Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking
Gorilla Trekking is the main safari activity in Mgahinga National Park. Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are the only gorilla national parks in Uganda. Besides trekking of gorillas in Mgahinga National Park, golden monkey tracking is another tourist activity. The park is found in South Western Uganda about 14 kms from Kisoro town covering 33 sq km in the district which is a Bafumbira dominated district. The park is a home for the gravely endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda making it conducive destination for Gorilla trekking tours. Mgahinga is one of the tourist attractions in Western Uganda.
The Detailed Gorilla Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Move from Kampala to Kisoro
Start the trip by driving early enough from Kampala to Kisoro which is 540 km. along the way you will see that magnificent vegetation and beautiful landscape of Uganda. Make a stop at Mbarara town for lunch and then after proceed to Kisoro arriving in the evening. Overnight at Mgahinga Safari Lodge and Travellers’ Rest Hotel in Kisoro town.
Day 2: Tracking Gorillas in Mgahinga Forest
Wake up early enough freshen up, take breakfast, get a briefing and then the tour guide leads you all the way through the gorilla’s world, clearing up aspects of their nature and behaviour. Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga forest is among the most exhilarating and treasured experience, that take one through a thick jungle for the whole of the day. The tourists group (The Nyakagezi group) has got all categories of individuals like silverbacks, adult females, juveniles and infants. The tracking exercise takes between 3 to 8 hours, which is tiresome but one has to be strong enough for the trail. It is sensible that you to put on good foothold shoes appropriate for mud-spattered places and binoculars for easy visualisation. Overnight at Mgahinga Safari Lodge and Travellers’ rest.
Day 3: Drive Back to Kampala
After a morning breakfast, the driver is waiting for you for your comfortable ride back to Kampala. Lunch in Masaka town. You will arrive in Kampala in the evening, marking the end of the gorilla safaris in Uganda at Mgahing National Park.