4 Days Uganda gorilla & golden monkey trekking safari

Safari overview

4 Days Uganda Gorilla & Golden monkey trekking safari: This 4 days Uganda Gorilla & Golden monkey trekking safari is strictly a primate viewing safari and it will be carried out only in Mgahinga gorilla national park situated in south western part of Uganda within Virunga massif. Virunga Massif is shared amongst Uganda, Rwanda and DRC and is best known for harboring both mountain gorillas and the volcanic mountains. While on your safari in Mgahinga national park, you will be in position to view some of the volcanic mountains with in Virunga massif including those in Ugandan side with in Mgahinga national park and those bordering the park with other parks such as Volcanoes national park in Rwanda and Virunga national park in DRC. Actually most people on a Uganda safari in Mgahinga national park normally add this gorilla & golden monkey trekking safari with a volcanic hike to summit one of the volcanic mountains in Mgahinga gorilla national park such as mount Muhabura , Mount Mgahinga, Mount Sabinyo, and Mount Mgahinga among others. This safari includes 4 days and 3 nights in Mgahinga national park, a small national park in Uganda but with beautiful attractions ranging from primates (Mountain gorillas and golden monkeys), mammals, volcanic mountains and the local batwa people. The safari starts from Kampala / Entebbe to Mgahinga national park via the equator, and Igongo cultural center to the home of gorillas, golden monkeys & batwa.

Requirements for this 4 days Uganda gorilla & golden monkey trekking safari

Here are some of the things you require in preparation for your safari;

First and foremost, book your gorilla trekking permit and golden monkey trekking permit in advance then ensure that your backpack is set with the best and appropriate hiking attire which include; hiking boats, rain coat, long sleeved attire, sun glasses, insect repellent, garden gloves, a cap among others and do not forget a camera that will be used to capture all your memories.

While on safari, ensure that you follow all the guidelines offered by the rangers and guide for safety purposes.

Highlights of 4 days Uganda gorilla & golden monkey trekking safari

  • Day 1 of your safari: Transfer from Kampala/Entebbe & transfer to Mgahinga gorilla national park
  • Day 2 of your¬†safari: Mountain gorilla trekking in Mgahinga gorilla national park
  • Day 3 of your safari: Golden Monkey trekking & Batwa trail in Mgahinga gorilla national park
  • Day 4 of your safari: Return to Kampala /Entebbe for departures

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1 of 4 days Uganda gorilla & golden monkey trekking safari: Transfer from Kampala/Entebbe & transfer to Mgahinga gorilla national park

Be ready for pick up at your hotel in Kampala / Entebbe on day 1 of 4 days Uganda gorilla & golden monkey trekking safari. Since the distance from Kampala /Entebbe to Mgahinga Gorilla national park in Kisoro district is abit long thus requires to embark on the journey as early as 8:00am in the morning. Along the way you will spot a lot of fascinating nature filled with green vegetation cover, farms, mountains and hills among others. Enjoy a few minutes of photo taking at the equator and an enroute lunch in Mbarara at Igongo cultural hotels. Once at the park, check in at your booked lodge, have dinner served and spend an overnight.

Meal plan: Lunch & dinner

Day 2 of your safari: Mountain gorilla trekking in Mgahinga gorilla national park

Day 2 of 4 days Uganda gorilla & golden monkey trekking safari is the most rewarding day of your safari. Wake up for breakfast very early, grab your lunch box offered at the lodge, pack at least 2 litters of drinking water and be driven to Mgahinga gorilla national park headquarters for a gorilla trekking briefing where you will be in position to obtain all the necessary information about mountain gorillas in Mgahinga. After the briefing, hire a porter and embark on the breath taking search of the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitats. The trek takes about 2-8 hours but only one hour of viewing closely is allowed and later on return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meal plan: breakfast, packed lunch & dinner

4 Days Uganda Gorilla & Golden monkey trekking safari
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Day 3 of 4 days Uganda gorilla & golden monkey trekking safari: Golden Monkey trekking & Batwa trail in Mgahinga gorilla national park

On day 3 of 4 days Uganda gorilla & golden monkey trekking safari, after breakfast, you will again be transferred for another trek but on this day 3, you will be trekking the endangered golden monkeys which are also found in Mgahinga gorilla national park. Spending an hour with the golden monkeys is one of the memorial experience that will last longer in your memory even after the safari after spending about 2-5 hours trailing in the forest searching for them. You will be able to watch golden monkeys as the swing, play and jump from one tree to another cheerfully laughing and having fun. I assure you that this will add on your happiness of encountering gorillas the previous day and then encountering golden monkeys. Well, after spending an hour with these beautiful primates, return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch you will then set off for the Batwa trail with in the forest where you will follow the exact trails used by batwa when they were still dwelling in the forest together with the mountain gorillas. You will be in position to identify different plants the batwa used for medicine to treat different infections and diseases, visit the caves and many more with in the jungle. Later in the evening, return to the lodge for dinner and have an overnight.

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 4 of 4 days Uganda gorilla & golden monkey trekking safari: Return to Kampala /Entebbe for departures

Enjoy your breakfast on day 4 of 4 days Uganda gorilla & golden monkey trekking safari, check out of the lodge and be driven back to Kampala/ Entebbe. Enjoy an enroute lunch in Mbarara and be dropped at your preferred and designated destination that is at the lodge in kamala / Entebbe or to the airport for departures.

Meal plan: breakfast & lunch

END OF 4 DAYS UGANDA GORILLA & GOLDEN MONKEY TREKKING SAFARI

Inclusive in 4 days Uganda gorilla & golden monkey trekking safari

  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Golden monkey trekking permit
  • Ranger
  • Ground transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Enough bottled drinking water
  • Meals as per Itinerary
  • Meals as per Itinerary

Exclusive in 4 days Uganda gorilla & golden monkey trekking safari

  • Porter
  • Insurance
  • Visa
  • Air ticket
  • Tips
  • Laundry fee

 

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