Day 1: Pickup from Entebbe or Kampala and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

A driver from Primate Safari Experiences will pick you up from Kampala or Entebbe Airport and begin the journey to Bwindi Impenetrable forest after briefing. Prepare for stops midway to check out the beautiful countryside and take great photos at the equator crossing. 

The western part of Uganda is blessed with amazing scenery. The Gorilla habituation process takes place in the southern sector of Bwindi. The journey towards this sector involves passing through the rolling hills of Kigezi and valleys of Kisoro. Arrival time is late in the afternoon.

Accommodation at Four Gorillas Lodge

Day 2: The Gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi

You should wake up early and take breakfast before heading for briefing at the park offices. While there, you will join other tourists and be informed about what to expect during the gorilla habituation experience. You will be told what not to do and what to carry along during the activity. After the briefing, you will start trekking into the forest accompanied by Rangers, Trackers and Researcher. Unlike standard gorilla tracking where visitors are allowed only one hour with the gorillas, with the habituation experience, you will be with the primates for four hours. 

As you track the gorillas, you will encounter several forest creatures including birds, butterflies, smaller primates and insects. Listen and observe what the researchers are doing. You may be asked to participate in making gorilla calls, gathering samples or naming group members. After spending your four hours with the primates, you will go back to the lodge for rest and relaxation.

Accommodation at Four Gorillas Lodge

Day 3: End of Tour

Wake up early and take your breakfast as you wait for the Guide/Driver to start the long journey back to Kampala or to Entebbe Airport. You will once again have stops at the equator crossing and also for lunch.