Why choose a Gorilla Habituation trek as well as a regular Gorilla trek?
Follow in the steps of Dian Fossey as you join a team of researchers habituating a wild Mountain Gorilla family. Maximise your time with these majestic primates by experiencing a habituation trek as well as a regular trek and gain a fascinating first-hand insight into the habituation process and the Gorilla families and researchers involved.
* A full day trekking with up to 4 hours with the Gorillas
* In-depth exploration of Gorilla behaviour & social dynamics
* Closer & more prolonged contact with the Gorillas
* An exhilarating, fast faced and fully immersive experience with memories to last a lifetime
Quick glance at your itinerary
Day 1: Entebbe & the start of the adventure
The start of your adventure is the lakeside town of Entebbe where you meet your private guide for the week. Enjoy a relaxing evening at your cosy guesthouse and a good night’s sleep in preparation for the excitement ahead.
Day 2: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Take a short light aircraft flight to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and then on to your hill top lodge with the most breathtaking views; your home for the next two nights.
En route, enjoy a guided canoe trip on the stunning Lake Mutanda as you glide along taking in the scenary all around.
Day 3: Standard Gorilla trek, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
It’s the first of your gorilla treks today – this time to a fully habituated family.
Set off into the forest with your ranger and fellow trekkers to locate your Mountain Gorilla family and spend up to one magical hour in their presence.
Toast your successful trek with sundowners at the ‘top of the world’ as you watch the sun set on the surrounding mountain and volcano tops.
Day 4: Gorilla Habituation trek, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
A Gorilla habituation trek is exhilarating, fast paced and full of excitement. Once located, follow the family as they move through the forest for up to 4 hours and learn first-hand about the lengthy process of habituating a wild Gorilla family.
Day 4: Return to Entebbe
Take a morning flight back in Entebbe, having seen and experienced more than you could ever imagine!
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4×4 Landcruiser transfers throughout with English speaking guide
Full board accommodation with house drinks & butler service
1 x Gorilla trekking permit per person (habituated group)
1 x Gorilla Habituation trekking permit per person
‘Top of the World’ sundowners to toast your trek
International Flights & visas
Tipping & porter hire for the treks
Personal travel insurance