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4 Days Gorilla Tracking Safari in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda

Join Kubwa Five Safaris in a short getaway safari in Uganda! In this tour, you track the critically endangered mountain gorillas in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park located in the Virunga Mountains. You will also get to encounter the ancient Batwa tribe and learn their way of life.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $2444 - $3244
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 4 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Uganda Uganda
Parks visited: Mgahinga
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Camping
  • Cultural
  • Birding
Join Kubwa Five Safaris in a short getaway safari in Uganda! In this tour, you track the critically endangered mountain gorillas in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park located in the Virunga Mountains. You will also get to encounter the ancient Batwa tribe and learn their way of life. Furthermore, since the success of your safari will largely depend on your driver/guide, a great team of carefully selected well-trained drivers/guides will be there for you.

Day 1

On your arrival, Kubwa Five Safaris’ representative, with your name printed on an A4 paper, will welcome you to Uganda at Entebbe International Airport (EBB) and transfer you to Sky Hotel International in Kampala, located 10 kilometers from the city center towards Naalya Housing Estate. Sky Hotel International in Kampala has a capacity of 29 rooms with twin beds taking up 58 guests, there is one restaurant, which is open from 07:00 - 10:00 for breakfast. However, it is open for the rest of the day for meals. Depending on your arrival time, relax in your already-booked hotel after a long flight while you are dreaming of your safari tomorrow morning at 07:00. You will be driven south to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park with en-route lunch in Mbarara. Mgahinga is part of the Virunga Mountains having three major peaks Muhabura, Gahinga, and Sabinyo. The park is endowed with great photogenic scenes, various primate species like mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. as well as over 115 bird species including Albertine species. Dinner and overnight stay are at Mount Gahinga Rest Camp.

Day 2

After breakfast, you will embark on tracking the gorillas, a three to five hour’s activity. Gorillas are normally present in Mgahinga from October to May and the rest of the year in Rwanda. Spend an hour with these critically endangered species as you learn a few things about them before returning back to camp. Overnight stay is at Mount Gahinga Rest Camp.

Day 3

After breakfast, you will embark on the Batwa trail. The Batwa trail allows you to experience the ways of the ancient Batwa people who have lived in these forests for 500,000 years. Enjoy their cultural dance and drama. Overnight stay is at Mount Gahinga Rest Camp.

Day 4

Enjoy breakfast and drive back to Kampala with lunch en-route in Mbarara. A brief stop at the equator allows time for photographs and souvenirs at the crafts market. Arrive in Kampala in the evening and transferred to Entebbe International Airport (EBB) for your departure flight home.

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