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Gorilla habituation budget lodges in Rushaga and NkuringoJanuary 8, 2022
Gorilla habituation luxury lodges in Bwindi are for those interested in staying in luxury lodges during their gorilla habituation experience tour in Bwindi. Gorilla habituation is only done between Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and there are only 2 Mountain Gorilla groups open for this experience this means there is only 8 permits available everyday for gorilla habituation in Bwindi given the fact gorilla habituation is done in a group of 4 tourists and other researchers. Are you interested in spending much more time with the Mountain Gorillas, then booking a Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari is the right choice for you, this gives you an opportunity to visit the endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National park and spend more time with them while in the forest during the encounter once you find them during your trek. Gorilla Habituation Experience is one of the unique experiences for any traveler visiting Uganda for gorilla tracking given the fact you can only find this experience in Uganda among the other two countries with the remaining endangered mountain gorillas that is Rwanda and DR Congo.
Luxury lodges where to stay during your Gorilla Habituation tour in Bwindi include
Four Gorillas Lodge
Four gorillas Lodge is luxurious, elegant, romantic, affordable and beautiful lodge located in the gorillas’ richest Rushaga region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The Lodge is a wilderness paradise far from the madding crowds and you will have an incredible experience. The soaring ceilings, massive exposed wooden beams – panoramic windows that make for endless views of treetops that soothe the soul of the African safari enthusiast.
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is a luxury lodge found in Nkuringo sector of Bwindi impenetrable National Park. It is a remote, beautiful and intimate lodge, you will stay at a ridge, above the clouds, looking across to the Virunga volcanoes. The lodge overlooks the primordial, mysterious and impenetrable Bwindi forest. Clouds Mountain Lodge is one of the Wild places chain of Lodges that provides the finest accommodation in Bwindi, Kidepo and Semuliki National Park.
Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
The Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge is a luxury lodge found on the Nteko ridge overlooking the beautiful Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The ridge provides a superb vantage across the Kashasha River Valley to the forested hill known as ‘Nkuringo’ and the surrounding swathe of trees of the Bwindi Forest. The Lodge has panoramic views of the majestic volcanoes of the Virunga chain, across the escarpment into the Albertine Rift Valley within the DRC Congo.
Rushaga Gorilla Camp
Rushaga Gorilla Camp is located at the edge of Rushaga sector famous Mountain Gorilla habituation in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The lodge is just 5 minutes’ walk to the park headquarters where trekking starts. It is a beautiful facility with cottages overlooking the forest and the communities living on the slopes.
Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge
Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge is located at the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park; it is one of the best lodges if you are trekking in Rushaga sector of Bwindi given it is located close to the starting point of the trek with just 15 minutes walk and 3-5 minutes drive. Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge provides free WiFi, and guests can enjoy a garden and a terrace with amazing views of Bwindi Forest.
Lake Mutanda Resort
Lake Mutanda Resort is located on a Lake Mutanda peninsula in the shadow of the Virunga Mountains, the resort offers comfortable accommodation combined with the most beautiful views on planet earth. It is a perfect base for gorilla trackers, lake loungers, volcano hikers and bird lovers as well as those looking for a mystical place in nature for a vacation in Africa.
Other luxury options include Gorilla Heights Lodge and Chameleon Hill Lodge. Contact us here for booking and reservation for the above gorilla habituation luxury lodges in Bwindi.
What is difference between Gorilla Habituation Experience and Gorilla trekking?
Gorilla Habituation Experience and Gorilla trekking are both done in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, the difference is during Gorilla Habituation Experience you spend much more time with the mountain gorillas that is 4 hours encounter while for gorilla trekking you spend 1 hour encounter with the mountain gorillas once you find them on your trek. On Gorilla Habituation you visit the mountain gorillas in a group of 4 people and for gorilla tracking in a group of 8 people. A gorilla habituation permit costs USD1500 for foreign non residents, USD1000 for residents and 750,000 Uganda Shillings for East African Citizens while a gorilla tracking permit costs USD700 for foreign non residents, USD600 for foreign residents and 250,000 Uganda shillings per person per trek.
Steps to book Gorilla Habituation in Bwindi
You will need to have your gorilla habituation permit secured in advanced to confirm that you are booked for Gorilla Habituation Experience in Bwindi Forest National Park. Once you have your planned dates of travel confirmed we will need you to send us an email here so that we check for availability of gorilla habituation permits online with the Uganda Wildlife Authority once we confirm permits are available for your planned dates we will let you know so that we can send you an invoice for you to make payment for the permits. Once the payment is done and we have received it on our account we will go ahead and purchase your permits immediately and send you a scanned copy of the permits for your records and perusal, this will confirm you are booked for Gorilla Habituation Experience in Bwindi Forest National Park. It is advised to book your Gorilla Habituation Experience in Uganda in advance atleast 2-3 months prior your visit given the fact it is only 4 people who go for gorilla habituation per group, they are two groups available making the gorilla habituation permits limited to 8 permits per day and sell out very quickly on first come first serve basis.
How much is Gorilla Habituation in Bwindi
The Gorilla habituation permit price shares a much more cost for the Gorilla Habituation Experience on top of other services like transport, accommodation and guiding. A gorilla habituation permit costs USD1500 for the Foreign nonresident, USD1000 for the Foreign resident and USD70 (750,000 Uganda Shilling) for the East African Citizen per person per trek, this gorilla habituation permit gives you an opportunity to spend 4 hours encounter with the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest National Park. On top of the gorilla habituation permit you will also pay other services for a successful gorilla trekking safari which include transport, accommodation and guiding. Our 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Habituation Tour cost starts from USD1272 per person. Contact us here and we will book for you accordingly.
What is the best time to do the Gorilla Habituation in Bwindi?
Gorilla Habituation Experience in Bwindi is best done in the months of June to October and December to March during this time it is a dry season in Uganda with mild rainfall making it easy for the treks in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, as well during this time the vegetation is not fully grown and it is easy for viewing the mountain gorillas offering great sights for photographs. During the other months of April, May and November which is normally a wet season this makes the vegetations grow high making the sightings unclear however during this time the treks tend to be shorter given the fact mountain gorillas don’t move further distances looking for food, food is readily available. Gorilla Habituation Experience in Uganda can be done throughout the year given the fact it is a very well organized activity and you have 99% chances of seeing the mountain gorillas.
How to get to Bwindi Forest National Park for Gorilla Habituation
By Road; The southern sector of Bwindi Forest National Park can be accessed through the main safari circuit from Entebbe/Kampala which is approximately 8-9 hours drive. You will need to turn off at Muko along the Kabale-Kisoro road you will see the sign post of Uganda Wildlife Authority which you will follow upto to your booked lodge for accommodation in either Rushaga or Nkuringo sector.
By Air; You can fly from Entebbe International Airport or Kampala’s Kajjansi airfield to Kisoro airstrip to access the southern sectors of Rushaga and Nkuringo. Scheduled and chartered flights are available and operated by domestic airline operators of Aero link and Fly Uganda. You will need to plan with your tour operator for a transfer from the airstrip to the Park
Why book your Gorilla habituation in Bwindi with Eco Adventure Safaris
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing gorilla trekking safari experiences to Uganda and Rwanda. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. We combine gorilla trekking safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about the Total price of Gorilla Trekking in Uganda.