3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla & Golden Monkey Trekking

Experience Gorillas and Golden Monkey Trekking Safari in Mgahinga Gorilla Park for 3 days Fly into Rwanda and Track Gorillas in Uganda and save on gorilla Permits alone.

Mgahinga Park host three of the Virunga Volcanoes. It is home to 80 plus Mountain Gorillas and 3 gorilla groups but only Nyakagezi group is open for trekking, in total with Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Uganda has 500 plus individuals of the endangered Mountain Gorillas out of a total of about 1000 found in 3 Countries.

Trekking gorillas in Mgahinga Gorilla national park is like trekking in Volcanoes National Park on Rwanda since the trekking experience takes place in the same Virunga Volcanoes on the Ugandan side. On this Safari, you have gorilla trekking on one Day and the choice of Golden Monkey Trekking in the same forest.

The Mgahinga Gorilla National Park trekking trip gives you Affordability, a wide Range of Lodging from Budget to Luxury at prices lower than Volcanoes National park in Rwanda, Safety, and Security, a unique memorable experience sitting among the Gentle Giants and the Golden Monkeys only found in the Virungas.

Day 1 – Transfer Journey to Mgahinga Park:

Begin as we pick you up at Kigali international Airport or your Hotel in Kigali Rwanda and transfer on a 3 hour journey to Mgahinga Gorilla Park, at the border crossing you will need an East African Visa that is obtainable from the first East African Country entry (Kenya-Rwanda – Uganda are participants in the East African community Visa Program). You will also need a Yellow Fever Certificate. Change your watches to one hour in front since Uganda is on East African Time.
Other ways of getting here: You can either fly in from Entebbe to Kisoro, or choose 8-9 hour drive to the park from Kampala or Entebbe. Include the Park on a longer safari including Uganda Rwanda combined Safari.
Lunch at your Lodge

From Kigali, you reach the lodge of your Choice inside or near the park by lunch time. If you choose to stay in a lodge along scenic Lake Mutanda you can take an afternoon dugout canoe ride, or use a power boat to visit one of its emerald Islands all in the shadows of the Virunga Volcanoes. If you stay near the park, you can take an afternoon hike in the park such as the Sabinyo Gorge Trail.
Lodging at either Mount Gahinga Lodge, Travelers rest Hotel, Amajambere wachu community Camp. Meal Plan: Breakfast -Lunch – Dinner

Day 2- Gorilla Trekking adventure day

Wake up for an early Breakfast – the right equipment and clothing for your Trek. We suggest a day pack, packed lunch provided by the lodge, at least two water litres, long trousers, long sleeved shirt, hat, boots, thick long socks and tough gardening gloves. All this is not for a fashion statement but your protection against nettles, thorns, brush,

Pick a walking Stick and follow your ranger guide after the gorilla trekking orientation and this is the best investment you can make on this day. Go on your Safe and Secure Gorilla Trek with Rangers and security escort to visit the popular Nyakagezi Family group. This is a 4 to 5-hour trek for most, it’s a one of a kind experience. Be sure to pack a sweater or jacket the temperature here at night can be as low as 10-degree Celsius or 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Lodging at either Mount Gahinga Lodge, Travelers rest Hotel, Amajambere wachu community Camp. Meal Plan: Breakfast -Lunch – Dinner

Day 3 – Golden Monkey Trekking – Return to Kigali

Breakfast and you are off for your 2nd exciting adventure – Golden Monkey Trekking in the Bamboo Forests of the Volcanoes. There you normally encounter large troops of Golden Monkeys that are flitting about you, over you and near you. These naughty Golden Monkeys are also an endangered species only found in the Virunga Massif with Uganda having the largest population of them. Mgahinga Gorilla Park is the only park where you can trek them in Uganda.

This is a 3 to 4-hour activity and afterward, it is lunchtime at your lodge and then we continue the journey back to Kigali for your flight out. This activity can be changed to fit your flight out. A Rwanda city tour can be added if time permits.

Meal Plan: Breakfast -Lunch

The Safari includes

All activities and permits needed as described. It is a full board, 4×4 tourist Vehicle and backup vehicle, services of a driver guide, fuel for the entire trip, all park entry fees, water in the vehicle. Government taxes

The Safari Excludes

International flight, Visa fees and items of personal nature such as tips, drinks at lodges, laundry, soft and hard drinks and cigarette Smoking.