Mgahinga Gorilla National Park




4 days


Mgahinga gorilla national park is the smallest of all Uganda national parks but filled with engaging activities for any outdoor enthusiast. Apart from gorilla and golden monkey trekking, there is a lot more you can do on this safari. 


  • Birding
  • Gorilla Tracking
  • Nature walks
  • Hikes


DAY 1: Travel to Kisoro

DAY 2: Gorilla Tracking 

DAY 3: Optional Activities 

DAY 4: Departure 


  • Gorilla Tracking Permits 
  • Park fees
  • Return Transport to Kampala
  • All activities (Unless labelled as optional)
  • Accommodation according to itinerary 
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle 
  • International flights 
  • Visa Fees 
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Tips
  • Personal Purchases (souvenirs, drinks etc.)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Day by Day

Kisoro is a perfect base for gorilla trackers, lake loungers, volcano hikers and bird lovers as well as those looking for a mystical place in nature. Lake Mutanda, Lake Chahafi, Lake Mulehe, Lake Kayumbu and the Virunga mountains make for magnificent views. We have a short stop at the Equator for an informative talk, photography and the equator experience. Continue up to the Park, check in to your accommodation of choice for dinner and overnight.  

Alternatively, Fly on a scheduled (daily) flight to Kihihi Airstrip or Kisoro Airstrip. (1hr) Upon arrival, you’ll be met by our representative and driven to the Lodge. There are a variety of optional activities that can be done this afternoon (time permitting), these include: forest walk or community tour. 

Journey: +9 hrs  

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: Travellers Rest Hotel / Midrange: Lake Mutanda Resort/ Luxury: Volcanoes Mount Gahinga Safari Lodge 

After breakfast, In the company of an experienced park ranger, you will be tracking the whereabouts of one of the habituated family groups who live in the park. Depending on the location of the gorillas on any given day the walk can take anything from 2 to 7 hours. Once the family of gorillas has been located, settle into your surroundings and enjoy the hour you have to quietly observe these fascinating primates whose habits and mannerisms remind us so much of our own. It is real hiking and being physically fit is recommended.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner

Accommodation: Budget: Travellers Rest Hotel / Midrange: Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge/ Luxury: Volcanoes Mount Gahinga Safari Lodge 

The following optional activities are available for today;

  • Batwa Cultural Trail. Local guides take you through the 8km gentle trail in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, demonstrating the traditional ways of life of the Batwa people. The trail culminates with a moving performance in the Garama Cave, an important spiritual and cultural site for the Batwa. 
  • Golden monkey tracking. These small monkeys are fast and live in groups of about 30 individuals or more roaming over a large territory in the virunga volcanoes. 
  • All three volcanoes in this park can be summited, taking a full day each. Views from the peaks are well worth the effort - taking in Rwanda, DR Congo, the Virungas, the Rwenzoris, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Lake Edward
  • The best birding in Mgahinga also takes in some of its most beautiful scenery - in the gorge between Mts Gahinga and Sabinyo, through the bamboo forest, and in the montane forest, where the beautiful Rwenzori Turaco may be observed.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner  

Accommodation: Budget: Travellers Rest Hotel / Midrange: Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge/ Luxury: Volcanoes Mount Gahinga Safari Lodge

This is the end of the tour. We shall head bak to Entebbe Airport or Kigali. End of Safari.

Journey: +9 hrs   

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch 

Accommodation: Budget: Travellers Rest Hotel / Midrange: Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge/ Luxury: Volcanoes Mount Gahinga Safari Lodge 


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