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Bwindi gorilla habituation experience tour

Gorilla Habituation Experience Tour, Golden Monkeys HABITUATION experience - 4 Days


A 4 days Uganda of Bwindi gorilla habituation experience tour and golden monkeys habituation in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. You spend 4 hours with the mountain gorillas and 4 hours with the golden monkeys instead of the standard 1 hour. The Uganda gorilla habituation experience tour will definitely be worthy than any other gorilla experiences.

Gorilla Habituation Experience tour & Mgahinga Golden Monkeys Habituation Experience - 4 Days

Spend (4 times) more time with mountain gorillas and golden monkeys.

The aim of this gorilla habituation experience tour is that you spend 4 hours with the mountain gorillas in Bwindi (more than the standard 1 hour), and also as much time as you want with the golden monkeys. This is the ideal safari to Africa for travellers who would love a deeper than ordinary experience with the rare mountain gorillas and golden monkeys.

We have made special arrangements with the national park authorities so that you have 2-5 times more the traditional amount of time with the rare and endangered mountain gorillas guided by scientific researchers and contributing to their research, golden monkeys and other primates.

This Uganda gorilla habituation experience tour is an incredibly unusual combination of truly “once-in-a-lifetime” safaris that feature scientific researcher-led up-close wildlife interactions for gorillas, golden monkeys.

Program Overview Uganda gorilla habituation experience tour and Golden monkeys habituation 

  • Day 1: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (daily flights also available)
  • Day 2: Mountain gorilla habituation Experience tour (4 hours with the mountain gorillas)
  • Day 3: Golden monkey habituation exercise in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  • Day 4: Return to Kampala - Entebbe



Detailed Itinerary for Bwindi gorilla habituation experience tour and Mgahinga Golden monkeys habituation 

Day 1: Meet in Entebbe or Kampala (at your hotel), Drive to Bwindi National Park ( daily flights available)

Meet and greet with our local guide in Kampala/ Entebbe at 07:00hrs before starting on your drive heading to southwestern Uganda. En route, there is a local community popular for making local drums and crafts and a fruit market. Stopover, admire and buy yourself souvenirs. Proceed to the Equator line taken as one beautiful scenery in Africa - the pathway of the sun and take photographs. Pass by mountains, tropical rainforest and bamboo forest during the nine hour journey.

While most of today's forests are no more than 12,000 years old, Bwindi's vegetation has been weaving itself into tangles for over 25,000 years, in the process accumulating a lengthy species list.

This includes 310 species of butterflies, 51 reptiles, 200 trees, 88 moths and an exceptional 120 species of mammals including 10 primates. The latter includes chimpanzee, L'Hoest's, red tailed and blue monkey, black and white colobus, baboon, and Bwindi's most famous resident, the mountain gorilla.

Bwindi is a prime destination for bird- watchers. Its 350 species include seven which are IUCN red data listed and 90% of all Albertine rift endemics – species which are difficult or impossible to see in any other part of East Africa.

Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Habituation Experience Tour in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Our uniquely exclusive researcher-led gorilla habituation experience tour - 4 hour permit.

We have an early morning entry into the mountain gorilla’s sanctuary. Our intimate gorilla experience allows you to accompany the Uganda Wildlife Authority’s Bwindi gorilla habituation team for the entire day, allowing you to have a minimum 4 hours in the presence of a mountain gorilla family.

Since regular permits only allow 1 hour, this is 4 times the amount of time spent up close with gorillas – more than any other safari operator! During this time you will be able to experience the gorilla family as they wake up, hunt, patrol, play, fight, copulate, and breastfeed until they build their nests at bedtime.

The thrill of spending time with and observing these gentle giants is a rare and moving adventure that will leave you with long lasting memories. Spending more time with them than the norm means you are assured of the best possible experience, with 4 full hours for better photography, researcher access for more questions, and enough time to experience more intimate and unusual behaviors. The gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact with each other.

The walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback, any discomforts will be quickly forgotten. Once the gorillas are sighted, you will be guided to within 6 meters of the gorillas, and be able to sit all around them while gazing into their big round eyes as the researchers note health, behavior and other characteristics.

Day 3: Golden Monkey Habituation Experience in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

After an early breakfast, set off for the national park for the golden monkey habituation experience which allows you upto 4 hours with the monkeys.

The monkeys are primarily to be found in the bamboo forest that skirt the lower slopes of the volcanoes. The monkeys are very active in the canopy of the bamboo where your guides mimic their calls to follow the group.

Day 4: Return to Kampala-Entebbe

Early breakfast before embarking on our return to Kampala, driving down the grassed and terraced escarpments of southwestern Uganda while taking in the breathtaking sights of the hills of the region dubbed ‘the little Switzerland of Africa’. This area is a rows.

Not to miss as we traverse Mbarara are the impressing longhorn Ankole cattle. A remarkable highlight of this journey is the Equator line and surely you will cross it as we have a brief stop here. We will be in Kampala in the evening before for your flight back home.


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Cost Inclusion for 4-days Gorilla Habituation experience tour & Golden Monkeys habituation in Mgahinga Gorilla NP


  • Permit for the  4 hours gorilla habituation experience tour in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Golden monkeys habituation experience permit in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  • Accommodation with meals indicated on programme
  • Bottled drinking water on the vehicle
  • Services of a good experienced English speaking tour guide/driver
  • Transport on tour as well as hotel transfers in safari land cruisers


  • Tips for drivers and other staff
  • Flight tickets and departure taxes
  • Travel documentation (visas)
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Optional excursion
  • Beverages other than mineral water in the vehicle

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