4 Day Gorilla and Golden Monkey Safari

4 Day Gorilla and Golden Monkey Safari

Are you ready for a once-in-a-lifetime journey into the Pearl of Africa? Join us for an exhilarating 4-Day Gorilla and Golden Monkey Safari, where you’ll come face-to-face with the world’s most fascinating primates of Uganda in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Mgahinga Park is not only home to mountain gorillas and golden monkeys but also hosts a variety of other wildlife, including various bird species and elusive mammals. Explore the park’s rich biodiversity as you hike through diverse ecosystems.

This 4 Day Gorilla and Golden Monkey Safari offers an exploration of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Delve into the ultimate gorilla encounter within Mgahinga Park before embarking on a Golden Monkey Hiking experience.

Adventure Awaits – Come Explore the Untamed Beauty of Mgahinga!

Note: The trip can start in Kigali -Rwanda OR Entebbe -Uganda. 

Safari Highlights 

  • Gorilla Trekking 
  • Golden Monkey Hike
  • Batwa Community

Itinerary for the 4 Day Gorilla and Golden Monkey Safari

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Embark on your 4 day Gorilla and Golden Monkey Safari by commencing today with a delightful stopover at the Equator. Take picturesque moments through photography or immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of local community craft shops.

Following this, your journey unfolds with another enriching stop at the Igongo Cultural Center, where a sumptuous lunch awaits.

After lunch, your adventure resumes as you venture towards the park, offering breathtaking vistas of the countryside adorned with terraced farmlands. Arrive in the evening at your destination, ready to unwind and embrace moments of relaxation.

Accommodation at Ikoro Hotel

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Experience the pinnacle of the primate expedition as you venture through the breathtaking ecosystem of the park in search of a rendezvous with the majestic gorillas. The hike, spanning 3-8 hours, entails traversing lengthy distances amidst steep, muddy terrain, often under the canopy of rain, before encountering these incredible creatures.

Savor a precious hour with the gorillas, an encounter sure to leave an indelible mark on your memory. Retire for the night at Ikoro Hotel, nestled amidst the serene surroundings.

For those seeking further immersion, engage in the optional Batwa Community Walk should your gorilla trek conclude early. Led by knowledgeable guides, embark on a one-hour journey through the forest, gaining insight into the Batwa way of life.

Explore their traditional shelters, witness the use of ancient bows and arrows, delve into the secrets of medicinal herbs, and learn about ongoing community initiatives, all through the unique lens of the Batwa people.

Accommodation and Meals at Ikoro Hotel

Day 3: Golden Monkey Hiking

Head back to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for a briefing about the rules and regulations to follow during golden monkey trekking.

Start trekking in the forest in search of the golden monkeys which takes about 30 minutes to 4 hours depending on where the golden monkeys are located because they like to move from one place to another in search of food.

Spend an hour with the golden monkeys and then trek back to the starting point where you meet up with your driver guide and drive to the lodge. Accommodation and Meals at Ikoro Hotel

4 day Gorilla and Golden Monkey Safari

Day 4: Departure Entebbe / Kigali

Today you head back to Entebbe arriving in the evening where your driver guide drops you off at Entebbe International Airport or drops you off at any place of convenience at the end of the 4 Day Gorilla and Golden Monkey Safari.  OR You fly out of Kigali International Airport.

Included in the 4 Day Gorilla and Golden Monkey Safari

Ground transportation in a safari customized 4WD Toyota Landcruiser with gasoline/fuel, Mineral water in the vehicle, services of an English-speaking Driver/guide, primate permits,  Accommodation,  Meals as shown (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner), all Park Entrance Fees, Boat rides where applicable, Statutory Taxes where applicable   

Excluded in the 4 Day Gorilla and Golden Monkey Safari

International Airfares; Excess baggage charges; Ugandan Entry Visa Fees USD 50 per person; Room service, Alcoholic drinks, and Beverages, Laundry, etc.; Postage fees, Porterage fees, Tips and Gratuities,  International Airport Departure Taxes, Optional activities.

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