3 Day Mgahinga Gorilla trekking Safari

Durations3 Days

Tour TypeTrekking Safari

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Our 3 Day Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari will take you to Mgahinga National Park in south western Uganda. Small and still marginalized by tourists and tour operator, Mgahinga National Park is the only park in Uganda where mountain gorilla sco-exist with Golden monkeys hence a saying that its where “Gold meets silver”. Encounter Africa Safaris organizes gorilla tours to Mgahinga and our 3 Day Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari is meant for those who do not have enough time on their disposal but want to trek mountain gorillas. Our 3 Day Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari starts and ends in Entebbe with stops at the equator crossing for photography

Tour Summary

  • You’ll go to Uganda Uganda
  • This tour starts and ends in Entebbe (Uganda)
  • You’ll visit Mgahinga National Park
  • Activities: gorilla tracking
  • Getting around: open-sided 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before the tour departs and on the last day can be arranged for extra cost

Things To Consider

  • Accommodation is Inclusive
  • Small Group Safari: Max 6 People per group
  • Tour Can Depart any day
  • Tour can be customized
  • Solo travelers can join this tour
  • Age Limit: 15 years and above

Tour Schedule Details

You will be picked up from your overnight hotel in Entebbe or Kampala by our driver guide who will brief you about your trip, and make sure that you have all the necessary gear and paperwork. You will then drive to Mgahinga National Park in southwestern Uganda with some stopovers at Mpambire royal drum makers to witness how drums are made from skins and wood. You will then proceed to the Equator crossing and then to Mbarara town for Lunch at Agip Motel or Igongo Cultural Center depending on the time at your disposal. After lunch, you will take a scenic drive to the Kisoro district starting with the flat lands of Ntungamo, and the rolling hills of Kabale to terraced hills and meandering roads to KisoroDistrick. You will arrive in time for a short relaxation, dinner, and overnight at the lodge.

Drivetime: Approximately 9-10 hours

MealPlan: Lunch andDinner

Lodging: Kisoro Travellers Rest Inn

After an early breakfast, our driver will drive you to Mgahinga National Park headquarters arriving in time for briefing. Before briefing, your passport details will be required to make sure that you are eligible to trek mountain gorillas. This will be followed by a briefing from one of the UWA rangers about gorilla trekking, dos and don’ts and instructions to be followed on the trek, with the gorillas, and after the trek. You will then be led to the forest to search for the mountain gorillas. Mgahinga National Park has only one habituated mountain gorilla family called Nyakagezi which used to move between Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and Mgahinga National Park but it is now permanently resident in Uganda. Once you find Nyakagezi Family, you will be allowed one hour with the gorillas and then return back to the Lodge for your overnight

MealPlan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner

Lodging: Kisoro Traveller’s Rest Inn.

After breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport for your late departure flight marking the end of your 3-day Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari.