3 Days Uganda Gorilla habituation Expereince

Starting from

Entebbe/Kampala

Destination (s)

Tanzania

Duration

10 Days, 9 Nights

Accommodation

10 Days, 9 Nights

3 Days Uganda Gorilla Habituation Experience

The highlight of our three-day gorilla habituation safari in Uganda is a visit to the magnificent Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, located in the southwest corner of the country. Here, you will have a once-in-a-lifetime experience with mountain gorillas. Mountain gorilla tracking was originally organized by Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in 1991, making it the first national park to provide the activity.

The park is home to the greatest number of mountain gorillas found anywhere in Africa. The gorilla habituation experience is exclusively available at this park, which makes it unique among national parks. An estimated 18 gorilla groups are now accustomed to human presence and may be tracked using the usual method. What exactly is meant by the term “gorilla habituation experience”? The gorilla habituation experience gives visitors the opportunity to assist in the process of acclimating gorillas to human presence. The process of acclimating animals like gorillas to the presence of humans is called “gorilla habituation.” A group of researchers, conservationists, and local trackers collaborated to locate an appropriate gorilla troop for the purpose of research. After the researchers have gained an understanding of the subjects’ eating and nesting schedules, they will formulate plans to win the subjects’ confidence. The procedure takes around three years to complete, and by the end of that period, the primates will be able to accept the presence of humans among them. It used to be that researchers did everything behind the scenes, but in 2001 the Uganda Wildlife Authority started allowing tourists to observe what actually goes on.

Day 1:Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
3 days of experience with gorilla habituation Our safari guide and driver will pick you up from the airport or hotel at the beginning of your trip. Before beginning the 480-kilometer journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, you will have an orientation that will familiarize you with the specifics of the safari. While you are on the road, you will make pit stops to view several roadside sites, such as the Equator Crossing Point and the Igongo Culture Centre, to name just a few. The western region of Uganda is home to a number of stunning geographical features, including national parks and forests. On the road to Bwindi, you’ll see all of these different features along the path. Prior to continuing on to Bwindi, lunch will be provided at the Igongo Culture Centre in Mbarara. You should anticipate arriving at Bwindi in the late afternoon.

Day 2: Uganda Gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi National Park
You will go to bed very early tonight, wake up very early in the morning, have a cup of tea, and then wait for the driver to take you to the Rushaga sector head offices. You will be given training at the head offices regarding the guidelines for gorilla tracking, and then you will be handed over to a team of researchers or Park Rangers who will lead you to the dense forests of Bwindi. The gorilla habituation tour lasts for three days. You will be accompanied by a team of professionals during the activity, which is very similar to the standard gorilla trekking in Bwindi. Because these primates have not yet been officially approved for closer meetings, the engagement with them may take a slightly different form, and you may be asked to maintain a greater gap between yourself and them. It is possible that the Researchers and Park Rangers will approach the primates from a more intimate distance before permitting you to do the same. You will spend the next four hours observing the gorillas. This amount of time would be plenty for you to take any and all photographs and films that you desire. Be prepared to emerge from the jungle late in the afternoon feeling exhausted but content with the knowledge that you have gained about mountain gorillas and the efforts that are being made to protect them in Africa.

Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala or Kigali.

You are free to get up whenever you like, but you should take into account whether or not you have an afternoon flight or event to attend. If you are leaving either Uganda or Rwanda through Kigali, the vehicle will start the long journey to Entebbe. Entebbe is located in Uganda. Along the journey, there will be breaks for lunch as well as opportunities for photography. If you have a flight leaving that day, the driver will drop you off in a hotel in one of the places that were specified, or he will take you directly to the airport.

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  • All relevant Government taxes
  • Park fees
  • Transfers to all destinations as per the itinerary
  • Ground transportation
  • Gorilla permits
  • Water in the vehicle for all overland sectors
  • Services of a qualified English-Speaking Driver Guide
  • Meals as showed in the itinerary
  • Accommodation as showed in the itinerary
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers

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