3 DAY MGAHINGA GORILLAS AND GOLDEN MONKEY TREKKING SAFARI

This 3 Day Mgahinga gorillas and Golden Monkey Trekking Safari is one Of our top Value Gorilla Safaris in Uganda. Mgahinga Gorilla Park is home to 80 Mountain Gorillas that roam this small – 33.7Km² Park located In the South Western corner of Uganda Only 142Km a 3 hours drive from Kigali. Flying into Rwanda (Kigali) to trek Mountain Gorillas in Uganda saves you USD900 on Gorilla permits Meaning you can opt to enjoy the luxury of a second gorilla trekking or spend the EXTRA USD900 on accommodation at the Opulent Mount Gahinga Lodge during low season.


PRICE GUIDE:

From USD____ per person sharing.


TOUR PRICE INCLUDES: 01 Mgahinga Gorilla Permit, 01 Mgahinga Golden Monkey Permit, 03 Nights Accommodation, All Meals, All Park Fees, All Ground Transportation to and from Kigali in a Standard 4×4 Mini Van. See more information below…


3 DAY MGAHINGA GORILLAS AND GOLDEN MONKEY TREKKING SAFARI


TOUR DETAILS:

Tour Starts:

  • 1) We recommend starting your trip in Kigali – 142Km (3 hours drive) to Mgahinga – Saves you travel time and Money $$ – you get to spend longer in the gorilla highlands.
  • 2 ) Our Second alternative is flying into Uganda through Entebbe, getting onto a local flight to Kisoro and drive 12Km (41minutes) to get to Mgahinga.

NOTE: The sceond option requires staying overnight in Entebbe in order to catch the local flights with aerolink Uganda that depart early.

TOUR VISITS:

BRIEF ITINERARY:

  • Day 01: Transfer from Kigali to Mgahinga Gorilla Park.
  • Day 02: Gorilla trekking In Mgahinga
  • Day 03: Golden Monkey Trekking, and thereafter transfer back to Kigali.

3 DAY MGAHINGA GORILLAS AND GOLDEN MONKEY TREKKING SAFARI

– Full Itinerary / Day by Day.


DAY 01: TRANSFER TO MGAHINGA GORILLA PARK

Breakfast; thereafter you will meet your driver-guide for the 3 Day Mgaihnga gorillas and golden Monkey trekking Safari.  You will drive 142Km / 3hours from Kigali to Mgahinga gorilla Park via Cyanika Boarder post arriving in time for Lunch. Thereafter you will check In into your accommodation for the night.

Drive time(s):  3 – 4 hours drive (including border Crossing time)

Accommodation: Travellers Rest Hotel in Kisoro Town (Budget) | Lake Mutanda Resort (Midrange) | Mount Gahinga Lodge (Upmarket)

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner at the Lodge(LD).


DAY 02: GORILLA TREKKING IN MGAHINGA GORILLA PARK.

Breakfast; thereafter confirm that you have all the basics; a lunch box (to be provided by the Lodge), raincoat, good hiking boots, waterproof pants + long-sleeved shirt, a pair of strong garden gloves, repellent, a waterproof daypack to carry all your valuables. 

Your guide will thereafter transfer you to the briefing point and also help you out through the registration process. After the briefing by a Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger, you will embark on your long-awaited Gorilla trekking experience.

Return to the lodge and relax.

Accommodation: Travellers Rest Hotel in Kisoro Town (Budget) | Lake Mutanda Resort (Midrange) | Mount Gahinga Lodge (Upmarket).

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (BLD).


DAY 03: GOLDEN MONKEY TREKKING, AND TRANSFER TO KIGALI

Breakfast; thereafter with the right trekking shoes/boots, with long socks, 2 litres of water, a raincoat, a camera and of course a couple of well-charged batteries and extra memory chips for your photography needs, you will transfer to the Mgahinga park offices for pre-briefing on Golden Monkey trekking In Uganda. During the briefing, if keen, you will learn that Mgahinga gorilla Park boasts of having the Highest number of Golden Monkeys in the Virunga mountains, and Mgahinga Gorilla Park is the only place in Uganda where one can trek Golden Monkeys. Golden Monkey trekking In Mgahinga Gorilla Park usually lasts 3 – 4 Hours – it is after this experience that you will then transfer back to your Lodge for lunch and thereafter check out of the lodge and embark on your 3 hours drive back to Kigali for your International flight back home.

Accommodation: NOT Included but can be arranged at EXTRA cost.

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch (BL).


End of Service – 3 Day Mgahinga Gorillas and Golden Monkey Trekking  Safari 

THINGS TO NOTE IF YOUR TRIP STARTS IN KIGALI.

# Ensure you apply for an East African Tourist Visa – USD100 – admits you into Rwanda and  Uganda, and Kenya to in case of onward travel.

# Please ensure you carry an international Yellow fever Immunisation Card – its the only proof you have actually had your yellow fever shot – Authorities can be very STRICT on this.

# Ensure your Departure flight is clearly marked to fly-out from Kigali International airport in the evening – please allow ample time for your flight connections – Realm Africa Safaris™ will not accept liabilities arising from Missed Connections.

# Please make it a point to pre-inform us about your intentions to finish the tour in Kigali.


THINGS TO NOTE IF YOUR TRIP STARTS IN ENTEBBE.

#Driving from Entebbe to Mgahinga Gorilla Park takes almost the entire day 9 – 10 hours. We, therefore, recommend flying out of Entebbe to Kisoro Town – 12 Km / 41 minutes drive to Mgahinga Gorilla Park. Aero-link Uganda operates Daily flights in and out Of Entebbe to Kisoro. The cost of these flights is NOT included in the Tour Price.

Please ensure you carry an international Yellow fever Immunisation Card – its the only proof you have actually had your yellow fever shot – Authorities can be very STRICT on this.

# Ensure your Departure flight is clearly marked to fly-out from Entebbe International airport in the evening – please allow ample time for your flight connections – Realm Africa Safaris™ will not accept liabilities arising from Missed Connections.

# Please make it a point to pre-inform us about your intentions to finish the tour in Kigali.

Safari Van

STANDARD OFFER:

4X4 Safari Customized Toyota Super custom – Mini Van


Our standard mode of transportation is Road transport with the use of 4×4 Safari Customized Vans as our standard offering.

Our Vans have an open roof that offers a 360° animal view allowing for photography while on safari.

Our Vans take a maximum of 06 passengers each with the privilege of having a personal window seat.

Toyota Landcruiser

UPGRADE: 

4X4 Safari Customized Toyota Landcruiser – Superior off Road Driving.


For our upmarket clients that wish to enjoy Superior comfort of traveling in our state of art Toyota land cruiser, we can upgrade you at an extra charge of US$190 per day

All our land cruisers come fully air-conditioned and with a cool box fully packed with complimentary en route drinks and snacks. The trucks all have large windows and an open roof that offers a 360° animal view allowing for photography while on safari.

BUDGET TOUR


USD_____ p/p


  • → 01 Mgahinga Gorilla Permit Per Person.
  • → 01 Mgahinga Golden Monkey Permit Per Person.
  • → 02 Nights Stay at Travellers Rest Hotel – Kisoro Mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • → All Meals as specified in the itinerary.
  • → All Ground Transportation in a 4X4 Mini – Van.
  • → All Park Fees.

MIDRANGE TOUR


USD_____ p/p


  • → 01 Mgahinga Gorilla Permit Per Person.
  • → 01 Mgahinga Golden Monkey Permit Per Person.
  • → 02 Nights Stay at Lake Mutanda Resort Mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • → All Meals as specified in the itinerary.
  • → All Ground Transportation in a 4X4 Mini – Van.
  • → All Park Fees.

UPMARKET TOUR


USD_____p/p


  • → 01 Mgahinga Gorilla Permit Per Person.
  • → 01 Mgahinga Golden Monkey Permit Per Person.
  • → 02 Nights Stay at Mount Gahinga Lodge Mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • → All Meals as specified in the itinerary.
  • → All Ground Transportation in a 4X4 Mini – Van.
  • → All Park Fees.

3 DAY MGAHINGA GORILLAS AND GOLDEN MONKEY TREKKING SAFARI – Price Includes & Excludes


TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

  • *01 Mgahinga Gorilla trekking permit per person on this tour.
  • 01 Mgahinga Golden Monkey Permits per Person on this tour.
  • *02 nights Accommodation at the lodge mentioned or similar.
  • *All Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • *Ground transportation in a 4X4 minivan – Upgrades available at Extra Cost.
  • *Services of an English speaking driver-guide. (Other Language guides – EXTRA Cost)
  • *All fuel Costs for the tours as per the itinerary.
  • *Bottled mineral water in the car NOT at the lodges.

TOUR PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • *Visa Fees.
  • *Any government imposed increments on park fees/taxes.
  • *Accommodation on the last day.
  • *International flights (from/to home).
  • *Tips (tipping guideline US$10 pp per day).
  • *Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
Volunteer Safaris

Add-On Options to Consider adding to your 3 Day Mgahinga Gorillas and Golden Monkey Trekking Safari.


Instead of the usual 01-hour gorilla viewing time. You could opt to go for the full day Gorilla Habituation Experience which allows you 4-hours with wild mountain gorillas in the Rushaga area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. If you choose Gorilla habituation, then there will be an extra charge on the permits and accommodation – Gorilla habituation permits cost US$1500 each. This however changes the itinerary since gorilla habituation is only done in Rushaga area of southern Bwindi. Read more “Gorilla Habituation Experience in Uganda”.

Forego long drive times from Entebbe or Kampala and fly into Kigali – Rwanda where it is just a 5-hours drive to Rushaga area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Versus the long 09+-hour drive from Entebbe, Uganda.

You can extend your 3 Day Mgahinga Gorillas and golden Monkey Trekking Safari to 05 Day Double Gorillas, Golden Monkeys and Culture all at an affordable.

Booking this tour in the low season months; March, April, & May, or September, October & November saves you money on accommodation and also makes for a better time to travel without the crowds.


IMPORTANT TO NOTE:

**Treat all the above information as a guide – we will make necessary adjustments depending on gorilla permits, and accommodation available at the time of booking this tour. Of course, we will inform you before making any adjustments to your itinerary.

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