Mgahinga National park

Mgahinga National park is one of two locations in Uganda in which mountain gorillas can be found. The park is home to has one Gorilla group known as Nyakagezi consisting of 9 members.

Mgahinga National parkHowever, this group sometimes crosses the border into Rwanda. Mgahinga national park is also a home to endangered golden monkeys and the park has significant importance for the Batwa pygmies who are its indigenous people with ancient knowledge of its secrets.

Mgahinga National park’s main features are the extinct volcanoes; part of the spectacular Virunga ranges that lie along the border region of Congo, Uganda and Rwanda. Much of the park is a conservation area. The volcano slopes contain various ecosystems and are biologically diverse, which provide a gorgeous scenery.

There are also caves that have been formed from lava tubes or steep mountains. Here you find the famous Garema cave located near the peak headquarters which is also sacred place for the Batwa. Ntebeko Visitors centre is the starting centre for nature walks, volcano hiking, gorilla and golden monkey tracking and Batwa trails.

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  • DAY 1: Arrival in Uganda

    Arrive at Entebbe Airport and take airport shuttle to the hotel in Kampala City.

  • DAY 2: Kampala - Mgahinga National park

    Leave Kampala in the morning and stop in Mbarara for Lunch. Continue to Kisoro town for overnight stay.

  • DAY 3: Gorilla or Golden Monkey Tracking

    Head into the park’s forests to track the gorillas, alternatively, track through the bamboo forests in search of the rare golden monkeys as you pass through the spectacular vegetation and scenery.

  • DAY 4: Batwa culture trail:

    The local guides are more than happy to take you through the 8km gentle trail in Mgahinga gorilla national park ,demonstrating the traditional ways of life, including hunting, gathering honey, fire making and fetching water. Enjoy the magnificent performance in the Garama cave spiritual and cultural site for the Batwa.

  • DAY 5: Return to Kampala

    Return to Kampala, Stopping over at Lake Bunyonyi for lunch and beautiful views. Lake Bunyonyi is dotted with at least 20 small Islands and it is Africa’s second Deepest Lake with crystal clear waters. The lake is encircled with terraced hills and it is ideal for stop overs for lunch on the enroute.

  • Day 6: Bujagali falls (optional)

    Early Morning breakfast then head to Bujagali falls and to the source of River Nile in Uganda’s second largest city for an exhilarating white water rafting. In the afternoon return to Kampala for city tour and shopping. If you still have energy left, feel free to enjoy the city nightlife.