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Rectangle Gorilla Tracking Safari in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda

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Per Person $1700 with 6 Persons
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  • Incentives: To boost your successful Safari experience, we have included the provision of capable, trusted, caring, experienced and courteous guides to mobilize your adventures. Our team is disposed to your care during this exploration. Their knowledge of domestic and international tourism has resulted in several re-visits at higher than expected rates.
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4 Days 3 Nights
Availability : Jan-Dec
Min Age : 8+
Max People : 100
Tour Details

Join Kubwa Five Safaris in a short getaway safari in Uganda! In this tour, you track the critically endangered mountain gorillas in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park located in the Virunga Mountains.

 

Mgahinga National Park has about 39 mammals of these including the Mountain gorillas, buffaloes and elephants, also endangered golden monkeys. Others include; giant forest hogs, bushbucks, leopards, spotted hyenas, black fronted duikers among others. It also has around 79 bird species.

While in the park there is only one group that is tracked which is the Nyakagezi gorilla group, years before this group of Gorillas could move from country to country until it has to make Mgahinga its home, now also permits for tracking gorillas in this park are now available in Uganda and you are advised to book in advance.

You will also get to encounter the ancient Batwa tribe and learn their way of life.

 

Furthermore, since the success of your safari will largely depend on your driver/guide, a great team of carefully selected well-trained drivers/guides will be there for you.

Highlights

  • Gorilla tracking at Mgahinga National Park
  • Gorilla permit and park fees
  • Mammal search in Kisenyi trail
  • Game drives in Ishasha and Mweya
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge
  • Pick up and drop off at the airport
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 3 nights’ accommodations

Styles

  • Gorilla tracking
  • Gorilla permit and park fees
  • Meeting the ancient Batwa tribe
  • A complimentary visit to the Equator
  • Pick up and drop off at the airport
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 3 nights’ accommodations
 

Transportation

4×4 Safari Landcruiser / minivan (up to eight passengers) with pop-up tops and seven window seats for game viewing. Groups of twelve or more people who would like to travel in one vehicle are offered 25-28 seat coasters that have about 16 window seats. The safari vehicles are well maintained to provide a maximum level of comfort and safety.

Drivers/guides

To boost your successful Safari experience, we have included the provision of capable, trusted, caring, experienced and courteous guides to mobilize your adventures. Our team is disposed to your care during this exploration. Their knowledge of domestic and international tourism has resulted in several re-visits at a higher than expected rates.

Starting from: USD $2000 (Budget Accommodation) | USD $2400 (Mid-range Accommodation) | USD $3300(Luxury Accommodation) per person based on two travelers sharing.

Cost per person:

  1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person
Budget $2500 $2000 $1900 $1850 $1800 $1700
Mid-range $2800 $2400 $2300 $2250 $2200 $2100
Luxury $3700 $3300 $3200 $3150 $3100 $3000


Accommodation

Sky Hotel Naalya

It is located 10 kilometers from the city center towards Naalya Housing Estate. Sky Hotel International in Kampala has a capacity of 29 rooms with twin beds taking up 58 guests, there is one restaurant, which is open from 07:00 – 10:00 for breakfast.

Mount Gahinga Rest Camp

Mount Gahinga Rest Camp is located on the border of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park next to the park headquarters, on the border of the three countries, which are Uganda, Congo, and Rwanda. This is the best place for people on the move especially those who are coming from gorilla tracking and need a place to rest. The general services provided swimming in the fresh waters of Lake Mutanda. This rest camp is composed of nine grass thatched bandas and three tents with private facilities, half of these cottages have their en-suite and private balconies which are facing towards Lake Mutanda.

Included excursions

This safari includes a visit to the Equator for photographs and souvenirs at the crafts market.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it’s a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Price Includes

  • Gorilla tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  • Batwa trail walk
  • A visit to the Equator
  • 1 gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid for well in advance (600 USD)
  • Services of an expert guide
  • Airport transfer to and from Entebbe International Airport (EBB)
  • Ground transportation on a 4 x 4 safari Landcruiser / minivan
  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • Full board and en-route meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Park fees and relevant government taxes

Price Excludes

  • Airfares
  • Visa fees
  • Personal insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature, such as drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, and cigarettes
  • Accommodation and meals not indicated in the itinerary
What to Expect
4 activity days in English
Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Kubwa Five Safaris will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Entebbe International Airport Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 65% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 42 days before arrival.
Itinerary

Day 1Welcome To Uganda

On your arrival, Kubwa Five Safaris’ representative, with your name printed on an A4 paper, will welcome you to Uganda at Entebbe International Airport (EBB) and transfer you to Sky Hotel International in Kampala, located 10 kilometers from the city center towards Naalya Housing Estate. Sky Hotel International in Kampala has a capacity of 29 rooms with twin beds taking up 58 guests, there is one restaurant, which is open from 07:00 – 10:00 for breakfast. However, it is open for the rest of the day for meals.

Depending on your arrival time, relax in your already-booked hotel after a long flight while you are dreaming of your safari tomorrow morning at 07:00. You will be driven south to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park with en-route lunch in Mbarara. Mgahinga is part of the Virunga Mountains having three major peaks Muhabura, Gahinga, and Sabinyo. The park is endowed with great photogenic scenes, various primate species like mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. as well as over 115 bird species including Albertine species. Dinner and overnight stay are at Mount Gahinga Rest Camp.

Day 2:Gorilla Tracking

After breakfast, you will embark on tracking the gorillas, a three to five hour’s activity. Gorillas are normally present in Mgahinga from October to May and the rest of the year in Rwanda. Spend an hour with these critically endangered species as you learn a few things about them before returning back to camp.

Mgahinga National Park has about 39 mammals of these including the Mountain gorillas, buffaloes and elephants, also endangered golden monkeys. Others include; giant forest hogs, bushbucks, leopards, spotted hyenas, black fronted duikers among others. It also has around 79 bird species.

While in the park there is only one group that is tracked which is the Nyakagezi gorilla group, years before this group of Gorillas could move from country to country until it has to make Mgahinga its home, now also permits for tracking gorillas in this park are now available in Uganda and you are advised to book in advance.

Overnight stay is at Mount Gahinga Rest Camp.

Day 3:Batwa Trail

After breakfast, you will embark on the Batwa trail. The Batwa trail allows you to experience the ways of the ancient Batwa people who have lived in these forests for 500,000 years. Enjoy their cultural dance and drama. Overnight stay is at Mount Gahinga Rest Camp.

Day 4:Departure

Enjoy breakfast and drive back to Kampala with lunch en-route in Mbarara.
A brief stop at the equator allows time for photographs and souvenirs at the crafts market. Arrive in Kampala in the evening and transferred to Entebbe International Airport (EBB) for your departure flight home.

Accommodation for tonight is not inclusive in the program. If you wish to depart tonight from Entebbe International Airport (EBB), make sure your flight is at 10:00 or later. If you would like us to book one (or more) nights in Kampala and/or Entebbe, please let Kubwa Five Safaris know.

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