3 Days Mgahinga Gorillas & Golden Monkey Trekking Safari

This 3 days Mgahinga gorillas and the golden monkey is an interesting safari that you are not supposed to miss while on your visit to Uganda and particularly in Mgahinga national park the home of both mountain gorillas and golden monkeys hence the slogan, ” Where gold meets silver”.

The safari takes you to where you will do gorilla trekking and golden monkey trekking in the same park. The safari will start from Entebbe airport to the park from where you will drive after trekking and then depart from Kigali airport in Rwanda.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Mgahinga National Park from Entebbe airport

Upon your arrival at the airport, your experienced safari driver guide will be ready for your pickup and will give you a quick summary of the safari after which drive heading to southwestern Uganda in Mgahinga national park a journey that will take will take you a distance of 7-8 hours’ drive having some stopovers at key points, like Mpambire drum makers where you will have a look of how drums are made from animal skins, at the equator in Kayabwe where you will have some photographs on two parts of the world and these are the southern and northern hemisphere. Proceed with the journey having your second stopover in Mbarara city and having your lunch at Igongo cultural centre. Check-in at your booked lodge for your dinner and rest

Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking.

On the second day of your safari, have breakfast at your lodge and then after head to the park’s main entry point for briefing from the park officials. The briefing will give you a chance to ask every question regarding the activity.

After the briefing, an armed ranger guide will lead you to the jungle and start looking for these gorillas. The trek usually lasts for 1-8 hours depending on the movements made by these giant animals note that immediately after reaching these animals an extra one hour will be given to you in their presence. Return to the office for a trekking certificate. drive to the lodge for lunch and relaxation.

Day 3: Golden monkey trekking. Transfer from Mgahinga national park to Kigali and fly back home.

This is the last day of your 3 days of Mgahinga gorillas and golden monkeys. Begin it with your breakfast at the lodge and then head to the park for golden monkey trekking. Mgahinga is the only national park in Uganda where mountain gorillas co-exist with the golden monkeys hence the slogan, “where gold meets silver”.

The activity usually takes 2-3 hours and as soon as you land on them, an extra hour will be given to you in the presence of these monkeys. Since these primates are jumpy you need to keep steady in order to capture the attention of these monkeys. Return to your lodge to check out and immediately cross to Rwanda’s Kigali airport for an exit flight back home.

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