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4 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Tour

Scenic Trails Safaris
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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
4 days
From: $ 2,430 $ 608 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit to Mgahinga National Park
  • Enjoy the cultural dance and drama of Batwa
  • See the mountain gorillas
  • Enjoy wildlife viewing

Short Description

In this 4 Days tour, you track the critically endangered mountain gorillas in Mgahinga National Park located in the Virunga Mountains. You will also get to encounter the ancient Batwa tribe and learn their way of life.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Kampala
End City Kampala

Destinations

Uganda Rwanda

Cities & Attractions

Entebbe Kampala

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Trip Includes

  • Ground transportation
  • Full board accommodation and enroute
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • One gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid for well in advance
  • Park fees and relevant government taxes
  • Services of an expert guide
  • Airport transfer

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Itinerary

Day 1:

Depart Kampala at 7:00am driving south to Mgahinga National Park with enroute lunch in Mbarara. Mgahinga is part of the Virunga Mountains having 3 major peaks Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabinyo. The park is endowed with great photogenic scenes, various primate species like mountain gorillas and golden monkeys as well as over 115 bird species including Albertine species. Diner and Overnight stay at Mount Gahinga Rest Camp.

Day 2:

After breakfast, we embark on tracking the gorillas, a 3 to 5 hour activity. Gorillas are normally present in Mgahinga from October – May and the rest of the year in Rwanda. Spend an hour with these critically endangered species as you learn a few things about them before returning back to camp. Overnight stay at Mount Gahinga Rest Camp.

Day 3:

After breakfast, we embark on the Batwa trail. The Batwa trail allows you to experience the ways of the ancient Batwa people who have lived in these forests for 500,000 years. Enjoy their cultural dance and drama. Overnight stay at Mount Gahinga Rest Camp.

Day 4:

Enjoy breakfast and drive back to Kampala with lunch enroute in Mbarara. A brief stop at the equator allows time for photographs and souvenirs at the crafts market. Arrive in Kampala in the evening and transferred to Entebbe for your departure flight home.

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Price Per Day: $ 608 per day
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Standard Group

Additional Information:

  • Destination – Mgahinga National Park
  • Activities – Gorilla tracking, Batwa trail
  • Tour customizable – Yes. This tour is subject to adjustment upon client’s request to accommodate special interests.Transportation – 4×4 Safari Landcruiser / Minivan

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • Airfares
  • Visa fees
  • Personal insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes
  • Accommodation and meals not indicated in the itinerary

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