Welcome to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

But there’s much more on offer here than just gorillas. Mgahinga also serves up some challenging but rewarding treks plus golden monkeys, elephants, buffaloes and many rare bird species.

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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park activities

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4 Day Gorilla Tracking and Virunga Hike Experience

ItineraryDay 1: Transfer from Entebbe To KisoroStop At: Experience Kigezi, Kisoro, Western RegionToday you will be picked by our guide from your accommodation in Entebbe at 7:00 am and start your journey to Kisoro, a journey that crosses the equator line. Kisoro is a small town located in the south western Uganda known as a home of many tribes of people from Rwanda and Congo and surrounding the national parks mostly famous for the rare mountain gorillas. The drive to the Kisoro is incredibly scenic, passing through various local villages and the lush green countryside & hills which characterize so much of south western Uganda. You will have enroute lunch and the journey takes 8-10 hours.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Mutanda Lake ResortDay 2: Gorilla Tracking in Mghahinga Gorilla National ParkStop At: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Kisoro, Western RegionToday you go to track the rare mountain gorillas. After a briefing from your ranger guide, begin tracking the mountain gorillas through the ancient Mgahinga Gorilla National Park which can take a couple of hours or a whole day depending on the location of the apes. Keep an eye out for forest species such as buffaloes, elephants, black fronted duikers and bush bucks. It is a humbling experience to stand just meters from man’s distant cousins as they eat rest, play and bond with their young. Follow the mountain gorillas as they range freely in the bambo forest and discover their gorgeous natural habitat and the many species they share it with. After a well-earned trip to the gorillas, you will drive back to your lodge for an overnight. You can rest your tired legs and restorative massage, offered from the gorilla tracking experience!Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Mutanda Lake ResortDay 3: Virunga hike and Transfer to Lake BunyonyiStop At: Lake Bunyonyi, Kabale, Western RegionToday after breakfast you prepare for your hike to the foothills of the virunga Volcanoes through bamboo forest that gives you the chance to spot forest birds, swamps, wild vegetation and the beautiful views of surrounding lakes and agricultural villages. Mgahinga is part of a larger ecosystem which includes two adjacent parks in Rwanda and Congo sitting high in the clounds, at the altitude of between 2,227m and 4127m. It was formed to protect the rare Mountain gorillas that inhabit its dense forests and it’s a habitant for the rare golden monkey. The park temperatures are cool owing to the mountainous nature with a home of 300 gorillas located in Virunga massif and the culture or traditional healing practices for local people covers the north slopes of the three northern Virunga Volcanoes (Muhavura, Gahinga & Sabinyo). You will drive to Lake Bunyonyi a place known as small birds after the hike for an overnight. The journey to Lake Bunyonyi takes 2-3 hours.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Bunyonyi Overland ResortDay 4: Drive back to EntebbeStop At: Airport Transfer Entebbe, Kampala, Central RegionAfter breakfast, drive (8-10 hours drive) back to Kampala with a stopover for lunch en-route and the equator if you happened to miss it on your first day of your trip. At this point, there are two cement circles marking the equator line and it is worth stopping if you are traveling to Masaka or Kampala for a photo moment. Also watch a demonstration by local entrepreneur on how water swirls in opposite directions in the northern & southern hemispheres at the equator line. Another reason that makes the equator worthwhile stop are the great shopping bargains. The point has got several craft shops and art galleries run by individuals and organizations. These craft stalls sell souvenirs and handmade products while some with marks talking about the Equator. It will not be inconveniencing if you bought a T-shirt with words ‘I crossed the Uganda Equator’ Continue with your journey, the driver will drop you at your accommodation either in Kampala or Entebbe as you may wish.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.


Rwanda and Uganda Gorilla & Chimp Adventure

They're the closest animals out there to us homo sapiens, and on this trip we aim to bring you as close as possible to these majestic creatures. There'll be gorillas, monkeys and chimps in abundance on this 9-day trip through Rwanda and Uganda. Take part in jungle trekking, embark on boat and jeep safaris in national parks, and learn about Rwanda's fascinating culture and history along the way. With an expert local CEO throughout and comfortable lodges to relax in during your down time, your focus can stay on spotting rare primates in their natural habitat.

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