Fly in Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari

Mountain gorillas in Mgahinga gorilla national park are the easiest to be trekked compared to other parks

3 Days Fly in Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari

This 3 days fly in gorilla trekking safari to Mgahinga gorilla National Park form Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airstrip is one of the most popular safaris to travelers with limited time to travel and do not want to spend much time driving on the road. Mountain gorillas in Mgahinga gorilla national park are the easiest to be trekked compared to other parks where mountain gorilla trekking is done but people used to ignore it due to the long hours’ road drive of between 10 -12 hours from Kampala or Entebbe involved but an option flying safaris to Mgahinga gorilla national park made it so easier to do a mountain gorilla tracking safari to the less congested Mgahinga gorilla National park. The flights from Entebbe international airport to Kisoro airfield takes approximately one and half hours with Aerolink Uganda the best local flight operator based in Entebbe International Airport. Mgahinga gorilla national park is situated in the southwestern Uganda at the border with Rwanda and DR Congo and part of Virunga Conservation Area which is shared with Rwanda and DR Congo. Mgahinga gorilla national park is the smallest park of all Uganda’s national parks but filled with many remarkable tourism activities than many parks such as the magical mountain gorilla tracking, the beautiful golden monkey tracking, Sabinyo and Muhavura volcano hiking, Batwa pygmy cultural trail and a visit to Lake Mutanda. On this 3 Days fly in Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari

Highlights of the 3 Days fly in Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari

Day 1: Pick from your hotel/residence – Transfer to Entebbe international airport – Fly in to Kisoro airstrip

Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking – Spend your evening relaxing

Day 3: Transfer to Kisoro airstrip – Fly in to Entebbe international airport – Pick up and transfer to your Hotel or residence

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Meet and greet at your residence / Hotel – Transfer to Entebbe international airport – Fly in to Kisoro airstrip

On the first day of your 3 Days fly in Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari, you will be met by our company a representative for meet and greet, be briefed about your 3 Days fly in Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari and then drive to Entebbe international airport to board your respective domestic air-craft to fly to Kisoro airstrip which serves Mgahinga gorilla national park. The flights to Kisoro airstrip departs at 7am in the morning and taking approximately 1⅟₂ to 2 hours depending weather and flight routings. Once you arrive at Kisoro airstrip, you will be warmly welcomed by your safari guide for meet and greet and drive to your booked safari lodge to check, meet your safari guide at the reception for briefing about your 3 Days fly in Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari. Later after lunch, your safari guide will drive to Lake Mutanda for a boat canoe safari and exploring the Lake Mutanda and listening to old folk tales of the local fishermen, plus enjoying the breathtaking views at the lake and its surrounding areas. If you are a bird lover, this is an ideal place to as many bird species as possible. Later in the evening, return to your lodge to relax, have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options: Chameleon Hill Safari Lodge (Luxury), Lake Mulehe Safari lodge (Mid-range), Lake Chahafi Lodge (Standard)

Meal plan: Lunch / Dinner

Day 2: Mgahinga gorilla national park – Mountain gorilla trekking – Spend your evening relaxing

Rise up very early in the morning, to be served your hot heavy breakfast, get your packed lunch and then meet up with your safari guide to drive you to the park’s headquarters where mountain gorilla trekking experience in Mgahinga gorilla national park starts to meet other visitors to be registered, briefed on dos and don’ts to follow during mountain gorilla trekking, be allocated a guide and ranger  and then start the actual mountain gorilla trekking activity in Mgahinga gorilla national park. Mountain gorilla trekking is normally long and can be tedious so, you need to keep yourself hydrated, energized throughout your trekking activity, physically fit and mentally prepared. Mgahinga gorilla national park was primarily protected as a conservation measure to the endangered Golden monkeys and mountain gorillas among other wildlife species. Your ranger guide will give you as much information as possible regarding the mountain gorillas and other wildlife species that you will see during your forest walk while looking for the mountain gorillas.

Easiest Gorilla Family To Trek In UgandaOnce you meet the endangered mountain gorillas, you will spend a maximum of 1 hour with the endangered mountain gorillas while watching them interact with each other, feeding and others resting and you will be free to take as many photos as you would want and to ask questions. The entire experience of meeting the magical mountain gorillas in their natural environment will stay in your minds for years. After spending an hour with the magical endangered mountain gorillas, return to the starting point to pick your certificate, enjoy your lunch and drive back to your lodge to freshen yourself and spend rest of your day relaxing. Dinner and an overnight.

Accommodation options: Chameleon Hill Safari Lodge (Luxury), Lake Mulehe Safari lodge (Mid-range), Lake Chahafi Lodge (Standard)

Meal plan: Breakfast/ Lunch / Dinner

Day 3: Mgahinga gorilla national park – Fly back to Entebbe international airport – Pick up and drive back to your hotel / residence

Wake up to have breakfast, get all your luggage packed in your vehicle and then drive to the airstrip (Kisoro airstrip) for your flight back to Entebbe international airport where you will meet a representative from Africa Adventure Vacations Ltd to pick you up and drive you to Entebbe town to have lunch and later drive back to your residence / hotel in Entebbe / Kampala or return to Entebbe international airport for your return flight and this will be end of your 3 Days fly in Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari.

3 Days fly in Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari includes;

Return domestic flights (From Entebbe airport to Kisoro airstrip and back)

Private ground transportation using a well-modified safari vehicle safari Land-cruiser / Van (air-conditioned and 4WD) for 3 days

English speaking safari guide for 3 days

Fuel for 3 days

Pick up and drop off

1 mountain gorilla Trekking Permit per person.

Accommodation on full board meal plan (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Boat canoeing on Lake Mutanda

Bottled mineral water throughout your trip

3 Days fly in Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari excludes;

Tips

Porter fees

Alcohol and soft drinks (Sodas, Beers, Wines, Coffee and juice)

International flight ticket

Laundry and Telephone

Entry visa

Travel insurance

Any other expenses of personal nature.

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