Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Safari

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Price: 1,300 USD
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Safari Highlights
Visit Mgahinga National Park to hike to one of its three volcanoes: Mt. Sabinyo, at 3,669m, Mt Gahinga at 3,474m, and Mt Muhavura at 4,127m with chances of seeing the golden monkeys. This safari brings you to breathtaking views of the virungas and gives you the refreshment you need on your holiday.

The tour starts and ends in Kampala. Mount Gahinga, is a dormant/extinct volcano in the Virunga Mountains on the border between Rwanda and Uganda. Gahinga lies between Muhabura and Sabyinyo, but is the smallest of these three.

Although it’s the smallest of Uganda’s national parks at just 34 sq km, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park punches well above its weight. Tucked away in the far southwest corner of the country, the tropical rainforest cloaks three dramatic extinct volcanoes and, along with the contiguous Parc National des Volcans in Rwanda and Parc National des Virungas in the DRC (which together with Mgahinga form the 434-sq-km Virunga Conservation Area), this is the home of half the world’s mountain gorilla population. Elephants and buffaloes are rarely seen, but they’re also out there, and 115 species of bird flutter through the forests, including Rwenzori turaco and mountain black boo boo.

Gorilla tracking is still the main attraction here, but it’s less popular than Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, due to the one habituated family having a tendency to duck across the mountains into Rwanda or the DRC. But there’s much more on offer here than just gorillas. Mgahinga also serves up some challenging but rewarding treks and an interesting cave, plus golden monkey tracking is almost as fun as hanging out with the big boys.

Things to consider:
Mid-range tour – Accommodated tour
Group Tour – The tour is run for more than 2 people at a go
Can depart any day? – This tour can depart any day
Can be customized? – This tour can be customized
Minimum require age – Suitable for ages 16 and older
Tour Summary (See Itinerary for more details)

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This tour starts and ends in Kampala (Uganda) – Getting there & away
You’ll visit Kamapala (city), Mbarara (City), Kisoro (town), Mgahinga Gorilla Forest National Park
Activities: Mountain hiking, gorilla tracking, golden monkey tracking
Getting around: 4×4 Safari Land cruiser / Minivan
A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for extra cost

Specific details


Day One
You will be picked from your accommodation early in the morning at 6:30am for departure to Mgahinga National Park through the scenic views of western Uganda.

On arrival check in for dinner and overnight at Kisoro Travelers Hotel Meal plan: L-D

Day Two
Start the day early for a hike to Mt Gahinga Peak which is the smallest of the Virunga Volcanoes and gets its name after the local practice of tidying the volcanic debris that clutters local farmland into neat landmarks or gahinga. The hike to this peak provides great opportunities of seeing the golden monkeys besides the beautiful scenic views. The climb and descend lasts about 6hours depending on how fast the climbers are. Please bring your hiking boots or comfortable covered shoes, insect repellent, a sun hat, packed lunch and drinking water to enhance your experience. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and learn about the land formations from your guide.

Descend to return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at: Kisoro Traveler’s Hotel- Meal plan B-L-D

Day Three
After a relaxed breakfast head to Bunyoyi the place of little birds for a relaxing experience on a dugout canoe on Lake Bunyoyi Africa’s deepest lake. Lake Bunyonyi is dotted with several small islands and surrounded by steep terraced hills. Visit one of the islands and listen to the tales that gives it the name “punishment island”.

Dinner and overnight at Bushara Island. Meal plan: B-L-D

Day Four
After a relaxed breakfast embark on the drive to Kampala with a stopover at the equator, drum maker’s shop and have lunch before continuing to Entebbe to catch our night flight home.

End of Safari

Prices per person are based on the number of travelers

Inclusions and Exclusions

Included in the price
Ground transport
An English speaking driver/guide
Meals as indicated against each day
Accommodation as indicated against each day
A climb to Mt Mgahinga
Park entry fees
En-route meals
1litre of water while in the vehicle
A canoe ride on Lake Bunyonyi

Entry visas and flights
Items of personal nature/tips/laundry
Personal insurance
Sodas/alcohol/ teas and extra water
Extra meals and activities.

Event Day ---
Duration 4 Days / 3 Days
Destination Mount Gahinga
Accommodation + Meals ---

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We are a community transformation African safari company based in Uganda – East Africa.

We run African safaris through Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda, to the amazing mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the Virunga Mountains. 

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