2 Days Mgahinga Gorillas & Golden Monkey Trekking Tour

Trip overview

This 2 days tour entail trekking mountain gorillas and golden monkeys in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park while staying at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort.

The 2 Days tour offers you chance to meet two endangered primates in their natural habitat within this short time. Meet face to face with the endangered gorillas and enjoy the company of the playful golden monkeys on this 2 Days trip. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is Uganda’s smallest Park located in the Virunga massif bordered by Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mgahinga Gorilla Park is also a Centre of Batwa cultural trail, bird watching, nature walks and Virunga Volcano hiking among other interesting activities.

Trip summary

Day 1: Mountain gorilla trekking

Day 2: Golden Monkey Trekking

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Mountain gorilla trekking

The long a waited day to see gorillas is finally here! Have breakfast at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort and transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National park home to the endangered gorillas. You will first assemble at the park head headquarters  (Ntebeko Visitor Information Centre) where you will be registered and briefed on the guidelines of gorilla trekking.  The trek to meet gorillas start at 8:00am lasting for between 2-8 hours depending on your hiking abilities and the location of Nyakagyezi gorilla family. You may encounter other wild animals such as golden monkeys, African buffalos and forest elephants among others, which live in this jungle forest. An hour with the gorillas is a life changing experience worth the energy and money.

Day 2: Golden Monkey Trekking

Have early morning breakfast at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort, get your packed lunch and transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National park. The pre gorilla trekking procedures are similar to those of gorilla trekking. Register with the park and get briefed on the rules and regulations of golden monkey trekking.  The allowed time with the endangered lively primates is an hour but you can over 5 hours in the jungle before meeting the primates. Keep a distance and enjoy this magical encounter! Later on, transfer back to Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort for an overnight or drive to the airport for your departure flight.

End of the tour

Tour inclusions

  • Full time English speaking guide
  • Accommodation & meals
  • Mountain gorilla permit
  • Golden monkey 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
  • Porter’s fee
  • Visa fees