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5-Day Trip to the Apes in Mgahinga National Park

Explore Mgahinga National Park where you will get to see gorillas and golden monkeys two rare primates as well as 76 mammal species including buffalo, elephant, bushbuck. You will also see over 115 bird species, including Rwenzori turaco, crowned hornbill, yellow-billed kite and grey crowned crane. Come lets GoExplore Africa with us!

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $1647 - $1984
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 5 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Uganda Uganda
Parks visited: Mgahinga
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Romantic
  • Cultural
  • Birding
This trip is purely based on the Two rare primates and gives the guests a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness and photograph these amazing primates as they interact with the green pristine jungles. The safari will begin in Kampala, where upon arrival, the guests will meet up with our guide at the airport/ hotel and be transfered (lunch enroute) to Mount Mgahinga lodge where you will be spending 4 nights of your trip. The following day, they will have breakfast and then head out for a memorable experience trekking for gorilla at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Your guide will take you to the tourist center in the park where you will meet with the rangers who will take you into the forest for this once in a lifetime encounter. You will have exceptional opportunities to photograph and interactions with other animal and bird species on the trek. After which there second day will be graced with golden monkeys, such a great experience as the move from one branch to another as though they they are walking on ground as they interact and search for food in the canopies of the green. Be sure to see more of the birds as you behold the beautiful sights and sounds of the different varieties of species in the canopies. Guests will have a community tour to the native communities for a cultural interaction with the Batwa communities well known for their unique and rich culture and way of life, will give you a true picture of a pristine African culture. Over the course of the trip, guests will have an exciting hiking experience to the domant Mgahinga Volcanoes and get to stand simultaneously on the border of D.R. Congo, Rwanda and Uganda..You will also enjoy the breathtaking scenery, landscape and views of the surrounding communities.

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala/ entebbe to Mgahinga National Park

Your safari guide will meet you at the airport or your hotel and then you will leave Kampala and head out on your exciting journey to Mgahinga Gorilla National park. This long journey will have several stopovers at different attraction sites and for lunch at Mbarara Town. Mgahinga Gorilla National park is one of the few parks in the world that house the rare mountain Gorillas. You will arrive to the park in the evening where you will check-in at Mount Gahinga  Safari Lodge and settle in for dinner and your overnight

Day 2: Gorilla tracking at Mgahinga National Park

In the early morning, you will have breakfast and then head out for a memorable experience trekking for gorilla at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Your guide will take you to the tourist center in the park where you will meet with the rangers who will take you into the forest for this once in a lifetime encounter. You will also have the chance to view other animal and bird species on the trek before you return to camp for dinner and your overnight stay.

Day 3: Golden Monkey tracking and  evening Community Tour

After an early breakfast you will take part in the golden monkeys trekking experience at Mgahinga Gorilla National park. This park offers a wide variety of animal species that may be encountered during this tour. Bird watchers will also enjoy sight and sounds of different bird species in this park. You will return to camp in the afternoon for lunch and then take a community tour to the local native communities for a cultural experience. The Batwa communities, well known for their unique cultures and ways of life, will give you a true picture of the African cultures. Later in the evening you will return to camp for dinner and your overnight stay.

Day 4: Mount Mgahinga Volcanoes hike

After an early breakfast you will prepare for an exciting hiking experience to the Mgahinga Volcano. Nature lovers will get closer to nature viewing different animals and bird species during this hike. You will also enjoy the breathtaking scenery, landscape and views of the surrounding communities. You will return to the lodge later in the afternoon for lunch and spend the rest of the day at camp at your leisure. Dinner will be served later in the evening and then you will turn in for the night.

Day 5: Transfer from Mgahinga to Entebbe

After an early breakfast you will prepare to leave, check-out of camp and make the drive back to Kampala/ Entebbe. You will make a stopover for lunch at Mbarara Town, arriving in Kampala in the evening to be dropped-off at the airport or your desired location. This is where your safari will end.

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