If there is any trip you plan to miss, then it can’t be a 3 days Mountain Gorilla trekking safari to Mgahinga national park, home to man’s closest relative. Mountain Gorillas share over 95% Human DNA and are known to behave like Human beings. They breastfeed, erect nests, and stay in groups, led by a dominant silver back-the king of the Jungle.
Your trip is safe, and the package puts together some of the best accommodation facilities, knowledgeable tour guides, and quick service. Other activities include a cultural encounter with the Batwa pygmies, former hunters and gatherers, and one of the shortest people in Uganda, and photography among others. The trip and ends at Entebbe international airport.
Day one: Pickup and transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla national park
Upon landing at Entebbe international airport, our company representative will gladly receive you for a remarkable safari. You will be briefed Upon meeting, and then embark on a 7-9 hours’ drive to the western part of Uganda, Mgahinga Gorilla national park.
The drive is through a very scenic route, which offers a lovely unique opportunity of enjoying the beautiful views of the rolling Hills, flourishing vegetation, and buzzing towns among others. There will be an enroute stopover for refreshment and lunch, before late arrival at the lodge for dinner and a nap.
Day Two: Gorilla trekking and Batwa Pygmies encounter
At sunrise, you will enjoy a lip marking coffee and then head to the park headquarters for the ultimate gorilla trekking experience which kicks starts at approximately 8:30 am, after the briefing. At the park headquarters, your documents will be verified, and the park rangers will explain the rules and regulations governing the jungle, before accompanying members to track the gentle apes. This exercise is a bit challenging, but very doable, with a wide range of primates, birds, plant species and reptiles to encounter on the way.
Approximately 1-8 hours will be the tracking time, right from where the creatures were last seen, and where they are feeding, relaxing, or playing. It is fun to take photos of these creatures as they feed, mother’s breastfeed, the adolescents somersaulting and the gentle silverbacks pose.
Thereafter, you will have a lunch break, followed by an exciting cultural encounter with the Batwa pygmies-former hunters and gatherers in the Mgahinga forest. Their stories, dances, souvenirs, and village tours will leave you very excited, and hoping for more time.
Day Three: Departure
Early in the morning, you will set out for a tasty breakfast meal at the lodge, followed by a scenic drive back to Entebbe international airport, or Hotel in Kampala. There will be an en-route stopover at the Equator to have lunch, take photos and witness the magical illustration of this marginal line passing through only 13 countries in the world.