Luxury Gorilla Habituation Experience

Luxury Gorilla Habituation Experience

Luxury Gorilla Habituation Experience itinerary:

Day 1 – Drive to Rushaga – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda
We will either pick you up from your hotel in Kigali or if your flight arrives in the morning from Kigali Airport and transfer you to Uganda’s Bwindi Forest – Rushaga section for your Luxury Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari in Rushaga.

The drive time to Rushaga Bwindi from Kigali is about 4 hours plus depending on Border Crossing which is an event in itself.
Your accommodation will be in the luxurious Clouds Gorilla Mountain Lodge.

Afternoon Optional activity: Community or Cultural Village Walk.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2 – Gorilla Habituation Experience Day – Rushaga
Enjoy an early breakfast then drive to the park headquarters where you will meet up with your team of researchers, trackers and guides and head for the location of your gorilla family group being habituated.  You will be given a maximum of four hours in their presence and learning their ways.

You need to carry your day pack with at least 3 liters of water and a packed lunch with you. You also need to wear long trousers, gardening gloves for pulling yourself up on branches, long-sleeved shirt, waterproof sturdy boots, hat, rain jacket, use a walking stick. You will also need to hire series of a porter to help you carry your day pack and also push you up when need arises.

The Gorilla Habituation differs from a normal gorilla trekking because you are not just an observer but become an active participant in the habituation process.

Gorilla habituation experience is meant to be an all day trek, not only do you see the Gorillas with only 4 participants (at times fewer), but you learn a lot about the Gorillas behaviors and ways from the Gorillas and the Researchers.

After meeting the gorillas you will then return to the trailhead and back to the lodge.
Overnight Clouds Gorilla Mountain Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3- Return to Kigali
Breakfast, drive to Kigali Rwanda.
The activities on this day depend on your flight times from Kigali, Rwanda. We will fine tune it to fit you. On the return to Kigali, you gain one hour as you cross the border from the East African Time Zone to the Central one.

Drop off at airport 3 hours before your flight and this is the end of your 3 Day Luxury Gorilla Habituation Experience, if you need accommodation in Kigali on this day we can be happy to help arrange for you.

Optional activity – Mgahinga not included in Price

Mgahinga Gorilla Park is home to thousands of the endangered Golden Monkeys. The park provides the best setting for Golden Monkeys in the Virunga Volcanoes. The Golden Monkeys are quite beautiful and different from other primates due to their striking features. An adult Golden Monkey will weigh about 15 Kilos, meaning that they quite agile and will be all around you as you observe them on your trek.

The trek will be over by noon and as we cross the border into Rwanda we gain one hour since Rwanda is on Central African Time and is one hour ahead of Uganda.
Meal plan: Breakfast

The Luxury Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari comes to an end.

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