3 DAYS GORILLA TREKKING SAFARI MGAHINGA NATIONAL PARK
3 days gorilla trekking Mgahinga safari tour takes you to Uganda’s smallest national part in the southwest, Besides Bwindi impenetrable national park Mgahinga also gives you any opportunity to track the engendered mountain gorillas in their second home.
Mgahinga is part of the Virunga mountain ranges which are continuous with Rwanda and D.R. Congo and of the 7 peaks that from the ranges Mgahinga hosts 3 peaks namely Mount Muhabura, Mount Sabyinyo and Gahinga. This safari provides you an opportunity to track the Nyakagyezi gorilla family the only habituated group in the park. Apart from mountain gorillas, it also houses the rare golden monkeys which can be also tracked on your Uganda safari and that’s why it’s dubbed the place where ‘Gold meets Silver’ since you can have an encounter with a silverback gorilla and golden monkey on the same safari tour in this region.
3 days Mgahinga Gorilla trekking safari highlights
- Trek the endangered mountain gorillas in Mgahinga national park
- Exciting road trip through the ‘little Switzerland of Africa’
- Optional golden monkey tracking
Day 1: Drive to Mgahinga National park
After breakfast at your place of stay, our driver picks you up in the morning to start your 10 hour drive to Mgahinga national park. Travel through the beautiful countryside with rolling hills and an endless carpet of green to Mgahinga national park. Lunch will be on the way in Mbarara at Igongo cultural center and then proceed with your drive with views of the long horned cattle in this region. Drive through the Kigezi highlands named the little Switzerland of Africa due to the meandering roads in the rolling hills till you reach Mgahinga national park in the evening. Check in, have you dinner and call off the day.
Meal Plan: Lunch and dinner
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National park
Have early morning breakfast and head to the park headquarters at Ntebeko visitors center for a briefing with the UWA rangers before you start the trek. After you then start your trek in the slopes of the Virunga volcanoes searching for the only habituated gorilla group in Mgahinga the Nyakaqyezi gorilla group. The trek rewards you with scenic views of the virungas, the different flora and fauna of the region and lastly your gorilla family, spend on hour with them, watching juveniles play, the silverback protecting his family, take photos to keep for your memories before your hour ends. After you come back from the trek which may take either 30 mins to a quarter of a day and transfer back to the lodge for diner and stay.
Meal plan; Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3: Drive back to Kampala and end of the Safari
Early morning after your breakfast, you start the drive back to Kampala where you reach in the evening. Lunch is en route with a stop at the equator for yet another photo experience you wouldn’t want to miss out while standing at the line that divides the earth into two. Continue with your journey and have a drop off at your place at choice or at the airport to catch your flight home.
- Gorilla permit for mgahinga national park
- 2 night’s accommdations in budget, mid-range or luxury setting
- Transportation with a 4WD safari vehicle
- English speaking driver/guide for your safari
- Meals as per the itinerary
- Gas for the trip
- Government taxes and fees
- Bottled water
- All personal interests of any kind
- International flights and visas
- All drinks not on the itinerary