3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda
This 3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda is the shortest itinerary by road to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. This trip is 3 days and 2 nights of accommodation at a hotel of your preference at the park with transportation on a 4×4 safari vehicle. Kampala to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is a road distance of about 499km which takes about 9 hours of driving. This, therefore, means you need a full day of driving to the park and another to return with the second day for gorilla trekking. The 3 days Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari is suitable for any category of travelers including luxury, mid-range, and budget. Accommodation is booked according to your preference.
3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda Highlights
- Day 1: Transfer drive from Kampala to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
- Day 2: Mountain Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga
- Day 3: Return drive from Mgahinga to Kampala
Detailed 3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda
Day 1: Transfer drive from Kampala to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Depart from Kampala, stopover at the Equator for photography at the world’s centerline. Continue with the journey through the western Uganda highlands till Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Arrive and check in at a booked hotel near the park.
Day 2 of 3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda: Mountain Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga
After early morning breakfast, head to the park headquarters for a briefing from the park guides. Thereafter head to the jungle for gorilla trekking that starts from 8:00 am.
Head to the forest for a trek that lasts about 2 to 4 hours or more depending on where the mountain gorillas have spent their night. After meeting with the gorillas, you spend a maximum of 1 hour in the presence of the gorillas.
After an encounter with the giant gorillas, you trek back to the start point. Remember to carry some drinking water and snacks or foods to keep you energized. Receive a congratulatory certificate at the park headquarters and then transfer to the hotel or lodge for an overnight stay.
Day 3: Return drive from Mgahinga to Kampala
On the last day of the trip, have breakfast then return to Kampala. The drive lasts more than 8 hours and therefore you will have lunch. Arrive in Kampala in the evening for drop off at a hotel or place of residence.
End of 3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda
Safari Inclusions and Exclusions
The safari package includes
- Park Entrance fees
- Gorilla Tracking Permit
- 4×4 Land Cruiser or Safari Van for ground travel
- Service of professional English-speaking guide
- Boat ride
- Game viewing
- Bottled water on tour
The safari package excludes
- Visa fees
- Optional Activities
- Air tickets
- Telephone bills
4X4 Luxury Safari Land Cruiser
We have luxury latest Land cruisers each driven by professionally trained driver guides and fuel. Our Vehicles have pop-up roofs for proper game viewing and photography. The safari cars come with a small fridge for cooling your drinking water while on safari (which is always included while In the Vehicle). They have inverters for charging small gadgets such as smartphones and cameras. They can seat five to a maximum of seven people and each client is guaranteed a window seat.
Main Safari Destination – Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Uganda
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safaris tour destination is the smallest Uganda national park well known for mountain gorilla tracking, Golden monkey tracking tours an amazing safari experience in Africa.
Gorilla Trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park makes your adventure, explore, and interact directly with mountain gorillas in the park while on your Uganda Safari. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, only 38 sq. km in size, is the Ugandan part of the bigger Virunga Conservation Area, which is a jointly protected area with Congo and Rwanda.
History of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Uganda
The park gets its name from Gahinga that is the local word for the “piles of volcanic stones” Mgahinga Gorilla national park was gazetted as a game sanctuary in 1930 by the British administration and later declared a national park in 1991.
In Mgahinga’s past, there were several poachers lingering in the park causing insecurity and in 1989, a survey was made and several wire Traps were discovered and destroyed. The park managed to maintain security till the m23 Congolese rebels took refuge in the park but were defeated in 2013 and since then the park has been stable till now.
Species to Adventure in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park:
The vegetation is the one typical of Afromontane areas, with a consistent bamboo forest. There are 76 mammal species recorded, including buffaloes, elephants, bushbucks, golden monkeys, leopards.
115 bird species have been recorded, including Rwenzori turaco, crowned hornbill, black kite, and crowned crane. Mgahinga hosts a population of golden monkeys and a few families of mountain gorillas.