Gorilla habituation experience


Our 3 Day Gorilla Habituation experience Safari is one of the best safari we offer at Great Adventure Safaris and it is mainly arranged for those willing to spend more time with our next relatives mountain Gorillas as the experience gives you an added chance of getting more information from the researchers and rangers.

Things to note

Seeing Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is such a kind of a memorable experience one would not ever miss in a life time, their soulful brown eyes, and the beauty they have as well as an astonishing human-like expressions and behaviors. Four hours trekking experience with these gentle apes is the most amazing moment in a life time.

This Uganda Gorilla Habituation experience allows you to spend more time with the endangered Mountain Gorillas. We organize this tour in budget, mid and luxury ranges and can also be tailor made to suite your budget. Great Adventure Safaris team will always make sure that everything is done well including Gorilla permits, transportation, accommodation and meals.

Note: Uganda Gorilla Habituation experience is only done in southern sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.


  • Scenic drive to Bwindi
  • Gorilla Habituation trekking
  • Birding

Things to put in mind

  • Accommodation is Inclusive
  • Small Group Safari: Max 6 People per group
  • Tour Can Depart any day
  • Tour can be customized
  • Solo travelers can join this tour
  • Age Limit: 15 years and above


Day one: Depart Entebbe/ Kampala on your first day of Uganda Gorilla habituation experience
At 9-10 hours’ drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park located in south western Uganda. Quite a long drive but worth it because you get to enjoy the countryside scenery, some of the most beautiful natural images all the way to Bwindi our driver will definitely stop at any time  you need him to so that you can capture that beautiful moments with your camera.

You will have an en route stopover at the Equator crossing for photographic and simple experiment with an informative talk before continuing to Mbarara town where you will stop for Lunch. After lunch, you will embark on your scenic drive to Bwindi National park through Kabale arriving at your lodge in the evening.

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Rushaga Gorilla Camp.
Meals – Lunch and Dinner
Drive time; Approximately 8-9 hours’ drive

Day two: Gorilla Habituation trekking
You will have an early morning breakfast, and then you drive to the Park headquarters for registration and joining others for a gorilla habituation trekking briefing about the dos and the don’ts during your Uganda four hour Gorilla Trekking habituation Tour. Once this is done, you will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your ranger guides to find the Gorillas, which can take you from half an hour to three quarters of the day.

The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. During your trek, you are likely to spot other primates, birds and rare tree species. Please note that the four hours start counting when you find the fresh trails of the mountain Gorillas, after your trekking you then drive back to the Park headquarter for a debrief.

This is indeed an extraordinary feeling being with these beautiful yet endangered Creatures. You will be awarded a certificate for participating in gorilla habituation trekking and thus contributing to the conservation of mountain gorillas.

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Rushaga Gorilla Camp.
Meals –Breakfast Lunch and Dinner.

Day Three: Ending the tour
You will have your morning breakfast, and then drive back to Kampala or Entebbe for your post tour accommodation or you may choose to fly out of Uganda today. You will use the same Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour route the same way you came, enabling you to enjoy that countryside air one more time.

Meals –Breakfast Lunch
Drive time; Approximately 8-9 hours’ drive,

End or the tour

Includes/ Excludes

Tour Includes

  • Airport transfers on first and last day,
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle

Tour Excludes

  • Gorilla Habituation permit at USD1500.00 per person per trek
  • Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala
  • International airfares
  • Uganda Visa (USD50.00 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport
  • Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry


Budget Accommodation: Buhoma community Rest camp or Wagtail Eco-safari camp.

Luxury Accommodation: Silver back lodge, Buhoma lodge or Lake Kitandara Tented camp

Gorilla Trekking / Bird Watching / Photography / Scenic Drive / Nature Discovery / Outdoor Adventures / Safari

Scenic Road Drive / Thick Jungle Forests/ Mountains / World Heritage Site / The Wild

Mountain Gorillas, Jungles, Monkeys

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    From US $550
    per person (sharing)

    • Single room supplement $40 for a person willing to stay alone in a single room.
    • Price excludes Gorilla permit of $1500.00 per person per trek

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