4 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Safari

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Highlights about our Mgahinga Gorilla and Golden Monkey Trekking Safari

This 4 Days tour takes you to Mgahinga National Park to track the rare and endangered mountain gorillas, Besides Bwindi impenetrable national park Mgahinga also gives you same experience.

Mgahinga National Park is a small national park located in southwestern Uganda sharing boarders with Volcanoes National Park of Rwanda and Virunga National Park of the democratic republic of Congo. This beautiful but small national park is located in the district of Kisoro and bordering northern part of Rwanda. It is the only park in Uganda where mountain gorillas co-exist with golden monkeys naturally.

Other activities that you can consider in Mgahinga National park are: golden monkey trekking and habituation experience, batwa experience among others. While in Rwanda, one can easily organize Mgahinga gorilla and golden monkey treks from Kigali to Uganda through Encounter Africa safaris.

This is one of the best places in the world to see mountain gorillas up close. Having a look at these critically endangered creatures up close is an unforgettable experience – don’t miss it.


Items to pack for this Gorilla Trek Safari

  • Hiking boots
  • A rain jacket
  • Gardening gloves
  • Camera and extra batteries
  • Pair of Binoculars
  • Hat and Sun Glasses
  • Long sleeved shirt or blouse
  • Energy giving snacks and drinks


Some of Gorilla Tracking Guide lines

  • Do not eat or smoke when with the gorillas or within a distance of 200 meters from the gorillas.
  • Do not get closer than 7 meters (21 feet) to the gorillas.
  • Do not use flash photography as they may scare the gorillas.
  • Do not Make loud noise or move suddenly.
  • No one with any sort of disease or communicable disease (e.g Flu) is allowed in the park.
  • Always stay together in a tight group while with the gorillas, do not surround them.
  • No person under the age of 15 years is allowed to track gorillas


For the best experience to our customers, below services are guaranteed:

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris) 


Day 1: Departure from Kigali to Mgahinga

Our driver(s) will pick you up for your 4 days gorilla trekking safari trip at 7.00am, from your hotel/ residence in Kigali or from the Airport. 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. Mgahinga is part of the Virunga Mountains having 3 major peaks Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabinyo.

Though this is the smallest park in Uganda it is richly endowed with a great photogenic scene, various primate species mainly the mountain gorillas, golden monkeys among others plus over 115 bird species including local forest Albertine species. We shall dine and lodge at Mount Gahinga Rest Camp (luxury)/ Mgahinga Community Campground.


Day 2: Gorilla Tracking

Early morning after breakfast, our driver will drive you to Mgahinga National Park headquarters 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 from one of the UWA rangers about gorilla trekking, dos and don’ts and instructions to be followed on the trek.

Gorillas are normally present in Mgahinga from October – May and the rest of the year in Rwanda. Will then Spend an 3 to 5 with these highly endangered species as you learn a few things about them. Then will shall return to Mount Gahinga Rest Camp/ Mgahinga Community Campground for your overnight and prepare for next day.


Day 3: Golden Monkey Tracking /Hiking

After breakfast, you will transfer to Mgahinga National Park headquarters for either full day golden monkey habituation experience or half day golden monkey trekking or you can go hiking on any of the volcanic peaks of your choice. This requires fitness and an early start.

Go for a least stressing hike on Gahinga which also offers a chance of spotting golden monkeys and forest birds. Or you can hike Muhabura the highest peak in about nine hours.  Another option is the Batwa trail – enjoy their cultural dance and drama. Relax and dine at Mount Gahinga Rest Camp/ Mgahinga Community Campground.


Day 4: Return back to Kigali

That will be the end of your 4 Days gorilla trekking & Golden Monkey  Safari in Rwanda.



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