Uganda Gorilla Trek – Mgahinga National Park (Semi Luxury) - 4 Days

Mgahinga National Park

4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trek is done in Mgahinga National Park is situated in Virunga Mountains. You will see three inactive volcanoes, namely, Mount Muhabura, Mount Gahinga and Mount Sabyinyo.

Uganda

Uganda is a East African landlocked country, with Kampala as its commercial capital. It is famous for its snow-capped mountain of Rwenzori and Lake Victoria.

Additionally, Uganda is 241,037 sq kms in size and uses Uganda shillings as its currency.

Mgahinga National Park

Mgahinga National Park is national park in the southwest of Uganda. It was established in 1991 and Mgahinga National Park contains a size of 33.9 sq kms.

Furthermore, Mgahinga National Park is situated in Virunga Mountains. You can view three inactive volcanoes, namely, Mount Muhabura, Mount Gahinga and Mount Sabyinyo.
Moreover, The altitude of the park is between 2,227 to 4,127 meters and is part of the River Nile. The Mgahinga National Park is connected to the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in Congo.

You can reach the park in about 15 kms by road south of the town of Kisoro and approximately 55 kms by road west of Kabale, the largest city in the sub-region.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a part in the southwest of Uganda. Therefore, the park is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest that extends through to Congo, next to Virunga National Park.
Furthermore, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is around 321 sq kms in size and only accessible by foot. The park is also part of the World Heritage Site.

Apart from Gorillas, you can see around 120 species of mammals, 348 species of birds and 220 species of butterflies. you can also view 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckos and many endangered species.
As a result, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has around 400 Bwindi gorillas, half of world’s population of endangered mountain gorillas. The park also has chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, hornbill and turacos birds.

4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trek is done on altitude of Mgahinga National park of 2,227 to 4,127 meters and is part of the River Nile. The Mgahinga National Park is connected to the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in Congo.

4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trek is done in Mgahinga National Park is situated in Virunga Mountains. It consists of three inactive volcanoes, namely, Mount Muhabura, Mount Gahinga and Mount Sabyinyo.

Day 1
Kigali International Airport to Kigali City

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, meet, greet by your driver/ guide and transfer to hotel in Kigali city.

Overnight

Day 2
Kigali City to Volcanoes National Park to Mgahinga National Park

After breakfast, proceed to Volcanoes National Park in Musanze Town. The drive is around 2.5 hours. Brief tour of Dian Fossey Museum.

After hot lunch, drive north to Rwanda and Uganda Border (Cyanika Border). The drive will be around 50 minutes.

After immigration clearance, proceed to Mgahinga National Park via Kisoro Town to Southwest of Uganda. The drive is around 45 minutes.

Dinner and overnight

Day 3
Uganda Gorilla Trek

After breakfast, proceed for Uganda Gorilla Trek to Mgahinga National Park (Gorilla Trek permit required).

After the trek, return to the hotel for hot lunch. Later, relax at the lodge.

Alternatively, perform Batwa ‘Pygmy’ Village tour at additional cost.

Dinner and overnight.

• Trekking can take from two to six or more hours if the gorillas move before the park rangers locate them the next morning

• The guides stop frequently to allow trekkers a chance to rest and take photos along the way

• An eventually, our experienced trackers, who have spent their entire lives in or close to this forest, soon bring us up close with one of the Gorilla families

• Upon sighting the gorillas, you will stay with them for a magical one-hour as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing, resting; raising their young;

• Coming face to face with a giant silver-back must truly be one of the greatest wildlife experiences on earth!

• The Ultimate Experience!!

• A Walking Stick is provided at the start-point – to help steady your trekking;

• Porters are also available – to help carry your water bottle/hand luggage and/or even hold hand in slippery/steep sections. (this is at a minimal charge of US$10 per person, payable at the end)

Day 4
Uganda to Rwanda (Kigali City)

After breakfast, return to Kigali via Uganda and Rwanda Border.

Later, perform Genocide Memorial Museum Tour with lunch.

Price Includes:

  • Kigali airport arrival & departure transfers & assistance;
  • 01Night Accommodation in Kigali, on Bed & breakfast basis;
  • 02Nights Accommodation at Mgahinga National Park, on Full-board basis;
  • Kigali City Tour, with Genocide Memorial Museum + lunch, on Day 04;
  • Private Transport in 4x4 Safari Land-cruisers;
  • Services of English/French-Speaking Driver-Guides;
  • Emergency Evacuation Cover (excludes hospitalization and medical bills);
  • Bottled Drinking Water during the safari (in the vehicle) and while trekking;
  • All taxes on the services quoted above.

Price Excludes:

  • Meals and beverages, other than specified;
  • Gorilla Trek permits – Uganda; Applicable permit fees shown separately from main quote
  • Any other sight-seeing activities or accommodation, other than indicated;
  • International, regional and local Airfares + Airport taxes;
  • Passport and visa fees and service charges for obtaining visas;
  • Excess baggage charges levied by airlines;
  • Gratuities to driver/guides and other conveyance attendants;
  • Laundry and other items of a personal nature such drinks, telephone calls, e.t.c.;
  • Personal and baggage insurance;
  • Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above;

The current rates on based on Low Season (01stMar–31st May + 01st Oct–14th Dec)

High Season falls on 01st Jan-28th Feb + 01st Jun–30th Sep + 15th–31st Dec

1 person: USD 240 only
2 – 7 persons: USD 210 per person sharing

Single room Supplement (SRS):

This is for clients who sleep in a single room as hotels only have single and double rooms.

Low Season SRS – USD 255 per person
High Season SRS – USD 280 per person

Important Tips

Mgahinga National Park is a high altitude area of over 2,400 meters above sea level.
It is extremely chilly in the early mornings and evenings – warm clothing is therefore necessary.
While trekking, it can rain unexpectedly – it is necessary therefore to have:
• Water-proof clothing (jacket, with hood + trousers);
• Waterproof Zip-Lock bags for Cameras/Film/Passports/Money, e.t.c.;
• Hand Gloves (warm and water-proof), to keep hands off from rain and dripping vegetation;
• as well as protect from stinging nettles;
• Hiking boots – with good mud-grip are most appropriate, especially in wet weather;
• Gaiters – to protect your trek trouser legs and boots against mud/wetness;
• Small hand/face towel, to wipe sweat off your face during the trek.

Activity Fee

Gorilla Trek Permit – Mgahinga @ US$600.00 Per Person Per Trek (Upto 30th June);
Gorilla Trek Permit – Mgahinga @ US$700.00 Per Person Per Trek (From 01st July);
(Gorilla Trek Age Limit: 15years and Above)

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Uganda Gorilla Trek – Mgahinga National Park (Semi Luxury)
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3 Adults USD 1,730
4 Adults USD 1,610
5 Adults USD 1,535
6 Adults USD 1,485
7 Adults USD 1,570
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Trip Facts

  • 4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • 7
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Mgahinga National Park
  • 4 days
  • Park Inn by Radisson Hotel, Mount Gahinga Lodge

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