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.


Top experiences in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park activities

$5330 Kid Friendly

Double Gorrilla Trekking And Tree Climbing Lions

ItineraryDay 1: Airport PickupStop At: Airport Transfer Entebbe, Kampala, Central RegionOn your arrival today at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by our driver guide (Company representative) who will transfer you to your hotel/guest house in Entebbe for an overnight. He will brief you about your next day’s program. Dinner & Overnight at Lake Victoria Kigo Serena Resort – Bed & Breakfast.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Lake victoria Serena Kigo hotelDay 2: Fly to KisoroStop At: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Kisoro, Western RegionToday our driver will transfer you to the airport to catch your flight to Kisoro, where you will find our representative waiting and there after he will transfer you to your lodge. In the evening you may relax of have a self guided walk in the community or with a lodge staff, return for dinner and overnight with a briefing from your about tomorrows big day. Dinner & Overnight at Clouds Lodge –Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Clouds LodgeDay 3: Gorilla TrekkingStop At: Kisiizi Falls, Rukungiri, Western RegionEnjoy your breakfast and set out from your lodge with packed lunch as you head to the park headquarters at 7 am for briefing before you embark on Gorilla tracking in the thick mist Bwindi forest. Thereafter proceed for tracking which takes about between 2 to 6 hours mainly dependent on how far the gorillas go. Trekkers are allowed to spend one hour with the gentle giants in this time you could watch them play, feed, and take enough photos. Dinner & Overnight Clouds Lodge – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Clouds LodgeDay 4: Gorilla Trekking RushagaStop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasese, Western RegionBefore embarking on gorilla tracking, wake up early enough and have breakfast, carry packed lunch from the lodge, you will follow the same procedure used same as that on the first day though you will follow another gorilla group different from what you tracked the previous day however today you will drive for approximately 1.5hrs to the starting point. Dinner & Overnight Clouds Lodge – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Clouds LodgeDay 5: Transfer to Ishasha. Queen Elizabeth National ParkStop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasese, Western RegionToday you will have late breakfast to allow you relax from your previous treks there after your guide will transfer you to Ishasha via the Bwindi Forest route. This will see you arrive at lunch time at Enjojo Lodge. After lunch you will head for the game drive in such for the wildlife especially the tree climbing lions and other mammals like leopards, buffalos elephants etc. Dinner & Overnight Enjojo Lodge – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Enjojo LodgeDay 6: Fly Back to EntebbeStop At: Lake Victoria, Entebbe, Central RegionAfter the lifetime experience, today your driver at the lodge will transfer you back to the Kihihi airfield where you will board your flight back to Entebbe and there after our driver will pick you and take you to the lodge – Overnight at Lake Victoria Kigo Serena Resort.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Lake Victoria Serena KigoDay 7: Entebbe DepartureStop At: Entebbe Crafts Village, Entebbe, Central RegionToday our guide will transfer you to the airport to catch your flight back home and in case of any additions after here please you can advise to be arranged in advance.Note:Alternatively, instead of the gorilla habitation, you could do two gorilla trekking experiences in two different groups i.e. Nkuringo & Rushanga in two different days. You will advise onthis!Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

$1850 Kid Friendly

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.

$1250 Kid Friendly

Mountain Gorilla trek in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda

ItineraryDay 1: Drive to Uganda Stop At: Kisoro District Local Government OfficeOur driver will meet you at your hotel in Kigali, be transferred to Kisoro for overnight. You’ll need an East African visa that you’ll obtain at the Kigali International Airport. On the way, you’ll have spectacular views of the terraces of the Ugandan and Rwandan mountains. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at Travelers' Rest Hotel or Virunga hotel and campsiteDay 2: Mountain Gorillas trekking and return to KigaliStop At: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Kisoro, Western RegionEarly morning, get up and drive to Mgahinga National Park for gorillas trekking. Trekking gorillas is among the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The trek will take between 2 and 6hours, but it is worthy the effort. You’ll be led by an experienced ranger who will tell you interesting facts about flora and fauna in the jungle and the lifestyle of the gorillas. Stay with the gorillas 1hour, then go back to Musanze, have lunch then be transferred to Kigali.Duration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$2119 Kid Friendly

5 Days Hiking Volcano Mountain Mount Sabinyo Gahinga Muhabura

ItineraryDay 1: Transfer to Kisoro Mgahinga Gorilla National ParkStop At: Airport Transfer Entebbe, Kampala, Central RegionAfter breakfast we drive to Kisoro Town in south western Uganda, This journey takes you through Uganda Equator with stopover for photographing, drive through different towns and villages, latter stop in Mbarara town for lunch after continue to Kabale before reaching Kisoro for overnight and prepare for the next day mount Sabinyo volcano hike next morning.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Moderate : Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro, Mid-Budget : Virunga Hotel & Camp Site, Luxury : Gahinga Gorilla LodgeDay 2: Hiking Mount Sabinyo Volcano Mountain (3,669 meters)Stop At: Mount Sabinyo, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Western RegionHiking mount Sabinyo volcano is done in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park located in Kisoro district south western Uganda on the border of DR-Congo and Rwanda, you will hike to the third peak you will be standing in three Countries, hiking Mt sabinyo takes you through different vegetation, on clear day you will have beautiful view of different towns and villages in Rwanda and DR-Congo.Mount Sabinyo is the most difficult mountain to climb so one must be prepared physical and I must say Mt Sabinyo is worth adventurous volcano hiking.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Moderate : Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro, Mid-Budget : Virunga Hotel and Camp Site, Luxury : Gahinga Gorilla LodgeDay 3: Hiking Mount Gahinga Volcano Mountain (3,474 Meters)Stop At: Mount Gahinga, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Western RegionMount Gahinga volcano is the smallest among all the six volcanoes in Virunga mountain range but yet one of the most beautiful for the hiking safari lovers, Mt Gahinga is around 3400mHiking Mt Gahinga volcano takes you through bamboo forest, hiking up and down in the steep slopes of the volcano, some part of this volcano is swamp and other different interesting plants. Climbing Mt Gahinga needs some fitness level and it take half to full day depending on your seep and fineness?Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Moderate Lodge: Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro, Mid-Budget : Virunga Hotel and Camp Site, Luxury : Gahinga Gorilla LodgeDay 4: Hiking Mount Muhabura Volcano Mountain (4127 Meters)Stop At: Mount Muhavura, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Western RegionAfter breakfast meet your guide who will transfer you to the starting point at 7:00am, Mt Muhabura takes you about 8 hours to/from depending on your fitness and speed, Muhabura hike is also very adventurous for the people who love mountain climbing, it is worthy visiting while in AfricaMt muhabura climbing takes you through the amazing terrains and steep slopes as you pass the different types of magnificent vegetation. When you the top of Mt muhabura you find a Crater Lake and amazing views of different villages and towns in Rwanda, D.R.Congo and Kisoro.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Moderate Lodge: Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro, Mid-Budget : Virunga Hotel and Camp Site, Luxury : Gahinga Gorilla LodgeDay 5: Transfer back to EntebbeStop At: Airport Transfer Entebbe, Kampala, Central RegionIn the mid-morning after breakfast it’s time to say farewell to Kisoro area Uganda, after we drive you back to Entebbe Uganda, and if you still have time we can add mountain gorilla trekking to Uganda hiking itinerary or continue to the airport for your flight and say bye bye to Uganda.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

$1500 Outdoor Activities

3DAYS MUHABURA hiking FOR CRATER LAKE SWIMMING.MGAHINGA NATIONAL PARK

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productWE TRAVEL FROM KAMPALA AND STAY IN KABALE AT RIVERSIDE RESORT HOTEL FOR OVER NIGHT and dinner.Duration: 12 hoursLocation: Kabale Golf Course, Kabale, Western RegionSecond day,early morning transfer to Mgahinga National Park .enroute in kisoro town for break fast then we drive to Muhabura to discover a Crater lake at the top of 4127ft above sea level,after this hike drive back to kabale,enroute kisoro town for a snack have your dinner in the evening and call it a day.Duration: 10 hoursLocation: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Kisoro, Western Regionday three transfer back to kampala,enroute Masaka for lunch and we stop every time you want to stretch up..Arive in kampala evening or entebbe about 6/7 hour driveDuration: 8 hoursLocation: MUTANDA GORILLA TOURS LTD, Kampala, Central Region

$1600 Kid Friendly

3DAYS MGAHINGA GOLDEN MONKEY TRACKING

ItineraryDay 1: FROM KAMPALA TO KABALEStop At: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Kisoro, Western RegionAfter pick up we drive to to kabale,enroute kayabye for equator experience,reach kanbale in evening hours,checkin your hotel,,,and drive for lake bunyonyi for sun rise and scenery photography.Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: YOU WILL STAY AT RIVERSIDE RESORT HOTEL KABALE THIS NIGHT Day 2: transfer to mgahinga national park for golden monkey tracking,Stop At: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Kisoro, Western Regionwith your packed lunch we leave kabale at 4am and reach intebbeko tracking by 7am.track golden monkeys and after we drive back,stop in kisoro for a snack,drive to lake mutanda also then back to kabale for dinner and over night stay.Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: we again stay at Riverside resort hotel kabaleDay 3: TRANSFER BACK TO KAMPALA OR ENTEBBEStop At: MUTANDA GORILLA TOURS LTD, Kampala, Central RegionWE DRIVE BACK TOY OUR HOME,HOTEL,OR OTHER DESTINATIONS THIS DAYDuration: 10 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: WE DROPE YOU IN KAMPALA,OR YOUR DESTINATION

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