Namirembe Rd
Kampala Uganda

2 Day Mgahinga Gorilla Tour – Uganda

2 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour

This 2 days gorilla tour in Uganda takes you to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, southwestern Uganda, one of the incredible national parks where mountain gorilla trekking is conducted. Your trip begins and stops at Kigali. This is one of the most the interesting weekend getaway gorilla tracking adventures which is cost effective and yet also offers the most thrilling primate adventures of lifetime. Mgahinga National Park is exceptionally the second best destination in Uganda after Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park where gorilla trekking is conducted every day. Your two days vacation offers you opportunity to explore the only one habituated family (Nyakagezi) in Mgahinga National Park that is set for gorilla tourism. The park offers refuge to over 80 individuals of mountain gorillas.

Safari highlights

Day 1: Departure from Kigali to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National Park and return to Kigali

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Departure from Kigali to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Following breakfast early in the morning, you will set off from Kigali to Mgahinga National Park, southwestern Uganda about 144 kilometers and approximately four hours’ drive. Along the way, you will have catch a glimpse at Rwanda’s most scenic Rwanda hillsides and the Virunga Mountains. You will cross to Uganda through Chanika border where you will have a night stay at Chameleon Hills Lodge or Mount Mgahinga Lodge, Travelers Rest Hotel Kisoro, Kisoro Tourist Hotel, Muhabura Hotel or Lake Chahafi Resort among others.

Day 2: Gorilla Watching in Mgahinga National Park and after, return to Kigali

Early in the morning, you will have breakfast and after embark on your long awaited adventure-mountain gorilla watching at Nyakagezi habituated gorilla family. You will gather at Ntebeko visitor center or Muhabura for early morning briefing about your general behavior with these unique creatures. After, you will be grouped into eight people and park guides / rangers will be assigned to you. Besides the trekking to see the rare gorillas, you will also catch a glimpse at the three of the eight mighty Virunga Massifs-Mount Muhabura, Mount Sabyinyo and Mount Gahinga.

You will have a chance to explore these most incredible volcanoes that will thrill you with the most exceptional scenic views of the surrounding areas, discover its unique floral and faunal species as well as bird species that will supplement on your gorilla trek at the park. Your trek will last for about 1 to 5 hours depending on your hiking speed and location of this gorilla family and once you get the gorilla group, you will have only an hour of magical encounter with the apes while in their natural habitat. After your magical encounter, you will drive back to Kigali and this will mark the end of your 2 days gorilla safari in Uganda.

Safari inclusions

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Bottled water
  • Transport (Tour vehicle, English speaking driver guide, fuel)
  • Visit to the tourist sites en-route
  • Accommodation for 1 night and meals

Safari exclusion

  • Personal expenses such as Souvenirs, alcoholic drinks, tipping, visa, Phone bills, personal laundry and other personal expenditure

Also see: 1 Day Gorilla Trek Uganda