3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari And Batwa Mgahinga

3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari And Batwa Mgahinga

The 3 days gorilla safari and Batwa Mgahinga involves you exploring Uganda’s smallest safari park; Mgahinga Gorilla National Park which is well-positioned in Kisoro district, Southwestern Uganda. This Uganda safari package offers a thrilling encounter with mountain gorillas while on gorilla trekking adventure and opportunity to interact with the Batwa pygmies who lived in the forest for a period of about 500000 years as hunters and gatherers.

The 3 days gorilla safari and Batwa Mgahinga also lets you make a stopover at Uganda Equator en-route. It will start and end in Kampala/Entebbe which is approximately 9 to 10 hours’ road trip.

Trip activities to do on 3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari and Batwa Cultural Experience in Mgahinga

  • Mountain gorilla trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  • Batwa cultural experience
  • Photography & touring
  • Stop visit at Equator crossing

Brief itinerary of the 3 Days Gorilla Trekking Trip and Batwa Mgahinga

  • Day 1: Leave Kampala for Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  • Day 2: Gorilla trekking & Batwa cultural experience-Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  • Day 3: Drive back to Kampala/Entebbe

Detailed itinerary of your 3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari and Batwa Cultural Experience

Day 1: Leave Kampala for Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

After you have had breakfast, leave your hotel in Entebbe/Kampala ready to take off for 9-10 hours’ journey to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Kisoro district. En-route journey includes a stopover at Uganda Equator crossing for photography and at Igongo cultural centre for lunch. Proceed to Kisoro after lunch to check at your gorilla safari lodge at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park where you will have dinner and overnight stay.

Where to stay in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

  • Luxury: Mount Gahinga Lodge
  • Mid-range: Kisoro Travelers Rest Hotel/Mucha Hotel Kisoro
  • Budget: Kisoro Tourist Hotel

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking & Batwa Cultural Experience in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari and Batwa Cultural Experience in MgahingaThe second day of your 3 days gorilla safari and Batwa Mgahinga will begin with an early morning cup of Uganda’s delicious tea or coffee. After, leave the gorilla safari lodge for briefing on gorilla trekking rules starting at 7:00am at Ntebeko offices. At 8:00am, the Uganda safari park guide assigned to you will take you through gorilla trekking process which lasts for 2-6 hours inclusive of 1 hour of magical encounter.

Note, gorilla trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is conducted only in Nyakagyezi gorilla group family. Your trekking experience will involve exploring more about the mountain gorillas’ daily behaviors, body gestures and also take pictures.

Your gorilla trekking adventure also presents possibility of you sighting several primates, birds and a lot more. Walk back to your respective gorilla safari lodge after the long day trekking and later, a magical encounter with mountain gorillas.

In the afternoon after relaxation, you will hit the Batwa trail which ushers you into Batwa’s unique lifestyles, their ancient life story as hunters and gatherers which they did for over 500000 years, enjoy the dances, music as the Batwa pygmies will performance before you. After, return to your gorilla safari tour lodge for dinner and night stay.

Lodges in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

  • Luxury: Mount Gahinga Lodge
  • Mid-range: Kisoro Travelers Rest Hotel/Mucha Hotel Kisoro
  • Budget: Kisoro Tourist Hotel

Day 3: Drive back to Kampala/Entebbe

After a hefty breakfast, drive back to Kampala/Entebbe or place of residence you were picked the first day you started your 3 days gorilla safari and Batwa Mgahinga trip. The 9-10 hours’ road trip will include a lunch stop at a hotel in Mbarara city then at Uganda Equator crossing for more photo taking. Later, connect to Kampala/Entebbe and this will mark the end of your Uganda safari trip to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

End of your 3 days Gorilla Trekking Trip and Batwa Mgahinga

 

The 3 days Gorilla Safari and Batwa Cultural Experience Tour inclusions

  • A valid gorilla trekking permit
  • 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Fulltime English-speaking Uganda tour guide
  • Bottled drinking water on gorilla tour
  • 2 nights and meals at a gorilla safari lodge/hotel
  • Any relevant government taxes

The 3 days Gorilla Trekking and Batwa Mgahinga Tour Exclusions

  • Tips
  • Laundry services
  • Other drinks/beverages
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Telephone calls/bills
  • Hotel fees after your gorilla tour

What to carry on your 3 days Gorilla Trekking Safari and Batwa Cultural Encounter

  • Light walking/hiking boots-preferably waterproof
  • Daypack-waterproof
  • Camera without flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Insect repellent
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Sweater
  • Sun hat
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Snacks