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6 Days Hiking in Mgahinga Gorilla Park

6 Days Hiking Mgahinga Gorilla Park

Discover an enthusiast nature adventurer with 6 day Hiking Mgahinga Gorilla park that will set you to hike or climb. Trek and see the rare endangered Mountain Gorillas up close in their natural habitat, then this is just your Safari pick. This one of a kind, experiential Hiking, Volcano Climbing, Gorilla Trekking Safari is only offered by Gorilla hub tours ltd in the off of the beaten track Mgahinga Gorilla Park.
This 6 day Hiking to Mgahinga Gorilla park begins in Kigali, Rwanda  just about      3-hours’ drive from Kigali including a border crossing. This can be a budget moderate or upmarket safari.
This is the Ultimate Outdoor Enthusiast Safari with Volcano Climbing, Hikes and Treks, (dugout canoeing on Lake Mutanda can be added) all in a park without the crowds – Mgahinga Gorilla Park.
This practical Adventure pleasure in Mgahinga Gorilla Park allows you trek         Mountain Gorillas at only 600 USD per permit instead of 1500usd in Rwandan side in the same Virunga Volcano Chain as in Rwanda.

Tour Summary

Day 1:   Kigali Arrival

Day 2:   Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla Park

Day 3:   Gorilla Trekking

Day4:    Batwa Trail

Day 5:   Volcano Climb

Day 6:   Return to Kigali for Flight Home:

6 Days Hiking Mgahinga Gorilla Park

Day 1 – Kigali Arrival

Arrive in Kigali where you are met by Gorilla walking Safari driver guide and transfer you to a hotel of your choice in Kigali, if time allows you will have a short Kigali city tour. Arrival tip include; You must have an East African Tourism Visa which you can get online from the first East African you are visiting. Cost 100 USD
You must have a Yellow Fever Immunization Certificate.
Dinner and overnight can be chosen depending on your demand and preferences. Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day 2 – Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla Park

This is a 3 hour surface drive; however, you lose one hour as you enter Uganda since you have to change your watch from Central African Time to East African Time.
Arrive at the lodge of your choice – all lodges below have rooms, cottages, bandas with bath.
We will arrange with a Uganda Wildlife Authority Ranger for the Sabyinyo Gorge Trail and a version that fits into the afternoon. This is a six-kilometer hike along a scenic mountain stream that meanders through dense vegetation with African-Montane vegetation mixed in as you head through the gorge.
At the end of the trail on a clear day, you have a beautiful of the ragged peaks of Mount Sabyinyo above you which is quite a sight. This 4-hour trail is moderate in difficulty, you might encounter Golden Monkeys, Duikers, and other Mammals. It is also a favorite with birders and many species are sighted along with the Rwenzori Turaco.
Dinner and Lodging: Travellers Rest Hotel – Budget – Mutanda Lake Resort – moderate – Chameleon Hill Lodge – upmarket. Meal Plan: Breakfast Lunch –Dinner

Day 3 – Gorilla Trekking

There are three Mt, Gorillas family groups in Mgahinga Gorilla Park but only one group; The Nyakagezi Gorilla Family Group is habituated and can be tracked by visitors in the park.
What you will need – a waterproof daypack, 2 liters of water, packed lunch, snacks. What to wear – waterproof hiking boots, light rain jacket, long trousers, long-sleeved shirt, hat. Most of those things are for your protection from brush, nettles, thorns, mosquitoes.
The trek may take you between 1 to 5 hours in length and you have one hour with the Gorilla Family. The trek means some uphill hiking which you might welcome and great views through different vegetation zones. You might also see some Golden Monkeys along the trek.
Gorilla Trekking – a once in a lifetime experience
Dinner and Overnight at Travellers Rest Hotel – Budget – Mutanda Lake Resort – moderate – Chameleon Hill Lodge – upmarket, Meal Plan: Breakfast Lunch –Dinner

Day- 4 – Batwa Trail

Today it is the Batwa Trail with the original people of the forest – the Batwa Pygmies who have lived in this area for over 100,00 years leaving a low ecological footprint, only taking what they needed to live on. They gather medicinal herbs, roots, berries, and fruit, hunted to survive and lived in small shelters.
Today you learn of their ancient ways as the lead you into the forest and show you as to how they once lived before they were evicted from the forests in 1991
The Batwa Trail is also one way where the traditional cultural ways are kept alive for the next generation. The walk also produces needed income for the Batwa Community in the area and then there are generous tips left by Visitors with them,
You will need two liters of bottled water, packed lunch and some snacks for you.
The trail ends up in the Garama Cave where you hear the mournful cries of the women as they lament what has been lost.
Dinner and Overnight at Travellers Rest Hotel – Budget – Mutanda Lake Resort – moderate – Chameleon Hill Lodge – upmarket, Meal Plan: Breakfast Lunch –Dinner

Day 5 – Volcano Climb

Breakfast and you will need to have a packed lunch, a day pack, snacks, two liters of bottled water.
Here the three volcanoes you can climb in Mgahinga Gorilla Park on a day-climb:

Day 6 – Return to Kigali for Flight Home

Breakfast and we drive to Kigali as the 6-Day Mgahinga Gorilla Park Trekking – Hiking – Climbing Safari comes to a close, however, the memories will long remain with you.
Lunch – be sure to eat the National Dish – Meat Brochettes
Afternoon Visit to the Genocide Memorial
Depending on flight time – depart for airport 3 hours prior to your departure.
Meal Plan: Breakfast Lunch

6 Days Hiking Mgahinga Gorilla Park

Included in Safari

  • Lodging and Food,
  • 4 Wheel Drive Safari Vehicle,
  • Fuel,
  • English Speaking Driver,
  • Bottled Drinking Water on all Drives,
  • Park Entrance fees and cultural site entrance fees,
  • Permits as applicable,
  • Guide for Tracking and Game Drives.

Not included in Safari price

  • Air Travel,
  • Visa Costs,
  • Laundry
  • Tips,
  • Drinks,
  • except those included in lodging meal price.

Hiking Tips and Advice

Hiking and Nature Walk in Mgahinga Gorilla Park takes some preparation, wearing the right clothing, boots, shoes more.
Preparing for a hike or nature walk will make it a lot more rewarding for you. We can also help you if you have any questions and we would also love to assist you in creating an itinerary that not only includes gorilla tracking but other activities such as outlined above and a hike in or through the forest just might be right for you.
Hiking in Uganda is simply different from what you may be used to – many hikes are in various rain forest – the altitude is higher and in many cases, it will not be hot due to the elevation.

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