Overview of the 3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Safari Uganda Tour / 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari to Mgahinga Gorilla Park
This 3 days Uganda gorilla safari takes you to the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for an opportunity to indulge in a spectacular gorilla safari Uganda as you search for the Nyakagezi gorilla family.
Mgahinga National Park contains one habituated family of the elusive mountain gorillas called Nyakigezi and other unhabituated gorillas roaming the jungles of Mgahinga, 180 species of birds including 12 Albertine rift endemics like the Rwenzori turaco other primates in Mgahinga include; chimpanzees, monkeys like the golden monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, the three famous extinct conical volcanoes of Muhavura, Sabinyo and Gahinga. The endangered tribe of Batwa people can also be found here.
Highlights of the 3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Safari Uganda Tour / 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari to Mgahinga Gorilla Park
Day 1 of the 3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Safari Uganda Tour: Transfer from Kampala to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Day 2 of the 3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Safari Uganda Tour: Engage in a gorilla trekking experience
Day 3of the 3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Safari Uganda Tour: Transfer back to Kampala
Detailed itinerary of the 3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Safari Uganda Tour / 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari to Mgahinga Gorilla Park
After heart-warming early morning breakfast from your hotel, ready yourself for a pic up from the hotel in Entebbe or Kampala. Strap yourself in for an epic Uganda gorilla trekking safari road adventure journey to Mgahinga National Park that’s located about 500km or a 10-hour drive away from Kampala city the capital of Uganda. Regardless of what seems like a long journey, this Uganda tour road adventure is loaded with a myriad of experiences that will definitely make it worth your while. The multitudes of various experiences begin with sight of the ever-friendly and warm-hearted Ugandans who will take off a second to give you a genuine smile and wave on realizing a new visitor is passing by them, the ever-friendly Ugandan kids you encounter on this safari Uganda will likely give you an emphatic welcome as they chant “bye muzungu” phrase. Then as you proceed you will meet the latitude 0o or what is commonly called the equator line in Kayabwe and while here you will be able to in 2 different halves of the world at the same time and place! You will be taken through the difference between water and wind movements in the 2 hemispheres of the world. After a learning encounter at the equator, you will have another stopover in Mbarara for an African lunch at Igongo culture centre for a culinary safari of a sort as you feast from an array of traditional cuisines that truly leave you wanting for more. If you have room for diversity in food cuisines, then try out a delicacy in that part of Uganda called “eshabwe” and I promise you this delicacy is “finger-licking good!” Then enjoy the rest of the journey as you view the rolling Kigezi hills as draw closer to your final destination Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. This short Uganda gorilla tour only ends with your arrival at your already pre-booked lodge
Luxury: Mount Gahinga Lodge
Mid Range: Travellers Rest Kisoro, Tourist Hotel Kisoro, Lake Chahafi Resort
Budget: Amajembere Iwacu Community Camp, Golden Monkey Guest House, Countryside Guest House.
Day 2 of the 3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Safari Uganda Tour / 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari to Mgahinga Gorilla Park: Wake up to the angelic sounds and melodramatic twittering of some of the 350 bird species that are the official residents as they sing their heads off to the new dawn over the horizon and coupled with some interjections from the numerous mammals that also share this home with the birds. Make your way to the dining where you are greeted by a well laid out assortment of breakfast items ranging a chilled cocktail of Ugandan fruits that taste like nothing else on this planet. Enjoy to your feel then depart with a packed lunch box to the park headquarters have a briefing about the entire Uganda gorilla trekking process which will only take 30 minutes. After this briefing begin your adventure into the jungle as you search for any of the 18 gorilla families that habituate here. On meeting these magnificent wild creatures, you have an hour to fully indulge in observing these creatures as they go about their duties. The end of the hour marks the beginning of your return to the park center for a short debriefing. Check out of the lodge and transfer to kabale’s oasis lake bunyonyi where you will have a relaxation along the shores of this splendid lake.
Luxury: Birdnest at Lake Bunyonyi
Mid Range: Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort, Bunyonyi Eco Lodge, Arcadia Lodges Lake Bunyonyi.
Budget: Byoona Magara
Day 3 of the 3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Safari Uganda Tour / 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari to Mgahinga Gorilla Park: Wake up in the morning for another round of breakfast after which you check out of the lodge and embark on a return journey to Kampala that has a lunch stop in Mbarara.
Along the Kabale- Mbarara – Kampala road which you use as you return to Kampala is Lake Mburo National Park which is a beautiful destination for a Uganda wildlife safari given its rich wildlife biodiversity that has wild animals such as the Burchell zebras, cape buffaloes giraffes, elands and hippos. You can decide to make a short Uganda wildlife safari and have a Uganda wildlife tour encounter with many of these animals that live. Next to Lake Mburo National Park is Queen Elizabeth National Park that was dubbed as the medley of wonders given its spectacular wide range of wildlife attractions such as the famous tree-climbing lions of Ishasha, large herds of cape buffaloes, hippos and leopards, antelope species and many more which will make a Uganda wildlife safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park a worthwhile Uganda safari tour for you.
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