  in  Bwindi as  you prepare  to  travel  back  to Kampala with  lunch en route  and  a  stopover  at the equator if  you missed  it on  the day  1.  You will  be  dropped  at  your hotel in  Kampala  or  Entebbe  and  if you have  a flight this  evening  better to be  dropped  at the Airport.


  • Gorilla Permits

  • Bottled Water

  • English Speaking Guide

  • Park Entrance Fees

  • Boat Rides

  • Cultural Tours

  • All Activities Mentioned


  • International flight fare

  • Entry Visas

  • Laundry services

  • Tips

  • Alcoholic Drinks