Want to visit Mgahinga with this 3 Days Mgahinga Gorillas & Golden Monkeys from Kigali tour? Despite being Uganda’s smallest national park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is one of the only four national parks in the world where you can find mountain gorillas. This 3 days Mgahinga from Kigali Uganda safari lets you arrive, trek gorillas in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and depart via Kigali. With only 1 gorilla family, Mgahinga is a great place for gorilla trekking and is much nearer to Kigali (Approximately 3 hours).
3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari from Kigali
Day 1: Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Depending on your arrival schedule for this 3 Days Mgahinga Gorillas & Golden Monkeys from Kigali safari, be picked up at the airport in case of a morning flight, or wake up to a tasty breakfast at the lodge in Kigali. Take an exciting morning city drive through Africa’s cleanest city. You’ll visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, which was opened in 2004 when the country was commemorating 10 years after the horrible genocide. The center serves as both a museum, detailing the history and consequences of Rwanda’s genocide, and a place for people to grieve for lost friends and family.
Time permitting, you can continue to Nyamirambo women’s center, taste local cuisine, participate in craft work and pottery, etc. Retreat from this excursion, and immediately head for Mgahinga gorilla national park – located on the southern tip of Uganda. Mgahinga national park is an indigenous shelter for endangered mountain gorillas as well as elusive golden monkeys and draws one to the real side of natural beauty.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga
You will trek mountain gorillas in Mgahinga on this day of your 3 Days Mgahinga Gorillas & Golden Monkeys from Kigali safari. Join a ranger guide and trackers as you climb through the rugged, mountainous terrain of Mgahinga National Park in search of mountain gorillas. A quick lock of eyes with these creatures is a truly primal moment and visits are strictly controlled to 8 persons per family to minimize disturbance.
It can be sometimes wet, strenuous, muddy and seemingly uncomfortable, but the extreme joy of coming across a family of gorillas is worth the effort. Spend a mesmerizing hour with the gorillas as they go about their routine, feeding, and grooming and juveniles playing as the giant silverback watches over them for maximum protection. The gorilla trekking activity immerses you into an intimate affection with the rainforest, sounds of colorful birds, chattering of monkeys, and fresh spoor of the mountain mammal populations, including buffaloes and elephants.
Trek back to the starting, re-connect with your guide and then return to the lodge for relaxation and to reflect on this indescribable experience.
Day 3: Golden Monkey Trekking & Transfer back to Kigali
After an early breakfast at the lodge on this last day of your 3 Days Mgahinga Gorillas & Golden Monkeys from Kigali safari, drive to Ntebeko ranger station for yet another primate adventure, this time not with the mighty gorillas, but with the shy, rare golden monkeys. Dedicate the entire morning to trekking the golden monkeys within the bamboo forests of Mgahinga national park, at the base of the Virunga volcanoes. While on the trek, visitors are also rewarded with amazing views of numerous monkey species, olive baboons, abundant bird species including the Virunga endemics, amphibians, mammals as well as lush flora.
Eventually you will come face to face with the golden monkeys, one of the endangered primate species only found in Mgahinga and Volcanoes national parks in Uganda and Rwanda respectively. Observe them in awe as they play and jump from one tree to the other; it is such an unforgettable encounter! After this, immediately drive back to Kigali. Arrive in time for your flight or you can stopover at a couple of craft shops to buy a souvenir or two for memories. Proceed to the airport for to catch your onward flight. This marks the end of this 3 day gorillas and golden monkey trekking tour in Mgahinga gorilla national park.
End of 3 Days Gorillas & Golden Monkeys safari from Kigali.