Our 4 Day Mgahinga gorilla and golden monkey experience safari will take you to Mgahinga National Park in south western Uganda. Small and still marginalized by tourists and tour operator, Mgahinga National Park is the only park in Uganda where mountain gorillas co-exist with Golden monkeys hence a saying that its where “Gold meets silver”. Encounter Africa Safaris organizes gorilla tours to Mgahinga and our 4 Day Mgahinga gorilla and golden monkey experience safari is meant for those who do not have enough time on their disposal but want to trek mountain gorillas and participate in golden monkey experience or golden monkey trekking.Our4 Day Mgahinga gorilla and golden monkey experience safari starts and ends in Entebbe with stops at the equator crossing for photography.
Summary of our 4 Day Mgahinga gorilla and golden monkey experience safari
Day 01: Pickup from hotel and drive to Mgahinga National Park
Day 02: Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National Park
Day 03: Golden Monkey experience or Golden Monkey trekking
Day 04: Drive back to Entebbe International Airport
- You’ll go to Uganda
- This tour starts and ends in Entebbe (Uganda)
- Activities: gorilla tracking and golden monkey experience
- Getting around: open-sided 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
- A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
- Additional accommodation before the tour departs and on the last day can be arranged for extra cost
Things To Consider
- Accommodation is Inclusive
- Small Group Safari: Max 6 People per group
- Tour Can Depart any day
- Tour can be customized
- Solo travelers can join this tour
- Age Limit: 15 years and above
Day 01: Start your 4 Day Mgahinga gorilla and golden monkey experience safari
You will be picked from your overnight hotel in Entebbe or Kampala by our driver guide who will brief you about your trip, make sure that you have all the necessary gear and paper work. You will then drive to Mgahinga National Park in southwestern Uganda with some stopovers at Mpambire royal drum makers to witness how drums are made from skins and wood. You will then proceed to the Equator crossing and then to Mbarara town for Lunch at Agip Motel or Igongo Cultural Center depending on the time at your disposal. After lunch you will take a scenic drive to Kisoro district starting with the flat lands of Ntungamo, and the rolling hills of Kabale to terraced hills and meandering roads to KisoroDistrick. You will arrive in time for a short relaxation, dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Drive time: Approximately 9-10 hours
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Lodging: Kisoro Travellers Rest Inn
Day 02: Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga
After an early 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, with the gorillas and after the trek. You will then be led to the forest to search for the mountain gorillas. Mgahinga National Park has only one habituated mountain gorilla family called Nyakagezi which used to move between Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and Mgahinga National Park but it is now permanently resident in Uganda. Once you find Nyakagezi Family, you will be allowed one hour with the gorillas and then return back to the Lodge for your overnight.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner
Lodging: Kisoro Traveller’s Rest Inn.
Day 03: Golden monkey experience or Golden Monkey trekking
After breakfast, you will transfer to Mgahinga National Park headquarters for either full day golden monkey habituation experience or half day golden monkey trekking. You will be briefed about the dos and don’ts while with golden monkeys and then proceed to the mountain/forest for your trek. You will be allowed enough time with researchers if you choose to do golden monkey experience and only one hour if you choose to do golden monkey trekking. Return to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Lodging: Kisoro Travellers Rest Inn
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 04: Transfer to Entebbe International Airport
Today marks the end of your 4 Day Mgahinga gorilla and golden monkey experience safari. You will be transferred to Entebbe International Airport for your departure flight out of Uganda.
Drive time: approximately 8-10 hours
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
Standard: 4x4 Safari Van
Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari Vans customized for game viewing and photography. Each safari van comes with a professionally trained driver guide and fuel for the whole safari. Our Safari vans have viewing hatches and each client is entitled to a window seat. Our Vans can take up to eight people.
Upgrade: 4x4 Luxury Safari Landcruiser
We have luxury latest Land cruisers each driven by professionally trained driver guides and fuel. They have pop up roofs for proper game viewing and photography. They come with a small fridge for cooling your drinking water while on safari (which is always included while IN THE VEHICLE). They have inverters for charging small gadgets such as your smart phones and cameras. They can seat five to a maximum of seven people and each client is guaranteed of a window seat.
This is a private safari and can be booked by an individual or a group of people. Please contact our Safari consultants for a quote
- Airport transfers
- Mgahinga gorilla permit
- Golden monkey experience permit
- Transport in a 4×4 Safari vehicle
- Services of an English speaking driver guide
- Fuel for the whole safari
- All park entry fees
- Drinking water in the Vehicle
- Visa fees at USD50.00
- All expenses of personal nature