4 Days Uganda mountain gorilla and golden monkey safari from Rwanda
4 Days Uganda Gorilla and Golden Monkey Safari from Rwanda is an amazing safari package carefully prepared to offer a memorable experience in Mgahinga gorilla national park situated in south western region of Uganda. This experience is a grand primate experience as it offers activities like mountain gorilla trekking giving you a chance to see the huge fur covered primates the mountain gorilla and golden monkey tracking an opportunity for you to be in presence of the most active primates the go;den monkeys.
Highlights of the safari
- Day 1: transfer from Kigali to Mgahinga national park
- Day 2: mountain gorilla trekking experience
- Day 3: golden monkey trekking
- Day 4: transfer back to Kigali for departure
Detailed itinerary for the safari
Day 1: transfer from Kigali to Mgahinga national park
The first day of the safari you are to have a Kigali city tour and then transfer to Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda, on this day you will wake up early for breakfast then meet your safari driver and go for a Kigali city tour. On this tour you will a number of fascinating sites in Kigali city such as Kigali genocide memorial site, king’s palace Kandt house and many more. Your visit in these site will help your learn more about the history and culture of Rwanda and its people, after this experience you will embark on your journey to Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda which is a drive of 4 hours. Upon reaching Mgahinga gorilla national park you will check into your lodge and in the evening have dinner and stay overnight.
Accommodation is got from
Luxury – Mt Gahinga Lodge
Mid-range – Lake Mulehe Safari lodge
Budget – Lake Chahafi Lodge
Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 2: mountain gorilla trekking experience
On second day of the safari you will have a mountain gorilla trekking experience, on this day you will wake up early in the morning for breakfast and the drive to Mgahinga gorilla forest national park for mountain gorilla trekking experience. In the park you will go to the park’s headquarters for briefing and hiring a porter to help you carry your luggage on the safari if you need one, with your packed lunch you will start on your gorilla trekking experience searching for the gorillas. When you find the mountain gorillas you will be allowed to spend only one hour with these exciting fur covered primates, in this one hour you can take pictures, see mountain gorillas picking leaves, fruits and taking care of each other. Mountain gorilla trekking experience takes approximately 2-5 hours and upon finishing the experience you will drive back to your lodge or do an optional nature walk experience. In the evening you will have dinner and stay overnight.
Day 3: golden monkey trekking
The third day of the safari you are to have a golden monkey trekking experience in the forests of Mgahinga gorilla forest national park, on the this day you will wake up early in the morning, have breakfast and then drive to the park for golden monkey trekking. Like mountain gorilla trekking you will drive to the park’s headquarters for briefing, in the briefing rules and regulations to be followed on this experience will be read to your by your safari guide. Then hike into the forests in search for golden monkeys, when you find the monkeys you will be allowed to stay with for only one hour and in this hour you can take pictures, enjoy seeing them picking fruits, leaves which they eat as food. Golden monkey tracking experience takes approximately 2-4 hours or more that is why you carry packed lunch with you. After the experience you will hike back to headquarters, from the headquarters you can either go for an afternoon Batwa trail experience to discover more about the Batwa pygmy people or drive back to your lodge for an afternoon of resting. In the evening you will have dinner and stay overnight.
Day 4: transfer back to Kigali for departure
On the fourth day of the safari you will depart back to home, on this day your will wake up for breakfast, checkout of your lodge and embark on your journey to Kigali. in Kigali city you will be have lunch at any hotel and then be dropped either at your hotel or Kigali international airport for your departure flight back home which marks the end of your 4 days adventurous safari experience in Uganda’s Mgahinga gorilla national park.
- Gorilla tracking permit
- Golden monkey trekking permit
- Ground transport
- Bottled water in the safari vehicle
- Full board accommodation for three nights
- Service of an English-speaking driver guide
- All mentioned activities indicted by the itinerary
- Extras such as accommodation, drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
- Tips to porters and driver/ guide