Mgahinga Gorilla Safari From Kigali Rwanda

Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda via Cyanika Border

2 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Safari From Kigali Rwanda

This 2 Days mountain Gorilla Safari from Kigali Rwanda takes you to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in the southwestern Uganda for mountain gorilla trekking experience. Mgahinga gorilla national park is one of the only two national parks in Uganda where you meet the endangered mountain gorillas. The park was established to give maximum protection to the two of the world’s most endangered and rare primates “Mountain gorillas and golden monkeys” which inhabit its dense forests. In Uganda, Mgahinga gorilla National Parks is the only park where you can have a chance to meet both Mountain gorillas and Golden monkey staying in the same forest. Mgahinga gorilla national park sits high in the clouds at an altitude of between 2,227m and 4,127m hence making it one of the most scenic national parks in Africa.

Highlights of the 2 Days mountain Gorilla Safari from Kigali Rwanda;

Day 1: Pickup from the hotel / airport – Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda via Cyanika Border

Day 2: Mountain gorilla tracking – Return to Kigali city / airport

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from the Hotel in Kigali / airport – Drive to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Today in the morning, a safari guide will meet you at your overnight hotel in Kigali city or Pick you from Kigali international airport for a meet and greet, brief you about certain thing such as how you are going travel from Kigali Rwanda to Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda, what you should expect to see on the way and at the park among others while on the 2 Days mountain Gorilla Safari to Mgahinga gorilla national park and the later start your journey to Mgahinga gorilla national park with a stopover at the Burera and Ruhondo Twin Lakes in Rwanda for the breathtaking views, take beautiful photo and Boat canoeing safari to fully enjoy the beauty of the area later proceed with your journey to  Chanika Rwanda Uganda border to go through the immigration formalities to cross to Uganda and then drive to the park to check in at your booked lodge, freshen yourself, have lunch and spend rest of the day at your own leisure while preparing for the life time wildlife experience of meeting the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habit. Dinner and overnight

Accommodation options; Travelers Rest Hotel (standard), Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge (Mid-range) Chameleon Hill Lodge (Luxury)

Meal plan; Lunch / Dinner

Day 2: Mgahinga gorilla national park – Mountain gorilla trekking – Return to Kigali City / International Airport

Rise up very early in the morning to be served breakfast, have your packed lunch and meet your safari guide to drive to the park information center to meet other guests for the briefing about the ‘Dos’ and ‘Don’ts’ to follow during mountain gorillas tracking in the forest. Be allocated a mountain gorilla family to track, get a ranger guide from UWA and the start your walk into the montane forest to search for the most endangered and rare primates in the world “the mountain gorillas”. The time taken while looking for the mountain gorillas is not known Gorilla but can take between 2-8 hours depending on the movement of the mountain gorilla family you are tracking. Mountain gorilla tracking involves walking through the steeps and densely forested hills before finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation so, a certain level of physical fitness and mental determination are required or an advance arrangement for some people (porters) to carry you into the forest on a sedan chair to meet the mountain gorillas and back after seeing the mountain gorillas in case you are physically weak to walk into the forest on your own but interested at seeing the magical mountain gorillas. One you meet your allocated mountain gorilla family, you will stay with them for a maximum of 1 hour while enjoying their forest actions like feeding, babies playing, mothers grooming their babies and the Mr. Silverback looking around peacefully scanning the environment to provide protection in case he detects any danger to his family. During your stay with the magical maintain gorillas, you will be allowed to take as many photos as you would want, and asking questions to the guide regarding the gorillas and other wildlife species you will meet in the forest while looking for the mountain gorillas. We would advise you to keep your camera on standard by and well charged such that you do not miss out any mountain with the mountain gorillas uncaptured to keep your great memories. After the mountain gorilla trekking experience, return to the park office to pick your certificate of recognition, enjoy your packed lunch and later embark on your return journey to your hotel / residence in Kigali or Kigali international airport to prepare for your return flight. This will be the end of the 2 Days mountain Gorilla Safari from Kigali Rwanda to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda.

2 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Safari From Kigali Rwanda includes;

Private transport for 2 days using a well modified safari vehicle (Safari Land-cruiser/van) that is 4×4 and air-conditioned.

Return airport transfers

Accommodation for 1 night (Standard/ Mid-range/ Luxury) on full board meal plan (Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner)

Professional English speaking safari guide for 2 days

All en-route meals as mentioned in the itinerary

Drinking water throughout your safari

A visit to twin Lakes for a boat cruising excursion

1 mountain gorilla trekking permit per person

2 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Safari From Kigali Rwanda excludes;

International and domestic flights

Entry visa @ US$50 person or you can apply for the East African single entry visa which allows you to visit (Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda @ US$100 per person)

Travel insurance


Souvenirs and gift

Soft and Alcoholic drinks (Beers, Wines, Sodas, special juice and coffee orders)

Other personal requirements like telephone and laundry

If you are looking for spend more time with mountain gorillas, you may extend your trip to Rushaga sector of Bwindi forest national park for gorilla habituation experience. You will spend 4 hours with these giant gentle primates at a cost of $1500 per person per trek

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