3 Days 2 Nights Mgahinga National Park Uganda Road Safari

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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

This exciting 3 Day Gorilla Trekking Adventure in Uganda, primarily explores Mgahinga National Park, Uganda’s smallest and probably most scenic national park. The top highlight of this African safari is the rare experience of trekking Uganda’s mountain gorillas in the wild, one of the most unforgettable wildlife encounters in the world.

Mgahinga National Park is the only park in Uganda where mountain gorillas co-exist with Golden monkeys hence a saying that it’s where “Gold meets silver”. Besides Gorillas Mgahinga Gorilla National Park has about 39 mammal and 79 bird species.

Animals like forest elephants, leopards, buffalos, warthogs/ bush pigs are rarely seen at the park. jackals, serval, duikers, and bushbucks. Birdlife in the park is also quite impressive with recorded species of species about 178 – 184. Notable bird species include the Rwenzori turaco, crowned hornbill, black kite, and crowned crane.

The tour begins and ends in Kampala and the drive takes about 8 to 10 hours and is about 6 hours drive from Kigali, Rwanda. The park is in the Kisoro District of far south-western Uganda.

Day two, starts with an early morning breakfast and a trekking brief from the Uganda Wildlife Authority guide, before embarking on the once-in-a-lifetime experience of trekking mountain gorillas in the wild. We head off into the lush vegetation of Mgahinga National Park for endangered gorilla trekking, the highlight of visiting Uganda, if not Africa.

This gorilla walk can take up to six hours, so a reasonable degree of fitness and a sturdy pair of walking shoes are required. The thrill of encountering these gentle primates in the wild is well worth the sometimes challenging trek through the thick undergrowth.

Once we find the African Mountain Gorillas we spend some time watching them feed, groom, and interact with each other. We get to hear the gorillas communicating with one another and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant adult male gorillas, called Silverbacks. Encountering these giant apes is one of Africa’s most poignant wildlife experiences.

Each gorilla encounter is unique, offering its own rewards. We generally get up close to the adult gorillas to watch them feeding, grooming, and resting, as well as witnessing the young gorillas at play. 

In the afternoon we experience the beautiful Batwa culture. The Batwa culture trail in the park gives you an opportunity to learn about their unique cultural heritage as the forest indigenous inhabitants.

The Batwa Elders will accompany you and share amazing information about their culture and lifestyle while they lived in the forest – they will demonstrate their hunting skills and vast knowledge of medicinal plants.

On day three, we drive back to Kampala making a stop at Mbarara town where we have lunch. We continue to Kampala or Entebbe bringing this 3 Days 2 Nights Mgahinga National Park Uganda Road Safari in Uganda to a close. Airport drop-off can be arranged free of charge if you are flying out on the last day of the safari.

3 Days 2 Nights Mgahinga National Park Uganda Road Safaris Summary Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala – Drive to Mgahinga National Park
Day 2: Mgahinga National Park (Gorilla Tracking)
Day3: Mgahinga National Park – Drive to Kampala

3 Days 2 Nights Mgahinga National Park Uganda Road Safaris Prices

3 Days 2 Nights Mgahinga National Park Uganda Road Safaris Prices Include:

Airport transfers + Park Entrance fees, taxes + Bottled water while on safari + Gorilla permit (for gorilla trekking safari) + 2 Lunch en-route Mgahinga Gorilla National Park + Full board accommodation at the choice of your hotel/ lodge + Ground transportation by 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser with Pop up roof & AC + Return transport transfers from Kampala to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and back & English speaking Driver/ Guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request 

Dates From Dates To Adult Rate Per Person

Child Aged 15 years

1st January 2022

31st December 2022 Request for Rates Request for Rates

Notes

 Gorilla Tracking can be a strenuous walk, so go prepared. It is advisable that you:
* Carry water and food
* Wear shoes with good traction, suitable for steep muddy slopes
* Carry rain gear, sunscreen, and a hut, as the weather is unpredictable
* Carry binoculars, you will see much more, you can hire from the park office


3 Days 2 Nights Mgahinga National Park Uganda Road Safaris Prices Exclude:

* Laundry Services
* International Flights
* Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
* Tourist insurance/ local health insurance
* Optional Activity fees and extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
* Gratuity for the driver-guide, Park-guides and service staff at the lodges
* Entrance visas: Uganda 50 US Dollars directly from Entebbe International Airport
* Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

3 Days 2 Nights Mgahinga National Park Uganda Road Safaris Detailed Itinerary

Day 1:Kampala – Drive to Mgahinga National Park

0700 Hours: Our professional safari driver guide will pick you from your hotel after breakfast and depart by road driving to the south-western part of Uganda via Kibale town.

Time permitting you may have a break at the Equator for photography. The scenic journey will take you past Lake Mburo where you may have a chance of seeing zebras grazing and incredible long-horned cattle alongside the road.

Our lunch break will be at Mbarara town then proceed to Kabale, Kisoro and finally reach the Park in the evening. Check-in into your preferred lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury Accommodation: Mount Gahinga Lodge
Mid-range Accommodation: Travelers’ Rest Hotel Kisoro, Mucha Hotel Kisoro
Budget Accommodation: Nkuringo Safari Lodge, Amajambere Iwacu Community Camp, Kisoro Tourist Hotel

Meal Plan: (Lunch & Dinner}


Day 2:Mgahinga National Park (Gorilla Tracking)

0645 Hours: Breakfast at your hotel/ lodge followed by a transfer to Ntebeko.

0745 Hours: Registration and briefing for gorilla tracking in Mgahinga National Park commences at Ntebeko

0830 Hours: Tracking starts and can take 3 to 8 hours. The tracking takes a while as searching for these great apes is like going fishing.

It’s recommended to pack a light lunch and water. Some levels of fitness are necessary to do the walking through the thick jungle and thick forest. Gorillas will be heard grumbling to each other in the thick forest. It is such the most breathtaking wildlife experience on earth. Other primates can also be seen include the golden monkey, black and white colobus monkey.

1300 Hours: Later you will return to the lodge in time for lunch followed by some rest time. In the afternoon you may opt for a guided walk and visit the Garama cave which is 342 meters long and 14 deep.

It’s one of the caves where the Batwa lived and fought their neighbors the Bantu although it’s now inhabited by bats.

Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:
Luxury Accommodation: Mount Gahinga Lodge

Mid-range Accommodation: Travelers’ Rest Hotel Kisoro, Mucha Hotel Kisoro
Budget Accommodation: Nkuringo Safari Lodge, Amajambere Iwacu Community Camp, Kisoro Tourist Hotel

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 3: Mgahinga National Park – Drive to Kampala

0800 Hours: After leisure, breakfast depart by road back to Kampala/ Entebbe making a stop at Mbarara Hotel for lunch.

A remarkable highlight of this journey is crossing the Equator line. Here you will have some photo opportunities as well as buy souvenirs to commemorate your Uganda safari.

Arrive in Kampala in the evening.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast & Lunch}

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