3 days Gorilla Trekking Safari to Mgahinga

3 days Gorilla Trekking Safari to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is a stunning destination located in southwestern Uganda. Known for its diverse wildlife and breathtaking landscapes, the park offers a unique opportunity to observe endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. If you have three days to explore this national park, here is a suggested itinerary to make the most of your visit.

Day 1: Arrival and Orientation
Arrive at Kigali International Airport in Rwanda, which is the closest international airport to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. From there, you can either hire a private transfer or take a public bus to reach the park. The journey takes approximately 4-5 hours. Once you arrive at the park, check into your accommodation and take some time to relax and settle in. Familiarize yourself with the park's rules and regulations, as well as any specific guidelines for gorilla trekking. in the Evening Enjoy a leisurely evening exploring the surroundings of the park. Take a walk around the nearby villages to experience the local culture and interact with the friendly communities living in the area.

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Experience
 Wake up early and have a hearty breakfast before heading out for an unforgettable gorilla trekking experience. This activity usually starts in the morning, so make sure you are well-prepared with comfortable clothing, sturdy hiking boots, and a packed after lunch Spend the afternoon tracking mountain gorillas through the dense forests of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The duration of the trek can vary depending on the location of the gorilla families, but it generally takes between 2-6 hours. Once you find them, spend an awe-inspiring hour observing these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. After the gorilla trek, return to your accommodation and relax. Reflect on the incredible experience you had during the day and share stories with fellow travelers over a delicious dinner.

Day 3: Nature Walks and Cultural Encounters
Embark on a guided nature walk to explore the diverse flora and fauna of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The park is home to various species of primates, including golden monkeys, which can be observed during this activity. Enjoy the tranquility of the forest and learn about the unique ecosystem from your knowledgeable guide. In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the local culture by visiting the Batwa Pygmies community. The Batwa are indigenous people who have lived in harmony with the forest for generations. Engage in cultural activities, such as traditional dances, storytelling, and handicraft demonstrations. This interaction provides a deeper understanding of their way of life and their connection to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. As your three-day adventure comes to an end, take some time to relax and reflect on your experiences in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Enjoy a final evening in the park, savoring a delicious meal and perhaps sharing your favorite moments with other travelers.

Price Includes:

  • Safari Van/ Extended Land Cruiser Jeep
  • Driver/guide for the Trip
  • Golden Monkey Trekking
  • Fuel and all Ground Transportation
  • Accommocation
  • Gorilla Permits
  • Batwa Cultural Experience
  • All Meals
  • All Taxes
  • Airport Pick up and drop off

Price Excludes:

  • Activities excluded on the itinerary 
  • Visas
  • Passports