Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari From Kigali

Mgahinga Gorilla trekking safari from Kigali will as well help you to avoid the expensive Rwanda Gorilla permit

3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari From Kigali

The 3 Days Uganda gorilla trekking safari from Kigali Rwanda takes you to Mgahinga gorilla national park. This 3 days Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari is the best option to visitors who would want to do mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda but don’t want to drive for a long distances. The distance from Kigali city or Kigali international airport to Mgahinga gorilla national park found in southwestern is approximately 4 hour’s drive as compared to the 10 hours’ drive when it has started from Kampala city or Entebbe international airport in Uganda. This 3 days Mgahinga Gorilla trekking safari from Kigali will as well help you to avoid the Rwanda Gorilla permit which is more expensive than Uganda gorilla permit therefore, you will have an advantage of having the same but more affordable. Currently in Uganda a Gorilla permit costs USD700 per person per trek for a one hour observation of the Gorillas while in Rwanda a Gorilla permit cost USD1500 per person per trek.

3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari From Kigali highlights

Day 1: Meet and greet and your place of residence in Kigali city /Pick up from the airport – Drive to Mgahinga gorilla national park

Day 2: Mountain gorilla tracking – Spend your evening relaxing

Day 3: Mgahinga gorilla national park – Return to Kigali city / airport

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from your place of residence in Kigali city / Airport – Drive to Mgahinga gorilla national park

In the morning / early afternoon, we will be warmly met by our safari guide at your place of residence/hotel in Kigali or pick up from Kigali airport for meet and greet, be briefed about your 3 days mountain gorilla trekking safari to Mgahinga gorilla national park and later start your drive to Mgahinga gorilla National Park. The journey will take you through most beautiful scenic places of a country of ‘a thousand hills’ to ‘the Pearl of Africa’ with several stopovers to enjoy these view as well as take memorial photos. You will cross over to Uganda at the Chanika border and later drive straight to your lodge to have lunch and spend your evening relaxing at the lodge while preparing for your gorilla trekking safari the following day.

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

Meal plan: Breakfast/Lunch / Dinner

Day 2: Mgahinga gorilla national park – Mountain gorilla Trekking – Evening boat canoeing on Lake Matanda

Wake up very early in the morning to be served your fantastic breakfast, get your packed snacks and meet your safari guide to drive to the Park Headquarters to join other visitors for briefing about gorilla trekking and what you should expect during mountain gorilla trekking. Even though Mgahinga gorilla national park is the smallest park with the mountain gorillas compared to the others, it provides the most excellent mountain gorilla experience. The time taken while looking for the mountain gorillas is not known but may be between 2 to 6 hours depending on the location of your allocated gorilla family. Once you meet the endangered mountain gorillas, you will spend with them a maximum of 1 hour while enjoying their adorable forest actions, feeding, grooming their babies and you will be free to take as many photos as you would want so, you have to keep your camera well-charged and on standby not to miss any moment uncaptured. You ranger guide will give more information about the mountain gorillas plus other wildlife species that you will spot during your forest walk while looking out for the endangered mountain gorillas such as several bird species, golden monkeys on a good day and many others. Later after spending an hours with the magical mountain gorillas in Mgahinga gorilla national park, return to the park information center to receive your certificate of recognition, have some refreshments, meet your safari guide and drive back to your lodge to be served lunch, freshen yourself and then drive to Lake Matanda to spend your evening relaxing while canoeing on Lake Matanda. Dinner and an overnight

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

Meal plan: Breakfast/Lunch / Dinner

Day 3: Mgahinga gorilla national park – Return to Kigali city – Visit Kigali genocide museum

Wake up to have your breakfast, check out of your lodge and start your drive back to Kigali city. On arrival at Kigali city, have lunch and later visit Kigali genocide museum. The genocide museum was publically opened in 2004 to mark the 10th commemoration of 1994 genocide in Rwanda that led to the death of thousands of people mostly the Tutsi people. After the tour to the museum, drive slowly through Kigali city back to the airport to prepare for your return flight or drive back to your residence or hotel in Kigali city.

The inclusions of the 3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla trekking safari from Kigali includes;

1 mountain gorilla trekking permit per person

A visit to Kigali genocide museum

Private ground transport using a well-modified safari van /land-cruiser (4WD and air-conditioned) for 3 days

English speaking safari guide for 3 days

Bottled mineral water throughout the tour

Accommodation on full board (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) for 2 nights

All mentioned activities in the itinerary

Pick up and drop off

3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla trekking safari from Kigali excludes;

Accommodation before and after the tour in Kigali city

Entry visa

Travel insurance

International flights

Souvenirs and tips

Alcoholic and soft drinks

Laundry and telephone services

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