Embark on a 5 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari to Mgahinga National Park where you will experience the thrills of Silverback and Golden Monkeys. The 5 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda with golden monkey trekking also involves Batwa cultural tour making it one of the best Gorilla Safari Packages in Uganda.

5 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda

It takes you through a trek to see the endangered Mountain Morillas, 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. The 5 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda for both Batwa and golden monkey trekking safari begins and ends in Kampala/Entebbe.

Brief itinerary of our 5 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda Experience

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

Detailed itinerary of the 5 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda

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

Meal Plan: Lunch and Supper

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Experience 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 Options in Mgahinga

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

Meal Plan: Full board (Breakfast, lunch and supper)

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).

Batwa cultural experience Bwindi

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

Meal Plan: Full-board

Day 4: Golden Monkey Trekking and drive to Lake Bunyonyi

After an early morning breakfast, assemble for briefing on Golden Monkey Trekking 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.

Golden Monkeys Mgahinga

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 Options at Bunyonyi

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

Meal Plan: Full-board

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 with golden monkey trekking and Batwa cultural safari.

End of the Safari

Book This Trip

5 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari  Costs 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 Prices Excludes

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