Wildlife Tours

3 Days Golden Monkey and Gorilla Tracking Tour – Mgahinga National Park

 Mgahinga, Uganda
 12th Feb - 01st Jul

Overview

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park - where gold meets silver.
This small park, covering just 38 sqkm, enjoys a magnificent setting on the northern slopes of the virunga volcanoes. Two rare primates, mountain gorillas and golden monkeys can be tracked and one can climb the dormant volcanoes to stand simultaneously on the border of Uganda, Rwanda and the democratic republic of Congo.This Park offers a unique Batwa forest experience, including discovery of a cave and traditional home of the batwa king, complemented by cultural dances in the cave. On this 3 Day Mgahinga gorilla trekking and golden monkey safari tour will take you to Mgahinga National Park in south western Uganda.

Mgahinga National Park is the only park in Uganda where mountain gorillas co-exist with Golden monkeys hence a saying that its where “Gold meets silver”. This Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari tour is meant for those who do not have enough time on their disposal but want to trek mountain gorillas. This 3 Day Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari starts and ends in either Entebbe or Kampala with stops at the equator crossing for photography.

Itinerary In Summary
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Mgahinga National Park
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla and other primates trekking.
Day 03: Transfer from Mgahinga national park to either Kampala or Entebbe.

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Tour Overview

Availability

January 01 - December 31

Duration

3D2N

Pickup Location

pickup avaiable from airport, train and also cruise

Language

English

Car PickUp

Available

Tour Guide

Included

Included

  • Ground Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • All Meals and bottled water
  • All Government Taxes
  • All Tourist attractions and activities charges charges
  • English-speaking driver/guide

Excluded

  • International Flights
  • Visa Fees
  • Airport Taxes
  • Items of personal nature like Laundry
  • Bar bills
  • Tipping and any extra expenses not included above.

Itenary

Day 1
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Mgahinga National Park.
    Ultimate wild safaris driver guide will pick you from your place of residence either in Entebbe or Kampala and brief you about your trip, make sure that you have all the necessary gear and paper work. You will be transferred to Mgahinga National Park in southwestern Uganda with some stopovers at Mpambire royal drum makers to witness how drums are made from skins and wood.

    Retreat from Mpambire royal drum, drive to the Equator crossing and then to Mbarara town for lunch depending on the time at your disposal. After lunch you will take a scenic drive to Kisoro district starting with the flat lands of Ntungamo, and the rolling hills of Kabale to terraced hills and meandering roads to Kisoro District for dinner and overnight at the lodge.

    Accommodation Category:
    (Mount Gahinga Lodge- Luxury option)
    (Traveler's Rest Hotel - Midrange option)
    (Kisoro Tourist Hotel - Budget option)

Day 2
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 2: Mountain Gorilla and other primates trekking.
    Early in the morning after breakfast, our driver will transfer you to Mgahinga National Park headquarters for briefing. Before briefing, your passport details will be required to make sure that you are eligible to trek mountain gorillas.

    This will be followed by briefing from one of the Uganda Wildlife authority official about gorilla trekking, dos and don’ts and instructions to be followed on the trek, with the gorillas and after the trek. You will then be led to the forest to search for the endangered mountain gorillas.

    Mgahinga National Park has only one habituated mountain gorilla family called Nyakagezi which used to move between Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and Mgahinga National Park but it is now permanently resident in Uganda. Once you find Nyakagezi Family, you will be allowed one hour with the gorillas and then return back to the Lodge for your overnight.

    Accommodation Category:
    (Mount Gahinga Lodge- Luxury option)
    (Traveler's Rest Hotel - Midrange option)
    (Kisoro Tourist Hotel - Budget option)

Day 3
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 3: Transfer from Mgahinga national park to either Kampala or Entebbe.
    After a delicious breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport for your late departure flight out marking the end of your 3 day Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari tour.