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Uganda Wildlife Safaris

Birding Uganda Safaris

Golden Monkey and gorilla trekking 4 days in Uganda

 At an altitude of between 2,227m and 4,127m lies Mgahinga national park. As its name suggests, it was created to protect the rare mountain gorillas that inhabit its dense forests, and it is also an important habitat for the endangered golden monkey.

Program

Day 1 - Pick up from your accommodation in Kampala / Entebbe and drive to Kisoro

Day 2 - Gorilla trekking day (time permitting go for a nature walk)

Day 3: Golden monkey Trekking, – Discover the traditions of the Batwa Pygmies

Day 4: Travel to Entebbe / Kampala

End of Safari

Included in the safari package:

  • Ground transport in a comfortable 4WD safari van equipped for game
  • viewing, photography and touring
  • Full board accommodation
  • Park entrance fees to include government taxes
  • Full time English speaking professional driver/guide
  • All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
  • Bottled water while on safari

Excluded in the package:

  • Tips
  • Laundry services
  • Beverages/Drinks
  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
Day 1: Entebbe/Kampala – Kisoro

You will be welcomed by your expert guide who will provide knowledge and assistance throughout your safari. Departing from Kampala drive southwest of Uganda Your journey takes you through the beautiful terraced hills to the forested slopes of kabale town the largest metropolitan area in Kabale District. Proceed to Kisoro, located in a wonderful setting under the peaks of the Mufumbiro Mountains which are part of the Virunga Mountains and home to the rare Mountain Gorilla. Because of this, Kisoro has become a magnet to tourists. Mountainous scenery, Lake Mutanda, Mountain Gorillas,

colorful markets, and volcano trekking provide an array of activities for visitors to do.Overnight at Kisoro tourist Hotel or Travelers Rest Hotel or countryside guest House kisoro.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking day (time permitting go for a nature walk)

After enjoying an early breakfast go for briefing at the park headquarters then, you set off for gorilla tracking. Trekking through the steep, densely forested hills and then finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation, interacting, play, and care for one another. Alternatively after gorilla trekking, there are other activities and excursions on offer in and around the national park:

  • Take a guided walk in the rainforest, home to several endemic bird species, butterflies and rare plant life / Discover the traditions of the Batwa Pygmies / Walk through the local village,

Overnight at Kisoro tourist Hotel or Travelers Rest Hotel or countryside guest House kisoro.

Day 3: Golden monkey Trekking, – Discover the traditions of the Batwa Pygmies
After enjoying an early breakfast, go for a briefing at the park headquarters then with a ranger guide, move through the bamboo forest in search of the rare Golden monkeys, endemic to this region. Have lunch and in the afternoon discover the traditions of the Batwa Pygmies, and learn about the native tribal inhabitants of the forest. The indigenous people of Mugahinga forest, though no longer resident in the forest, still practice many of their traditional hunter-gatherer skills, also meet medicine men, story tellers as well visit the cultural sites of the Batwa and other performances in the Garama cave. Alternatively walk through the local village and learn about community projects. Back to you lodge for dinner and overnight at Kisoro tourist Hotel or Travelers Rest Hotel or countryside guest House kisoro.

Day 4: Travel to Entebbe/Kampala

After breakfast this morning, you will check out and return to Entebbe making a lunch stopover en-route. You may also make stopovers at points you find of interest like at the Equator-line, Mpambire Royal drum makers, visit craft shops/fruit markets along the way for photographic moments before drop off to your accommodation in Entebbe. This is a 9 hours drive including lunch stop over.

End of Safari

Included in the safari package:

  • Ground transport in a comfortable 4WD safari van equipped for game
  • viewing, photography and touring
  • Full board accommodation
  • Park entrance fees to include government taxes
  • Full time English speaking professional driver/guide
  • All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
  • Bottled water while on safari

Excluded in the package:

  • Tips
  • Laundry services
  • Beverages/Drinks
  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary