It is very possible to enjoy a short Uganda gorilla safari tour in Mgahinga National Park if you are time limited. This private memorable Uganda safari tour takes you to the mighty gorilla; Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for a Uganda gorilla trekking safari adventure. This 2 Days Uganda gorilla safari tour starts from Kigali Rwanda the easiest route to this park and crosses to Kisoro in Uganda to enable you have your memorable mountain gorilla trekking safari in Mgahinga National Park. With an area of about 33.7 sq.km, the park is situated in the far southwestern Uganda 144km from Kigali Rwanda driving for about 3 hours and 495km from Kampala; Uganda’s capital city driving for about 9 hours. Starting your safari tour from Kigali enables you track gorillas in the shortest time possible.
You will be required to spend the night in Kisoro so you can make it at the park headquarters on time. Gorilla trekking starts as early as 8am. Upon arrival in Kigali, you will undertake a city tour in Kigali but this will depend on your time of arrival. Transfer to Kisoro to your hotel according to your choice. Accommodation in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Uganda ranges from Luxury, mid range and budget.
A plan for your short Uganda gorilla safari tour in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Uganda
Our Rwanda safari guide will pick you up at the airport, give you a short briefing about your 2 days Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Uganda gorilla safari, after which you will transfer to Kigali for your city tour however this will depend on the time you have arrived at the airport and later transfer to Kisoro town located in the southwestern Uganda. On your way to Kisoro, you will enjoy spectacular views of the rolling hills and Landscapes of Rwanda; “the land of a thousand hills” and Kisoro; “the Switzerland of Africa”. Check in at your chosen lodge, freshen up and rest for the next day activity.
On your Gorilla tracking day in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Uganda
You will wake up very early in the morning, take breakfast at your lodge, have your lunch packed, so by 7am your on your way to the park headquarters transfer for the Uganda gorilla safari activity. This gorilla trekking activity starts at 8am with a briefing by the park rangers about the dos and don’ts of the activity. Mgahinga National Park Uganda has only one habituated gorilla group; Nyakagezi that can be tracked by tourists.
Just like other gorilla groups in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will enter the thick forest vegetation to search for these intelligent, lively primates. Gorilla tracking takes about 2-8 hours depending on where the gorillas are. Gorilla safaris Uganda are done in groups of 8 and as soon as you see the gorillas, your given only one hour to interacting with them and taking photographs as well so every minute should be valued. You will watch them conjugate, breastfeed, lead and play an experience that is very remarkable.
During the tracking activity, you will sight some golden monkeys, as well as have spectacular views of the Virungas, thick vegetation forests and different mysteries of nature in Mgahinga National Park. After tracking the primates, you will travel back to Kigali for dinner and Overnight at a hotel or transfer straight to the airport for your flight back home.
After this short Uganda gorilla safari, you can under take a short Uganda wildlife safari, or relax at Lake Bunyonyi, do a Uganda birding safari or enjoy a Uganda cultural safari along the Batwa trail.