This scheduled trip allows clients the very special experience of spending four hours with a Gorilla Habituation group in ‘Gorilla training’. We also include a visit to the Batwa tribes of the area and a visit to the Kigali Memorial Centre while staying in comfortable accommodations.

Day 1: Kigali

On arrival at Kigali Airport you will be met and transferred to the Ubumwe Grande Hotel for your overnight rest.

Day 2: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

This morning you will be briefed by your guide before we depart for the Uganda border to complete border formalities. A short drive to our first activity, the Batwa Trail, a cultural experience that offers a glimpse of the traditional life of the Batwa (pygmies) who were forest dwellers. The activity introduces travelers to Batwa life comprised of hunting, fruit gathering, collecting honey and performing of rituals in the caves within the forest. The Batwa lived in harmony with forest animals including the mountain gorillas for over 500,000 years. They are the main beneficiaries of the activity. Continue to check in to our lodge in the Bwindi area for check in, dinner and overnight rest.

Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Today you are in for a thrilling experience with the Gorilla Habituation Experience. Begin by being briefed by your guide on what to expect on your trek before we set off for the day in search of these ‘gentle giants’. The Gorilla Habituation experience is typically a full day affair and involves some fairly active trekking. After this captivating and unforgettable experience you will head back to your lodge for some relaxation.

 

About the Gorilla Habituation Experience

This new experience is designed to allow a small number of tourists to spend more time with mountain gorillas during their habituation. The gorilla habituation experience is different from a regular gorilla trek in several ways including group size, time spent with the gorillas and price. A maximum group of four people participate in the habituation experience and groups spend four hours with the gorillas versus the usual one hour. The habituation experience lasts almost all day, and can involve some more difficult trekking at elevations of up to 7500 feet. Clients interested in the experience should have a reasonable level of fitness to participate.

 

Note there are very limited numbers of permits available for this experience so we strongly suggest you book early.

Departure Day

We depart this morning to return back across the Rwandan border and on to Kigali where a tour will be undertaken the Genocide Memorial site, a grim reminder of a senseless massacre of innocent’s lives in 1994. Learn about Rwanda’s history from pre-colonial times to the 1994 genocide and how Rwanda has dealt with that past. The recovery has been incredible, a testament to humankind’s resilience. After a visit we continue to the airport for your flight onward.

Start Date:End Date:Price Sharing:Single Add:Park Fees:
14 Nov 201917 Nov 2019 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
21 Nov 201924 Nov 2019 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
28 Nov 201901 Dec 2019 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
05 Dec 201908 Dec 2019 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
12 Dec 201915 Dec 2019 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
19 Dec 201922 Dec 2019 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
02 Jan 202005 Jan 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
09 Jan 202012 Jan 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
16 Jan 202019 Jan 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
23 Jan 202026 Jan 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
30 Jan 202002 Feb 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
06 Feb 202009 Feb 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
13 Feb 202016 Feb 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
20 Feb 202023 Feb 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
27 Feb 202001 Mar 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
05 Mar 202008 Mar 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
12 Mar 202015 Mar 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
19 Mar 202022 Mar 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
16 Apr 202019 Apr 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
23 Apr 202026 Apr 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
30 Apr 202003 May 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
07 May 202010 May 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
04 Jun 202007 Jun 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
18 Jun 202021 Jun 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
02 Jul 202005 Jul 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
09 Jul 202012 Jul 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
16 Jul 202019 Jul 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
23 Jul 202026 Jul 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
30 Jul 202002 Aug 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
06 Aug 202009 Aug 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
13 Aug 202016 Aug 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
20 Aug 202023 Aug 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
03 Sep 202006 Sep 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
10 Sep 202013 Sep 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
17 Sep 202020 Sep 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
24 Sep 202027 Sep 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
01 Oct 202004 Oct 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
08 Oct 202011 Oct 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
15 Oct 202018 Oct 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
22 Oct 202025 Oct 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
29 Oct 202001 Nov 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
05 Nov 202008 Nov 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
12 Nov 202015 Nov 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
19 Nov 202022 Nov 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
03 Dec 202006 Dec 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500
10 Dec 202013 Dec 2020 USD $1095 USD $255 USD $1500

Price Includes:

Accommodation as indicated, meals as indicated, Batwa community trail, transportation on tour, bottled water, airport transfers, professional guide.

Price Excludes:

Flight, visas, meals not specified, optional excursions, Gorilla Habituation Permit ($1500 USD), gratuities and personal expenses.

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