4 Days Uganda Gorillas and Golden Monkey Trekking Safari
This 4 days safari offers you the ultimate adventure in Uganda as it will take you to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park for the gorilla trekking adventure and to Mgahinga gorilla national park for golden monkey trekking. Mountain gorilla trekking is a rewarding experience that brings you close to these endangered species and Bwindi national park is home to half of the world’s population of gorillas with almost 459 individuals. Mgahinga gorilla national park is Uganda’s smallest park and the only place to trek the golden monkeys in Uganda so this safari will combine these two parks giving you a great Uganda safari experience.
Day 1: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
You will be picked up from your hotel in Kampala and then start the journey to Bwindi national park or Mgahinga gorilla with your driver guide. You will have a stopover at the Uganda equator monument for great photo moments at the monument.
On arrival at the lodge you will check in and have dinner.
Journey time: 8 hours
Accommodation Options: Mt.Gahinga Lodge (Luxury), Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge (Mid-range) or Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Budget)
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking
On this day you will have an early morning breakfast get a packed lunch from the lodge and your driver guide will then transfer you to the park headquarters. Here you will receive briefing from your ranger guide after which you will be allocated a gorilla family to trek. You then start the trek in to the forest, once you locate the mountain gorillas you are allowed to spend one hour with the endangered species taking photos and watching how they behave in their natural habitat. After this you start the trek back to the starting point.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Golden Monkey Trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
You will transfer to Mgahinga gorilla national park after your breakfast at the lodge. Your main activity for the day is the golden monkey trek, on arrival at the park you will meet your ranger guides and receive a briefing. After the briefing you start the trek to meet these active golden monkeys. You will spend one hour with the golden monkeys after locating them and have an opportunity to watch them feed on bamboo shoots, hop around the forest as they are very active and also capture great photos of these amazing unique monkeys. After the golden monkey trek you head back to the lodge with your driver guide and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Optional Activity: The Batwa Cultural Trail
Day 4: Travel back to Kampala
Today marks the end your safari as you travel back to Kampala or Entebbe depending on the location of your hotel.
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
What to carry for your Gorilla and Golden Monkey Trek
- Long sleeved shirt and long pants
- Hiking boots
- Sunscreen and Insect repellant
- Camera with extra batteries
- Drinking water
- Rain jacket
Included in the Tour Package:
- Gorilla Trekking Permit
- Golden Monkey Trekking Permit
- Safari car and fuel
- English speaking tour and driver guide
- Drinking water in the car
- Meals as mentioned above
- Accommodation for 3 nights
Tour Package does not include:
- Optional Activities
- Accommodation in Kampala/Entebbe
- International Flights
- Porter fees
- Tips and Laundry services at the lodge
- Uganda Visa charges
- Other personal expenses