Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is one of the most scenic and beautiful National Parks in Uganda

3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari

This 3 Days mountain gorilla trekking safari to Mgahinga Gorilla national park found in southwestern Uganda is the best option short a short gorilla tour to Uganda.  Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is one of the most scenic and beautiful National Parks in Uganda found within the Virunga massif (Virunga Conservation Area) which is a chain of 8 volcanoes. These include; Mount Nyamuragira, Mount Sabyinyo, Mount Bisoke, Mount Gahinga, Mount Nyiragongo, Mount Mikeno, Mount Karisimbi and Mount Muhabura. The Virunga Conservation Area is shared by countries that is Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo and it forms three national park namely; Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, Virunga National Park in DR Congo and Mgahinga gorilla national park of Uganda. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is the only park in Uganda where you meet the endangered mountain gorillas and golden monkeys can be visited all year round but the best time is during the dry months of December to March and June to October. During the drier months tracking is much easier but the Mountain Gorillas and beautiful Golden Monkeys. This 3 Days Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari starts and ends in Entebbe international airport / your place of residence in Kampala.

Highlights of 3 Days Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari.

Day 1: Pick up from your area of residence in Kampala / Entebbe international airport – Drive Mgahinga gorilla national park

Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking – Spend your evening relaxing

Day 3: Mgahinga gorilla national park – Return to Kampala / Entebbe international airport

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from your place of residence / Entebbe international airport – Drive to Mgahinga gorilla National Park

Early in the morning a safari guide from Africa Adventure Vacations Ltd will meet you at your place of residence / Entebbe international airport for meet and greet, brief you about your 3 Days Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari and then start your journey to Mgahinga gorilla national park. On your way to Mgahinga gorilla national park, you will have a stopover Kayabwe Equator line to see water experiment which shows the movement forces on both sides of the planet, take some memorial photos and then proceed with your journey to Igongo Cultural Center to have lunch, tour around the museum and later proceed to Mgahinga gorilla National Park through the Kigazi highlands popularly known as the Switzerland of Africa due to its’ breathtaking views made of terraced and forested hills. The journey from Kampala / Entebbe in international airport to Mgahinga gorilla National Park is approximately 540kms which is about 9-10 hours’ drive. On arrival at the park, drive straight to your lodge to check in and spend your evening relaxing, dinner and an overnight.

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

Meal plan: Lunch / Dinner

Day 2: Mgahinga gorilla national park – Mountain gorilla trekking – Evening boat canoeing on Lake Mutanda

Wake up very early in the morning to enjoy your delicious breakfast, have your packed snacks, meet your safari guide and drive to the park information center to meet other guests for briefing about the guidelines to follow during the forest walk while looking for the mountain gorillas. Later, start the forest walk to lookout for the magical mountain gorillas in their natural habitats the wildlife experience that is never forgettable to anyone who has ever done it. While looking for the mountain gorillas, you may have a chance to see other wildlife species in Mgahinga gorilla national park such as the golden monkeys, forest elephants and several bird species which will make your walk so amazing. The time spent while looking for the endangered mountain gorillas is not known but expected to between 2-6 hours depending on your speed of hiking and location of mountain gorillas. Once you encounter them, you will stay with them for a maximum of 1 hour of magical encounter with these great apes and will be free to take as many photos as you would want, your ranger guide will tell everything about them like, explore their behaviors and body gestures. After spending an hour with the magical mountain gorillas, return to the park starting point to get your certificate of recognition for your support towards the conservation of the endangered mountain gorillas, relax for few minutes and then drive back to you lodge to have lunch, freshen yourself and later in the evening go for an evening boat canoeing on Lake Mutanda. 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 – Drive back to Kampala / Entebbe international airport

On this day, wake up early morning to be served breakfast, get all your luggage packed in the vehicle, check out and drive back to your place of residence / hotel in Kampala or Entebbe international airport to meet prepare for your return flight. On your back to Kampala, you will have a stopover at Igongo cultural center to have lunch and later drive straight to Kampala or Entebbe international airport. This will be the end of your 3 Days Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari

3 Days Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari includes;

1 mountain gorilla permit per person

Private ground transport in a comfortable safari vehicle which is 4×4 WD and air-conditioned for 3 days

Fulltime English speaking safari guide for 3 days

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

All safari activities in the itinerary

Bottled mineral water

Pick up and drop off

Fuel for 3 days

Water experiment at Kayabwe equator line

 A visit to Igongo culture center

All en-route meals

3 Days Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari excludes;

Entry visa fees

Travel insurance

International and domestic flights

Alcoholic and soft drinks

Laundry and telephone services

Tips and souvenir

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