2 Day Mgahinga Gorilla Safari

Mountain gorilla family

2 Day Mgahinga Gorilla Safari

Day 1: Travel to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (For Gorilla Trekking, Uganda)

Pickup from your hotel or airport in Kigali, Rwanda. If pickup is within the morning hours, take a Kigali City Tour – Visit the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site, Caplaki and the Local Market.

After lunch in Kigali, hit the road to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, part of the Virunga Forest that is home the mountain gorillas in Uganda. Have a stopover at the Twin Lakes – Take photographs! Cross to Uganda.

Check in at Kisoro Tourist Hotel (Budget) / Kisoro Travelers Hotel (Midrange) / Bwindi Jungle Lodge or Gahinga Lodge (Luxury).

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Uganda

After early breakfast, the guide will drive you to the Mgahinga National Park offices. With packed lunch get ready for the briefing about the ‘Dos’ and ‘Don’ts’ while with the endangered mountain gorillas. Led by a local guide, enter into the montane forest and start your search for the endangered mountain gorillas.

Gorilla tracking can take 2-8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. Tracking involves walking up steep and densely forested hills before finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation. You will stay with these giant apes for 1 hour for observation and photography.

After the gorilla trek, return to the park office for your certificate. Embark on a return trip to Kigali.

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  • Airport transfers
  • Full board accommodation
  • All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Guiding fees
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • A 4×4 comfortable safari vehicle good for game viewing and photographing
  • Gorilla permits
  • Professional full-time English speaking driver-guide


  • International flights
  • Visas (where applicable)
  • Laundry services
  • Beverages and drinks
  • Tips
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary