Gorilla Trekking in Mgahinga National Park from Kigali, planning Gorilla Trekking in Mgahinga National Park from Kigali? You want to find out what the Cost of a gorilla trip to Mgahinga National Park starts and ends from Kigali.
This is very possible and Safari Vacations and Travel Services will organize a one-day gorilla trek in Mgahinga National Park. The approximate price of the 3-day Mgahinga gorilla trek is inclusive of vehicle hire, fuel, driver guide allowance per day, Gorilla permits, and accommodation.
On Gorilla Trekking in Mgahinga National Park from Kigali, you will wake up very early at 4 am to start the drive to Uganda, you will cross the land border with Uganda and Rwanda and proceed to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park headquarters for signing in and briefing to start your gorilla trek which starts at 8 am, you will be back from the trek by 2 pm and relax a bit after start the drive back to Kigali.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is among the Virunga volcanic mountain chains of Rwanda, Congo, and Uganda famous for Mountain gorilla safaris. The park is Uganda’s smallest national park which is on the borderline with Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Bwindi Forest National Park in Uganda.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park has three volcanoes: Mountain Gahinga, Mountain Sabyinyo, and Mountain Muhabura, all of which are part of the six Virunga Mountains. Mgahinga National Park harbors the endangered mountain gorilla and the Golden Monkeys. The park is a tropical rainforest comprised of lowland equatorial evergreen forest, tropical seasonal forest, montane rainforests, and mountain Bamboo.
Mgahinga National Park is another unique place in Uganda for the amazing gorilla tourism. Gorilla trekking is visiting the rare mountain gorillas in their natural environment as you view their beauty and the way they move, feed, and live.
The gorillas are known to have 99% of the human DNA and are amazing to Watch. Mgahinga National Park has one habituation gorilla family known as the Nyakagezi gorilla family available for trekking every day. Only eight visitors are allowed to visit per pay for only one hour of Viewing once you find the gorillas. Gorilla trekking starts early morning at the park headquarters with a briefing on dos and don’ts, later you are grouped and allocated gorilla families to visit, and off you start the amazing experience.
For a successful Gorilla Trekking in Mgahinga National Park from Kigali, it requires you to have a valid gorilla permit secured from Uganda Wildlife Authority for your desired date of trek at USD700 for Foreign Non-Residents, USD600 for Foreign Residents, and Uganda shillings 250,000 for East African citizens. On the day of the trek, you will drive to the Park Headquarters for a briefing on the regulations to follow while in the forest, and with the gorillas, experienced guides and Park rangers will accompany you on the trek into the dense rain forest on the mountain slopes.
The journey, through dense foliage and up steep climbs, abundantly rewards you with the lifetime experience of viewing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. You will have an opportunity to be within 7-5 meters of these magnificent apes, sharing their daily lives and experiencing their day-to-day activities. You will encounter the gorillas for one hour of viewing the gorillas and then return to the starting point to receive a certificate for a successful gorilla trek.
The transportation costs include Vehicle hire, driver guide, and Fuel for the whole round trip. Vehicle hire ranges from USD100-250 per day considering the kind of vehicle you choose to use, for a three-day trip, you will need approximately 290 USD for the gorilla return trip.
To visit Mgahinga National Park, it requires you to secure a Uganda visa at USD30 at Entebbe International Airport or any of the border points into Uganda. one can access by road and it’s only a 45-minute drive from Kisoro town.
We use 4×4 vehicles and drinking water for our all-inclusive packages that are very comfortable for your road trip to Mgahinga National Park. For entry into the park, you will need to have a secured permit for the gorilla trek.
Mgahinga National Park has several accommodation choices where you can stay while on your visit. Most of the lodges are on the outskirts of the forest with a clear view of the forest and the mountain ranges. The Lodges range from Budget to Luxury and these include; Gahinga Lodge which is a luxury hotel that ranges, Lake Chahafi Lodge, and Lake Mulehe Lodge which can serve both Midrange and Budget ranges. There is also an option of staying in hotels in Kisoro town where you can get as low as USD50 for a room, the town is just a 30-minute drive to get to the park headquarters. Some travelers opt to stay in Lodges/Camps in the Rushaga sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park as it is about 1-hour drive to Mgahinga National Park.
Safari Vacations and Travel Services is a Local tour operator based in Uganda with its head offices in Entebbe. Moreover, Safari Vacations and Travel Services is a business for a Ugandan native, we specialize in life-changing experiences and sustainable tours and holidays to all East African countries. We are members of the Association of Uganda Tour Operators and with registration from the Uganda Tourism Board. We have a good and long working relationship with Uganda Wildlife Authority making it easy to book your gorilla permits and gorilla trekking safari. Safari Vacations and Travel Services is also high in Trip Advisor reviews.