Mgahinga Park Gorilla Safari – A 3 Days tour

Summary of the 3 Days Mgahinga national park gorilla safari:

Day 1: Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Day 2: Gorilla trekking safari in Mgahinga national park.

Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala via Equator.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Meet and greet with our company representative / local guide prior to breakfast on this first day of gorilla safari in Uganda. The driver guide will then brief you about this 3 days Mgahinga national park gorilla safari, what to expect and the journey plan, and later drive off towards the southwestern region.

First stop over shall be made at the equator for a warm cappuccino and memorable photos. The moment at the equator offers you an opportunity to stand in 2 hemispheres – northern and southern where the earth geographically splits with an imaginary line.

The journey continues gently, occasionally interrupted with magnificent views of the Ankole -Masaka dry corridor and the undulating dry landscapes of this region that won’t let you put the camera down. Lunch break will be at Igongo country hotel, another unique cultural centre located on the outskirts of the western city of Mbarara.

We shall then drive off straight to Kisoro and relax as we prepare for gorilla trekking experience the following morning. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.


Budget: Travelers Rest Hotel

Midrange: Chahafi Lake resort

Luxury: Mount Gahinga lodge

Day 2: Gorilla trekking safari in Mgahinga national park.Mgahinga Gorilla national Park Uganda

This is the D-Day when you indulge in a memorable gorilla trekking tour in Mgahinga national park.

After an early breakfast, proceed later to the briefing point to learn the Do’s and Don’ts of this highly restricted gorilla trekking activity.

After pre-briefing session, the next destination is the jungles of Mgahinga national park to search for the endangered apes.

During this adventure, trek and hike through the forests and bamboo vegetation while searching for mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking adventure is physically demanding and requires some level of average fitness and good health; as you trek through the jungle slopes be ready to gaze at other forest resident species including monkeys, baboons, various species of trees and abundant bird life most of which are endemic only to this park.

This gorilla encounter in Mgahinga national park is one of a kind, though it is somewhat physically challenging, it is as well one of the best rewarding and refreshing safari activity in Uganda, an opportunity to stare at these gentle yet shy apes is one of those unimaginable experiences.

You have only one hour to be with them and the ranger will always direct you on the right time to take selfies and nice photo shoots anytime, until your time gets done and retreat back to the starting point and head back to the lodge for relaxation and refreshing.


Budget: Travelers Rest Hotel

Midrange: Chahafi Lake resort

Luxury: Mount Gahinga lodge

Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala. Via equator.

After having early morning breakfast on the last day of this interesting gorilla safari in Mgahinga national park, embark on return journey to Kampala as we drive through the lush savannah grasslands, undulating plantations of western Uganda and look out for the romantic hills of the region, dubbed “the little Switzerland of Africa”.

This area has exceptional and panoramic views that will surely make your minds so refreshed and rejuvenated from the fatigue of gorilla trekking expedition. The last stopover is at the equator for pictures and coffee before proceeding to Kampala / Entebbe to the pre-booked hotel or catch up with a flight back home.

End of tour with Love Uganda Safaris.


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Safari inclusions:

  • Gorilla permits
  • 4 WD Vehicle – with a pop – up roof for game viewing
  • A professional English speaking Driver guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • Free Wi-Fi internet in the vehicle
  • All ground transportation and fuel
  • Accommodation and Meals
  • All activities / service as per itinerary
  • Drinking water in the vehicle

Exclusions of the safari:

  • Visas
  • International air fares
  • Activities / services not included in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic drinks / wines, Laundry and any other service of personal nature
  • Travel insurance policy
  • Porters
  • Souvenirs, tips, etc.

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