3 Day Mgahinga gorilla trekking Safari
Day 01: Start your 3 Day Mgahinga gorilla trekking Safari
You will be picked from your overnight hotel in Entebbe or Kampala by our driver guide who will brief you about your trip, make sure that you have all the necessary gear and paper work. You will then drive to Mgahinga National Park in southwestern Uganda with some stopovers at Mpambire royal drum makers to witness how drums are made from skins and wood. You will then proceed to the Equator crossing and then to Mbarara town for Lunch at Agip Motel or Igongo Cultural Center depending on the time at your disposal. After lunch you will take a scenic drive to Kisoro district starting with the flat lands of Ntungamo, and the rolling hills of Kabale to terraced hills and meandering roads to KisoroDistrick. You will arrive in time for a short relaxation, dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Drive time: Approximately 9-10 hours
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Lodging: Kisoro Travellers Rest Inn
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga
After an early breakfast, our driver will drive you to Mgahinga National Park headquarters arriving in time for briefing. Before briefing, your passport details will be required to make sure that you are eligible to trek mountain gorillas. This will be followed by briefing from one of the UWA rangers about gorilla trekking, dos and don’ts and instructions to be followed on the trek, with the gorillas and after the trek. You will then be led to the forest to search for the mountain gorillas. Mgahinga National Park has only one habituated mountain gorilla family called Nyakagezi which used to move between Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and Mgahinga National Park but it is now permanently resident in Uganda. Once you find Nyakagezi Family, you will be allowed one hour with the gorillas and then return back to the Lodge for your overnight.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner
Lodging: Kisoro Traveller’s Rest Inn.
Day 03:Drive back to Kampala/Entebbe International Airport
After breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport for your late departure flight out marking the end of your 3 day Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari.