3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda & Batwa Cultural Tour
An exhilarating 3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda & Batwa Cultural Tour
Itinerary Overview: 3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda & Batwa Cultural Tour
3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda and Batwa cultural tour is a Gorilla trekking a cultural experience blended short tour to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and the Batwa community.
Set on three of the 8 volcanoes of the virunga massif, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is one of the very scenic places to visit in Uganda. Here the Mountain Gorillas live within the forest and the Batwa pygmies live in the surrounding communities just outside what was there former home.
The Batwa pygmies are one of the smallest tribes with very authentic and with a very unique past. They lived within the forest alongside the Mountain Gorillas before they were pushed out for mountain Gorilla conservation efforts. Today, you can have a glimpse of the batwa lifestyle as they demonstrate to you their lifestyle in the forest before they were pushed to move out of it.
A 3 Days Gorilla trekking tour to Mgahinga with a Batwa community tour is the shortest trip for tourists from Kampala-Uganda’s capital. The first and third days are reserved for transfers to and from the park and the second day for Gorilla trekking and a Batwa community tour.
Your 3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla trekking safari Uganda starts from Kampala from your place of residence by a knowledgeable driver guide. On return drop off is either in Kampala or Entebbe International Airport depending on your schedule.
But wait, let me tell you something:
- Safari starts in Kampala and ends in Kampala/ Entebbe International Airport
- Gorilla trekking at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
- Batwa community tour
- A maximum 1 hour will be spent with the mountain gorillas
- Transfer by road using a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Accommodation before and after trip can be arranged on request at an extra cost
What you need to know
- Accommodation is provided as included
- Pack the right Gorilla trekking clothes
- Tour can start any time of the year (available all year round)
- Minimum age for tour is 15 years
- Gorilla permit is included in the cost
Safari Highlights: 3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda & Batwa Cultural Tour
- Day 1: Transfer by 4×4 safari vehicle to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
- Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park & Batwa Cultural Tour
- Day 3: Drive back from Mgahinga to Kampala by road
What’s the real story?:
Day by day itinerary of the 3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Tour Uganda & Batwa Cultural Safari
Day 1: Transfer by 4×4 safari vehicle to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Early morning, your safari guide from Kabira Gorilla safaris will pick you up for a transfer by road to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. After meeting and greeting at your place of residence or hotel within Kampala, the drive starts.
Just about 80 Km from Kampala, you will stop at the equator line for photography. You then continue with the drive to south western Uganda. Lunch is had at a good restaurant in Mbarara.
After lunch the drive continues to the park with your arrival in the evening. You check in, have dinner and spend the night at a preferred accommodation facility. It can be budget, mid-range or luxury.
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Luxury: Mount Gahinga Lodge
Mid-range: Lake Chahafi Resort
Budget: Golden Monkey Lodge
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park & Batwa Community Tour
Following breakfast at your hotel, you will be driven to the park for your lifetime Gorilla trekking experience. Your driver will drive you to the park headquarters. By 8:00 am the park rangers will take you through the dos and don’ts of Gorilla trekking.
Gorilla trekking is such a wonderful experience as you walk through the jungles of this little gem. The trek takes non predictable amount of time at least 2 hours or more and a maximum of 1 hour in the presence of the Mountain Gorillas. You spend this time taking pictures and filming the gorilla lifestyle.
After seeing the Gorillas and spending 1 hour with them, you then walk back to the park headquarters. This is where you are awarded a certificate for completing the trek. From there your driver ensures your transfer to the hotel for lunch and relaxation.
In the evening, you will have a Batwa community tour where you interact with the Batwa people and learn about their traditions. You will be taught about the life style of the Batwa people and showed their hunting techniques as well as how they set fire in the forest.
After having the Batwa Cultural tour you return to your hotel to relax from the busy day. You spend the night in the previous night’s hotel.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Drive back from Mgahinga to Kampala by road
On the last day of your 3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla safari, you have breakfast and embark on the 8-9 hours’ drive back to Kampala. You have lunch en route.
Arriving in the evening, your safari guide will ensure drop off at a preferred destination or hotel. Marking the end of the 3 days Gorilla trekking Safari in Uganda.
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
End of 3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda & Batwa Cultural Tour
- Uganda Gorilla trekking permit
- Batwa cultural tour
- Accommodation & meals as indicated
- 4×4 safari vehicle
- A professional English speaking knowledgeable driver guide.
- Bottled drinking water on board
- International flights & Visas
- Any changes to the itinerary
- 4×4 safari land cruiser for luxury travelers
- 4×4 safari van for budget travelers
Safari Route: 3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda & Batwa Cultural Tour
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