4 Day Uganda Gorilla & Golden Monkey Trekking Safari

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Our 4 day gorilla and golden monkey trekking safari in Uganda  is combination of Luxury stay at Mount Gahinga Lodge offering a unique opportunity to witness the incredible biodiversity of the country’s Mgahinga Gorilla Forest National park for Gorilla Trekking and Golden Monkey Experience.

Itinerary for 4 Day Uganda Gorilla & Golden Monkey Trekking Safari

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL KIGALI OR ENTEBBE.

Arriving in Kigali you will be welcomed by your expert Irembo Africa Safaris Driver-guide who will provide knowledge and assistance throughout your safari. Set off for Mount Gahinga Lodge and cross the border into Uganda. (Be sure to turn your clocks one hour ahead). The lodge is located at the foot of the Virunga Volcanoes and on the edge of Mgahinga National Park. Enjoy your pre-dinner cocktails on the terrace with stunning views of the Volcanoes or warm yourself inside by the cozy fire.

Driving time approximately 5 hours from Kigali.

Please book flights arriving in Kigali no later than 10.00am.

Alternatively you can arrive in Entebbe International Airport, Uganda and fly to Kisoro airstrip before transferring to the lodge. Flight time 1 to 1.5 hours and driving time 1 to 2 hours.

Overnight at Mount Gahinga Lodge (lunch, dinner).

DAY 2 – GORILLA TREKKING

After enjoying an early breakfast, you set off gorilla tracking. Trekking through the steep, densely forested hills and then finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation is an inspiring and privileged moment.

After a climb of between one and three hours the moment you find the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation is an inspiring and privileged one. You will spend one hour in the company of the majestic and gentle mountain gorillas before returning to the lodge in time for a late lunch.

Gorilla trekking requires stamina and can sometimes take a full day, especially if it is wet and muddy

Later in the afternoon visit the Gahinga Batwa Village and experience the culture and history of one of Africa’s oldest tribes. On your tour, you will visit their new village and community centre and will participate to the Batwa Heritage Tour to gain insight into their traditional life as hunter gatherers in the forest.

Overnight at Mount Gahinga Lodge (breakfast, lunch, dinner).

DAY 3 – GOLDEN MONKEY TREKKING

A relaxed morning during which you can track the rare golden monkeys through the bamboo forests of the mountains. The monkeys travel in large groups and are as energetic as they are photogenic, often seen playing in the high branches or foraging on the ground for bamboo shoots.

Overnight at Mount Gahinga Lodge (breakfast, lunch, dinner).

DAY 4 – FLY BACK KIGALI OR ENTEBBE.

Mid-morning transfer by road across the border into Rwanda (clocks go back an hour) and transfer to Kigali, enjoy a city tour and a visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial before transferring to Kigali International Airport for your return flight. Driving time approximately 5 hours to Kigali.

If departing from Entebbe, you will leave the lodge in time for a morning flight from Kisoro airstrip to Entebbe and then connect in time for your international flight. Flight time 1 to 2 hours and driving time 2 hours.

Please book international flights flights departing after 8pm.

 

INCLUDES 4 Day Uganda Gorilla & Golden Monkey Trekking Safari

  • Airport transfer
  • Transfer from Kigali
  • Return flight from Entebbe to Kisoro if arriving via Entebbe
  • Gorilla trekking Permit of $700 per person valid for a day and its booked and paid for in advance.
  • Golden Monkey trekking
  • Batwa community experience
  • Full board accommodation at Luxury Mount Gahinga lodge

 

EXCLUDES 4 Day Uganda Gorilla & Golden Monkey Trekking Safari

international Flights, Visa Fees, Personal insurances and all expenses of personal nature.

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