4 Day Mgahinga gorilla and golden monkey experience safari

December 9, 2022
Blog, Gorilla safari

Overview

Our 4 Day Mgahinga gorilla and golden monkey experience safari will take you to Mgahinga National Park in southwestern Uganda. Small and still marginalized by tourists and tour operators, Mgahinga National Park is the only park in Uganda where mountain gorillas co-exist with Golden monkeys hence a saying that it’s where “Gold meets silver”. Pamoja Tours and Travel organizes gorilla tours to Mgahinga and our 4-Day Mgahinga gorilla and golden monkey experience safari is meant for those who do not have enough time at their disposal but want to trek mountain gorillas and participate in golden monkey experience or golden monkey trekking. Our 4 Day Mgahinga gorilla and golden monkey experience safari starts and ends in Entebbe with stops at the equator crossing for photography.

Summary of our 4-Day Mgahinga gorilla and golden monkey experience safari

On Day 01: Pickup from hotel and drive to Mgahinga National Park

Day 02: Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National Park

Day 03: Golden Monkey experience or Golden Monkey trekking

Then Day 04: Drive back to Entebbe International Airport

Tour Summary

You’ll go to Uganda

This tour starts and ends in Entebbe (Uganda)

Activities: gorilla tracking and golden monkey experience

Getting around: open-sided 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle

A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel)

Additional accommodation before the tour departs and on the last day can go for extra cost

Things To Consider

Accommodation is Inclusive

Small Group Safari: Max 6 People per group

Tour Can Depart any day

Tour can be customized

Solo travelers can join this tour

Age Limit: 15 years and above

Detailed Itinerary

Arrival

The guide will pick you up from airport to your hotel.

Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for an extra cost

Day 1: Start your 4 Day Mgahinga gorilla and golden monkey experience safari

You will be picked up from your overnight hotel in Entebbe or Kampala by our driver guide who will brief you about your trip, and make sure that you have all the necessary gear and paperwork. Later, 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 also 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 Kisoro district. 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 the briefing, they will check your passport details to make sure that you are eligible to trek mountain gorillas. Then you will also have a briefing from one of the UWA rangers about gorilla trekking, dos and don’ts and also instructions to follow 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 have 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 3: Golden monkey experience or Golden Monkey trekking

After breakfast, you will transfer to Mgahinga National Park headquarters for either full day golden monkey habituation experience or half day golden monkey trekking. They will brief you about the dos and don’ts while with golden monkeys and then proceed to the mountain/forest for your trek. You will also have enough time with researchers if you choose to do golden monkey experience and only one hour if you choose to do golden monkey trekking. Return to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Lodging: Kisoro Travellers Rest Inn

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 4: Transfer to Entebbe International Airport

 

Today marks the end of your 4-Day Mgahinga gorilla and golden monkey experience safari. You will transfer to Entebbe International Airport for your departure flight out of Uganda.

 

Drive time: approximately 8-10 hours

 

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

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