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4 Days Mgahinga gorilla trekking and golden monkey safari from Kampala

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4 Days Mgahinga gorilla trekking and golden monkey safari from Kampala

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This 4 Days Mgahinga gorilla trekking and golden monkey safari from Kampala or Entebbe International Airport is one of the wonderful safaris that will enable the visitors to explore encounter both endangered mountains gorillas and the rare golden monkeys. Bothe endangered mountain gorilla and the rare golden monkeys share the Mgahinga National Park which is found in the southwestern part of Uganda in Kisoro district. Mgahinga gorilla national park encompasses the Virunga volcanoes and it is the home to the endangered mountain gorillas and the rare golden monkeys a reason as to why the park is popularly known to the tourists. The gorilla trekking and golden monkey safari in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are the best because the park features a lot of interesting features which among other include the endangered mountain gorillas and the rare golden monkeys and this wonderful safari is the best for the visitors who would like to explore both great primates in the same destination with moving for long distances from One park to another to look for each primate separately. This wonderful safari will start and end in Kampala or Entebbe International Airport.

What to count on our 4 Days Mgahinga gorilla trekking and golden monkey safari

  • Golden monkey tracking
  • Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga
  • Enjoy the beautiful sceneries
  • Equator landmark
  • Igongo cultural Museum in Mbarara city

Day 1: Start with a pickup from Kampala or Entebbe international airport – Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park-dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge

It is today morning that you will be picked by our safari guide who will drive and come to your hotel or residence for a meet and greet and he will brief you about your safari to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. After this wonderful safari, you will be able to start your journey to Mgahinga Gorilla International Park that is located within southwestern Uganda at the border with Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The journey lasts for about 8-9 hours’ drive but you will enjoy the amazing stopover at  the Uganda’s equator line at  Kayabwe where you will have some good moments as you see both northern and southern hemispheres being bisected by the equator and other motional forces illustrating how the motion of force along the center of the earth as you take some photos as well as the doing some small shopping and if you left the lodge or hotel in Kampala or Entebbe without having breakfast, it’s your time to dine in the restaurant at the equator and enjoy a cup of the locally made coffees and after you will drive to Mbarara city and makes a stopover at Igongo cultural center where you will enjoy your lunch and a brief tour of the Ankole museum at the Igongo cultural center and you will continue driving via the Ankole plantation farms of tea and enjoy the Kigezi rolling hills  before you reach  to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park  and check-in at your booked lodge, spend the evening  as you get used to the environment  of gorilla trekking safaris

Lodging option; Chameleon Hill Lodge (Luxury), Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge (Mid-range), Travelers Rest Hotel (Standard)

Meal plan; Lunch / Dinner

Day 2: Mgahinga National Park- Gorilla trekking experience

Gorilla trekking is a wonderful activity that is done by visitors who wish to see the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural wildness. Therefore, while in Mgahinga gorilla National Park on this day, you will wake up as early as 6 am after be served with breakfast and after start the journey to the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park headquarters where you will receive instructions to follow while walking into the forest searching for the gorillas and what you can do after seeing the gorillas in their natural habitat. After briefing which is done at the park headquarters, you will be given arrange the guide and this time the gorilla family that you will track and after the journey into the wildness starts. Don’t get surprised because there are other several species that by will see in the forests other than primates as you look for the mountain gorillas and these will include the golden monkeys, olive baboons, and monkeys, and if you’re lucky you might encounter the African forest elephants amidst several species of birds. Mgahinga gorilla national park has got one habituated gorilla family Nyakagezi and it’s the one here that you will be looking for. This activity will take about 6 hours, however, this time depends on the movement of the gorilla family, the availability of food for the gorillas, where the gorillas slept the previous night, and the physical fitness of the people tracking the gorillas. You will have to walk through rugged terrain comprised of forested areas, valleys, and water streams and thus you must be extremely prepared when going to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park to track the endangered mountain gorillas. Make sure that you’re physically fit and mentally stable and where you feel that you cannot manage, you can hire the porter or use the sedan chairs for the pregnant women. After you see the gorillas, you will be allowed only one hour with gorillas and here you will be free to take photos and ask anything that you want to know about these gorillas. The guide will give you the important information about the forest and after this one hour, you will return to the starting point to get certificate recognizing you’re participated in conservation efforts of the endangered mountain gorillas and then return to your booked lodge for the dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Mgahinga golden monkey trekking and return to your booked Lodge

Golden monkeys can only be found here in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and therefore you will get an opportunity to see these rare primates on Ugandan soil. However, visitors can again see the golden monkeys in Virunga National Park of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Therefore our Mgahinga Golden monkey trekking will start today by leaving your booked lodge early in the morning after breakfast. Here you will join your guide who will drive you to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park headquarters where you will receive instructions to follow while walking into the forest searching for the rare golden monkey tracking and the way you should handle yourself while searching for the engendered golden monkeys in their wildness. After briefing which is done at the park headquarters, now the activity of golden monkey tracking starts. Those who want can hire the porter or sedan chairs are available for the pregnant women and you will be carried from the briefing pint up to pint where you see the golden monkeys and back. You may even get a chance to see gorillas doing their business in the forest as you’re searching for golden monkeys. The golden monkey tracking activity can even take more than 6 hours but this depends on the movement of the golden monkeys the availability of food for the gorillas, and the physical fitness of the people trekking the golden monkeys. Golden monkeys are so activities and they might move fast and thus you need to be physically fit. And after seeing the golden monkeys, you will be able to spend one hour with them just the way it is for gorilla trekking. Here you will be free to take photos and ask anything that you want to know about these are monkeys. The guide will give you the important information about the forest and after this one hour, you will return to the starting point to where you will find your driver to drive you back to the lodge for relaxation dinner and overnight stay

Lodging option; Chameleon Hill Lodge (Luxury), Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge (Mid-range), Travelers Rest Hotel (Standard)

Meal plan; Lunch / Dinner

Day 4: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park- Return to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport

This is the last day of your 4 Days Mgahinga gorilla trekking and golden monkey safari and at this day we hope that you have enjoyed your experience with endangered mountain gorillas and Golden Monkey tracking in their natural habitats. Our safari driver we drive you back to the Kampala or Entebbe International Airport for your flight back home which is so interesting and by the end of today we hope that you have got a wonderful experience on the Ugandan soil

Our 4 Days Mgahinga gorilla trekking and golden monkey safari from Kampala includes

  • Transport for 4 days in a well-modified safari vehicle (4WD, air-conditioned, pop up roof) Safari Land-cruiser / Safari van
  • Golden monkey trekking permit
  • Gorilla trekking Permit
  • Professional English speaking driver-guide for 3 days
  • Fuel for 4 days
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Accommodation on full board accommodation for 3 nights
  • All en-route meals
  • Bottled mineral

Our 4 Days Mgahinga gorilla trekking and golden monkey safari from Kampala excludes;

  • Domestic and international flights but they can be arranged on request
  • Tips
  • Entry Visa
  • Souvenir and gifts
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks (Sodas, beers, wines, special juice and coffee orders)
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation before or after the tour in Kampala / Entebbe but can be arranged on request
  • Laundry / Phone and other personal
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