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3 Days Gorilla Tracking Mgahinga Safari

3 days gorilla tracking Mgahinga National park takes you to track gorillas in Mgahinga park which is the sister gorilla tour park to Bwindi. Mgahinga National park is also closer to the Southern part of Bwindi and can be accessed through Kisoro district. Mgahinga park is also 7 to 8 hours drive from Kampala and it is also served by Kisoro airstrip for those who opt to fly.  Apart from gorilla tracking the park is also home to golden monkeys. Therefore golden monkey trekking can also be organised in Mgahinga.

3 days gorilla tracking Mgahinga park

Tour Highlights

  • Day 1: Drive From Kampala to Bwindi
  • Day 2: Gorilla Tracking Mgahinga National park
  • Day 3: Transfer to Kampala.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Drive From Kampala to Bwindi

At 7am, you will be picked up from Kampala to transfer to Mgahinga national park. The drive will take 7 to 8 hours arriving in the afternoon On the way t the park, you can stop at the equator for photos and also at the Igongo cultural centre for lunch before proceeding to Mgahinga national park.


Budget; Kisoro travelers rest.

Luxury: Mgahinga lodge.

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking Mgahinga National park 

In the morning right after breakfast, you will drive to transfer to the park headquarters for briefing, before heading through the forest in search for gorillas. Once you meet the gorillas, you will be allowed to spend 1 hr with them following them and learning more about them as you take pictures. Later you will return to your hotel after this gorilla tour. Overnight at the previous hotel.

Gorilla Tracking Day 3: Transfer to Kampala.

In the morning right after breakfast, you will drive to transfer back to Kampala. The drive will take 7 to 8 hours.  There is also an option of flying back to Entebbe by joining some of the scheduled flights organised by Aerolink.  

Gorilla tracking permits for Mgahinga National park are limited. Book your trip as soon as possible to secure your permit. 



What to Carry for the 3 days Gorilla tracking in Mgahinga ?

Gorilla tracking requires one to be able to at least walk, that way the trek, will be easier for you.  Below is the list of things, you will need to carry for gorilla tracking in Mgahinga.

  • Long Trousers
  • A Warm Shirt or sweater
  • A rain coat
  • an Umbrella
  • A backpack
  • A Camera
  • Binoculars

Is the experience tracking gorillas in Mgahinga different from Trekking in Bwindi?

No the Experience is pretty much the same, both of them are forests and involve climbing hills, and mountains before meeting the gorillas. The challenge involved in trekking of gorillas, depends on  the movements of gorillas and this happens in both national parks. Therefore, there is no difference in tracking gorillas in Mgahinga and Bwindi. The beauty that is in tracking gorillas, is in the reward that you get once you meet the gorillas.

 Where to Stay Whilst on a 3 day gorilla tacking tour in Mgahinga National Park?

While visiting Mgahinga national park, there are plenty of accommodations and hotels you can stay at. Some are just 10 minutes drive from the gate and others are 45 minutes away. There are the likes o Kisoro travelled rest hotel, Mgahinga lodge and then gorilla safari lodge or Rushaga camp. We however recommend the you stay at Mgahinga lodge which is close to the park and this makes your expense easy.

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