4 Day Mgahinga gorilla and golden monkey experience safari

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    Rates are per person (pp) and based on 2 people sharing 1 room
    Excluding international flights (from/to your home country)

    Overview

Our 3 Day Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari will take you to Mgahinga National Park in south western Uganda. Small and still marginalized by tourists and tour operator, 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”.Embrace Africa gorilla vacation organizes gorilla tours to Mgahinga and our 3 Day Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari is meant for those who do not have enough time on their disposal but want to trek mountain gorillas. Our 3 Day Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari starts and ends in Entebbe with stops at the equator crossing for photography.

Travel plan

Day 01: Pickup from hotel and drive to Mgahinga National Park

Day 02: Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National Park

Day 03: Transfer back to Entebbe Airport and end of our 3 Day Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari

Summary

  • You’ll go to Uganda
  • This tour starts and ends in Entebbe (Uganda)
  • You’ll visit Mgahinga National Park
  • Activities: gorilla tracking
  • Getting around: open-sided 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before the tour departs and on the last day can be arranged for extra cost

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Start your 4 Day Mgahinga gorilla and golden monkey experience safari

You will be picked from your overnight hotel in Entebbe or Kampala by our driver guide who will brief you about your trip, make sure that you have all the necessary gear and paper work. You will then drive 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. You will then proceed to the Equator crossing and then to Mbarara town for Lunch at Agip Motel or Igongo Cultural Center 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. You will arrive in time for a short relaxation, dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Drive time: Approximately 9-10 hours

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Lodging: Kisoro Travellers Rest Inn

Day 02: Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga

After an early breakfast, our driver will drive you to Mgahinga National Park headquarters arriving in time 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 UWA rangers 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 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.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner

Lodging: Kisoro Traveller’s Rest Inn.

Day 03: Golden monkey experience or Golden Monkey trekking

After breakfast, you will transfer to Mgahinga National Park headquarters for either full day golden monkey habituation experience or half day golden monkey trekking. You will be briefed about the dos and don’ts while with golden monkeys and then proceed to the mountain/forest for your trek. You will be allowed enough time with researchers if you choose to do golden monkey experience and only one hour if you choose to do golden monkey trekking. Return to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Lodging: Kisoro Travellers Rest Inn

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 04: Transfer to Entebbe International Airport

Today marks the end of your 4 Day Mgahinga gorilla and golden monkey experience safari. You will be transferred to Entebbe International Airport for your departure flight out of Uganda.

Drive time: approximately 8-10 hours

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

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