4 Days Uganda Golden Monkey and Batwa Trail Safari
4 days Uganda golden monkey and Batwa trail safari is an amazing safari experience taking you on a tour to Mgahinga gorilla national park a forested park situated in the southern western Uganda, this safari offers you experiences like golden monkey experience and Batwa trail experience. this safari starts in Kampala using Entebbe international airport as the entrance point and ends in Kigali city of Rwanda using Kigali international airport as an exit point.
Highlights of the safari
- Golden monkey trekking experience
- Batwa Trail experience
- Scenic views
Detailed itinerary of the safari
Day 1: Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
On the first day of the safari you will be picked from your hotel in kampala by your safari driver after early morning breakfast, your safari driver will brief you about the safari and then embark on your journey to Mgahinga gorilla national park which is a drive of 9 hours. On your way you will have en-route lunch and as you’re approaching the park you will scenic views of green covered hill of kisoro, you are to get into the park in evening and upon your arrival you will check into your lodge, have dinner and stay overnight.
Meal plan – breakfast, lunch and Dinner
Accommodation is got from
Luxury: Mt Gahinga Lodge
Mid-range: Lake Mulehe Safari lodge
Budget – Lake Chahafi Lodge
Day 2: Golden Monkey trekking experience
On the second day of the safari you will wake up early in the morning for breakfast and then transfer to park for golden monkey safari, golden monkeys are one of the primates living in the forests of Mgahinga gorilla forest national park together with the famous mountain gorillas . In the park you will to the briefing site where rules and regulations to be followed while on the experience will be read to you, you can also hire a porter in case you need one. As you early as 7:30m you will hike into the forests of the park in search for golden monkeys and when you find then you will be allowed to spend only one hour with them, golden monkeys are the most active primates living in the forests of the park and you will enjoy being in their presence as they eat fruits, leaves, bamboo shoots and take care of each other. This safari experience takes approximately 2- 3 hours and when it is done you will go back to your lodge for lunch and in the afternoon you can do an optional village walk where you will visit the neighboring communities and enjoy an encounter with locals. In the evening you will have dinner and stay overnight.
Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3: Batwa Trail experience
On the third day of the safari you will wake up early in the morning for morning breakfast and then drier o the park for a full day of cultural experience in the Batwa cultural people, Batwa people are the early of the forests of Mgahinga gorilla national park. These people are hunter-gatherers depending on fruits, and hunting animals for meat, these people harmonious co-existed with forest animals such as mountain gorillas, golden monkeys and conserved a variety of flora and fauna. During the gazeting of the forests as Mgahinga gorilla national park the Batwa were forcefully evicted out of the forests, in the forests the Batwa trail was established to demonstrate the Batwa life style. While walking on this trail you will encounter Batwa pygmy people and their way of life including building of their houses using local materials, hunting skills, visiting the local doctor and colleting local herbs. After the experience you will drive back to your lodge, have dinner and stay overnight.
Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 4: transfer to Kigali for departure
On the fourth and last day of the safari you will wake up in the morning not as early as the last three days, have breakfast, checkout of your lodge and embark on your journey to Kigali city for departure. This journey takes approximately 4-5 hours, when you reaching Kigali city you will have a lunch and short city tour depending on the time of your departure flight. On the city tour you will visit sites like crafts market, Kigali genocide memorial site and many more. After the tour you will be driven to the airport to catch your flight back thus the end of your safari.
- Golden monkey trekking permit
- Batwa trail
- Ground transport
- Bottled water in the safari vehicle
- Full board accommodation for three nights
- Service of an English-speaking driver guide
- All activities mentioned by the itinerary
- Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
- Tips to porters and driver/ guide
- optional activities