4 Hours with Gorillas, a Full Day with Chimpanzees, and Wildlife Adventure
Experience a Unique 7-day Luxury Gorilla-Chimpanzee Habituation Safari in Uganda, Starting from Kigali, Africa
Experience our Exclusive 7-Day Private Luxury Safari – The Ultimate Gorilla-Chimpanzee Habituation Experience-Wildlife Safari Starting in Kigali, taking Gorilla encounters to an unprecedented level. Explore abundant primates and wildlife while residing in Uganda’s finest luxury lodges. Traverse three remarkable parks: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to the largest Mountain Gorilla Population; Kibale Forest, East Africa’s Premier Chimpanzee Park; and Queen Elizabeth Park, featuring Tree Climbing Lions and a thriving Elephant Population. This extraordinary safari includes the Gorilla Habituation Experience but can also be enjoyed as a Gorilla Trekking Safari when the 4-Hour Gorilla Habituation Experience is unavailable. For the ultimate experience, we recommend booking this safari at least 6 months in advance with flexible dates.
Here are some of the Safari Highlights
Day 1: Kigali to Bwindi: A Scenic Start:
Your extraordinary Luxury Gorilla-Chimpanzee Habituation Experience-Wildlife Safari commences as we depart from your Kigali hotel bound for Rushaga. The journey typically spans about 4 hours, with potential variations depending on Border Crossing times. Please keep in mind that a Visa for Uganda costs $50, or you can conveniently obtain an East African Visa online from Rwanda Migration.
The drive unfolds through a picturesque landscape, leading through the breathtaking Land of a Thousand Hills. You’ll be captivated by terraced hillsides, sprawling tea plantations, and vibrant villages. The border crossing usually requires about 45 minutes, ushering you into Uganda and setting you on course for the ancient Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. As you venture through the scenic Gorilla Highlands and pass by Lake Mutanda, you’ll ultimately reach the Nkuringo-Rushaga Area of the Park.
This region plays host to the exclusive Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge and the upscale Gorilla Safari Lodge.
Optional Activities for the Day (Choose One):
Golden Monkey Trekking: Embark on an adventure in the Bamboo Forest of Mgahinga Gorilla Park before settling into your lodge. Buniga Forest Walk: Immerse yourself in the ancient forest alongside the Batwa Pygmy People, the forest’s original inhabitants, and glean insights into their millennia-old way of life. Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Lodging: Your Choice
Day 2: Gorilla Habituation: An Intimate Encounter – Rushaga, Bwindi:
Kickstart your day with an early breakfast and gather your packed lunch from the lodge. Be sure to have essential gear, including a daypack, 3 liters of water, long trousers, gardening gloves (useful for navigating branches), a long-sleeved shirt, waterproof boots, a hat, and a rain jacket. Equip yourself with a walking stick and consider hiring a porter for added convenience at a nominal cost.
Link up with the researchers, trackers, and guides as you set forth on your journey to the location of the gorilla family group undergoing habituation. You’ll spend four hours immersed in the company of these remarkable creatures, closely observing their behaviors and gaining insights into their ways.
It’s important to note that the Gorilla Habituation Experience is an all-day trek, encompassing both the trek in and the trek out. With only four participants, you’ll enjoy an intimate encounter with the gorillas, acquiring knowledge from both the gorillas and researchers.
Following this unforgettable experience, return to the trailhead and return to the lodge.
Tips and Recommendations for the Gorilla Habituation Experience: Our guide will provide valuable information on what to wear and bring for your trek, ensuring you’re fully prepared for this extraordinary adventure.
Day 3: Queen Elizabeth Park: Wildlife Exploration
Begin your day with a delightful breakfast before embarking on a journey to Queen Elizabeth Park at 7 am. En route, we’ll make a thrilling stop in the Ishasha Region, known for its Tree-Climbing Lions of Ishasha. This area is renowned as one of East Africa’s prime spots for observing these unique lions lounging in trees. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to witness a diverse array of wildlife, including a burgeoning population of elephants.
Enjoy a satisfying lunch at Savannah Resort before embarking on another Game Drive.
Please Note: The drive to Ishasha typically takes around 5 hours. Considering the adventure and the wealth of wildlife encounters, we recommend enhancing your experience by adding an extra night in the Ishasha Area.
Continue your journey to the northern part of the park, where you’ll check in at your selected lodge. The drive duration is approximately 2 hours.
Optional: Elevate your experience by adding an overnight stay at Ishasha Wilderness Camp. This option reduces drive times for the day and allows for more quality time with the Tree-Climbing Lions.
Here is what we offer in this 7-day Luxury Gorilla and Chimpanzee Habituation Wildlife Safari:
- Full Board lodging of your preference, except for drinks
- Gorilla Habituation Experience Permit
- Chimpanzee Habituation Experience Permit
- Visit to the Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary
- Ground Transportation
- Entrance to Parks, including Vehicle
- Game drives
- Kazinga Channel Boat Safari
- Bottled Water for the journey
- Relevant Government Taxes
Not included drinks such as alcohol, laundry,, tips to lodge staff.
Feel free to contact us any time and book this Safari tour. We are here to answer any questions you may have. Whether its safari itineraries, competitive pricing or general information on any of our services/tours, we are just a phone call or few clicks away, – you can reach us on +256777201697 or shoot us an e-mail today, …we look forward to hearing from you.