This 2 Days Gorilla Safari Uganda tour starts in Kigali and takes you to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park; one of the only homes to the world’s remaining population of the endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda. Mgahinga National Parks is one of the smallest National Parks in Uganda covering a total land area of about 33.7sq. km. Mgahinga National Park Uganda sits high in the clouds and it is one of the most scenic places in Africa to go for a Uganda safari. Mgahinga National Park has one habituated gorilla group that can be visited by tourists all year round known as Nyakagezi. Since 2012, this group has been stable in the park and the success rate of meeting the mountain gorillas in over 95%. Along side the mountain gorillas, it is the only park where you can sight as well as go for golden monkey trekking safaris in Uganda.
Day 1: Pickup and travel to Uganda’s Mgahinga Gorilla National Park via Cyanika Border
Day 2: Do a gorilla Trekking tour in Mgahinga National Park and return to Kigali in Rwanda
Detailed Itinerary of your 2 days safari Uganda in Mgahinga National Park
Day of the 2 days safari Uganda in Mgahinga National Park
You will be picked up from your hotel or at the Airport in Kigali, Rwanda by our professional safari guide who will give you a short briefing about your Uganda safari in Mgahinga National Park. You will then embark on your journey to Mgahinga National Park for your gorilla trekking Uganda. You will drive for a distance of about 144km taking you about 3hours to get to this park.
If your pickup is in the morning hours, you will take a Kigali City Tour in Rwanda where you will visit the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site, the Rwanda Museum, and the Caplaki craft village where you can purchase for yourself a souvenir. You will take your lunch and after hit the road to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park that is also part of the Virunga forest.
If there is time, you will have a stopover at the Twin Lakes in Rwanda and take photographs then cross to Uganda and proceed to Kisoro; for accommodation check in and dinner.
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Uganda
After early breakfast at the lodge, and get your lunch packed for you as you wait for your guide. Your driver guide will pick you up at your hotel at around 7am, then drive to you to the Mgahinga National Park offices. At around 8am, there will be a briefing about the Uganda mountain gorilla trekking activity especially about the rules of gorilla trekking. You will then be led by a park ranger into the montane forest to start the search for the endangered mountain gorillas. Gorilla tracking takes about 2-8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas or the location of these gorillas. Gorilla trekking Uganda involves walking up steep and densely forested hills of the park before finally coming across the gorillas. During this gorilla trekking activity, you have chances of finding the golden monkeys as they play in trees from one branch to another. When you find these gorillas, you have only one hour to stay with these giant apes for observation and photography. After the gorilla trek, return to the park office for your certificate.