5 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda, Batwa & Golden Monkey Tracking Safari

The 5 days gorilla trekking Uganda, Batwa and golden monkey tracking safari is one of the best gorilla safari packages that introduces you to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Southwestern Uganda. It takes you through a trek to see the endangered mountain gorillas, golden monkeys in Mgahinga Gorilla Forest Park the only protected area in Uganda where these unique apes co-exist.

Your trip also includes a hike through the Batwa trail and visit to Lake Bunyonyi, one of Africa’s deepest Lakes. On the 5 days gorilla trekking Uganda, Batwa and golden monkey tracking safari, your trip begins and ends in Kampala/Entebbe.

Brief itinerary of the 5 days gorilla Trekking Uganda, Batwa & Golden monkey Tracking

  • Day 1: Drive from Kampala capital city to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  • Day 2: Gorilla trekking
  • Day 3: Batwa trail exploration
  • Day 4: Golden monkey tracking and drive to Lake Bunyonyi
  • Day 5: From Lake Bunyonyi, drive back to Kampala/Entebbe

5 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda, Batwa & Golden Monkey Tracking Safari

Detailed itinerary of your 5 days Gorilla Trekking Uganda, Batwa & Golden Monkey Tracking

Day 1: Drive from Kampala capital city to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Enjoy your delicious cup of tea or coffee and later, meet your driver guide ready to set off to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Kisoro district, Southwestern Uganda. Drive from the hotel in Kampala through Masaka-Mbarara-Kisoro to Mgahinga, about 8-9 hours’ drive. Have en-route stop visit at Uganda Equator crossing for photography and relaxation then lunch break at Igongo Cultural Centre. Proceed thereafter to Mgahinga to check in at the lodge you booked.

Accommodation in Mgahinga Forest National Park

  • Luxury/Up-market: Mount Gahinga Lodge
  • Moderate: Travelers Rest Hotel Kisoro/Mucha Hotel
  • Basic: Amajambere Iwacu Community Camp/Kisoro Tourist Hotel

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Mgahinga

After a hefty breakfast, leave your safari lodge for briefing at Ntebeko on the dos and don’ts for gorilla trekking. After briefing, at 8:00am hit the jungles with park guide on lead to search for Nyakagezi gorilla group. This gorilla adventure takes 2-6 hours but it includes an hour of a close interaction with mountain gorillas. You will also learn more on how they behave, take pictures and then get back to the park offices to be given your gorilla trekking certificate. Proceed to the lodge to have a relaxed evening, dinner and comfortable night stay.

Accommodation

  • Luxury/Up-market: Mount Gahinga Lodge
  • Moderate: Travelers Rest Hotel Kisoro/Mucha Hotel
  • Basic: Amajambere Iwacu Community Camp/Kisoro Tourist Hotel

Day 3: Batwa Trail Exploration

After your cup of tea or coffee, report once again to Ntebeko to be briefed on eco-tourism. Later, start your trek through the Batwa trail. This will be a whole day exploration and in-depth learning about the Batwa pygmies’ unique traditions, lifestyles, learn about their ancient hunting and gathering techniques among others (read more about Batwa here). The trail also leads you to Garama Caves then you return to the lodge to have a relaxed evening, dinner and overnight stay.

Lodges in Mgahinga

  • Luxury/Up-market: Mount Gahinga Lodge
  • Moderate: Travelers Rest Hotel Kisoro/Mucha Hotel
  • Basic: Amajambere Iwacu Community Camp/Kisoro Tourist Hotel

Day 4: Golden Monkey Tracking and drive to Lake Bunyonyi

After an early morning breakfast, assemble for briefing on golden monkey tracking guidelines at Mgahinga park offices. At 8:00am, the park guide assigned to you leads your group into the jungles to look for golden monkeys and this takes 2-4 hours.

Once you find golden monkeys, expect to spend only 1 hour face to face with them, take photos and have an in-depth learning about their daily behaviors. After, get back to have lunch and then check out of the lodge. Drive to Lake Bunyonyi where you will relax at the lake shores or take boat ride to one of the 29 islands while enjoying great sight diverse bird species.

Accommodation at Bunyonyi

  • Bunyonyi Birdnest (Luxury)
  • Bunyonyi Safari Resort (Mid-range
  • Gorilla View Resort (Budget)

Day 5: From Lake Bunyonyi, drive back to Kampala/Entebbe

Today, you will drive back to Kampala/Entebbe after your breakfast and checking out of the lodge. This marks the end of your 5 days gorilla trekking Uganda, Batwa and golden monkey tracking safari.

End of the safari

5 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari includes

  • Gorilla & golden monkey permits
  • Batwa trail
  • 4 nights and meals
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Travel in full-sized 4×4 rental car
  • Full day English-speaking guide
  • All trip activities except the optional ones

5 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari excludes

  • Insurance
  • Tipping
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • The optional activities
  • Laundry
  • Telephone bills
  • Shopping expenses

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