It’s possible to do a 1 day gorilla trekking safari in Mgahinga gorilla national park.
Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is done on a daily basis in search of the one habituated gorilla family there known as Nyakagezi gorilla family. Nyakagezi gorilla group has a total of 10 habituated gorillas with 3 silverbacks, 2 black backs, 2 adult females, 2 Juveniles and 1 infant gorilla. Nyakagezi gorilla family is one of the easiest gorilla groups to track given the fact that it prefers a narrow their home range for feeding, nesting, relaxing and recreation. This group is good to trek if you need to find the gorillas early.
It is the other Uganda gorilla trekking safari destination besides Bwindi impenetrable national park in Uganda. Mgahinga Gorilla national park is within the Virunga massif adjacent to Volcanoes national park and Virunga national park, destinations for gorilla safari Rwanda tours and Congo gorilla safaris respectively.
Gorilla trekking permits are purchased at the park offices in Kisoro town and Ntebeko the park head office prior the trek at USD 600. Gorilla trekking starts at Ntebeko Gate at 8:00am with a maximum of 8 individuals allowed to trek the group each day. The activity is unpredictable and takes about 2-4 hours to find the gorillas and only one hour spent with the gorillas. While with the gorillas remember to follow the rules given by the park ranger and keep a distance from the gorillas. These Uganda gorilla trekking tour rules are important to note before you set off for the trek.
For a one-day gorilla trekking safari in Mgahinga gorilla national park, the trek is best done when the tourist is within Kisoro or nearby towns. This is because the trek starts early morning at 8:00am after breakfast from your hotel or place of residence. The guide driver will pick you up early morning from your place of residence to the park entrance and take you back.
The other activities that can be done in Mgahinga national park include hiking and golden monkey tracking. Golden monkey tracking permits are purchased at the Uganda wildlife Authority offices or on ground, this is because there’s no maximum number of people required. A golden monkey tracking permit costs $ 50 per person.
Gorilla trekking tour package prices for Mgahinga gorilla national park are inclusive of;
- A gorilla trekking permit ($600) paid prior for permit purchase.
- Park entry fees.
- A professional driver guide who will do the driving to where you are, pick you up, do all the guiding, answer all your questions and transport you back to your hotel.
- 4×4 Wheel drive safari vehicle for transportation hired from the tour operator.
Any other expenses like souvenir purchase, tips and extra drinks like alcohol are not included in the package.
The gorilla trekking tour operators in Mgahinga gorilla national park can customize your package to fit your desires.
The 1 day gorilla trekking safari in Mgahinga gorilla national park ends in the evening with a return to your accommodation facility by the guide.
Don’t miss the chance to trek gorillas in Mgahinga and have a great Virunga experience.