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4 Day Gorilla Tracking Safari in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda
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Duration

4 Days 3 Nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

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Overview

Summary:
In this 4 Days tour, you track the critically endangered mountain gorillas in Mgahinga National
Park located in the Virunga Mountains. You will also get to encounter the ancient Batwa tribe
and learn their way of life.
 Destination – Mgahinga National Park
 Activities – Gorilla tracking, Batwa trail
 Tailor-Made- We are specialists in personalized, tailor-made travel and your holiday
will be custom-designed to suit your requirements. We are all individuals, so why be tied
to a set group tour or a set itinerary? Our experienced staff can help you design your own
individualized holiday. Explore at your own pace, choose your own style of
accommodation, and include your own choice of sightseeing and activities.
 Accommodation – It is valid and will greatly depend on your budget. We can and will
help you choose from the list when planning your trip. At whatever level, we provide the
very best for our guests. Kubwa Five Safaris reserves the right to substitute equivalent or
superior hotels. If a hotel of equivalent standard is not available Kubwa Five Safaris may
substitute the next best quality hotel or suggest a superior at an extra charge. There is free
wi-fi in hotels.
 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.

Our Safari vehicles are well maintained to provide maximum level of comfort and safety.
 Our Drivers /Guides – We recognize this for a fact! The success of your safari will largely depend on your driver/guide. It is because of this that we have a great team of carefully selected drivers /guides, well trained.

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Itinerary

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Arrival and Day One:

Expect To See: Mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, various bird species. On your arrival, Kubwa Five Safaris representative with your name printed on an A4 paper will welcome you to Uganda at Entebbe airport and transfer you to Sky hotel in Kampala located 10 Km from the city center towards Naalya Housing Estate, it has a capacity of 29 Rooms with twin beds taking up 58 guests, there is one restaurant, which is open from 7-10 am 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 7:00 am. You will be driven south to Mgahinga National Park with enroute lunch in Mbarara. Mgahinga is part of the Virunga Mountains having 3 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. Diner and Overnight stay at Mount Gahinga Rest Camp.

Day Two: Gorilla Trekking

Expect To See: Gorillas
After breakfast, we embark on tracking the gorillas, a 3 to 5 hour activity. Gorillas are normally
present in Mgahinga from October – 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. Overnight stay at Mount Gahinga Rest Camp. This camp is located on the boarder of
Mgahinga national park next to the park headquarters, on the boarder of the 3 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 from. The general services
provided swimming in the fresh waters of Lake Mutanda. This rest camp is composed of nine
grass-thatched bandas and 3 tents with private facilities, half of these cottages have their en-suite and private balconies which are facing towards Lake Mutanda.

Day Three: Cultural tour

Expect To See: Batwa people
After breakfast, we 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 at Mount Gahinga Rest Camp.

Day Four:

Expect To See: Equator
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 for your departure flight home.

Included/Excluded

  • Ground transportation, full board accommodation and enroute meals as indicated in the itinerary, one gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid for well in advance, park fees and relevant government taxes, services of an expert guide, airport transfer.
  • Airfares, Visa fees, Personal insurance, Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation, and meals not indicated in the itinerary.

Tour's Location

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda

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Shugee Sarah

11/23/2021

An equally magical experience

We booked with Kubwa Five Safaris and we got to know them through a friend, who had gone to Kenya a year ago, and him and his family booked with this company. We went to Naivasha, Amboseli, Masai Mara, Nakuru and Tsavo, all very different experiences and all great in their own way. We saw more wildlife than we ever dreamed possible (the big five and many more!) and had the holiday of a lifetime. Would highly recommend Spirit of Kenya. Our guide Anthony made the wildlife come to life, and I greatly learned many new things from him. He also answered all of our questions regarding flora and fauna, and was very patient and kind with us. Without a doubt, we will again plan a trip with Kubwa Five Safaris to give us an equally magical experience! The whole safari was amazing and we would totally recommend Kubwa Five Safaris.
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