3 DAYS GORILLA TRACKING IN MGAHINGA GORILLA NATIONAL PARK.
Mgahinga lies at an altitude between 2,227 Meters and 4127 Meters. It was declared a game sanctuary in 1930 and was gazetted as a national park in 1991. Mgahinga was created to protect the rare mountain gorillas that inhabit its dense forests, and to also become an important habitat for the endangered monkey. The national park also has a huge cultural significance to the indigenous Batwa pygmies. This tribe of hunter-gatherers was the forest’s “first people”, and their ancient knowledge of its secrets remains unrivalled.
Mgahinga’s most striking features are its three conical, extinct volcanoes, part of the spectacular Virunga Range that lies along the border region of Uganda, Congo and Rwanda. Mgahinga forms part of the much larger Virunga Conservation Area which includes adjacent parks in these countries. The volcanoes’ slopes contain various ecosystems and are biologically diverse, and their peaks provide a striking backdrop to this gorgeous scenery.
DAY 1: KAMPALA TO KISORO
After an early breakfast fromyour hotel/Residence you will start your journey to Mgahinga located in Kisosro 540Km from Kampala.
Dinner and overnight:
DAY 2: GORILLA TREKKING IN MGAHINGA
After an early morning breakfast from your lodge you will be guided to the tracking point for a briefing where you will meet your rangers who will lead you through the Forest in search of gorillas. The Nyakagezi tourist group consists of 9 members; 2 juveniles, 2 infants, 3 adult females and 2 silver backs, tracking may cover three to eight hours. This activity tires walking therefore one to be well prepared physically.
Dinner and overnight: Mgahinga Safari Lodge and Travellers’ rest.
DAY 3: DEPARTURE
With great memories of a great African Gorilla safari you will rise up have breakfast and return to Kampala