Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys Tracking, Batwa Community & Lake Bunyonyi Safari - 4 Days

During this safari, you will visit the Mountain gorillas, Batwa Community, Golden Monkeys at Mgahinga National Park- located in the heart of Africa, in the corner of southwest Uganda, nestled between Uganda, Rwanda & the Democratic Republic of Congo. This Park is found in South Western Uganda on the edge of western rift valley. It covers an area of 321 square Kilometers, it also lies along the border of Uganda & the Democratic Republic of Congo. You will also enjoy Canoe ride at Lake Bunyonyi.

Overview for 4-Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys Tracking, Batwa Community & Lake Bunyonyi Safari

During this safari, you will visit the Mountain gorillas, Batwa Community, Golden Monkeys at Mgahinga National Park- located in the heart of Africa, in the corner of southwest Uganda, nestled between Uganda, Rwanda & the Democratic Republic of Congo. This Park is found in South Western Uganda on the edge of western rift valley. It covers an area of 321 square Kilometers, it also lies along the border of Uganda & the Democratic Republic of Congo. You will also enjoy Canoe ride at Lake Bunyonyi.

Itinerary for 4-Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys Tracking, Batwa Community & Lake Bunyonyi Safari

Day 1
To Mgahinga National Park

On this day, you will wake up early and have your breakfast then transfer to Mgahinga National Park while enjoying a scenic drive that allows you to view the beautiful and varied country side. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is one of the luckiest and smallest parks in Uganda where the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas are found and it happens to be part of the Virunga massif where more than 480 mountain gorillas are known to be living.

You will arrive in the evening and check in at Golden Monkey Guest House for relaxation, dinner and overnight. Golden Monkey Guest House is an accommodation that provides an excellent base for trekking the mountain gorillas, golden monkey and volcano hiking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Day 2
Mountain Gorillas Tracking & Batwa Community Visit

After your breakfast, you will hike to the Park headquarters just meters from the Lodge for briefing by Uganda Wildlife Authority guides before transferring to the starting point for Mountain Gorillas tracking. Your tracking experience will be an exciting, yet challenging, journey along forested slopes, tangled vines, thick vegetation & bamboo forests before you reach the territory of these gentle giants. The visit will give you a glimpse into the life of a Mountain Gorilla family & if you are lucky enough to gaze into the eyes of a Mountain Gorilla. Visiting Mountain Gorillas will take you 3 hours to a full day trek through the forest since Mountain Gorillas move from one place to another every day looking for food & water.

After your Mountain Gorillas tracking, you complete your day with a visit to the Batwa Community for them to take you through their traditions of local beer making, traditional dance, traditional ways of setting fire among others before returning to the Lodge.

Day 3
Golden Monkey Tracking & Canoe Ride at Lake Bunyonyi

Just like gorilla tracking, you will go for golden monkey tracking starting with pre-tracking briefing at the Park headquarters. Hiking through the forests to sight the golden monkeys is not so strenuous like gorilla trekking because golden monkeys live in lower areas, so you will not track for more than 3 hours. When you encounter the golden monkey family, you will be given one hour to spend with them (to take photographs and observe their behavior). With this activity, there is no minimum number of visitors and the age limit is 12 years.

In the afternoon after your lunch, you will go for canoe ride on a scenic lake Bunyonyi. This lake is the only one were you can ride a canoe to visit all the 29 islands on this lake including the floating Island and the punishment Island where the young girls who got pregnant before marriage would be dumped and left to die (optional).

After the canoe ride, you will check in to Bunyonyi Overland Resort for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4
Departure

On this day, you will enjoy your last sunrise and breakfast in this beautiful corner of Uganda before your guide drive you across the beautiful sceneries back to Entebbe and drop you off at Entebbe International Airport 3 hours before your departure time. Please make sure your flight departure is after 5 pm at the very earliest. For flights departing before 5 pm you will need an extra night in Entebbe, which we can help arrange for you at an additional cost.

Alternative departure route (at an additional cost):
– Fly to Entebbe

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Inclusion in this Safari includes;

  • - Park fees (For non-residents).
  • - Gorilla permits (One per person, non-resident).
  • - All activities (Unless labeled as optional).
  • - All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade).
  • - A professional driver/guide
  • - All transportation (Unless labeled as optional).
  • - All Taxes/VAT
  • - Roundtrip airport transfer
  • - Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section).
  • - Drinking water (On all days).

Exclusion in this Safari includes;

  • - International flights (From/to home)
  • - Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • - Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • - Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • - Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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Who offers this safari?

– This tour is offered by Ecovic Tours & Travel Uganda.
– This operator reserves the right to change rates advertised on this website.
– If you request changes to this tour, the advertised rate will likely change.
– If an accommodation is fully booked, the operator will suggest a comparable alternative.
– The exact order, content and rate of this tour is subject to availability.
– Mountain Gorillas tracking permits are subject to availability.

Price & Availability for this Safari;

Rates Per Person

Start dates
Solo1 room 2 people1 room 3 people2 rooms 4 people2 rooms 5 people3 rooms 6 people and above
Sep 1, 2020 – Dec 31, 2024 $1,960 $1,470 $1,400 $1,295 $1,265 $1,100

Accommodation during this safari includes;

Golden Monkey Guest House

Budget guest house located in or near Kisoro.

Golden Monkey Guest House is an accommodation that provides an excellent base for trekking the mountain gorillas, golden monkey and volcano hiking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Budget resort located in or near Lake Bunyonyi.

Please note: Get in touch for a similar safari on mid-range or up-market accommodation basis.

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