Mgahinga National Park, covering an area of 33 sq km is found in South Western Uganda, about 14 kms from Kisoro town. The park is occupied by the rare mountain gorillas whose trekking is the major activity. This gorilla habitat is in Kisoro district where tracking takes place in the plentifully forested Virunga Volcanoes.
The Safari Itinerary to Mgahinga National Park
Day 1: Kampala to Kisoro
Drive a distance of 540 km from Kampala to Kisoro and have your overnight at Mgahinga Safari Lodge or Travelers rest.
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking Mgahinga Forest
After an early morning breakfast, the guide leads you through the gorilla’s world, explaining features of their ecosystem and behavior. Gorilla trekking is the most thrilling and remarkable experience that takes one through a thick tropical forest for the whole day. The Nyakagezi group (tourists group) consists of 9 members; 3 adult females, 2 silver backs, 2 juveniles and 2 infants. (Tracking can take three to eight hours). This exercise can be tiresome so one has to be in a good physical shape. It is prudent that you wear good foothold shoes suitable for mud-covered places and carry binoculars for easy look. Spend the overnight and dinner at Mgahinga Safari Lodge or Travelers’ Rest.
Day 3: Departure for Kampala
Have an early dawn breakfast and drive back to Kampala to your accommodation for overnight and dinner. Take a lunch stop in Masaka Town at Brovad Hotel and then proceed to Kampala where you will arrive in the evening. End of Gorilla Tracking in Mgahinga National Park