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4 days Uganda Gorillas and Habituation

The 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Gorilla Habituation Safari takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to Mountain Gorillas, located in Southwestern Uganda.

Safari Highlights

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Gorilla Habituation
  • Batwa Trail
  • Lake Bunyonyi


  • Gorilla Permits (both trekking and habituation)
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Safari Guide
  • Transport
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Batwa Trail
  • Boat ride fee
  • International Flights Fares
  • Entry Visa
  • Personal Insurance
  • Personal Expenses like Alcoholic drinks and telephone services
  • Extra activities not mentioned above

Tour Plan

1 To Bwindi Impenetrable NP

Pick up from your residence or Airport by a Tranquil Safaris guide. He will brief you about the safari and after drive you to the southwestern region of Uganda, the journey time is approximately 9 hours. The journey is fairly long but worth everything, have a stop at the Equator to take pictures and see illustrations made by the locals who will show you the difference between the north and southern hemisphere. Enjoy lunch en route and arrive at your lodge that evening. Check in and have diner.

Accommodation Options;

  • Budget: Traveller’s Rest Hotel/Buhoma Community Rest Camp
  • Moderate: Bakiga Lodge/Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge
  • Luxury: Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs/Silverback Lodge
  • Exclusive: Gorilla Forest Camp/Clouds Lodge
2 Gorilla Trekking – Bwindi

Have an early breakfast, and leave the lodge with your driver and drive to the park headquarters to be briefed about Gorilla trekking. After that the ranger guide will lead you into the forest to trek gorillas. The trek can last for 2 or even more than four hours since it is entirely based where the gorillas are located.

After trekking, you can go back to the lodge and rest that afternoon or go for a cultural experience in the Batwa community. Have diner and overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation Options;

  • Budget: Traveller’s Rest Hotel/Buhoma Community Rest Camp
  • Midrange: Bakiga Lodge/Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge
  • Luxury: Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs/Silverback Lodge
  • Exclusive: Gorilla Forest Camp/Clouds Lodge
3 Gorilla Habituation Experience – To Bunyonyi

Enjoy breakfast and leave the lodge to Rushaga sector. Rushaga is in the southern part of Bwindi and that is where Habituation takes place. Gorilla habituation allows you to learn more about gorillas in the 4 hours you spend with them. After have lunch transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, check in at the lodge, dine and relax there.

Accommodation Options;

  • Budget: Bunyonyi Overland Camp
  • Mid-range: Arcadia Cottages
  • Bird Nest Lodge
4 Boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi – Transfer to Kampala

Have a tasty breakfast, and meet your guide who will take you to the starting point of your boat ride. The ride is relaxing and will introduce you to amazing stories about this lake and its islands, not only that you will see many birds and picturesque landscapes of terraced hills. After the boat, transfer to Kampala with lunch en route arriving in Kampala in the late evening and your driver will drop you off at your desired location.

NOTE Difference between Gorilla Trekking and Gorilla Habituation

To the lovers of gorillas, this is the best safari for you since you will be able to trek gorillas and also engage in Gorilla habituation in Bwindi Forest in only 4 day, amazing!

Both these activities are exciting and will be carried out in Bwindi Impenetrable NP. Gorilla trekking is an activity that involves walking through the forest searching for a particular family of Mountain gorillas.

Trekking can last for 2 to 6 hours and an hour is given to the trekkers to spend with the gorillas once they meet them. Trekkers are divided into groups of 8 before they start with trekking. To be able to trek gorillas one need a gorilla permit which is issued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority and it costs $700.

Whereas Gorilla Habituation is a fantastic activity since it involves spending 4 hours with a habituated family of gorillas. We recommend Gorilla habituation mainly to wildlife researchers and photographers since they get enough time to study the gorillas. Just like the normal gorilla trekking permits, also habituation permits are on high demand since only 4 permits are issued on a daily basis, so you are advised to book your safari in advance. The gorilla habituation permit costs $1500.

Remember to pack some snacks, enough drinking water, a raincoat, camera, walking stick and hiking shoes for both these experiences. Also note that in case you don’t want to carry things on your own, there are porters ready to help carry your things but their services are at a fee.

We have put a detailed itinerary below to show you how your 4 days gorilla trekking and habituation safari will go.

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