3-Day Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari- Bwindi Forest – Rushaga

Posted by on May 15, 2019

3day Habituation Experience Safari with Gorillas in Uganda

Moderately Priced 3-Day Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari – Rushaga Area – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

 A Moderately Priced 3-Day Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari in Uganda. For most being with a Gorilla Family on a Gorilla Trek where you have one hour with a Gorilla Family, is the Experience of a lifetime. The Gorilla Habituation Experience takes Gorilla Trekking to a whole other level.

On this Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari, you save 6 hours drive time by flying in and out of Kigali for this moderately priced Safari with Gorilla Habituation which is not available in Rwanda or the Congo but only in Uganda in the Rushaga region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. CNN Travel in 2019 put it on top of the list for the World’s most beautiful Places. CNN-Bwindi Impenetrable Forest the Most Beautiful Place in the World

This 3-Day moderately priced Gorilla Habituation Experience gives you more, more time on your close encounter with the Gentle Giants of the Forest. Arrival Day Lodging and Airport Pickup can be arranged for you.

Please Note:  A Gorilla Habituation Experience Safaris is not for everyone.  It is an all-day trek in a Rainforest made up of Ridges and Valleys.  It is a long day, from early in the morning to late afternoon.  A moderate fitness level is required, and we strongly recommend that you use a porter for assistance on the all-day trek.  We also suggest that you consider taking some walks and hikes in your country before arriving for your Gorilla Habituation Experience.


The Highlights of Your 3 -Day Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari:

  • 4-Hours with a Gorilla Family on a Gorilla Habituation Experience  on an All-Day Trek
  • Optional Activities at Lake Mulehe Lodge
  • Golden Monkey Trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla Park
  • Quality Moderately Priced Lodging at Lak Mulehe Lodge

Your 3-Day Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari in Detail

Day 1 – Drive to Rushaga – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda:

Your 3 Day Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari begins as we leave your hotel in Kigali at 7 am or the Kigali Airport for your moderately priced Safari. The drive time to Rushaga is about 4 hours plus depending on Border Crossing – Visa for Uganda is 50 USD.

You can also get an East African Visa from Rwanda which allows you to re-enter Rwanda. On arrival, ask for the East African Visa instead of a standard Rwandan Tourist Visa.

Usually, the border crossing is about 30 minutes, and you are in Uganda heading for the ancient Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.  The Route you are on from Kigali to Bwindi is one of the most scenic drives in East Africa.


Optional Afternoon Activities at Lake Mulehe Lodge:  Dugout Canoeing, Birding, Village Walk, Hiking, Biking, Nature Walks with Guides.

Meal Plan:  Lunch – Dinner

Lodge:  Lak Mulehe Lodge

 Bwindi Jungle Lodge on Lake Mulehe – mid-range:

This is an excellent lodge with splendid views of the Virunga Volcanoes located on scenic Lake Mulehe.  The food is one of Italian – Ugandan Fusion, the service is unique, and the stone cottages are perfect for your stay while doing the Gorilla Habituation Experience in the Rushaga Area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

You stay in a Stone Cottage, and there is a great beach, you can paddle on the Lake in a dugout canoe, visit a nearby Village, birding, nature walks and more. The menu is one of Afro-European Fusion, and your palate will be pleasantly surprised

This lodge gives you a lot of Value for your Dollar in terms of its setting, on the lake, quality of rooms, and service.

There are two reasons as to why we use this lodge.  The value for the discounted price that we pass on to our Clients, and this is one of the few lodges where we had no negative feedback from our clients.

 Day 2 – Gorilla Habituation Experience – Rushaga:

Early Breakfast and take your packed lunch from the lodge. For Gorilla Gear –  have a daypack,  3 liters of water, daypack, long trousers, gardening gloves for pulling yourself up on branches, long-sleeved shirt. Waterproof boots, hat, rain jacket, use a walking stick and the services of a porter at a small cost – let our Driver-Guide negotiate the price and arrange the porter for you.

Meet the researchers, trackers and guides and head for the location of your gorilla family group being habituated and your four hours in their presence and learning their ways.

With the trek in and trek out – the 4-hour Gorilla Habituation Experience – this is an all-day trek, not only do you see the Gorillas with only 4 participants, but you learn about the Gorillas habits and ways from the Gorillas and the Researchers.

Return to the trailhead, and it is back to the lodge.

Tips – Advice for the Gorilla Habituation Experience

Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Lodge: Lake Mulehe Lodge

Day 3- Return to Kigali:


Optional Golden Monkey Trekking+$90  per  person

We drive to Mgahinga Gorilla Park and meeting with Rangers for a Golden Monkey Orientation before you head up into the Bamboo Forest found in the Virunga Volcanoes, three of which are in Uganda.

The Beautiful Golden Monkeys weigh about 15 Kilos. and are quite active.  They will be moving all-around you, overhead in the trees.  You have to take some quick pictures.

The trek lasts 3 hours and afterward, we depart for Kigali  Drive Time to Kigali is 3-hours plus, we do gain one hour crossing Time Zones at the border.

Drop off at airport 3 hours before your flight and the end of your moderately priced 3 Day Gorilla Habituation Experience.

Should you need arrival and or departure lodging in Kigali, we can include it in your Safari with us.

An excellent mid-range Hotel is the mid-range Heaven Boutique Hotel that gives you one of the best values for moderately priced hotels in Kigali.

Gorilla Habituation Experience Add-Ons

The Luxury Version of this Safari

Safari includes – All permits, lodging, bottled water in the vehicle. It does not include sodas or alcohol at lodges, tips.

If you are interested in this moderately priced 3 Day Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari – please contact us.