Day trip

From Kigali: 1-Day Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Activity provider: Kawira Safaris Ltd

From Kigali: 1-Day Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Activity provider: Kawira Safaris Ltd

From US$ 1,170 per person

Embark on a once in a lifetime experience and observe Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat on a guided trek into the Mghahinga National Park in Uganda.

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Duration 1 day
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  • Spend up to 1 hour watching mountain gorillas in their natural habitat
  • Admire the extremely rare primates, with less than 1,000 living today
  • Trek up the lush Mghahinga National Park with an experienced guide
  • Enjoy private transport in a 4x4 customized land cruiser or safari van
Full description
Trek up the mountains of the Mghahinga National Park in Uganda and get the opportunity to see the magnificent mountain gorillas in their natural habitat on a 1-day guided tour from Kigali. Get picked up at 3:00 AM from your hotel in Kigali and travel northwest to Mghahinga National Park for approximately 3 hours. Enjoy breakfast served ala-carte style with a variety of fresh pieces of bread, pastries, and hot and cold selections at a hotel close to the park.   Make a brief stop at the border to clear with customs and then continue to the National Park headquarters to meet your guides for the day. Embark on a once in a lifetime experience of tracking mountain gorillas. The trekking may be fairly strenuous; up to 3 hours or longer at a relatively high altitude.  Tracking the gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga is a magical experience. These massive primates are extremely rare, with less than 1000 living today. Once you spot the gorillas you are allowed to spend an hour watching them. You have an opportunity to get within meters of the families. This is perhaps one of the most breath-taking experiences on earth. Return and stop for lunch in town and later proceed to Kigali. If leaving Kigali, you will arrive in time to transfer to the airport for your onward flight, or if time allows, go on a last-minute shopping before departure.
  • Park entrance fees
  • Gorilla permit
  • Ranger fees
  • Breakfast
  • Bottled water
  • Walking stick
  • Fuel expenses
  • Tips
  • Rwandan and Ugandan Visas

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Snacks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Rain gear
  • Long pants
  • Scarf

Know before you go

  • Any travelers showing signs of obvious illness may be refused entrance by park authorities.
  • As overexposure to humans is harmful to mountain gorillas, contact is limited to one hour and there is the possibility that they may become agitated and retreat back into the bush in less than the allotted time

Product ID: 387621