Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking and Golden Monkeys

Gorilla Trek Mgahinga and Golden Monkeys summary:

5 Day gorilla Trek in Mgahinga park with the best photographic opportunities of Gorillas and also track the endangered golden Monkeys plus a game drive in Lake Mburo park.

Gorilla Trek Mgahinga and Golden Monkeys itinerary:

Day: 1 Drive to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
We will pick you up from your accommodation early morning to embark on your Gorilla Trek Mgahinga and Golden Monkeys safari and then drive you to Mgahinga park in Western Uganda. This will be a long drive that can take you approximately 9 – 10 hours. Along the way you will have a stop at the equator for photo opportunities and then at Mbarara for a hot lunch. Arrival in Kisoro / Mgahinga will be in the evening.
Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National park
Wake up early to have your breakfast before you are driven to the park headquarters where you will meet the other trackers for a briefing on what to do and not to do during your gorilla trek. After the briefing from the park guides you will then embark on your gorilla trek in the company of armed rangers and park guides. It is advisable to carry your lunch and at least 2 litres of water with you as the trek can be strenuous and unpredictable. Once gorillas are located you will allowed 1 supervised hour to observe and take pictures of the gorillas. After the gorilla trek return to your accommodation.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Golden Monkey trekking in Mgahinga Park
Today after you have had your breakfast you will return to Mgahinga conservation area to trek the golden monkeys.The golden Monkeys just like the gorillas are endangered species found in the Virunga conservation area, made up of Uganda, Rwanda, and DR Congo.
Return to the lodge for lunch, relaxation.
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4: Drive to lake Mburo National Park
In the morning after you have had breakfast you will transfer to Lake Mburo National Park arriving at your lodge in time for lunch. Later in the afternoon go for a boat ride on the lake to see; Hippopotamus, Nile crocodiles and water birds such as; African fish eagles, King fishers, African finfoot, Long crested eagle among others.

After the boat ride you will have an evening game drive to see game such as Giraffes, Bufallos, Elands, Topi, Impala, Bush bucks, Oribi, Warthogs, Varvet monkeys and Baboons. Return to the lodge for dinner.
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: Morning Safari walk/ return to Kampala/Entebbe
Wake up early to participate in a walking safari with an armed ranger in the park bringing you up close with wildlife, such as Zebras,Impala, Topi and much more.
Return to your lodge for breakfast, after which you will drive back to Kampala or Entebbe/ place of your interest. If you want you can have another stop at the equator for curio shopping.
Meal plan: Breakfast

End of Gorilla Trek Mgahinga and Golden Monkeys Safari

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