4 days gorilla trek and golden monkey safari in Uganda

4 Days Uganda Primates safari exploring mountain gorillas in Bwindi forest or Mgahinga national park and Golden monkey tracking in Mgahinga national park.
This tour best suites tourists starting from Kigali as the drive is shorter than when starting from Kampala.

Other activities for this tour include visit to the Kigali genocide memorial site, visit to the local markets, visit the Batwa pygmies and canoeing.

Day 1: Pick up from Kigali – Transfer to Bwindi National Park
Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and be ready to drive crossing the border into Uganda and driving to Bwindi national park. Depending on your Pickup time, you will have a tour of Kigali city and the Gisozi genocide memorial site.
Dinner and Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Camp / Bakiga Lodge / Bwindi jungle lodge (Midrange) and Gorilla Forest Lodge / Chameleon Hill Lodge (Luxury) and Mahogany Springs Lodge / Buhoma Lodge (Super Luxury)

Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking – Visit Batwa Pygmies / Canoeing and Transfer to Mgahinga national park
Have breakfast at your hotel, and with a packed snack, set off for the Bwindi head offices for briefing. After a comprehensive overview from one of the head guides about what to expect during your gorilla trekking adventure, you will split into groups of 8 people for which gorilla family you will be tracking. If you need a simple hike, inform your guide before the briefing so that he helps speak to the trackers to select for you a simple hike. The trackers have an idea of how far each group is as their colleagues go into the forest earlier to establish actual locations of the gorilla groups. Do hire a porter, even if you feel fit enough not to need a hand up having someone else to carry your backpack makes it so much easier as you hike.
You start your hike with your guide and two guards as the forest is home to several other primates like forest elephants.

Chances of seeing gorillas on your trek are high and guaranteed, but just incase you fail to see them, The Uganda Wildlife Authority offers you an opportunity to go back into the forest at half price

Your guide will signal you as you approach the gorillas so you prepared to meet your gorilla family. Its amazing seeing them, its mixed feels, as they are usually relaxed as they go about their day with the babies clinging to their mothers, the silverback gorillas always on a watch for the group, quite evident that “his the man”.
A gorilla family comprises of 10 – 30 members of gorillas with varying ages and can have more than 1 silverback but headed by the dominant oldest silverback.

You get to spend Just one hour with the gorillas after which you hike back to the starting point where you will receive certificates of acknowledgment that you aided gorilla conservation in Bwindi forest.

Return to your hotel for lunch and an afternoon rest, and late evening head out to visit the Batwa pygmies communities which are just neighboring the park. These where the former forest inhabitants who where led out of the forest in order to conserve mountain gorillas and their habitant. You will have a chance to interact with them and learn about their cultures.

Dinner and Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Camp / Bakiga Lodge / Bwindi jungle lodge (Midrange) and Gorilla Forest Lodge / Chameleon Hill Lodge (Luxury) and Mahogany Springs Lodge / Buhoma Lodge (Super Luxury)

Day 3: Golden Monkey tracking in Mgahinga
Have breakfast at your hotel and with a packed lunch drive to Mgahinga national park head offices for briefing about what to expect and code of conduct.
Golden monkey tracking, unlike gorillas trekking is much easier as you hike through bamboo forest with enough light through the forest.
Return to your lodge for Lunch and late afternoon relax at your lodge.

Dinner and Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Camp / Bakiga Lodge / Bwindi jungle lodge (Midrange) and Gorilla Forest Lodge / Chameleon Hill Lodge (Luxury) and Mahogany Springs Lodge / Buhoma Lodge (Super Luxury)

Day 4: Departure
Wakeup at leisure depending on your flight time, and drive back to Kagali with drop off at either your hotel or airport.

End of Tour

The tour quote inclusions

  • Gorilla permit/s
  • Golden monkey Permits
  • Visit Batwa pygmies community
  • 4*4 Safari Vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch

Tour Exclusion

  • Air tickets
  • Flights
  • Visa ad visa fees
  • Items of personal nature
  • Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips through the tour

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