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Where to stay in Bwindi during Gorilla Habituation Experience, Gorilla habituation budget lodges in Bwindi are for those interested in staying in budget lodges during their habituation experience in Bwindi. 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 that is 4 hours encounter with them while in Bwindi forest 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.
Budget lodges where to stay during your Gorilla Habituation tour in Bwindi include
Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge
Rushaga Gorilla Haven Lodge is the main budget lodge for those doing gorilla habituation in Bwindi, this offers both budget and mid-range accommodation services for travelers visiting Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park to do gorilla habituation.
Other budget options include Karungi Camp and Nshogi Camp, Rushaga Gorilla Camp also has standard rooms and camping ground for budget travelers and those interested in Camping. Contact us here for booking and reservation for the above gorilla habituation luxury lodges in Bwindi.
What is the 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 advance to confirm that you are booked for the 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 according.
What is the best time to do 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 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 will help you book your gorilla habituation trek in Bwindi contact us and we advise you on the booking process. We as well have different gorilla habituation safari packages to Bwindi ranging from budget, mid-range to luxury options that we can book for you including the gorilla habituation permits. Feel free to check out our TripAdvisor reviews and read from a community of happy satisfied clients. With us, you can be rest assured of a memorable Uganda safari holiday. We are devoted to providing excellent service and customer satisfaction. Our team of excellent tour consultants is always willing to help answer all your safari questions and we guarantee you a great gorilla habituation tour in Uganda with us.