Booking a gorilla safari to Mgahinga gorilla National park – Gorilla trekking holidays in Uganda
Booking a gorilla safari to mgahinga gorilla national park – Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is not a typical tropical rainforest, but it is a combination of bamboo and other mountainous vegetation. When planning a Gorilla Safari to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, it requires you to research about what exactly happens on this safari, where to stay, what to see and how to get to the National Park. Great Adventure Safaris provides you with relevant and updated information to rely on when you are planning to book a Gorilla safari to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is found in the South-western part of Uganda the Pearl of Africa in Kisoro district and it lies in the Virunga ranges shared by the three countries of Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is the smallest among the four national parks that inhabit the endangered Mountain Gorillas in the whole world. Nyakagezi Gorilla family is the only habituated resident Gorilla family in Mgahinga National Park ready for tracking with eight visitors per day. There are only eight Gorilla permits for Mgahinga National Park every day, Great Adventure Safaris advise that you book your Gorilla permits early enough since they are very limited so that you don’t miss out when planning your Gorilla safari to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Visit Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Mgahinga National Park has a lot to see when it comes to activities in and around the park. The leading highlight here is Gorilla tracking in Mgahinga National Park a home to one habituated mountain Gorillas called Nyakagezi. This Gorilla family is sometimes joined by other Mountain Gorillas from Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo who spend little time here. Nyakagezi Gorilla family has 9 members as of now and many travellers who have trekked it recommend it highly.
Mgahinga Gorilla Permit Booking
Gorilla permits for Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are booked, purchased and issued at the Uganda Wildlife Authority. All travellers interested in Mgahinga Gorillas need a Gorilla permit or pass to spend one hour with the Nyakagezi Gorilla Family. Great Adventure Safaris helps you check availability of Mgahinga Gorilla permits and we can reserve them for you as we wait on you to effect payment for them. We accept both credit card and bank to bank wire transfer payment methods. Mgahinga Gorilla permits cost USD700 for non-foreign residents, USD700 for foreign residents and UGX250, 000 for East Africa citizens of Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi and Southern Sudan.
Gorilla tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is only guaranteed when Gorilla permits are booked and paid for at the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Book an all-inclusive Gorilla safari to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park with Great Adventure Safaris and we take care of your Gorilla permit and all your safari services. We normally send you scanned copies for your Gorilla permits for your record once we have secured and pick them on your behalf from the Uganda Wildlife Authority.
Golden Monkey tracking
Booking a gorilla safari to mMgahinga national park – Golden Monkey tracking is another unique activity considered while planning a safari to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. There are two shifts allowing travellers to visit and track the Golden Monkeys in Mgahinga National Park. You can choose to do your Golden Monkey in the morning or in the afternoon. If you are interested in spending more time with the Golden Monkeys you can choose to participate in the Golden Monkey habituation experience. Golden Monkey tracking and habituation has no minimum numbers and permits can be booked on the ground anytime any day.
Batwa Culture Experience
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is one of the parks which were formerly inhabited by the Pygmies popularly known as the Batwa People. These Pygmies were moved out of the forest when Mgahinga was declared a National Park and these people have since settled and are living a normal life outside the park. Batwa cultural experience is a journey in the day to day life and activities that were done by these Pygmies while still in the National Park. These adventure cultural walks are organised and guided by the still-living members of the Batwa community. They show you where they used to stay in Garamba cave, how they used to utilise the park resources for survival and at the end of it they will entertain you as they sing and dance. Great Adventure Safaris can combine for you a safari to Mgahinga National Park to see the Gorillas, Golden Monkey tracking and the Batwa experience to assemble a lifetime experience.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is has got three volcanic mountains of Mgahinga, Sabinyo and Muhavura which make up the so many Volcanic Mountains popularly known as the Virunga ranges. The Virunga ranges are shared between three countries of Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda where Mgahinga is found. While in you can choose to spend some more time to hike one of the above mentioned volcano and Great Adventure Safaris assist in organising such treks and hikes for you.
How to get to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park?
Mgahinga National Park can be accessed by either Air or road. Driving form Entebbe International Airport or Kampala the drive takes from 9-10 hours to get to the National Park. The drive will give you an opportunity to stop at the Equator line for photos and some informative talks before proceeding to Mbarara city with chances of meeting the Hima grazing Ankore Long-horned cattle.
Mgahinga National Park can also be accessed from Kigali-Rwanda. One can fly into Kigali International Airport in Rwanda and drive to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park through Cyanika boarder. The drive from Kigali International Airport to Cyanika boarder is about 2-3 hours and then to the National park.
Those interested in flying to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, there are both scheduled and charter flights available from Entebbe International Airport to Kisoro Airfield. Great Adventure Safaris organises internal flights to all those who wish to book a Gorilla safari to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Where to stay
There are a few accommodation options available for those planning a safari to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The only Volcanoes Gahinga Lodge for luxury stay and Kisoro Travellers Rest Inn for mid-range. You can also stay at Kyahafi Lodge and some other small Lodges in Kisoro town. Depending on your budget, Great Adventure Safaris will advise the best option for your safari.
Organizing your Safari to Mgahinga National Park
Having established in what you want to see on your Gorilla safari to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, you have to select a safari company that will assist you in organising all what you need for your trip. The best way to select a credible Tour Operator is to go online and do some research and any trusted Tour Operator should be registered by the government under the Uganda Tourism Board. A look at Trip adviser and safari booking reviews should give you a true picture about the level of service and customer appreciation. Great Adventure Safaris fits the above and works closely with the Uganda Wildlife Authority to arrange a memorable safari to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and other tourist destinations in Uganda.Booking a gorilla safari to mgahinga gorilla national park is so easy with the guaranteed gorilla permits from Great Adventure Safaris.