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4 Days Gorilla Tracking, Hiking and Lake Mutanda

This 4 Days Gorilla Tracking, Hiking, and Lake Mutanda safari gives you a full exploration of Mgahinga National Park, the Batwa around the Park and the breath-taking Scenic views of Lake Mutanda and the surrounding Protruding Peaks of Sabinyo, Gahinga, and Muhabura which are ones of the great Virunga Chains of Mountain

HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Transfer to Mgahinga

Day 2: Tracking and Batwa experience

Day 3: Hiking Mt Sabinyo and Canoeing on Lake Mutanda.

Day 4:  Transfer Back to Kampala to End the Safari

 

DETAILED ITINERARY.

Day 1: Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Pickup from the airport by Alive Africa Adventures’ driver guide who warmly welcomes you to Uganda and gives you guidelines and procedures on how to live and enjoy in Uganda. The guide then gives you the itinerary which guides your day-to-day activities while on the trip to Uganda. The drive to Mgahinga national park starts. Mghahinga is the smallest national park of Uganda(33.7sqkm) seated in the southwest making boundaries with Rwanda and DRC. It’s referred to as the only park where silver meets gold, this is because of the mountain gorilla coexisting together with golden monkeys, it has 3 ranges of the Great Virunga volcanoes that is Muhabura, sabinyo, and Mgahinga where it derives its name from. The park has over 76 species of mammal, over 400 bird species which include white-necked raven, black kite, double collared sunbird among others. Meal plan. En-route lunch in Mbarara and dinner at the hotel.

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Mount Gahinga Lodge

Midrange: Lake Chahaffi Safari Resort

Budget: Kisoro Travelers rest hotel

 

Day 2:  Gorilla Tracking and Batwa experience

After an early breakfast, the driver guide will pick you up and drive to the park headquarters for briefing at 8 am and then tracking. After the tracking, you will drive back to the lodge for hot lunch and relaxing and later in the afternoon do the Batwa community walk. While here, you will interact with the native inhabitant of the forests who were forced out of the forests and had to start a new life out the forests. Hidden treasures of information are discovered. Evening relaxation at the lodge as waiting for dinner for Adrenaline thrilling activities the following day.

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Mount Gahinga Lodge

Midrange: Lake Chahaffi Safari Resort

Budget: Kisoro Travelers rest hotel

 

Day 3: Hiking Mt Sabinyo and Canoeing on Lake Mutanda.

After an early breakfast, head out for the park Headquarters once again to meet your guides and acquire some Porters (an own cost) as it is a long day. The hike to the Sabinyo Peak takes approximately 8 hours through the diverse ecosystems making it a unique habitat for Mountain Gorillas, different bird species, and beautiful vegetation as you go to the higher Altitudes. At the 3rd peak of this Extinct Volcanoes is the interception of the 3Countries respectively. Uganda, Rwanda, and DR Congo.  The Volcanoes is also sometimes known as the Old Man Tooth due to its appearance which resembles a jaw of an Old. After Conquering the volcano, you will descent back to the starting point from where you drive to the Lodge for Lunch and Relaxation. Later in the evening. You will undertake a canoe on Lake Mutanda one amongst the many dotted lakes in the region for a Canoe ride, after returning to the lodge for dinner and overnight and preparing for your return Journey the Following Day.

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Mount Gahinga Lodge

Midrange: Lake Chahaffi Safari Resort

Budget: Kisoro Travelers rest hotel

 

Day 4:  Transfer Back to Kampala to End the Safari.

After an early breakfast, then drive back to Kampala starts off winding through the rolling hills of Kigezi and breathtaking corners, you will have a lunch break in Mbarara at Agip Motel and then proceed to the Equator at Kayabwe, have a photo moment at Equator monument with a few experiments to distinguish which hemisphere you are in and then continue with the journey to Kampala. The guide will drop you at your Hotel or the Airport to End the Safari.

INCLUSIONS

  • Park fees.
  • Gorilla Permit
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (on all days)

 

EXCLUSIONS

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at end of the tour, if needed
  • Tips
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

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