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Gorilla habituation safari from Mbarara town is now possible with Encounter Africa safaris. Our Bwindi gorilla habituation safaris allow you to spend four hours with mountain gorillas under habituation in the southern part of Bwindi impenetrable National Park. When you contact Encounter Africa safaris, we will take care of your gorilla permits, transport to and from Bwindi as well as accommodation and park entry fees for Bwindi impenetrable national park.

Why gorilla habituation safari from Mbarara town to Bwindi

A part from Kabale and Kisoro, Mbarara town is the next biggest town close to Bwindi impenetrable National Park. Located in western Uganda, Mbarara has grown overtime attracting many businesses, factories as well as Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) and Universities. Often a times, employees of these organizations love to spend some time with mountain gorillas in the bwindi impenetrable National Park but get challenges in booking services like gorilla permits. Encounter Africa safaris has come in to solve such problems by bringing services close to you and booking all your requirements to allow you enjoy your holiday.

Another reason why one should book a gorilla habituation safari from Mbarara to the southern part of Bwindi impenetrable National Park is that you save on the drive and the time spent in the car. The drive from Mbarara town to the southern part of Bwindi impenetrable National Park is about 6-7 hours compared to 9-10 hours drive if you were to start your gorilla habituation tour from Entebbe. This 6-7 hours drive will see you drive from the flat lands of Ntungamo to the rolling hills and valleys of Kigezi region onwards to Bwindi impenetrable National Park.

Another advantage of booking gorilla habituation safari from Mbarara is that this first growing town in the western part of Uganda is located Mid way Kampala and Bwindi impenetrable National Park. You don’t need to come to Kampala to start your tour or book your gorilla permit. Encounter Africa safaris will handle all your safari requirements when contacted.

About gorilla habituation experience safaris

Gorilla habituation experience is an initiative by Uganda Wildlife Authority to enable those that want to spend more time with mountain gorillas but have less time at their disposal to do so in one day by spending four hours with mountain gorillas under habituation. Gorilla habituation experience currently takes place in the southern part of Bwindi where some families are still under habituation to get used to human beings. You will practically get involved in activities that lead to the eventual habituation of wild mountain gorillas and after that you will be rewarded a certificate for your records. For more information about gorilla habituation safari holidays, do contact Encounter Africa safaris by email or phone call. Please note that gorilla habituation only takes place in Bwindi impenetrable National Park and nowhere else in the whole world.

How to book your gorilla habituation safari from Mbarara town

The booking process for your gorilla habituation safari holiday from Mbarara town is very simple. Are you a Lecturer at Mbarara University of Science and Technology? Are you working or volunteering in Mbarara, are you an international Student but staying in Mbarara and you want to trek gorillas and spend four hours with them? Just call us or send us an email and we will advise you accordingly.

All those interested in should send us an email explaining when they want to visit bwindi impenetrable National Park for this four hour gorilla trek, the email should indicate the date, month and year as this will help us to check, reserve and secure all services for their gorilla trek. Nationality and also important as it determines the price most especially gorilla permits. Once we have this, we will take it on our own and book your gorilla permits, accommodation as well as transport to and from Mbarara to Bwindi impenetrable National Park. We will meet you anywhere in Mbarara provided you give us your physical address and drive you to Bwindi impenetrable National Park for 3 days with gorilla habituation experience excursion.

Booking gorilla habituation permits while in Mbarara town

Many people staying in Mbarara town find it hard to book their gorilla habituation permits since Uganda Wildlife Authority offices are located in Kampala and one has to drive 283kms from Mbarara to come to Kampala to book these gorilla permits. When you contact Encounter Africa safaris, we will take care of all issues concerning your gorilla permits and we will send you scans of these permits and bring the original copies with us on the day we transfer to Bwindi impenetrable National Park. While we do book gorilla habituation permits on a short notice, we do recommend contacting us at least 3-4 months in advance so that we secure your gorilla permit to avoid shortage.

Tailor made gorilla treks from Mbarara town to Bwindi National Park

Encounter Africa safaris is able to customize your four hour gorilla trek to Bwindi impenetrable National Park to suite your budget, time and interest. We have sample gorilla habituation safaris on our website but we are in position to adjust them to fit your demands.

Our gorilla habituation safaris include a gorilla habituation permit which we assist to book for your, accommodation in Budget, Mid range or Luxury Lodges (depending on your budget and interest) transport to and from Mbarara town to Bwindi in a 4×4 Safari vehicle driven by English speaking local guides. Our vehicle fee include fuel as well as two bottles of drinking water every day. Included as well is park entry fees as well as a ranger guide who will be with you in the forest as you trek the rare mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable National Park.

Excluded in our gorilla habituation safari starting from Mbarara town is the cost of your international flight from your home country and all transfers to Mbarara (if you will be coming from abroad and or before coming to Mbarara) tips to Lodge staff and guides (Tips to us is an appreciation of a good service offered to you by guides or waiters). We normally offer tipping guidelines on how to do it but you are free to tip at your discretion. Excluded as well are all personal expenses that include alcoholic drinks and so much more.</p.

Why book your gorilla habituation safari with Encounter Africa

We are undoubtedly one of the leading safari operators in the region. Our experience in organizing successful and memorable gorilla trekking experience is extremely up there. Both Directors and staff of Encounter are Ugandans and have passion for their job. We will provide you will all relevant information to enable you prepare well for your gorilla habituation tour. Encounter Africa safaris is a full member of AUTO which is the association of Uganda tour operators and works closely with Uganda Wildlife Authority making the reserving and booking of gorilla permits easy. Encounter Africa safaris is highly reviewed and recommended on Trip Advisor and Safari bookings. You too can have a smile by joining our happy family and benefiting from our gorilla safari discounts.

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