4 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Safari Uganda and Batwa Trail Experience

4 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Safari Uganda and Batwa Trail Experience

A Guided 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari and cultural tour to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Itinerary Overview: 4 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Safari Uganda and Batwa Trail Experience

4 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Safari Uganda and Batwa Trail Experience is an amazing Gorilla trekking and cultural tour experience in Uganda. The safari includes Mountain Gorilla trekking as well as a cultural experience of the culture of the Batwa pygmies by walking through the forest for an experience of their life before.

Batwa Experience

Batwa Experience in Bwindi Forest

Taking a Batwa trail in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, is a cultural experience like no other. 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, they take tourists through the forest in what is referred to as the Batwa trail to show how they lived in the forest back in the days. 

This is an exclusive tour that can be booked any time of the year. 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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 Tour Summary

  • 4 Days safari starts and ends in Kampala
  • Gorilla trekking at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  • Batwa trail experience
  • 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 
  • Pack the right Gorilla trekking clothes & footwear 
  • Tour is available all year round 
  • Minimum age for tour is 15 years 
  • Gorilla permit is included in the cost

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Safari Highlights: 4 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Safari Uganda and Batwa Trail Experience

Day #1: Transfer from Kampala by 4×4 safari vehicle to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Day #2: Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park – 4 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari

Day #3: Mgahinga Batwa trail experience

Day #4: Return from Mgahinga to Kampala / Entebbe International Airport by road – end of 4 Day Mgahinga Gorilla Safari

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Detailed itinerary: 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and cultural tour to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Day #1: Transfer from Kampala by 4×4 safari vehicle to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

On the first day of your safari, have early morning breakfast at about 6:00 am and get ready for pick up from your safari guide allocated by Kabira Gorilla safaris. Following 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 south western Uganda and have lunch enroute. 

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 

Accommodation Options 

Luxury: Mount Gahinga Lodge 

Mid-range: Lake Chahafi Resort

Budget: Golden Monkey Lodge 

Day #2: Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Be ready to get ready early, have breakfast, and then be transferred from hotel to the park headquarters for 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 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: Mgahinga Batwa trail Experience 

One of the most fascinating things about visiting Africa is the people, there is a lot of diversity. The Batwa people amazing with a very unique culture that is just getting tempered by modernization. 

The Batwa trail experience starts after your breakfast at the hotel, depending on the allocated time. It starts with batwa guide typically dressed in traditional wear kneeling down to their god known as Biheeko who is believed to have powers or life protection and death when they go for hunting, fruit gathering and raiding. 

During a Mgahinga Batwa trail, the local Batwa guide will show off their hunting techniques, how to use different plants to make handcrafts like bamboo cups. You will also be taken through the former home of the Batwa king known as Nagarama cave where you listen to women perform their traditional music and also learn from the batwa cultures.

After the Batwa trail experience, you then return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation through the evening. You then spend the night at your previous accommodation.

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 Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch 

End of 4 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Safari Uganda and Batwa Trail Experience

Cost Inclusions

  • Uganda Gorilla trekking permit
  • Batwa trail experience
  • Accommodation & meals as indicated
  • 4×4 safari vehicle
  • A professional English speaking knowledgeable driver guide. 
  • Bottled drinking water on board

Cost Exclusions 

  • International flights & Visas 
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Any changes to the itinerary 
  • Laundry

Transport 

  • 4×4 safari land cruiser for luxury travelers
  • 4×4 safari van for budget travelers

Safari Route: 4 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Safari Uganda and Batwa Trail Experience

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Pricing

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