6 Days Uganda Gorilla and Cultural Tour to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

This 6-day Journey brings visitors to Uganda's Mgahinga National Park. It's a once-in-a-lifetime chance to witness the country's amazing creatures. Mgahinga National Park is Uganda's smallest park and the country's second most popular gorilla trekking location.
The park is home to a variety of animals, including mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. It also features a number of peculiar to the Albertine Rift bird species.
With the presence of the Batwa pygmies, this Park is one of the sites you will never regret visiting when it comes to cultural interactions

Your 6 days Uganda Gorilla and Cultural Tour includes:

·         Gorilla permit.

·         The Batwa trail fees.

·         Ranger/guide fees.

·         Transport by a customized vehicle.

·         Bottled water throughout the 5 days trip.

·         Relevant Government taxes.

·         Lake Bunyonyi tour.

·         4 nights’ accommodation-3 nights in Mgahinga and one night around the shores of Lake Bunyonyi.

·         Park entrance fees.


Your 6 days Uganda Gorilla and Cultural Tour excludes;

·         Expenses of personal nature such as cigarettes, beverages, gratuities, laundry fees and shopping among others.

·          Visa fees.

·         Travel insurance.


Day 1

Arrival at the Airport

On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred for overnight to the selected hotel category.

You can do a city walk tour (Optional) depending on the arrival time before the welcome dinner.

Meals include: Dinner

Day 2:

Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

After breakfast at your place of stay or upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport

Our safari guide will pick you up to begin your adventure to the magnificent Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Make sure you're ready by 6:30 a.m. and head west, stopping for 30 minutes at the Uganda Equator to take photos and participate in some of the planned experiments.

With a lunch break in Mbarara Town, continue your journey while admiring the stunning vistas of the green hillsides, large banana plantations, Ankole long-horned cattle, and terraced Kigezi highlands.

Arrive at the Park in the evening for dinner and an overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Travel time: 8-10 hours’ drive.

Day 3

Mountain Gorilla Trekking and Rest

After breakfast, you will be transported to Ntebeko Park Headquarters for a briefing on the activity you will be participating in.

Please keep in mind that your passport information will be necessary at the briefing to ensure that you are qualified to hike with the Mountain Gorillas.

The walk for the Nyakagyezi gorilla family begins with a UWA ranger, guide, porters, and seven additional tourists. The trek will last anywhere from one to three hours.

When you've identified the group, spend an hour learning about their distinctive qualities, taking photos, and then returning to the starting location to get your trekking certificate.

The wonderful sound of the birds, other interested monkeys, unusual tree species, reptiles, and Amphibians experienced along the trip are not to be missed.

Have lunch and spend the rest of the evening relaxing or socializing with other Lodge guests, exploring the Lodge's amenities, or participating in other activities.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 4

The Batwa Cultural Trail

Wake up to an early breakfast and be picked up from the Lodge to the briefing place, just like previous Park activities.

The Batwa path was established in Mgahinga in 2011 to allow visitors to learn about the Batwa pygmies' amazing culture and customs, and you will agree that it is one of the most enjoyable cultural tours you have ever taken.

This long and enjoyable journey is usually led by a Batwa guide and takes you through the foothills of the Muhabura and Gahinga Volcanoes to learn about the Batwa people's hunter-gatherer lifestyle.

You'll learn about their historic hunting practices and honey harvesting methods, as well as be taken to a local pharmacy (traditional herbalist) to examine some of the plants, roots, and leaves utilized in traditional medicine.

Learn how bamboo cups are manufactured, discover how wild fruits, leaves, and roots are used to make soup, be astounded by how fire is made by rubbing sticks, and finish with a tour to Ngarama Cave (former food store, Royal Palace, court of Law, meeting place and hiding place during ancient battles).

Return to the Lodge for a relaxing lunch, supper, and overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 5

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi and boat cruise/canoe ride

Enjoy breakfast before departing for a trip to Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda's deepest lake, located in south-western Uganda and just a short distance from Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

After a strenuous gorilla walk across the rugged Virunga Conservation Area, this is the best place to unwind.

Arrive on schedule for check-in, lunch, and a boat ride to some of the islands, including Punishment Island, where unmarried pregnant women were left to die.

Look for grey-crowned cranes, tiny egrets, Hadada Ibis, harrier hawks, Malachite kingfishers, slender-billed Baglafecht, and cardinal woodpeckers, among other magnificent bird species.

Retire to the Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6

Return to Kampala or Entebbe.

Breakfast is served at the Lodge before departing for Kampala, Entebbe, or perhaps Kigali City. Upon arrival, be transferred to the airport or a hotel.

End of the Uganda Gorilla and Cultural Tour