Mgahinga National Park is one of Uganda’s smallest National Parks in Uganda situated in southwestern Uganda. Though small, it is one of the biggest reasons why people safari Uganda. Mgahinga National Park is home to 3 out of the 7 Virunga volcanoes and the only park where you can track gorillas and golden monkeys two of the world’s endangered animals. This is one of the reasons why you shouldn’t miss visiting Mgahinga National Park on your Uganda safari.
Summary of your 3 days Uganda gorilla tour/safari in Mgahinga National Park Uganda
Day 1: Transfer to Mgahinga National Park Uganda for your 3 days Uganda gorilla tour/safari
Early in the morning, our Uganda safari guide will pick you up from your overnight hotel in Entebbe or Kampala so you can start your journey to Mgahinga National Park Uganda. Our safari guide will brief you about your Uganda gorilla tour/safari.
After the briefing, you will then drive to Mgahinga National Park in southwestern Uganda. The guide will stop over at the Equator; one of Uganda’s beautiful scenery for the polar water experiment, see the pathway of the sun, take photos and buying yourself some souvenirs. You will then proceed to Mbarara town Igongo Cultural Center and hotel for your Lunch. After your lunch, you will drive to Kisoro district to your hotel/lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga
The second day of your 3 days Uganda gorilla safari tour covers the Uganda safari activity itself; gorilla trekking. Gorilla tours Uganda in Mgahinga National Park commence at 8am with a briefing from the ranger guides about the do’s and don’ts of the Uganda gorilla trekking activity. Since the activity starts at 8am, this requires you to wake up early in the morning, take breakfast and after be driven to the park by your safari guide for the activity.
Mgahinga National Park has only one habituated mountain gorilla family called Nyakagezi. You will then be led to the forest to search for the mountain gorillas. The walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silver back, your discomforts will be quickly forgotten. During trekking, you will sight several golden monkeys as they play in the trees as well as birds. once gorillas are sighted, visitors will be guided to within 6 meters from the gorillas, sit around them for a whole hour while gazing into their big round eyes, taking photos, watching them eat, play among others.
Day 3: Drive back to Kampala/Entebbe International Airport
After breakfast at the lodge, you will drive back to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport for your late departure flight. Your driver guide shall then embark on our return journey to Kampala as you drive through the beautiful, refreshing grass plains of western Uganda, looking through the hills of the region that was nicknamed “the little Switzerland of Africa”. This area has exceptional and panoramic views that will surely make your morning so refreshing and relaxing!
End of 3 days Uganda gorilla tour/safari in Mgahinga National Park Uganda