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5 Day gorilla and chimpanzee habituation experience Uganda safaris

5 Day gorilla and chimpanzee habituation experience Uganda safaris At Africa Adventure Vacations, we provide you with the details of the gorilla habituation experiences

5 Day gorilla and chimpanzee habituation experience Uganda safaris

5 Day gorilla and chimpanzee habituation experience Uganda safaris. At Africa Adventure Vacations, we provide you with the details of the gorilla habituation experiences that are only offered in Uganda. Gorilla habituation is a relatively new safari experience that has been added to the gorilla activities in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and it is only in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. We do induct road trip safaris to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for gorilla habituation experiences as well as booking for you the internal flights to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Our Bwindi gorilla habituation experience safari trips range from 3 days to 7 days and all our gorilla trips are customized With our gorilla habituation experience safaris, we do book the gorilla habituation permits on behalf of our clients, the same we do for gorilla trekking permits. Therefore if you’re interested in taking a gorilla habituation safaris, you will need to inform us in time, and for us, we shall check for you the availability of the gorilla habituation experience permit in Rushaga Southwestern Uganda and once we have to find availability, we shall ask you your details and the passport details before we go ahead to book for you the gorilla habituation experience permit. We also book for you the accommodation facilities near Rushaga that are based on your budget.

Safari Package overview

Our 5 Day gorilla and chimpanzee habituation experience in Uganda is purposely designed for visitors who want to spend four hours with mountain gorillas and the whole day chimpanzee tracking in Uganda.

This 5 Day gorilla and chimpanzee habituation experience in Uganda will drive you up to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Rushaga gorilla trekking region where you will do your gorilla habituation experience and then to Kibale Forrest National Park for Chimpanzee habituation experience. Chimpanzees will be seen and viewed for the whole day in Kibale in an activity called chimpanzee trekking and here our visitors booking our Day gorilla and chimpanzee habituation experience in Uganda will get a chance to compare the two experience on the same trip and this can only be done in Uganda in the whole World.

5 Day gorilla and chimpanzee habituation experience Uganda safaris package highlights

Day ONE: Start our 5 Day Gorilla habituation and chimpanzee trekking safari from Entebbe

Day TWO: Spend 4 hours with a gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day THREE: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park

Day FOUR: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park

Day FIVE: Return to Entebbe International Airport

Safari package expectations

Seeing the semi-habituated gorillas for 4 hours

English speaking guide

Comfortable accommodation

Observe Chimpanzees the whole day

Local people doing their daily activities

A stopover at the equator line

Various bird species

Day one: Pick up and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

You will be picked by our well-trained and hospitable Africa Adventure Vacation safari guide to commence your 5 Day Gorilla habituation and chimpanzee trekking safari from Entebbe. This safari will start early in the morning and you will drive towards the southeastern region of Uganda where Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is located. This is an approximately 8-9 hours road trip full of interesting stopovers where you will be able to stretch your muscles and relax shortly before you proceed to the next stop. The first stopover is always at the equator crossing for the photo moments and then continue to Mbarara city to have lunch. After Mbarara city, you will travel via Ntungamo and Kabale with the scenic views of the terraced garden in the rolling hills of Kigezi and the attractive plantation farms with local people there doing their usual daily activities. Your next and final stop will be the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the Rushaga region of Bwindi Forest where the gorilla habituation activity takes place. Check in to your hotel for relaxation, dinner, and an overnight stay.

Main destination:  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Journey time: Approximately eight tonight hours (8-9 hours)

Lodging options: Rushaga Gorilla Lodge (Luxury)/ Rushaga Gorilla Camp (midrange), /Rushaga Haven Lodge (Standard)

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day two: Gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park

Wake up early, have breakfasts, and go straight to the park headquarters where you will join or be joined with other trekkers for the gorilla habituation experience briefing to give you insight into what you should or shouldn’t do while on gorilla habituation experience in the Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park Rushaga sector. After the briefing, a team of researchers and guides you to the forest as you search for the endangered mountain Gorillas. Once you see the gorillas you will spend 4 hours with the gorillas that are being habituated. You may be allowed by researchers to engage in the activities that researchers do to make gorillas get used to the people such as the naming of the gorillas, calling them, collecting samples, and others. You will then be guided back to the park headquarters where you had started from and receive a certificate or gorilla habituation experience success and then you will be driven back to your lodge for dinner and the overnight stay.

Main destination:  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Journey time: Approximately eight tonight hours (8-9 hours)

Lodging options: Rushaga Gorilla Lodge (Luxury)/ Rushaga Gorilla Camp (midrange), /Rushaga Haven Lodge (Standard)

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day three: Wake up and drive to Kibale Forest National Park

In the morning after your breakfast, our safari guide will pick you up at the lodge and drive you to Kibale Forest National Park via Queen Elizabeth National Park where you might see some of the wildlife in the park as you bypass the park. You will even get a chance to stop at another equator line crossing which is at Kikorongo in Queen Elizabeth National Park and then proceed for Fortportal the tourism city where you will have lunch and then drive to Kibale Forest National Park to check at the lodge that we have booked for you for relaxation and the overnight stay.

Main destination: Kibale Forest National Park

Journey time: Approximately five to six hours (5-6)

Lodging options: Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury), Isunga Safari Lodge (midrange), and Rwetera Safari Park (Standard)

Meal plan: BreakfastLunch, and dinner

Day four: Wakeup for chimpanzee trekking expedition 

Wake up early, take breakfast, and thereafter be driven to the Kibale forest park headquarters for the chimpanzee trekking briefing where you will even be given the community of the chimpanzee or troop that you will trek. The walk to Kibale Forest National Park will lead you to the habituated communities of chimpanzees and once you have seen the habituated chimpanzees, you will spend one hour with habituated chimpanzees as you observe them as you’re taking the photos of these great apes. And this means that you should be able to come with cameras. Kibale Forest National Park is home to over 13 species of primates can be seen even doing chimpanzee tracking and other numerous bird species after the activity of chimpanzee trekking, you can decide to go for the Bigodi wetland walk for bird watching and community outreach, and after return to your lodge for relaxation and the overnight stay.

Lodging options: Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury), Isunga Safari Lodge (midrange), and Rwetera Safari Park (Standard)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner

Day five: Return to Entebbe international airport for Departure

After breakfast, in the morning, you will drive to Kampala and then to Entebbe international airport for your flight and this marks the final moments for Our 5 Day Gorilla habituation and chimpanzee trekking safari from Entebbe.

Included in our 5 Day Gorilla habituation and Chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda

  • Meals provided
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation facilities as stipulated in the itinerary
  • Chimpanzee habituation experience permits
  • Gorilla habituation experience permits
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • All transportation
  • Bottle water for the whole trip

Excluded in our 5 Day Gorilla habituation and Chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda

  • Extras at the accommodation such as alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Personal items
  • Tips
  • International flights
  • Extraction accommodation outside the itinerary
  • The government imposed or increase the activity fees
  • Insurance

Cost of Gorilla Habituation experience

Visitors interested in taking our gorilla habituation experience safaris in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park need to know that the gorilla habituation experience Permit in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park costs $1500 per person per trek and this allows you to spend four hours with endangered mountain gorillas in the wild. You must be above 15 years to engage in gorilla habituation experience and each semi-habituated gorilla family is visited by a group of 4 people that are allowed for this habituation experience on daily basis and therefore, you need to book the gorilla habituation permits in advance in order not to miss out on this safaris.

Chimpanzee habituation experience

Chimpanzee habituation is a process of training chimpanzees to get used to having human beings around them and preparing them to be tracked and the chimpanzee habituation experience enables visitors to accompany researchers in the forest. Kibale National Park has over 1500 chimpanzees alone in Uganda. Chimpanzee habituation activity is available on a full or half-day basis. Visitors can go early at 6:00 – 6:00 am and watch chimpanzees leaving their nests before feeding, copulation, breastfeeding, resting, patrolling, and displaying up to when it’s their time to build other nests at 7 pm

For one to carry out chimpanzee habituation they need a permit from the Uganda wildlife authority these permits are more expensive than chimpanzee tracking permits and these permits are supposed to be booked 3 months before the actual date. Each permit costs USD 250 person per trek.