3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla trekking safariJune 29, 2018
5 Days Mgahinga Gorillas, Golden Monkey And Lake Bunyonyi TourJune 29, 2018
PRRICE 1650$ PP
Note: price based on two people sharing a room
Our 4 Day Mgahinga/bwindi gorilla and golden monkey trekking safari will take you to Mgahinga/bwindi National Parks in south western Uganda. Mgahinga national park is our smallest national park,least known by tourists and most marginalised by many tour operators yet it is the only park in Uganda where mountain gorillas co-exist with Golden monkeys hence a saying “Gold meets silver”.Embrace Africa gorilla vacation organizes gorilla golden monkey tours to Mgahinga/bwindi national parks and our 4 Day Mgahinga/bwindi gorilla golden monkey trekking safari is meant for those who have more passion for more primates and beyond just the gorillas. This 4 Day Mgahinga/bwindi gorilla golden monkey trekking safari can start and ends in Kampala/Entebbe Uganda with stopover at the equator for photography. Alternatively it can start and end in Kigali.
Day 01: Pickup from hotel and drive to Mgahinga/ bwindi National Parks
Day 02: Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga/bwindi National Park
Day3: Golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga national park
Day 04: Transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe Airport or kigali
End of our 4Day Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari
- You’ll go to Uganda or Rwanda
- This tour starts and ends in Kampala/Entebbe (Uganda) or kigali Rwanda
- You’ll visit Mgahinga/bwindi National Park
- Activities: gorilla and golden monkey 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
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Day 01: Start your 4 Day Mgahinga gorilla and golden monkey experience safari
You will be picked from your overnight hotel in Entebbe/Kampala or Kigali 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/ bwindi 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/ bwindi
After an early breakfast, our driver will drive you to Mgahinga/bwindi 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 or Kigali 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