3 DAY GORILLA HABITUATION EXPERIENCE
Welcome to Kigali International Airport Rwanda. Our 3 day express gorilla habituation experience tour representative and your driver-guide will meet you at the Airport. Then we provide you with a detailed briefing before a 5 hours road transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest Uganda. En route, you will discover why Rwanda is called The Land of a Thousand Hills as the drive is very scenic and continues into Uganda.
You will check-in in time for lunch and later head off to the nearby Batwa Experience.
The Batwa people were the original inhabitants of the forests of Bwindi and their lineage are thought to go back possibly 5000 years. The Batwa have been displaced since the early 1990s and these re-enactments in the forest are their way of preserving their culture and passing it down to current generations.
There will be plenty of Batwa presents who remember their days as forest-dwelling nomads. Their bush skills and stories are unique and extremely interesting. Their small stature is thought to be an adaptation to their forest surroundings.
After the Batwa, we will retire for dinner and overnight to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.
DAY 2: RARE MOUNTAIN GORILLA TREK AND HABITUATION EXPERIENCE.
Today you have a unique and privileged experience for 3 hours plus habituating and trekking just with the close quarters of the rare Mountain Gorilla. There are only around 1000 of these magnificent creatures left in the world with around 1/3 of those in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Early in the morning after breakfast you will be taken to the park headquarters where you will be educated on the trek, Gorilla behavior and assigned into groups of suitable habituation experience.
The trek can take between 2-6 with only one hour with the Gorillas but today you are privileged to spend 3 hours + with them. Depending on the movements of the Gorillas. Rushaga in Bwindi has the most Gorilla families in Bwindi with a recently habituated troop now accessible for tourists trekking. This is considered one of the great natural animal encounters on the planet.
The rangers will lead you deep into the forest in search for the Gorillas. You will move up and down the rugged terrain until you finally meet these harmonious creatures that will entertain you with performances for number of hours once you find them.
Have your Lunch in the forest and later return to your lodge, freshen up as you admire the view and nature of Bwindi forest national park. Dinner and overnight at GORILLA SAFARI LODGE
DAY 3: TRANSFER TO KIGALI FOR YOUR DEPARTURE.
This morning after breakfast you will check out from your lodge, proceed back to Rwanda (Kigali) via Katuna border 5 hours’ drive. Arrival in Kigali, you will have your lunch at any of the best restaurants in Kigali before your transfer to Airport.
Later we will take you to visit the educational, emotional, challenging, and inspiring Kigali Genocide Memorial. This transparent memorial will educate you on the causes, horrors, impact, and ultimately inspiring reconciliation that is unprecedented in its successes.
From this moving experience, we then take you to souvenir and craft shopping markets before transferring you to Kigali airport for your flight back home.