Mountain Gorilla Trekking Tour To Mgahinga Park From Kampala

This trip starts and ends in Kampala

2 Days Mountain Gorilla Trekking Tour To Mgahinga Park From Kampala

The 2 days mountain gorilla trekking tour takes you to Mgahinga gorilla national park from Kampala is one of the best package for mountain gorilla trekking tours in Uganda and Africa. Mgahinga gorilla national park is found into the Virunga Mountains area which encompasses parts of Rwanda, DR Congo and Uganda and one of the smallest national parks in Uganda. Mgahinga gorilla national park is the only park in Uganda where you can do mountain gorilla and golden monkey tracking. This is an ideal gorilla trekking safari to individuals with little time but interested in seeing the endangered mountain. This 2 days mountain gorilla safari starts and ends in Kampala or Entebbe international airport Uganda.

Highlights of the 2 Days Mgahinga park gorilla trekking tour from Kampala

Day 1: Pick up – Transfer to Mgahinga gorilla national park

Day 2: Mountaing gorilla tracking – Return to Kampala / Entebbe international port

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Pickup from Kampala or Entebbe international airport – Drive to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

In the morning a safari guide from Africa Adventure Vacations will meet you at your residence / hotel in Kampala / Entebbe or Entebbe international airport for meet and greet, brief you about the 2 days mountain gorilla trekking tour to Mgahinga park from Kampala and then start your drive to Mgahinga gorilla national park found in the southwestern Uganda across the Equator on the border with Congo and Rwanda.  Mgahinga gorilla national park is one of the few national parks in the world where the endangered mountain gorillas live and where people on a Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda can go. With no doubt Mgahinga Gorilla national park is one of the leading tourism destinations in Uganda due to its being a home to the world’s most rare and endangered primates. While on this 2 days mountain gorilla trekking tour to Mgahinga park from Kampala, you will go through the rolling hills, mountains and local people doing their businesses along the roadside with a stopover at Kayabwe equator landmark where the earth separates into northern and southern hemispheres to see water experiments that are done on each side of the equator to show difference in the movement of forces on each side, take photos when your legs are spread in two hemispheres at the same time, have a cup of coffee and proceed to Igongo cultural museum to have lunch, tour the museum to explore culture, artefacts, and how lifestyle of the people in western have been changing and later proceed with your journey straight to Mgahinga gorilla national park to check in at your booked lodge to spend your evening relaxing while preparing for your great gorilla adventure safari. Have dinner and an overnight.

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

Meal plan; Lunch / Dinner

Day 2: Mgahinga Gorilla national park – Mountain gorilla trekking – Return to Kampala/Entebbe airport

Start the day with a heavy breakfast at the lodge (by 06:00h), get your luggage packed in the vehicle, have your packed lunch then drive to the park information headquarters to be briefed on guidelines to follow, about the gorilla groups in Mgahinga, what you need to have, what to expect, and how to act while with the gorillas. Later start your day “great wildlife adventure” Mountain gorilla trekking walk through the forest. During mountain gorilla trekking expect to other primates, several bird species and some other mammals along the way, the trek will take you through thick bamboo forests in areas of higher altitude than normal therefore, certain level of physical fitness and determination is required to be successful. The time take while looking for the endangered mountain gorillas is not known but expected to be between 2 -6 hours depending on the location and movement of your allocated gorilla family. Once you encounter your allocated gorilla family, you will have a maximum of 1 hour to stay with them while enjoying the huge peaceful Silverback, dramatic babies if the group has some, and moves of every member like the mothers breastfeeding or grooming their youngsters, the juveniles member also tend to be playful and tend to climb trees more often. You will be allowed to take as many photos as you would want as well as asking questions. After spending an hour with the endangered mountain gorillas, return to the park information center to receive your certification in recognition of your support towards the conservation of endangered mountain gorillas, enjoy your refreshments and lunch and later start your drive back to your residence in Kampala  or Entebbe international airport for prepare for your return flight.

NB; if you are planning to fly out after mountain gorilla trekking, we would advise you to book a flight which departs late evening (2300 hrs.) or early morning the following day.

Meal plan; Breakfast/ Lunch

2 Days Mgahinga park gorilla trekking tour from Kampala includes;

Return airport transfers

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

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

1 mountain gorilla trekking permit per person

A visit to Igongo cultural museum

A stop at Kayabwe equator landmark

2 Days Mgahinga park gorilla trekking tour from Kampala excludes;

International and domestic flights

Entry visa

Travel insurance


Souvenirs and gift

Alcoholic and soft drinks (Sodas, beers, wines, special juice orders)

Other personal requirements like telephone and laundry

For those interested to spend more time with the gorillas can opt to book gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi impenetrable forest, Rushaga sector at a cost of $1500 per person per trek.

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