1-Day Mgahinga Gorilla Trek

Trip overview

Enjoy this customized 1-Day Mgahinga Gorilla Trek to meet the one and only Nyakagyezi gorilla family in its natural habitat during your stay at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort. Mgahinga is one of the four destinations to see and trek the endangered mountain gorillas. The park shelters the smallest gorilla population with only one habituated gorilla family. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is located in Kisoro district bordered by Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Other interesting activities in Mgahinga Park include golden monkey trekking, volcano hiking, bird watching and Batwa cultural trail among others. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park covers Uganda part of the Virunga Conservation Area.  The trip starts and ends at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Detailed 1 Day Mgahinga Gorilla Trek

After your morning heavy breakfast at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort, start off a drive to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park located in Kisoro district.  Arrive at Ntebeko Visitor Information Centre where registration and pre gorilla trekking briefing on the rules and regulation of gorilla trekking takes place.  If you want to hire a porter or hiking boots, inform the park rangers from here. You will then transfer to the hiking starting point and begin the adventure. The ranger guide will help you to slash a narrow path through the jungle! Endeavor to follow the guidelines of the ranger guide and keep within your group. Trekking time range between 2 to 6 hours but you are very sure of meeting the endangered gorillas at the end of the trek. Besides mountain gorillas, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is home to other wild animals such as golden monkeys, colobus monkeys, forest elephants, African buffalos and bush pigs among others, which you may encounter during the trek. After meeting the gorillas, you will be allowed to spend an hour with them. Keep calm and enjoy this magical encounter. Hold your cameras tight, take as many pictures as possible and capture live videos for memories.  Thereafter, transfer back to Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort for an overnight stay.

End of the 1-Day Mgahinga Gorilla trek

Tour inclusions

  • Full time English speaking guide
  • Mountain gorilla permit
  • Packed lunch
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Transport in a 4×4 wheel drive
  • All activities included in the itinerary
  • Government taxes
  • Miscellaneous

Tour Cost Exclusions

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Extra activities not included in the itinerary
  • Driver Tips
  • Other expenses of personal nature
  • International flights
  • Visa fees