Overview of the 2 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Safari Uganda Tour via Kigali City Rwanda / 2 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari to Mgahinga Park with Golden Monkeys.
This 2 days Uganda gorilla safari to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park give you an opportunity to engage in a magnificent Uganda gorilla trekking safari expedition as you search for the Nyakagezi gorilla family that habituates in the forests of Mgahinga. This 2 days gorilla safari Uganda also gives a unique opportunity to meet the elusive golden monkeys that are only found in Mgahinga as well as a spectacular cultural encounter with the Batwa people who have lived within these forests for over a millennium. This 2 days Uganda tour begin from Kigali the capital of Rwanda and this shortens the travel time to Mgahinga from about 10 hours’ drive from Kampala to only 2-3 hours drive or 150km from Kigali to Mgahinga Gorilla Park.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is located in the Kisoro Uganda covering the 3 Virunga ranges of Uganda which are Sabinyo, Gahinga and Muhavura. The mountain gorillas that are found in Mgahinga Park are part of all the gorilla families that are found in the Virunga massif which totals to 604 gorillas as of today. The Virunga massif gorillas are found in the 3 countries of Rwanda, Congo and Uganda that are traversed by the 8 Virunga ranges.
Highlights of the 2 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Safari Uganda Tour via Kigali City Rwanda / 2 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari to Mgahinga Park with Golden Monkeys.
Day 1 of the 2 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Safari Uganda Tour via Kigali City Rwanda: Transfer from Kigali city to Mgahinga and engage in a golden monkey trekking safari and an afternoon cultural encounter with the Batwa.
Day 2 of the 2 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Safari Uganda Tour via Kigali City Rwanda: Do gorilla trekking then an afternoon transfer back to Kigali
Detailed itinerary of the 2 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Safari Uganda Tour via Kigali City Rwanda / 2 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari to Mgahinga Park with Golden Monkeys.
Day 1of the 2 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Safari Uganda Tour via Kigali City Rwanda / 2 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari to Mgahinga Park with Golden Monkeys: This 2 days gorilla tour Uganda kicks off with an early morning pick up from your Kigali hotel then embark a Uganda safari road adventure to Mgahinga. During this drive expect to encounter the famous rolling hills of Rwanda which you drive through as you head to Uganda- Rwanda border crossing point of Cyanika which is 127km or 2.5 hours’ drive from Kigali. The crossing into Uganda brings you to a whole new world as there is an imminent change in the temperatures as it gets a little bit colder but this shouldn’t dampen your moods on this Uganda safari tour to Mgahinga as the sun will definitely come up to warm you, especially on a clear day. Check out the terrain that gets more hilly and all covered by a forest blanket. You will also enjoy a nice African massage feeling as the tour Uganda drive is majorly done on murram roads. On arrival here, you get to engage in a short briefing about the rules and regulations that are observed during this golden monkey trekking expedition after which you get to begin a memorable golden monkey search into the afro-montane forests of Mgahinga. When you get to see these monkeys, you have an hour to indulge yourself in observing these majestic creatures that are quite shy hence you are advised to keep quiet in order not to scare these monkeys off. Return to the park centre then transfer to a nearby lodge for lunch. After enjoying a delicious African buffet meal, return transfer to the start of the Batwa cultural trail and this leads on a thrilling Uganda cultural safari encounter with the Batwa which are considered the original custodians of these forests as they believed to have lived in these forests for over 600 years in complete peace and harmony with the giant beasts that are found in these forests. Visit the Garama caves and see where the early human inhabitants of the forests of Mgahinga lived. Listen to the bewildering stories of how the Batwa used to survive within these jungles. Join the Batwa as they put on a cultural spectacle of dance and music and grove to their rhythmic beats.
Day 2 of the 2 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Safari Uganda Tour via Kigali City Rwanda / 2 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari to Mgahinga Park with Golden Monkeys: Wake up early in the morning to the twittering of several of the 180 bird species that are found here on this gorilla trekking safari Uganda. Enjoy an early morning breakfast to give you energy for the epic Uganda gorilla trekking tour that awaits you. Transfer to the park centre for a short briefing before you head off on this spectacular Uganda tour journey into the jungle as you search for the Nyakagezi gorilla family that habituates the slopes of these great Virunga slopes of Mgahinga. On meeting this family, you have a full hour to observe these great mountain giants as they go about their daily rounds. Take numerous photos of these giants to remind you of this epic short Uganda gorilla safari to Mgahinga Gorilla Park. After the lapse of your hour with these magical beings begin your return journey to the park centre. Transfer to the for a nicely prepared local lunch buffet after which you get comfortable in our safari van for a return journey to Kigali to either continue with your Africa safari to Rwanda or a flight back home.
This 2 days gorilla safari in Uganda has only given you an opportunity to meet these remarkable beings in Mgahinga but Uganda has 400 more of these majestic creatures in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. In case you happen to make another Uganda safari, visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and you will have the ultimate gorilla experience as you get to meet any of the 18 gorilla families that have been habituated for your ultimate Uganda gorilla trekking tour experience.
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