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2 days Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari from Kigali

Price 1000$
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2 days Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari from Kigali

1000$ per person

The 2 days Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari from Kigali will takes you to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park one of the 2 national parks in Uganda where you can find mountain gorillas. Besides mountain gorillas, this park is a home to the beautiful golden monkeys, has 3 inactive volcanoes that is Mount Sabinyo, Mount Muhabura and Mount Gahinga which are the best deals for mountain hiking, For those who love culture, this is the best place to meet Batwa people. This park has one well habituated gorilla family with a silverback which is over 50 years old. This safari will begin and at Kigali airport or city.

Day 1; Pick up from Kigali airport / any hotel in Kigali city – Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Upon your arrival at Kigali international airport or after breakfast at your hotel, you will meet a driver guide from Africa Adventure Vacations Ltd for a briefing about your tour and then transfer to Mgahinga gorilla national park to check in at reserved hotel. Mgahinga gorilla national park is found in the southwestern Uganda in Virunga Mountains at the borders of Uganda and Rwanda and DR Congo. Upon your arrival at the, drive straight to check in at your reserved lodge and have lunch. If your pick up is in the morning, before transferring to Mgahinga gorilla national park, you will first do Kigali city tour to visit several historical and important places in Kigali city such as; the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site and the local vendors market.

Accommodation options; Mount Gahinga Lodge (Luxury), Travelers Rest Hotel (Mid-range), Kisolo tourist hotel (Budget)
Meal plan; Lunch /Dinner

Day 2; Mgahinga gorilla national park – Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

After having your breakfast, meet your driver guide at the reception and transfer to Park information center to meet other guest for the pre-trekking briefings about the guidelines to follow during mountain gorilla trekking walk and then later begin your guided forest walk by the UWA ranger guide to search for the mountain gorillas. During your forest walk while looking for mountain gorillas, you may encounter other wildlife species that are residing in this forest such as golden monkeys, black and white colombus monkeys, and many bird species. The time taken during gorilla trekking is not known but it is expected to be between 30 minutes to 6 hours depending on the movements of the gorilla family you are tracking. Once you meet them, you have a maximum of one hour to follow them, observing their actions, asking questions to your ranger guide and taking as many photos of mountain gorillas as you would want. So, your camera has to be on standby to capture all moments with mountain gorillas and other wildlife species that you will encounter during your mountain gorilla trekking safari walk. After enjoying an unforgettable experience with mountain gorillas, return to the park information center to pick your certificate, enjoy your lunch and later embark on your return driver to either Kigali international airport for your return flight or Kigali city for a night. So, this will be the end of your 2 days Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari in Uganda from Kigali.

Meal plan; Lunch /Dinner

This 2 days Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari from Kigali includes;

  • Transport for 2 days in a 4WD, air-conditioned and pop up safari vehicle (Safari van/Land-cruiser)
  • Fuel for 2 days
  • English speaking driver guide for 2 days (other languages on request at an extra of $100 USD per day)
  • Bottled mineral water throughout your tour
  • All en-route meals
  • Accommodation for 1 night on full board meal plan (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • 1 gorilla permit per person
  • Armed UWA ranger guide

This 2 days Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari from Kigali excludes;

  • Travel visa (You will need a single East African visa which costs $100 USD)
  • Domestic and international flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Souvenirs and gifts
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Tips

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