Overview of the 1 Day Mgahinga Cultural Safari Uganda Safari / 1 Day Uganda Cultural Safari Mgahinga Gorilla Park with a Nature Hike
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is located in Uganda which is found in the East African region on the African continent, on the geographical coordinates of 01o22’10” S 290 33’25” E. Mgahinga National Park lies about 482 km or 9-10-hour drive from Kampala city the capital of Uganda in the southwestern district of Kisoro. This distance makes it hard for a 1 day short Uganda safari to Mgahinga park from Kampala quite due to the long drive time between Kampala and Kisoro hence this 1-day safari Uganda to Mgahinga Gorilla Park begins from Kigali which very close to Mgahinga with only safari Uganda journey of 150km or 2-3hours drive separating the 2 places
Mgahinga National Park Uganda contains one habituated family of the elusive mountain gorillas called Nyakigezi and other unhabituated gorillas roaming the jungles of Mgahinga, 180 species of birds including 12 Albertine rift endemics like the Rwenzori turaco other primates in Mgahinga include; chimpanzees, monkeys like the golden monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, the three famous extinct conical volcanoes of Muhavura, Sabinyo and Gahinga. The endangered tribe of Batwa people can also be found here.
This 1 day Uganda tour to Mgahinga National Park starts from Kigali and gives an opportunity to have a cultural encounter with the Batwa who are found inside this park as well as a hiking experience as one summits the Sabinyo peak
Highlights of the 1 Day Mgahinga Cultural Safari Uganda Safari / 1 Day Uganda Cultural Safari Mgahinga Gorilla Park with a Nature Hike
Transfer from Kigali to Mgahinga then a morning hike to the summit of Gahinga peak in the morning and an afternoon cultural encounter with Batwa
Detailed itinerary of the 1 Day Mgahinga Cultural Safari Uganda Safari / 1 Day Uganda Cultural Safari Mgahinga Gorilla Park with a Nature Hike
Wake up early in the morning and have a nice breakfast then begin your safari in Uganda drive to Mgahinga. Our guide will pick you up from any hotel in Kigali as you embark on a safari journey to Mgahinga Gorilla Park which lasts about 3 hours and comes with spectacular road sightings which include the green blanketed hills of Rwanda, the really never-ending corners that you get to see as after crossing into Uganda. On arrival to Mgahinga begin your Uganda hiking safari to Sabinyo peak. During this hike expect to meet various attractions such as several of the 180 bird species that exist here and the Afromontane forest vegetation on the slopes of this peak. On a lucky day, you might encounter either the Nyakagezi gorilla family or the golden monkeys on this hike to the peak of Gahinga. At the summit, you get to have splendid views of the Virunga ranges of Sabinyo and Muhavura and then views of a swamp at the top of the peak which is quite interesting. This entire hike to the top and back takes between 4-6 hours depending on your physical ability. Return to the starting point and transfer to any of the lodges here for lunch.
In the afternoon, begin Uganda cultural safari of the Batwa. Expect to be stunned by the Batwa way of life as you find your way to Batwa’s jungle clinic and get enlightened about how the Batwa used to heal themselves of their ailments. This cultural mash up just can’t end without a really powerful and heartwarming Batwa cultural dance performance and as you enjoy this cultural performance feel free to join in and groove to the rhythmic flow and beats of the Batwa. After this cultural exchange with the Batwa take a break on this Uganda safari tour and enjoy your packed lunch. After this Batwa cultural exchange experience, embark on a road trip back to Kigali and this concludes your tour to Uganda in Mgahinga gorilla national park.
After this Uganda gorilla safari to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, the next time you make a Uganda safari you can decide to visit other attractions in Uganda, for example, the source of the Nile in Jinja which can be visited on a Jinja source of the Nile tour. During this 1 day Jinja tour in Uganda, expect a beautiful encounter with various attractions in Jinja source of the Nile tour which include the source of the Nile, Itanda falls, birds, Lake Victoria. Engage in various safari activities in Jinja source of the Nile which include bungee jumping tour in Jinja source of the Nile, white water rafting in Jinja source of the Nile, horse riding in Jinja source of the Nile, quad biking in Jinja source of the Nile and kayaking in Jinja source of the Nile. If you decide to have an overnight stay in Jinja, the town has various accommodations in Jinja source of the Nile you can choose from and these include Explorers River Camp, Nile River Camp, Jinja Nile Resort, Samuka Island Retreat, Source of The Smile Hotel and Guesthouse
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