5 Days Mgahinga National Park gorilla trekking safari Uganda and Lake Bunyonyi tour

5 Days Mgahinga National Park gorilla trekking safari Uganda and Lake Bunyonyi tour

Our planned 5 Days Uganda safari takes you to Uganda’s wonderland; Mgahinga National Park Uganda; a home to silver and gold. While in Mgahinga National Park, you will have great chance to see the mountain gorillas “silver back” and the endangered golden monkeys in their untouched habitat. Mgahinga National Park is situated in south western Uganda. It is the only park in Uganda where mountain gorillas co-exist with golden monkeys hence the saying “where silver meets gold”. Our 5 Day Mgahinga National Park gorilla trekking safari Uganda and Lake Bunyonyi tour starts and ends in Entebbe with a stopover at the equator crossing for photography.

Overview of your 5 Days Mgahinga National Park gorilla trekking safari Uganda and Lake Bunyonyi

Day 1: Pickup from hotel or airport and transfer to Mgahinga National Park
Day 2: Do a mountain gorilla trekking safari in Mgahinga National Park forest
Day 3: Do a golden monkey safari experience in Mgahinga National Park
Day 4: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi and do a boat cruise
Day 5: Drive back to Entebbe International Airport

Detailed Itinerary of the 5 Days Mgahinga National Park gorilla trekking safari Uganda and Lake Bunyonyi tour

Day 1: Pickup from hotel or airport and transfer to Mgahinga National Park

You are required to wake up early and start your journey to Mgahinga National Park Uganda. your Uganda safari guide will pick you up at your hotel early in the morning at around 6am, he will give you a short briefing about your 5 Days Uganda wildlife tour. You will then leave Kampala and drive south west to Kisoro with en route at the Equator and lunch in Mbarara Town. While at the Equator, you will have chance to step in two hemispheres at the same time, do a polar water experiment, tour the souvenir shops around and take photographs as well. Embark on your journey to Mbarara for lunch and then proceed to Mgahinga National Park. You will enjoy the beautiful scenery as you sit back and admire the Kigezi highlands, the sloppy terraces of Kisoro, thousands of plantations on the road side, views of the Virunga ranges and various lakes. Upon arrival, you will check in your accommodation, have dinner and relax for the next day.

Day 2 of the 5 Days Mgahinga National Park gorilla trekking safari Uganda and Lake Bunyonyi: Do a mountain gorilla trekking safari in Mgahinga National Park forest

After an early breakfast, our driver will drive you to Mgahinga National Park headquarters for your Uganda gorilla trekking safari arriving in time for briefing. Before briefing, your passport details will be required to make sure that you are eligible to trek mountain gorillas. This will be followed by briefing about your gorilla safari Uganda from one of the UWA rangers about gorilla trekking, dos and don’ts and instructions to be followed on the trek, with the gorillas and after the trek. You will then be led into the forest by the pack rangers in search for the gorillas. Upon sighting them, you will be restricted to an hour with them. In this hour, you will have an opportunity to watch them feed, play, build their nests, shy away from you which gives you an opportunity to photograph each moment that catches your eye. After the activity, you may decide to rest at the lodge or do a community walk around in the Batwa communities where you will enjoy their cultural dance and drama.

Day 3 of the 5 Days Mgahinga National Park gorilla trekking safari Uganda and Lake Bunyonyi: Do a golden monkey safari experience in Mgahinga National Park

Wake up early in the morning and organize for this day. Your driver guide will pick you up at your lodge and take you to the park headquarters where the activity starts from. Golden monkey trekking safaris Uganda begin at 8am. You will be briefed about the dos and don’ts while with golden monkeys and then proceed to the mountain/forest for your trek. You will be allowed enough time with researchers if you choose to do golden monkey experience and only one hour if you choose to do golden monkey trekking.

Day 4 of the 5 Days Mgahinga National Park gorilla trekking safari Uganda and Lake Bunyonyi: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi and do a boat cruise

After breakfast, you will drive to Lake Bunyonyi the deepest lake in Uganda Africa situated in Kabale district. Lake Bunyonyi is the best place to relax after your gorilla trek. A boat cruise will take you to several islands located in Lake Bunyonyi each with its different history. You may also choose to hike hills surrounding Lake Bunyonyi or do some birding like the grey crowned crane, red-chested sunbirds, and many flycatchers. Bilharzia is reliably reported to be absent from the lake, as are crocodiles and hippos, which means that swimming is very safe. Retreat, dine and rest at your lodge.

Day 5 of the 5 Days Mgahinga National Park gorilla trekking safari Uganda and Lake Bunyonyi: Drive back to Entebbe International Airport

This marks the end of your 5 Day Mgahinga gorillas, golden monkey and Bunyonyi safari. You will be transferred to your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe International Airport for your departure flight.

End of your 5 Days Mgahinga National Park gorilla trekking safari Uganda and Lake Bunyonyi tour

 

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