Located in the Virunga Mountains, the park is contiguous with the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; The Park takes its name from "Gahinga" - the local word for the piles of volcanic stones cleared from farmland at the foot of the volcanoes. It was created to protect the rare mountain gorillas that inhabit its dense forests, and it is also an important habitat for the endangered golden monkey. The park also has a huge cultural significance, in particular for the indigenous Batwa pygmies.
Size: 33.7km2, making it Uganda’s smallest National Park. On this 5-day & 4Nights tour, you will visit the Mgahinga national park to track the rare and endangered mountain gorillas, golden monkeys as well as a visit to the first people- the Batwa.
- Cultural encounters
- Gorilla trekking
- Hiking & nature walks
- Mountain & volcano climbing
- Golden monkey tracking
from $2, 866
Day 1: Arrival –Airport pick view
1000 Shades of Green representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at Laico Hotel Entebbe or Two Friends guest House (B&B)
Day 02: Early pick up from your hotel or residence and our guide will drive you to Entebbe airport for your flight to Bwindi. Flight takes about 2 hours to Kisoro where you will be picked and driven to your lodge. In the afternoon, take a boat on Lake Mutanda and visit the Punishment Island as well as the neighboring communities. Retire at the lodge for the rest of the evening for exciting activities the following day. Dinner and Overnight at Chameleon Hill Lodge B.L.D
Day 3: Gorilla Trekking
After breakfast, our guide will drive you to the briefing point and the rangers will rally you in your specific groups. They will brief you about gorilla trekking, the dos and don’ts while with the gorilla and you will enter into the gorilla sanctuary. When you meet with the gorillas, you will be allowed to stay with them for only one hour. You will take pictures and later return to the lodge for Dinner and Overnight at Chameleon Hill lodge. B.L.D
Day 4: Golden Monkey Tracking & Batwa community Visit
Early morning breakfast and our guide will drive you to Mgahinga national park. Mgahinga forest is the home to the indigenous Batwa - hunter-gatherers and fierce warriors who depended on the forest for shelter, food and medicine. Track the golden monkeys in the morning and later interact with the Batwa people while they introduce you to the forests and teach you techniques of how they used to survive in it. Dinner and Overnight at Gahinga Lodge (B.L.D)
Day 5 Departure Have a morning & relaxed breakfast and our guide will drive you to Kisoro airstrip for your flight back to Entebbe.