Domestic flights from Kisoro to Entebbe – Gorilla trekking tours to Bwindi impenetrable forest and Mgahinga gorilla National Park
Domestic flights from kisor to Entebbe – Aerolink operates daily morning flights to kisoro air strip for clients travelling to Mgahinga gorilla national park and Bwindi impenetrable national park for gorilla tracking, golden monkey, and Batwa pygmy experiences. This one hour flights start from Entebbe international airport and Kajjansi air strip in Kampala gorilla tracking in Mgahinga gorilla national park
Gorilla tracking in Mgahinga National Park – is located in the southwestern Uganda on the border with Congo and Rwanda. Covering an area of about 33.7 sq kilometers, the park is a habitat for man’s closest, the mountain gorillas which roam about the whole forest in search for food. This park is one of the few places in the world where the endangered mountain gorillas live and it attracts people from different countries to come on Uganda Gorilla Safari. There is no doubt that Mgahinga Gorilla national park is one of the leading tourism sites in Uganda since it harbors these rare primates.
One may wonder why gorilla Safari should be done in Mgahinga and no other places but the secret behind it is that this park has a thick rain forest with a wide variety of tree species and gorillas are known to be vegetarians. There is enough food for them in the park and this is the reason why some even migrate from Congo and Rwanda to this place. Though not in large numbers, gorillas of Mgahinga are easily seen in their natural habitats and this makes tracking more easy compared to other parks.
The moment you visit the park, the welcoming atmosphere is an evidence of adventure filled of natural beauty. A day’ trek through the forests of Mgahinga with a well-trained guide who explains the gorillas’ behaviors along the way is a lifetime experience.
Normally, Gorilla trekking experience starts from Ntebeko Entrance gate at around 8:00amin. A visitor is expected to budget for his/her time well while with a gorilla family since the maximum time allowed to spend in meters with them is one hour.
Gorilla trekking safaris to Bwindi and Mgahinga National parks
Golden Monkey Trekking
Golden monkey trekking is done in Uganda and Rwanda and if one wants to trek them, he/she will have to go to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda and Volcanoes National Park where gold meets silver to give you an everlasting safari experience. In this issue, we will illustrate the activity for those interested in trekking them and can be visited all year round.
One of Golden monkey trekking factors is at what time does trekking start? Trekking Golden monkey in Volcanoes National Park begins at 7:00 am just like Gorilla trekking, and in Uganda, it starts at 8:00 am. One is supposed to be at the National Park visitors centre for briefing about the dos and don’ts while with Golden monkeys and thereafter, they trek into the forest to look for them.
The trekking is a one-hour activity. Once you have found the Golden monkeys, you will be allowed just one hour to observe their behavior, take photographs and then return back to your lodge after your successful Golden monkey experience in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda and the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.
Unlike Gorilla trekking that requires a maximum of eight people per Gorilla family, there is no limitation on the number of people for a given Golden monkey community. A family of Golden monkeys can thus be trekked by as many people as present on a given trekking day in either Uganda or Rwanda.
Trekking Golden monkey permit in Volcanoes National Park of Rwanda costs USD100 per person per trek and USD60 per person per trek in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park of Uganda. This includes Park entry fees, services of a ranger guide, and spending one hour with the habituated Golden monkeys. Golden monkey permits can be booked in advance or on the ground since there is no limit on the people to trek them. Age limit for those interested in trekking Golden monkeys is 12 years much as it is not as strict as Gorilla trekking. Great Adventure Safaris organizes tours and holidays to trek the Golden Monkeys in Uganda and Rwanda and for those interested do not hesitate to contact us
How to get to Mgahinga national park
By road, one can access the park by use of a car from Kampala via Kabale to Kisoro. This journey takes about 8 hours.
By air, one can board a plane from Entebbe to Kisoro Airstrip which is near the park. This is the quickest mode of access and it takes about 1 hour. Great Adventure Safaris can help you book a scheduled flight from Entebbe to Kisoro airstrip.