4 Days Uganda Gorilla and Golden Monkey Safari
4 Days Uganda Gorilla and Golden Monkey Safari package offers you a chance to visit Mgahinga gorilla forest national park, the park is a remarkable habitat for primates and a fascinating tourist destination located in south western region of Uganda. Mgahinga gorilla national park is also a scenic national park with panoramic views of Sabyinyo, Gahinga and Muhavura volcanoes and the green canopy of trees. This safari package starts in Kampala with Entebbe international airport as an entry point and also ends in kampala, and offers activities like mountain gorilla trekking, golden monkey tracking as the highlights of the safari.
Highlights of the safari
- Gorilla trekking
- Golden monkey trekking
- Equator monument
- Scenery viewing
Detailed itinerary of the safari
Day 1: Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
On the first day of the safari you will wake up early in the morning, have your breakfast then meet your safari driver and embark on your journey to Mgahinga gorilla national park via kisoro which is a drive of 9 hours from Kampala. On your way to the park you will enjoy amazing views of green hills winding on the side of the road and upon your arrival in the park you will check into your lodge, 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: Gorilla trekking experience
On the second of the safari you will wake up early in the morning, have breakfast and then drive to the headquarter of Mgahinga national park for briefing about mountain gorilla trekking experience, in the briefing rules and regulations to be followed while on this experience will be read to you, here you can hire a porter to help you on the experience. Then you will hike into the forests of Mgahinga gorilla national park in search for the huge primates (mountain gorilla, on your hike you will enjoys views of some of Virunga volcanoes, numerous tree and plant species. your tracking for the gorilla depends on where the group spent the following night and that is why you carry packed lunch with you, upon finding the gorilla you are allowed to spend one hour with them and in this hour you can take pictures as long as your flash light is off, enjoy being in the presence of the gorillas as they take care of their young ones and playing on tree. After the experience your will hike back to the headquarters for your gorilla trekking certificates, then you will either go to drive back to your lodge or participate in an optional nature walk experience and in the evening you will have dinner and stay overnight.
Day 3: Golden Monkey trekking in Mgahinga gorilla national park
On the third day of the safari you will wake up early in the morning for breakfast, leave your lodge and drive to park for golden monkey experience. In the park you go to the park’s headquarters for briefing about golden monkey tracking, rules and regulation regarding your conduct while in presence of the golden monkeys will be read to you and you can also hire a porter if you are in need of one to help you carry your bag. From the briefing spot you will hike into the forests in search for golden monkeys with guidance of a ranger guide which takes approximately 2-3 hours, when you find the golden monkeys are allowed to spend only one hour with them and in this one hour you can take pictures and enjoy spotting them pick leaves, fruits and bamboo shoots. Golden monkeys are the most active primates so you will enjoy being in their presence, after the experience you will drive back to your lodge, have lunch and rest for the afternoon. in the evening you will have dinner and stay overnight.
Day 4: transfer back to Kampala for departure
On the fourth day and the last day of the safari you will wake up not as early as the usual days for breakfast, checkout of your lodge and embark on your journey back to Kampala, you will have en-route lunch since it is a long journey of 9 hours of drive. In Kampala you will be dropped off either at your lodge or at Entebbe international airport to catch your flight back home and your drop marks the end of your in 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