5 Day Volcano Hiking Gorillas and Golden Monkey Trekking Mgahinga
Our 5 Day Volcano Hiking Gorillas and Golden Monkey Trekking Mgahinga are a Special Safari Managed to Cover only Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for its Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, and also Hiking the Mount Sabinyo or Gorge.
Day 1: Travel to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
After early morning breakfast, head off westwards to Kisoro making a stop at the equator for photography and experiments. After that, proceed through Mbarara and Kabale, the Switzerland of Uganda enjoying views from beautiful, green revolving hills and numerous islands surrounded by the hills. Upon arrival in Kisoro watch out for views from the three mountains standing beside each other. Check into your hotel where you will have dinner and spend the night.
In the morning, head straight to the park offices where you will be briefed, and after go golden monkey trekking for 3-4 hours. This venture is one unique one as you will get to walk through the three different vegetation zones in the forest to reach the bamboo zone which is home to the golden monkeys.
In this journey, you will encounter many bird and butterfly species as well as elephants and buffaloes if lucky enough. After, Head off for a lunch at Kisoro town and later Head off to lake mutanda canoeing on the lake enjoying spectacular views as you take pictures as well.
Day 3: Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Experience
Wake up very at 6:00 am for early breakfast and go gorilla trekking. This activity involves a nature walk in the forest, clearing paths for you using machetes to easily access the rare mountain gorillas only found in the Virunga region of Africa. While having the nature walk, prepare for a three-hour hike filled with many bird and butterfly species, beautiful scenery, and unique plant species and spend an hour with the primates taking pictures and learning more about them.
Later on, return and have lunch and either have a relaxed evening at your hotel or visit the communities surrounding the park and learn more about their way of life, how they co-exist with the wild, farming styles, economic activities participated in and anything more they have for presentation.
Hike one of the 3 volcanoes Mountains, Sabinyo which is 3,669m, Mt. Gahinga which is 3,474m, and finally Mt. Muhavura with its highest peak at 4,127m a third mountain gifted with a crater lake in the top which takes about 8 hours.
Look out for butterflies, endemic bird species, different vegetation species, golden monkeys, buffaloes, and elephants. You will have lunch while hiking on one of the rest houses before proceeding. Upon return, you will have dinner and rest at your hotel
Day 5: Return to Kampala
Return to Kampala after breakfast with a stopover at the equator again if you may want to pass through the beautiful Kigezi highlands and stop at various points for photography and scenic viewing. You will enroute Lunch in Mbarara.