Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys Tracking & Lake Mburo Safari - 4 Days

During this safari, you will visit the Mountain Gorillas & Golden Monkeys at Mgahinga National Park- located in the heart of Africa, in the corner of southwest Uganda, nestled between Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. This Park is found in South Western Uganda on the edge of western rift valley. The Park is well known as the home of the world’s Mountain Gorillas. You will also visit Lake Mburo National Park where you will participate in game drive and boat safari.

Overview for 4-Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys Tracking & Lake Mburo Safari

During this safari, you will visit the Mountain Gorillas & Golden Monkeys at Mgahinga National Park- located in the heart of Africa, in the corner of southwest Uganda, nestled between Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. This Park is found in South Western Uganda on the edge of western rift valley. The Park is well known as the home of the world’s Mountain Gorillas. You will also visit Lake Mburo National Park where you will participate in game drive and boat safari.

Itinerary for 4-Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys Tracking & Lake Mburo 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 & Golden Monkeys Tracking

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 Mountain Gorillas tracking, you will go for Golden monkeys tracking for about 3 hours before returning to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3
To Lake Mburo National Park for Afternoon Boat Safari on Lake Mburo

On this day, you will have your morning breakfast and transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. It is the smallest and is home to 350 bird species as well as zebra, impala, eland, buffalo, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck.

You will arrive in the afternoon and have lunch and go for afternoon boat safari that will get you come face to face with the flora and fauna of the lake. And along the bank, you will also see many animals that come to the water especially in the dry season. You will also see many hippos, crocodiles, antelopes, buffaloes, and over 3 types of otters that are found in the lake. Also when it comes to the birds, you will view the malachite kingfishers, African Fish eagles, blue headed weavers, Rufuos long tailed starlings, the pied kingfishers, hammerkobs, Herons, pelicans, the rare shoebill as well as the cormorants.

After your boat safari, you will check in to Eagle’s Nest Lodge located on a high hill with best views in Uganda.

Day 4
Game Drive & Departure

On this day, you will enjoy your last sunrise in this beautiful side of Uganda with your safari breakfast served before the day breaks so that you can start your morning game drive where you will be assured of spotting Zebras, Buffalos, Impalas, Warthogs, Waterbucks among others.

After your game drive, you will have your lunch 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 4 pm at the very earliest.

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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.
– Gorilla 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
Oct 1, 2020 – Dec 31, 2024 $1,815 $1,410 $1,325 $1,240 $1,100 $1,000

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.

Eagle’s Nest

Budget tented bush camp bordering Lake Mburo National Park without fences.

Eagle’s Nest Lodge is located on a high hill with the best views in Uganda.

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

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