4 Day Gorillas and Golden Monkey Safari

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4 Day Gorillas and Golden Monkey Safari

This Tour explores Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Have the ultimate gorilla experience in Bwindi Forest and proceed to Mgahinga Forest for Golden Monkey Hiking.

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

Safari Highlights 

  •  Gorilla Trekking 
  • Golden Monkey Hike
  • Batwa Community

 

Day

Route / Safari Highlight Accommodation
1 Transfer to Bwindi National Park Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge
2 Gorilla Trekking Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge
3 To Mgahinga – Golden Monkey Hike Mucha Riverside Lodge
4 Mgahinga – Entebbe /Kigali  Departure

Itinerary for the 4 Day Gorillas and Golden Monkey Safari

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

Start your 4-day Gorillas and Golden Monkey Safari today with a stopover at the Equator where you will take photos or check out the local community craft shops, then continue the journey with another stopover at Igongo Cultural Center for lunch.

After lunch, you will proceed to the park with stunning views of the countryside with terraced farmlands and arrive in the evening for relaxation. Accommodation at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

This is the highlight of the primates’ tour, tracking the beautiful ecosystem of the park for an encounter with the gorillas. The hike may take between 3-8 hours and expect to walk a long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas.

Spend 1 hour with the gorillas on this unique and unforgettable experience. Accommodation at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

Optional Activity: In case gorilla trekking ends early, take a Batwa Community Walk. An hour-guided trail through the forest gives you the chance to see it through the Batwa eyes.

Batwa guides show aspects of their way of life. Learn more about their shelters, use of bows and arrows, medicinal herbs, and ongoing community projects.

Day 3: Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park – Golden Monkey 

On the third day of the 4-day Gorillas and Golden Monkey Safari, you will check out of the lodge and transfer 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 Mucha Riverside Lodge.

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.  OR You fly out of Kigali International Airport.

Included in the 4 day Gorillas 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 Gorillas 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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