Mgahinga is part of the Virunga Mountains having 3 major peaks Muhavura, Gahinga, and Sabinyo. Being the smallest park in Uganda it is richly endowed with a great scenery, various primate species mainly the mountain gorillas, golden monkeys among others plus over 100 bird species.

The park accommodates a unique type of Gorillas known as the (Nyakagezi type) which has greatly contributed to the massive attraction of tourists to the park.  On this adventurous safari, you to be able to see and even take photos with these hard-to-find Mountain gorillas and also encounter the Batwa experience.

  • Batwa trail experience
  • Gorilla tracking
  • Volcanoe climbing
  • Sightseeing

Day 1: Arrival and Airport Pick up

Day 2: Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park & Batwa trail experience

Day 3: Gorilla tracking

Day 4: Volcanoe Climbing

Day 5: Departure

Day 1: Arrival and Airport Pick

On arrival, you will meet our tour/driver guide at Entebbe International Airport. You will then be driven to your hotel where you will spend the night and maybe also have dinner (not included in cost).

Accommodation: Imperial Resort Beach (Luxury)

                                  Rosemary Courts (Mid Range)

Meal Plan: Breakfast

Day 2: Transfer to Mgahinga & Batwa trail experience

After an early morning breakfast, our tour/ driver guide will pick you from your hotel and drive you to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. This 8-hour journey takes you to the south west of Uganda. Whilst on the journey, you make a stopover at the Equator crossing and then in Mbarara town for Lunch at either Agip Motel or Igongo Cultural Center depending on the time at your disposal.

After lunch, you proceed all the way to Kisoro while enjoying the beautiful scenery as you sit back and admire the Kigezi highlands, the sloppy terraces of Kisoro, thousands of plantations on the roadside, views of the Virunga ranges and various lakes.

On arrival, you will experience a cultural encounter. Here is where you are taken into Mgahinga’s forest, a home for the Batwa people. You get to learn about the lives of the indigenous Batwa on the Batwa Trail. A local guide will take you through the 8km gentle trail in the Park, demonstrating their traditional ways of life along the way, including hunting, gathering honey, fire making and fetching water. The trail culminates with a moving performance in the Garama Cave, an important spiritual and cultural site for the Batwa. Return to Lodge for dinner and overnight stay

Accommodation: Mt Gahinga Lodge (Luxury)

                                  Traveller's Rest (Mid-Range)

Meal Plan: Lunch en-route, Dinner

Day 3: Gorilla tracking

Today is the day you will go for the exciting Gorilla tracking activity in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. You have an early breakfast before you head out along with your packed lunch. The guide will drive you to the park’s headquarters where you get a briefing from the UWA rangers before starting your trek.

Tracking gorillas can last up to 2-4 hours depending on how soon you come across the gorilla family. When you come close to the gorillas, you will spend an hour with them and also can participate in photography although not with too camera flash. Return to your lodge for Dinner and Overnight

Accommodation: Mt Gahinga Lodge (Luxury)

                                  Traveller's Rest (Mid-Range)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Volcano Climbing

After you have your breakfast, you will go out for mountain climbing on one of the Volcano mountains. You will be hiking on any of the volcanic peaks of your choice and this requires fitness and an early start. This takes a full day climbing either on Mt Gahinga, Mt Sabinyo or Mt Muhavura and these picturesque, conical volcanoes straddle Uganda’s borders with Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. On a clear day, the peaks offer astounding views of all three countries. Return to the lodge for dinner and a night rest

Accommodation: Mt Gahinga Lodge (Luxury)

                                  Traveller's Rest (Mid-Range)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:  Departure

After an early morning breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala then Entebbe for your flight out.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 1: Arrival and Airport Pick

On arrival, you will meet our tour/driver guide at Entebbe International Airport. You will then be driven to your hotel where you will have dinner (not inclusive in cost) and stay for the night

Accommodation: Imperial Resort Beach (Luxury)

                                  Rosemary Courts (Mid Range)

Meal Plan: Breakfast

Day 2: Transfer to Mgahinga & Batwa trail experience

After an early morning breakfast, our tour/ driver guide will pick you from your hotel and drive you to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. This 8 hour  journey takes you south west all the way to Kisoro while  enjoying 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. On arrival you will experience a cultural encounter. Here is where you are taken into Mgahinga’s forest, a home for the Batwa people. You get to learn about the lives of the indigenous Batwa on the Batwa Trail. A local guide will take you through the 8km gentle trail in the Park, demonstrating their traditional ways of life along the way, including hunting, gathering honey, fire making and fetching water. The trail culminates with a moving performance in the Garama Cave, an important spiritual and cultural site for the Batwa.

Accommodation: Mt Gahinga Lodge (Luxury)

                                  Traveller's Rest (Mid Range)

Meal Plan: Lunch en-route, Dinner

Day 3: Gorilla tracking

Today is the day you will go for the exciting Gorilla tracking activity in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. You will enjoy an early breakfast before you head out, with your packed lunch, to track gorillas which can go up to 2-4 hours depending on how soon you come across a gorilla family. When you come close to the gorillas, you will spend an hour with them and also can participate in photography although not with too camera flash. Return to your lodge for Dinner and Overnight

Accommodation: Mt Gahinga Lodge (Luxury)

                                  Traveller's Rest (Mid Range)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Volcanoe Climbing

After you have your breakfast, you will go out for mountain climbing on one of the Volcanoe mountains. You will be hiking on any of the volcanic peaks of your choice and this requires fitness and an early start. This takes a full day climbing either on Mt Gahinga, Mt Sabinyo or Mt Muhavura and these picturesque, conical volcanoes straddle Uganda’s borders with Democartic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. On a clear day the peaks offer astounding views of all three countries. Return to the lodge for dinner and a night rest

Accommodation: Mt Gahinga Lodge (Luxury)

                                  Traveller's Rest (Mid Range)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:  Departure

After an early morning breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala then Entebbe for your flight out.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

 

No of Persons Mid-Range-(RPPS) Luxury-(RPPS)
2 $2,090 $2920
4 $1,780 $2,510
6 $1,650 $2,380
8 $1,600 $2,310

Tour Includes

  • Gorilla Permits
  • Transportation in a 4WD Vehicle or Safari mini-van
  • Volcanoe Climbing
  • Park Entrance fees
  • Park rangers
  • English speaking driver
  • Full board accommodation
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary

Tour Excludes

  • Airfares
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal Expenses on drinks, Laundry, telephone, cigarettes and optional activities.

Courtesy reminder

  • The above rates are based on contract rates of the current period. A final quote will be provided upon confirmation
  • The rates quoted are non commissionable
  • The above is a tentative quote, confirmation of rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Reservation request on hold will be considered as confirmed booking
  • Quotes may change without prior notice, whether there is any fluctuation in prices
  • Transfers and tours will be according to the itinerary provided at the time of booking.