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Mgahinga Gorilla Tracking 3days

30
Apr 2014

 MGAHINGA GORILLA TRACKING 3 DAYS

 SAFARI CODE: NFS 017

 Day 1: Kampala – Mgahinga Mountain Gorilla

Depart Kampala for Mgahinga Mountain Gorilla national Park. Make a stop over at the equator and experience weight changes at both hemispheres. Drive through the Acacia woodland of Ankole and do not miss the famous long horned Ankole cows. Have lunch at any Hotel en-route. Continue with your Safari through the terraced hills of Kabale (Switzerland of Uganda). Dinner and overnight at Sky Blue Hotel (high end classic accommodation), Mgahinga Safari Lodge (medium class accommodation) or Traveler’s Rest Camp (low budget accommodation).

Day 2: Tracking Mountain Gorillas

After breakfast, set off for Gorilla tracking on the three volcanoes, (Mt Sabinyo, Mt Muhavura or Mt Gahinga). As you track expect to see mountain Gorillas especially the Nyakagezi Gorilla group. Hike up to the top of the volcanoes and view the whole of park. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

 Day 3: Return to Kampala

After breakfast, return to Kampala with a brief stop over on Lake Bunyonyi the 2nd deepest lake in East Africa. Participate in boat riding, sight seeing, taking photos. Continue with your return journey and arrive Kampala late afternoon. Transfer to Entebbe International Airport depending on the international flight departure times. Tour ends. Approximate driving time is 8 – 9 hours.

 Booking for Gorilla tracking

We advice our clients interested in Gorilla tracking to book for a Gorilla permit at least 3 months in advance to ensure that requested dates are available. This is because of high number of trackers. Please note that Gorilla tracking can be done in Rwanda and Congo as well if permits can’t be got in Uganda at the time of booking. The track experience starts at 8:30am local time and can take three to eight hours.

What to bring

  1. Wear jungle shoes suitable for steep muddy slopes and carry a rain jacket because the park is often wet. 
  2. Come with ear plugs for those who feel uncomfortable with jungle sounds.
  3. Carry rain gear, sunscreen lotion, a hat (as the weather is unpredictable) and insect repellant
  4. Carry packed lunch.
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