Only in Uganda – Gorilla Habituation Experience Safaris
The Best Gorilla Habituation Experience Safaris – 4 hours with a Gorilla Family
The Best All-Day Gorilla Habituation Experience Safaris in the Rushaga area of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The Gorilla Habituation Experience gives you 4 hours with the gentle giants of the forest.
The Trek into and out of the Forest and with the Habituation Experience is an all-day activity requiring a moderate fitness level.
Habituation Experience Safaris are only offered in Uganda in the Rushaga Area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. No other country offers this one-of-a-kind activity.
“The significant difference between a regular Gorilla Trek and the Gorilla Habituation is this. Gorilla Trekking observes the gentle giants in their natural Habitat, taking photographs of that memorable Time.
The Habituation Experience is not just a more extended version of a Gorilla Trek. You are an active participant in the Habituation process and a learning experience. When it comes to photography and getting quality photos, the Habituation Experience is a hands-down winner.”
What is a Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari?
Our Clients have had nothing but such as this rave (The Icing on the Cake of our Time in Uganda) about their Gorilla Habituation Experience.
In Uganda, 1,500 USD gets you more value for your money than the one Hour with a Gorilla Family in neighboring Rwanda. The Habituation Experience is a value-plus activity, and it gives you what most trekkers want, “more Time with the Mountain Gorillas.”
Over 50% of our clients choose the Gorilla Habituation Experience over normal Gorilla Trekking even though it is one of Africa’s Most Expensive Tourism Activities.
Advice: Plan your Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari well. Please give us a range of dates.
Plan your Gorilla Safari first, not as an add-on at the end of your time in Africa but make it a priority. There are only 4 Gorilla Habituation Experience Permits per day, and during peak season months, they are hard to obtain. A Private Gorilla Habituation Experience can be arranged at an additional cost, and this is most Beneficial to Photographers, those that want Time alone with Gorillas. The Best months for the Habituation Safari are June through October and December through March.
If a Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari is on your Bucket List this year, contact us, and we will create a suitable private Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari for you.
Here are our Best Gorilla Habituation Experience Safaris in Bwindi Forest
Limited Permits are available for Gorilla Habituation Experience Safaris – Plan well in advance!
3-day Fly-In Luxury Mountain Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari:
Here you have one of the most convenient ways to reach the southern area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, where you can participate in a Mountain Gorilla Habituation Experience. You fly from Entebbe to Kisoro, where your driver-guide meets you and takes you to the lodge of your choice.
The Safari can be done using upmarket or moderate lodging in the Rushaga or Nkuringo area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Nkuringo Lodging would be a 40-minute drive to Rushaga on the morning of the Habituation Experience. Other things are added to this Safari, such as a village visit in Nkuringo and a Forest Walk with the original people of the Forest and the Batwa Pygmies in Buniga Forest. 3-day Gorilla Habituation Fly-In Safari.
In-Country Safari Flights are convenient; however, they are also expensive. For many, the convenience outweighs the cost. Read more here.
3-Day Luxury Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari – From Kigali:
The 3-Day Luxury Safari begins by flying into Kigali, staying overnight if you arrive late, and then to Uganda. Uganda is the only country to participate in the one-of-a-kind Gorilla Habituation Experience.
Take a scenic drive through the rolling Hills of Remarkable Rwanda and the Gorilla Highlands of Uganda – add Lake Mutanda with the Virunga Volcanoes, and you have a stunning drive.
Choose from upmarket, Luxury, or exclusive lodges near the Habituation Experience trailhead. The 1,500 USD permit gives you more time with a gorilla family and more value, and there is no other country in Africa where you can do this Safari. Read more here.
3- Day Moderately Priced Gorilla Habituation Safari – from Kigali – Rwanda:
Most do not realize how short a distance it is from Kigali, Rwanda, to the southern area of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. From Kigali, Rwanda, to the Rushaga area, you can be part of the Habituation Experience, which is a mere 3-hour drive.
On this 3-day Safari from Kigali to the Rushaga area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – we pick you up at your Hotel in Kigali and take you to Rushaga, just across the border. On the third day, you return to Kigali for your flight out. The Safari will be adjusted to your arrival and departure times from Kigali.
On this 3-day Safari from Kigali to the Rushaga area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – we pick you up at your Hotel in Kigali and take you to Rushaga, just across the border. On the third day, you return to Kigali for your flight out. Read more here.
5 Day Moderately Priced Gorilla Habituation Experience – Chimpanzee Trekking – Wildlife Safari:
Here is a Moderate in Price – Gorilla Habituation Experience, Chimpanzee Trekking, and Wildlife Safari that compacts some of the best of Uganda into five days. This Safari can also be done on an upmarket safari or a fly-in and drive.
There are limited Habituation Experience Permits available, making it essential to plan with us. We get all the permits, and the permits are included in the price of the Safari.
This short 5-day safari is filled with things and activities most want to do while in Uganda. Please do remember that the Habituation Experience Permit cost is 1500 USD,
It is a moderately priced – Gorilla Habituation Experience, Chimpanzee Trekking, and Wildlife Safari that compacts some of the best of Uganda into five days. Read more here. Read more here.
5-Day – Luxury-Drive-Fly Gorilla – Chimpanzee Habituation Safari:
A one-of-a-kind Safari eliminates a 6 1/2-hour drive between Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Kibale Forest. The Safari starts in Kigali, Rwanda, and ends in Entebbe-Uganda.
The Safari can be a Fly-In Safari from Entebbe, Uganda, to Kisoro. After the Gorilla Habituation Experience, fly to Kibale Forest, and after the Chimpanzee Habituation Experience, you fly to Entebbe.
You have 4-hours with a Gorilla Family and six hours trekking the chimpanzees. You have the choice of luxury or exclusive lodges for this Safari.
The benefits of this Safari are more Time with the Primates and luxury comfort for you. This Safari has become popular since we began to offer it in 2018 since it is compact and without long drive times. Read more here.
This is a small 5-day safari for the Great Ape Enthusiast, where you spend 4 hours with a gorilla family and more Time with a Chimpanzee Group.
The 5-day Habituation Safari is a favorite for those who have limited time.
We compact the experience of being with both Chimpanzees and Gorillas into five days, including one long drive time between Bwindi Forest and Kibale Forest.
You can fly from Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to Kibale Forest after the Gorilla Habituation. The flight eliminates long drive times and adds cost to your safari. However, many rather pay extra and not be on the road all day. Read more here.
7-Day Luxury Gorilla Chimpanzee Habituation Experience plus Wildlife Safari:
It is the luxury safari version of our popular 7-day Mid-Range Habituation Safari. It gives you the choice of upmarket, Luxury, and exclusive lodges. Lodges in or near the three parks where you will be on this one-of-a-kind safari.
Book this Safari well ahead of the Time you plan to be in Africa since Habituation Permits are minor in number compared to normal Gorilla Trekking or Chimpanzee Trekking.
A luxury Safari gives you that added plus knowing that you will find excellent accommodations and meals and better and more attentive services. A knowledgeable Safari Guide is the most crucial factor that makes your Safari unique. Read more here.
7 Day Gorilla-Chimpanzee Habituation Experience – Wildlife Safari from Entebbe:
The Gorilla and Chimpanzee Habituation Experience Safari Begins in Entebbe and ends with your flight home in Kigali. This way, longer drive times are eliminated except for one.
The 7-day Safari gives you the Gorilla and Chimpanzee Habituation Experience with added wildlife game drives in Queen Elizabeth Park.
You might want to add a day in Queen Elizabeth Park in the Ishasha region for added game drives in search of the tree-climbing lions.
Be sure to book this Safari well in advance since a limited number of permits are available, especially during the high seasons of the year. We arrange your safari, including permits. Read more here.
7-Day Gorilla – Chimpanzee Habituation – Wildlife Safari from Kigali:
This Habituation Experience Safari begins in Kigali and ends in Entebbe – Stay in 3 of Uganda’s Best Parks – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Queen Elizabeth Park, and Kibale Forest.
You have two lengthy Habituation Experiences with this Safari 4 hours with a Gorilla Family and all day with a Chimpanzee Group. These two experiences cannot be done in other countries, only Uganda.
This is a full-board lodging Safari that can be done using mid-range lodges found in Uganda. It has also proven to be the most popular Safari with our Clients, and it gives you some of the best in Uganda in just seven days.
You can add a day of relaxation in the Entebbe area before flying home. Read more here.
8 Day Luxury Gorilla-Chimpanzee-Habituation-Lions-Wildlife Safari:
It is an 8-day Safari that begins in Kigali and Entebbe. The longest drive time is 5 hours. Stay in some of Uganda’s best Luxury or exclusive lodges.
It includes an All-Day Gorilla Trek with 4 hours with a Gorilla Family All-Day Chimpanzee Habituation Trek. Tree-Climbing Lions, Lion Tracking Research, plus other wildlife.
Should Gorilla habituation Permits be unavailable, regular Gorilla Trekking can be substituted.
We suggest that you book this Safari at least six months ahead of arrival. Habituation experience Permits. Read more here. Read more here.
10 Day – Primate Habituation Experience Safari:
This is the ultimate Safari for Primate Lovers – it starts in Entebbe, Uganda, and you are part of a Chimpanzee – six-hour Habituation Experience Trek.
On to Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park, including the Tree-Climbing Lions of Ishasha. In Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, it is an all-day Gorilla Habituation Experience Trek, which is more than the experience of a lifetime in the Rushaga area of the Park. Golden Monkey Habituation in Mgahinga Gorilla Park in Uganda – crossing into Rwanda and spending a day along the scenic Lake Kivu before flying home out of Kigali, Rwanda.
This Safari is a moderately priced Safari using quality midrange lodges in all the Parks visited. Read more here.
10-Day Luxury Primate Habituation Experience Safari from Entebbe:
It is a one-of-a-kind safari where you spend 4 hours with a Gorilla Family, all day with a group of Chimpanzees, and 5 hours with the Golden Monkeys in Mgahinga Gorilla Park.
It is a Wild Luxury Safari where you stay in some of Uganda’s best luxury lodges while you trek through Western Uganda.
The Safari begins in Entebbe and ends in Kigali, and it can be reversed if you wish.
It is one of the preferred itineraries for lovers of primates since it maximizes the Time with them. Read more here.
10-Day Luxury Primate Habituation Experience-Wildlife Safari from Kigali-Rwanda:
The 10-Day Luxury, Gorilla – Chimpanzee – Golden Monkey Habituation Experience – Wildlife Safari begins in Kigali, Rwanda, and ends in Entebbe – Uganda. Luxury or Exclusive Lodges are used along the way. The Safari can be adjusted to your liking, and activities can be removed or added to fit what you desire from your African Safari in the Pearl of Africa.
Drive-Times are within reason for this Safari, but that too can be adjusted to fit you. It is filled with wonders and activities that you do not find in African Safari Countries but is unique to Uganda.
We suggest that you plan this Safari six months ahead of your arrival since it comes down to getting the Permits promptly for you. Read more here.
Gorilla Trekking Information – Tips – Advice:
Gorilla Habituation Experience Safaris are new in Uganda. There is little information about it on the Internet, and at times it is mixed with misinformation that can be misleading.
Kabiza Wilderness Safaris has put together a Gorilla Habituation Experience information, tips, and advice page that you will find helpful if you are looking at doing the activity during your Safari in Uganda.
The activity is a once-in-a-lifetime experience – an all-day trek that includes 4 hours with a Gorilla Family and their researchers, trackers, and other UWA officials. Read more here.
Gorilla Habituation Experience Safaris give you more Value
- Four hours with a Gorilla Family with a Permit Price of $1,500: Do the math – The Permit for one hour on a normal trek in Uganda is $700. The permit cost for four treks would by $2,800. In Rwanda, the permit price for one hour with the gorillas is $1,500. Four hours with a Gorilla Family would be $6,000.
- Accommodations cost less in Uganda: Lodging in Uganda costs considerably less than in Highend Rwanda.
- Gorilla Habituation Experience Safaris: They are only offered in Uganda: You cannot do the Gorilla Habituation Experiene in Rwanda or DR Congo.
Please note that regarding Gorilla Habituation Experience Safaris in Bwindi Forest, the Gorilla Habituation Experience is not planned, not staged. It is in the Wild. We enter their living space, and each experience varies, whether on the Gorilla Habituation Experience or a Trek. All of our clients have enjoyed their Time on the Gorilla Habituation Experience.
Booking your Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari
Contact us and tell us what you would like to include in you Gorilla-Chimpanzee-Wildlife Safari. Let us know whether you would like a midrange or luxury Safari
Planning your Safari
With your input we create the private, luxury or midrange Safari Itinerary that fits you. Permits are bought, Lodges are booked.
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