Gorilla Tracking Safaris on the sides of the Virunga Volcanoes
Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Mgahinga Gorilla Park – 3-Hours from Kigali- 90 Minute Flight from Entebbe
Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Mgahinga Gorilla Park is Uganda’s smallest Park; you Track Gorillas on the Ugandan side of the Virunga Volcanoes. Mgahinga Park is not on the mind of those that want to trek Gorillas on Safari in Uganda. Hence it is the gorilla sanctuary park without the crowds.
Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Mgahinga Gorilla Park are similar to those on the other side of the Virunga Volcanoes but cost about half the price without compromising the inequality of the trekking experience.
In this park, you can track Gorillas and Golden Monkeys. In addition, you can climb of one of the three Volcanoes. Furthermore, there are hiking trails, such as the Sabinyo Gorge trail, with stunning scenery. An excellent place for birding enthusiasts. You might even see one of the forest elephants found here.
The famed Batwa Cultural Trail, where you are led by elders of the indigenous community and see the forest through the eyes of its first people.
Mgahinga Gorilla Park is one of Uganda’s off-the-beaten Tourist Path hidden pearls. Since it is off the main tourist path, it means Gorilla Tracking and other activities without the crowds.
Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Mgahinga Gorilla Park can include more than an encounter with the gentle giants of the Forest. There are many things to do and see here besides tracking Gorillas. Read more abut things to and see in Mgahinga Gorilla Park:
Why go on a Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Mgahinga Gorilla Park in Uganda?
Here is why you should go on a Gorilla Trekking Safari in Mgahinga Gorilla Park
- Gorilla Permit Price: The Permit Price in Uganda, which includes Mgahnga Gorilla Park, is $700, $800 less than in neighboring Rwanda.
- Safe Gorilla Tracking: There have been no Security issues inga in the park. Read more here.
- The Trekking Experience is the same as in Rwanda: You are tracking the other sides of the same volcanoes at half the price without compromising the quality of the experience.
- Other Activities: Golden Monkey Trekking, Volcano Climbs, Hiking Trails, Birding. See the forest through the eyes of its first people, the Batwa.
- A short 3-Hours from Kigali International Airport: It is only a relatively short drive from Kigali to Mgahinga Gorilla Park.
- 90-minute flight with areolink
- Quality Luxury and Midrange Lodges: Stay at the luxury Mount Gahinga Lodge, Chameleon Hill Lodge, or the midrange Lake Mutanda Resort Lodge.
Here are our Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Mgahinga Gorilla Park
The Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Mgahinga Gorilla Park are luxury Safaris, however, they can be done as aValue+ Safari using a moderately priced safari using lodges away from the park.
3-Day Gorilla Trekking Luxury Safari:
Mgahinga Gorilla Park has come up on the radar of more trekkers as an ideal park to trek Gorillas in the Virunga Volcanoes without paying 1,500 USD for a permit instead of trekking in the same Mountains with a 600 USD Permit.
The 3-day Gorilla Trek in Mgahinga Gorilla Park is a one-of-a-kind Gorilla Trekking Safari. You Trek Gorillas on the sides of the Virunga Volcanoes, where tracking conditions are similar in Rwanda but at less than half the price.
You stay at the exclusive Mount Gahinga Lodge in the shadow of the volcanoes and enjoy the Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, and the Batwa People of Mgahinga Gorilla Park. Midrange lodging is available on scenic Lake Mutanda.
You can add days to your Safari if you do a Volcano Climb or want to spend a day relaxing along Lake Mutanda or Lake Bunyonyi.
This Safari can be done as a Fly-In Safari from Entebbe. Read more about this safari.
4-Day Twice Gorilla Trekking Luxury Safari in 2 Parks:
Here is our twice Gorilla Trekking Safari with two different Groups in two various parks and two different terrains.
Trek the Gentle Giants in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO world heritage site, while staying in the exclusive Clouds Mountain Lodge or the upmarket Gorilla Safari Lodge.
After the first Gorilla Trek, drive to nearby (60 minutes) Mgahinga Gorilla Park, where you stay at the exclusive Mount Gahinga Lodge.
Trek the Nyakagezi or Hirwa Gorilla Group in Mgahinga Gorilla Park and the Golden Monkeys.
Return to Kigali, Rwanda, for your flight out. The drive time from Mgahinga Gorilla Park to Kigali is a mere 3-Hours. Save 1,600 USD on Gorilla Permits per person over Rwanda – Trek Gorillas, where Luxury Gorilla Safaris remain affordable.
You can add activities such as the Batwa Trail with the original people of the forest. One day Volcano Hikes and taking one or two of the trails. Read more about this Safari.
5-Day Luxury Safari Gorilla – Golden Monkey Trekking, Volcano Climb – Batwa Trail
This 5-day Mgahinga Gorilla Park Safari includes Gorilla Trekking in the Virunga Volcanoes. Hiking on one of the Trails, Climbing a Volcano, Golden Monkey Trekking, and a cultural Hike with the first people of the forest, the Batwa People, who will show you their ancient ways of living in the woods in the foothills of the Volcanoes.
The Safari starts in Kigali, Rwanda, a mere 3-hour drive in either direction. It is a scenic drive through the Mountains into Uganda filled with photo-ops.
Any portion of this Safari may be changed to your liking, including lodging.
This is an adventure Safari. You must be moderately fit since it includes climbing one of Mgahinga Gorilla Park’s Virunga Volcanoes. The Volcano Climbs are one-day activities and can last up to eight hours.
Stay at the exclusive Mount Gahinga Lodge in one of their cottages with a fireplace. It does get chilly at night in the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes. The meals served here will be better than at most restaurants in Kigali or Kampala. Find out more about this Safari.
5-Day Luxury Fly-In Gorilla and Adventure Safari:
This is an outdoor enthusiast’s Dream—five days of adrenaline-pumping adventures in Mgahinga Gorilla Park. The Safari begins and ends in Entebbe, and in between, it is adrenaline-pumping adventures at their best.
Stay at the exclusive Mount Gahinga Lodge, where you will spend a few nights in one of their luxury Lodges.
The luxury Safari is not for the faint of heart. You must be reasonably fit, and we recommend a moderate fitness level or better.
The Volcano Climb is the most challenging activity on this Safari, which uses ladders attached to the volcano’s sides.
The Safari included Gorilla Trekking, Volcano Climbing, Golden Monkey Trekking, and the Batwa Heritage Trail. The Batwa activity is done with Mount Gahinga Lodge.
The Safari can be done from Kigali instead of flying in from Entebbe. Find out more about this Safari.
Practical Gorilla Trekking Information- Tips and Advice:
Most Safari Goers want to take in Gorilla Trekking in Uganda. Gorilla Trekking differs from a wildlife Safari in Uganda or other parts of Africa. It takes some different preparations, things to know about, and how to get permits for your Trek.
There is also an exclusive, one-of-a-kind all-day Gorilla Habituation Experience in Uganda where you spend 4 hours with a Gorilla Family. We also have tips and Advice for that activity.
Meeting the Gentle Giants of the Forest differs from a regular Safari, so we created a particular Tips and Advice page.
Our Advice is to Know before you Go. Know the Gorilla Gear you will need. What to bring. Know about Porters and how they assist. Know about the rules of Gorilla Trekking and more.
Knowing about Gorilla Trekking before you are best and knowing ahead of time will give you a better experience and encounter with a Gorilla Family. Read the Practical Gorilla Trekking Advice here.
Getting to Mgahinga Gorilla Park:
Mgahinga Gorilla Park is in Uganda. Yet, it is best to fly to Rwanda and Trek Gorillas in Mgahinga Gorilla Park.
The Kigali Airport is just 3-hours from Mgahinga Gorilla Park, which is better than flying into Entebbe if Mgahinga Gorilla Park is your chosen destination.
You can also begin your Safari in Mgahinga Gorilla Park and fly out of Entebbe at the end of it. In between, visit Queen Elizabeth Park and Kibale Forest, where the best Chimpanzee Tracking in East Africa can be done.
Kigali – which has become the Gateway to Central and Southwest Uganda, is the easiest way to start your Safari in Mgahinga Gorilla Park.
Flying to Mgahinga Gorilla Park from Entebbe International Airport has become increasingly popular since it is the fastest way of getting to the Park. From here, you can also fly onward to Queen Elizabeth Park and Kibale Forest.