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One question that needs an answer is the minimum days for a gorilla habituation experience safari. Gorilla habituation experience safaris came in the lime light in 2013 when Uganda Wildlife Authority decided to introduce an experience where interested tourists would spend more time or hours with mountain gorillas. Since then gorilla habituation experience is one of the most looked after gorilla trekking experience in the whole world. You can spend up to four hours with mountain gorillas in the bwindi by booking one of our 2 Day gorilla habituation experience from Kigali or 3 Day gorilla habituation experience from Entebbe or Kigali.

Minimum days for a gorilla habituation experience safari

Before booking a gorilla habituation experience safari, once needs to know the minimum days required for a complete safari. According to research and experience from the ground, the minimum days for a gorilla habituation experience safari are 2 or 2 days depending on where your tour will start from. If starting from Kigali, it is possible to do this experience in 2 days but if starting from Entebbe, it will require you to plan for 3 days minimum.

Why minimum days for a gorilla habituation safari are 2 or 3

It should be noted that if coming from Kigali and returning to Kigali on the last day. It is possible to do gorilla habituation experience tour in two days. It is possible to drive to drive from Kigali to the southern part of Bwindi impenetrable National Park (Rushaga and Nkuringo) and then return back after your gorilla habituation excursion in Bwindi. Please note that since it is four hours and returning from the forest may be late, one should be prepared to return to Kigali late.

These two days are required due to the fact that the first day is for driving from Kigali to the southern part of Bwindi impenetrable National Park. The drive takes you through the rolling hills of Kigali onwards to Gatuna or Chanika boarder to Uganda. From any of the two boarders, you will have to drive 2-3 hours to Rushaga or Nkuringo where gorilla habituation experience is currently taking place.

On the second day, you will wake up early to drive to the park head quarters for briefing and the to the forest for your four hour gorilla habituation experience. You will be in escort of rangers, guides and researchers who will assist you in learning more about gorilla habituation and how wild mountain gorillas can be trained to get used to human beings. This experience will allow you to view, photography, name and also collect specimens while in the forest. After this experience you go back to park head quarters for your certificate and drive back to Kigali arriving late. For those with more time or late flights out of Kigali, it is advised to spend the second night in Bwindi and the drive back to Kigali on the third day.

For those starting their gorilla habituation experience safaris from Entebbe, the minimum days for gorilla habituation experience safari is 3. The first day is for driving from Entebbe to Bwindi impenetrable National Park, the second day is for gorilla habituation experience excursion and the third day is for returning back to Entebbe international Airport for your international flight out of Uganda.
While the drive from Entebbe to Bwindi impenetrable National Park is very scenic and allows you to stop at the equator, see Zebras in community lands around Lake Mburo, Long Horned cattle in Ankole as well as the rolling hills of the Kigezi Region, it is approximately 9-10 hours drive which sometimes in not liked by many tourists.

Why is gorilla habituation experience only in Uganda and not Rwanda.

Gorilla habituation is one of the most sought after tourist activity in the world. This unique gorilla trekking activity only takes place in Uganda much as mountain gorillas do exist in three countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic republic of congo. Its possible in Uganda and particularly in Bwindi due to the fact that Bwindi impenetrable National Park is home to over than a half of the number of mountain gorillas some of which are not yet habituated. So tourists are able to join researchers as they do their work of training these gorillas to get used to human beings. Its should be noted that gorilla habituation experience is not possible in Rwanda because all mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park are habituated.

Book four hour gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi impenetrable National Park.

All those interested in booking gorilla habituation experience need to know that minimum days required for any gorilla habituation is 2 to three. That the minimum people allowed per day is four and it only takes place in the southern part of Bwindi impenetrable National Park of Rushaga and Nkuringo. The process of booking gorilla habituation experience safaris start with you contacting Encounter Africa safaris by email or phone telling us when you want to do your four hour gorilla trek and how many days you have at your disposal. We will then check availability of permits with Uganda wildlife authority and then advise accordingly. We are capable of holding your permits and enable you make payment. Once payment is made, we will secure your permits, book your accommodation and transport and you will be ready to go. We will provide all pre and tour information to allow you prepare well.

The advantage of book this four hour gorilla trek in Uganda is that you get to spend more time with the gorillas cheaply compared to normal gorilla trek. For you to be able to get four hours with the traditional normal gorilla trek, you will need four days and four gorilla permits which when analyzed becomes expensive as well as time consuming. For more information about gorilla habituation experience safaris, do contact Encounter Africa safaris for detail.

You can check out our 2 Day gorilla habituation experience, 3 Day gorilla habituation or combine gorilla habituation experience with chimpanzees or Game drives in Queen Elizabeth. We can also combine gorilla, chimpanzee and golden monkey habituation to give you one of the best primate experiences of a lifetime.

Why book your holiday with Encounter Africa safaris.

Encounter Africa safari is one of the leading destination management outfits for Uganda and Rwanda. We pride ourselves in providing accurate and timely information about Uganda and Rwanda safaris. We majorly excel in organizing successful culture, game and primate safaris which are all possible due to the passionate team at Encounter Africa safaris. All those who contact us with a testify our capacity to respond in time while giving you information to help you organize a successful tour. Encounter Africa safaris is well recognized and rates by trip advisor and Safari bookings. You too can be part of our successful story by leaving a review on any of our accounts.

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