4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari and Golden Monkey Tracking
The Best Short 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari and Golden Monkey Tracking to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Itinerary Overview: Gorilla Safari and Golden Monkey Tracking
4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari and Golden Monkey Tracking is the best tracking short tour to Uganda’s perfect gem-Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. This is the smallest and yet very most diverse national park where Mountain Gorillas co-exist with Golden monkeys.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is the only park and destination in Uganda where one can travelers can track both Mountain Gorillas and Golden Monkeys hence the slogan “where gold meets silver. Situated in south western Uganda, Mgahinga is situated in the Virunga massif shared by two other national Parks one being Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and the other Virunga National Park in Congo.
A 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari and Golden Monkey Tracking is the best way of seeing both Mountain Gorillas as well as Golden monkeys. This is an exclusive tour that can be booked any time of the year. The start and end points for this trip are mainly Kampala-Uganda’s capital or Entebbe International Airport. However, it can also be customized to suit your place of residence on request.
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- 4 Days safari starts and ends in Kampala
- Gorilla trekking at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
- Golden monkey trekking
- Transfer by road on 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
- Be ready to hike twice on 2 different days (no expert hiking skills required though)
- Pack the right Gorilla & Golden monkey trekking clothes
- Tour is available all year round
- Minimum age for tour is 15 years
- Gorilla permit is included in the cost
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Detailed itinerary: Gorilla Safari and Golden Monkey Tracking
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala by 4×4 safari vehicle to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
On the first day of your safari, have an early morning breakfast at about 6:00 am and get ready for pick up from your safari guide allocated by Kabira Gorilla safaris. Following the meeting and greeting, you will embark on the drive-by road to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
From when you set off, you will have your first stop after about 80 Km from Kampala at the equator line. Here you have a few experiments and take photos at the world’s center line. You then continue with the drive to southwestern Uganda and have lunch en route.
After lunch, the drive continues to Mgahinga with arrival in the evening. On arrival, you check in, have dinner and spend the night at a preferred accommodation facility. It can be budget, mid-range, or luxury according to your preference.
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Luxury: Mount Gahinga Lodge
Mid-range: Lake Chahafi Resort
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Be ready to get ready early, have breakfast, and then be transferred from the hotel to the park headquarters for a briefing on trekking guidelines. By 8:00 am the park rangers will take you through the dos and don’ts of Mountain Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
After the briefing, you go for Gorilla trekking, a wonderful experience as you walk through the forest inhabited by Mountain Gorillas. The trek takes several hours of time that can’t be predicted with about 2 – 6 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 relaxation and dinner.
You spend the night in the previous night’s hotel.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 3: Golden monkey trekking
On the third day of the tour, wake up ready to have another hiking experience through the forest, this time in search of the Golden monkeys. You visit the forest walking through the bamboo to see the beautiful Golden monkeys.
Golden monkeys are amazing to watch during trekking, much more than even Gorillas since they leap around the bamboo forest so fast offering very playful and scenic moments to witness. You will take all the most memorable photos of these beautiful golden brown and black patched monkeys.
After Golden monkey trekking, you return to the lodge for lunch and relax. You spend the evening relaxing and resting from hiking as you prepare for the long hours of the drive back to Kampala the next day. You spend the night where you did stay in the previous night.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 4: Return from Mgahinga to Kampala / Entebbe International Airport by road
On the last day of your trekking safari in Mgahinga, 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 4 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Safari and Golden Monkey Tracking.
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
End of the 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari and Golden Monkey Tracking
- Uganda Gorilla trekking permit
- Golden monkey trekking permit
- 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
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