3 days fly in gorilla trekking safari to Mgahinga gorilla national park

3 days fly in gorilla trekking safari to Mgahinga gorilla national park

The 3 days fly in gorilla trekking safari is a short adventure that will take you to Mgahinga gorilla national park which is the smallest national park in southwestern Uganda that is known for harboring the endangered mountain gorillas. Mgahinga gorilla national park is a home of one habituated gorilla family Nyakagezi which is available for trekking on daily basis. The national park also harbors other wildlife species including forest buffaloes, elephants, bush pigs, duikers, other primates like golden monkeys, l’hoest monkeys, black and white colobus monkey, different bird species, tree species among others.

Highlights of the 3 days fly in gorilla trekking safari to Mgahinga gorilla trekking

Day 1: Pick up and fly to Mgahinga gorilla national park

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga gorilla national park

Day 3: Departure to Kampala

Detailed itinerary                                        

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Mgahinga gorilla national park

Depending on your location on the first day of the 3 days fly in gorilla trekking safari to Mgahinga gorilla trekking, our driver guide will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to Entebbe international airport for your domestic flight to Mgahinga gorilla national park. Upon arrival at Kisoro airstrip, you will be picked by one of our representatives and transfer to the lodge for relaxation and lunch.

After lunch you will either spend the rest of the day at leisure or go for an optional Batwa trail experience where you will be able to interact with the batwa/ pygmies who used to live in the forest before it was gazetted into a national park. After the Batwa experience, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga gorilla national park

Gorilla trekking

After an early breakfast on the second day of the 3 days fly in gorilla trekking safari to Mgahinga gorilla trekking, you will carry packed lunch and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to Ntebeko park headquarters for a gorilla trekking briefing where you will be told about the rules and regulations to follow during trekking. After the briefing you will start trekking in the forest with an experienced park guide who is well conversant with gorilla trails to follow.

3 days fly in gorilla trekking safari to Mgahinga gorilla national park
Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga

Trekking of mountain gorillas in Mgahinga gorilla national park takes about 3 to 6 hours depending on where the gorillas are located because they like to move from one area to another in search of food. During trekking you will be able to view different bird species, other primates like black and white colobus monkeys, l’hoest monkeys, view different tree and plant species among others. Once the mountain gorillas are found you will be able to spend one hour with them which gives you a chance to observe their habits, lifestyle, watch them feed, breastfeed, groom young ones, take photos and record videos to show people back home after the safari. After the interesting moment with the gentle giants you will trek back to the park headquarters where you will awarded a certificated in participating in gorilla trekking, meet up with your driver guide and transfer back to the lodge for an evening relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Departure to Entebbe

On the last day of the 3 days fly in gorilla trekking safari in Mgahinga gorilla trekking, you will have an early breakfast, check out of the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to Kisoro airstrip for your domestic departure flight to Entebbe international airport which departs at 8:25 am and arrives at Entebbe international airport at 11:25 am.

End of 3 days fly in gorilla trekking safari to Mgahinga gorilla trekking

Tour includes         

  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Domestic flight fares
  • Batwa trail experience
  • Full time English speaking driver guide
  • Full board accommodation
  • Pick up and drop off to Kampala
  • 4WD pop up safari vehicle and fuel
  • Bottled drinking water

Tour excludes 

  • Air flight tickets
  • Visas
  • Life insurance
  • Optional activities not included on the itinerary
  • Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, crafts, drinks, laundry services, hiring a porter, tips among others.

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