3 Days 2 Nights Mgahinga National Park Uganda Road Safari

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3 Days 2 Nights Mgahinga National Park Uganda Road Safari

3 Days 2 Nights Mgahinga National Park Uganda Road Safari courtesy of Kampala 3 Day Safaris is a short gorilla trekking vacation from Kampala, the Capital City of Uganda to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park located 540 km’s away (an 8-hour drive going through Kabale).

The Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (MGNP) is in the Kisoro District of far south-western Uganda. The Park is about 8 to 10 hours drive from Kampala, Uganda and about 6 hours drive from Kigali, Rwanda.

Gorilla Tracking is the most thrilling tourist activity in the 3 Days 2 Nights Mgahinga National Park Uganda Road Safari. The habituated gorilla in this park is called the Nyakagezi, which consists of 9 members, 2 silverbacks, 3 adult females, 2 juveniles and 2 infants.

It is an intensive experience that can last a day long. The tour guide leads you through the gorilla’s world, explaining comprehensively ecological and behavioral aspects of the gorillas.

Whereas chances are high that you will the gorillas, this is not guaranteed. Gorillas by nature are wild creatures with no fixed routine and finding them requires the skill and experience of your trackers and guides as well as luck by your side on that day.

The trackers and guides have helped to habituate the gorilla groups and know them intimately. They will take you to the area where they left the gorillas the day before.

Before leaving they may be able to suggest how long the hike might be. While walking, please feel free to ask guides to slow down if they are going too fast and if you need a rest.

Feel free to stop and look at birds or flowers, the guide will ensure that you don’t get left behind.

The exercise can be tiresome, so better you are fit physically and please wear shoes with good traction ideal for steep muddy slopes and when taking photos dim and flash lights are not allowed since these animals are black in color.

Besides Gorillas Mgahinga Gorilla National Park has about 39 mammal and 79 bird species. Animals like forest elephants, leopards, buffalos, warthogs/ bush pig are rarely seen at the park. jackals, serval, duikers and bushbucks

Birdlife in the park is also quite impressive with recorded species of species about 178 – 184. Notable bird species include the Rwenzori turaco, crowned hornbill, black kite and crowned crane.

3 Days 2 Nights Mgahinga National Park Uganda Road Safaris Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala – Drive to Mgahinga National Park

0700 Hours: Our professional safari driver guide will pick you from your hotel after breakfast and depart by road driving to the south-western part of Uganda via Kibale town.

Time permitting you may have a break at the Equator for photography. The scenic journey will take you past Lake Mburo where you may have a chance of seeing zebras grazing and incredible long horned cattle alongside the road.

Our lunch break will be at Mbarara town then proceed to Kabale, Kisoro and finally reach the Park in the evening. Check-in into your preferred lodge for dinner and an overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury Accommodation: Mount Gahinga Lodge
Mid range Accommodation: Travelers’ Rest Hotel Kisoro, Mucha Hotel Kisoro
Budget Accommodation: Nkuringo Safari Lodge, Amajambere Iwacu Community Camp, Kisoro Tourist Hotel

Meal Plan: (Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Mgahinga National Park (Gorilla Tracking)

0645 Hours: Breakfast at your hotel/ lodge foloowed bt a transfer to Ntebeko.

0745 Hours: Registration and briefing for gorilla tracking in Mgahinga National Park commences at Ntebeko

0830 Hours: Tracking starts and can take 3 to 8 hours. The tracking takes a while as searching for these great apes is like going for fishing.

It’s recommended to pack a light lunch and water. Some levels of fitness are necessary in order to do the walking through the thick jungle and thick forest. Gorillas will be heard grumbling to each other in thick forest.

It is such the most breathtaking wildlife experience on earth. Other primates can also be seen include golden monkey, black and white colobus monkey.

1300 Hours: Later you will return back to the lodge in time for lunch followed by some rest time. In the afternoon you may opt to for guided walk and visit the Garama cave which is 342 metre long and 14 deep.

It’s one of the caves where the Batwa lived and fought their neighbors the Bantu although it’s now inhabited by bats.

Return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury Accommodation: Mount Gahinga Lodge
Mid range Accommodation: Travelers’ Rest Hotel Kisoro, Mucha Hotel Kisoro
Budget Accommodation: Nkuringo Safari Lodge, Amajambere Iwacu Community Camp, Kisoro Tourist Hotel

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3: Mgahinga National Park  – Drive to Kampala

0800 Hours: After a leisure breakfast depart by road back to Kampala/ Entebbe making a stop at Mbarara Hotel for lunch.

A remarkable highlight of this journey is crossing the Equator line. Here you will have some photo opportunities as well as buy souvenirs to commemorate your Uganda safari.

Arrive in Kampala in the evening.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast & Lunch}

3 Days 2 Nights Mgahinga National Park Uganda road safaris Highlights

Gorilla tracking is a captivating and unforgettable experience which more than repays the effort needed to reach Mgahinga National Park and to trek through the forest
* Hiking Trails: If you are just doing a day hike and are a moderately fit hiker you should try the Gahinga trail which will take you about six hours and climbs the base of Mount Gahinga
* Batwa People: “people of the forest” learn about the Batwa People, a pygmoid tribe that used to live in the Mgahinga National Park. These people were hunter-gatherers and fierce warriors who depended on the forest for shelter, food and medicine
* Birding Watching: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is blessed with a unique bird fauna; 79 bird species have thus far been recorded within the park, including several species endemic to the East Congo Montane region
* Golden Monkey Tracking: Mgahinga National Park offers the chance to track the golden monkeys (Ceropithecus Kandti) sometimes referred to as a distinctive race of the more widespread blue monkey C.mitis), a little known bamboo-associated taxa primate listed as ‘endangered’ by the World Conservation Union

3 Days 2 Nights Mgahinga National Park Uganda Road Safaris Summary Itinerary

DAY 1: Kampala – Drive to Mgahinga National Park
DAY 2: Mgahinga National Park (Gorilla Tracking)
DAY 3: Golden Monkey Tracking/ Hiking – Drive to Kampala

3 Days 2 Nights Mgahinga National Park Uganda Road Safaris Prices

Dates From: 1st January 2018  to 31st December 2018

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Notes

* Gorilla Tracking can be strenuous walk, so go prepared. It is advisable that you:
– Carry water and food
– Wear shoes with good traction, suitable for steep muddy slopes
– Carry rain gear, sunscreen and a hut, as the weather is unpredictable
– Carry binoculars, you will see much more, you can hire from the park office

3 Days 2 Nights Mgahinga National Park Uganda Road Safaris Prices Include:

* Airport transfers
* Park Entrance fees, taxes
* Bottled water while on safari
* Gorilla permit (for gorilla trekking safari)
* 2 Lunch en-route Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
* Full board accommodation at the choice of your hotel/ lodge
* Ground transportation by 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser with Pop up roof & AC
* Return transport transfers from Kampala to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and back
* English speaking Driver/ Guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request

3 Days 2 Nights Mgahinga National Park Uganda Road Safaris Prices Exclude:

* Laundry Services
* International Flights
* Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
* Tourist insurance/ local health insurance
* Optional Activity fees and extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
* Gratuity for the driver-guide, Park-guides and service staff at the lodges
* Entrance visas: Uganda 50 US Dollars directly from Entebbe International Airport
* Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

Booking & Reservations for 3 Days 2 Nights Mgahinga National Park Uganda Road Safaris Contacts;

Booking Office Tel: + 254 718-179-967
WhatsApp : + 254 721-242-711
Mobile :  + 254 780-242-711
Email: info@africanspicesafaris.com
Website: www.africanspicesafaris.com

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