3 Days Mount Mgahinga Volcano hiking safari

3 Days Mount Mgahinga Volcano hiking safari: This 3 days mount Mgahinga volcano hiking safari is strictly a volcano hiking adventure in Uganda the pearl of Africa starting and ending in Kampala Uganda. Mount Mgahinga as the name states is situated in Mgahinga Gorilla national park situated far in the south western part of Uganda in border with volcanoes national park in Rwanda the land of a thousand hills and is elevated at 3472M above the sea level. Apart from being the best destination for Volcano hike, Mgahinga gorilla national park is also famous for harboring the Nyakagezi Gorilla family trekked by maximum of 8 trekkers per day. This 3 days mount Mgahinga volcano hiking safari includes 3 days and 2 nights but one needs to spend an overnight in Kampala a day before starting the trip since the journey from Kampala to Mgahinga national park is considered a full day road drive. While planning for this 3 days mount Mgahinga volcano hiking safari ensure that you pack appropriate hiking gears including Hiking shoes that are light in weight but water proof, a rain jacket as in the forest its likely to rain at any given period of time be in in dry season or wet season, garden gloves for hand protection against harsh plants, long sleeved attire to protect your arms, sun glasses to keep your eyes safe from direct sunlight, a cap, insect repellant among others. Other things you might require while on this 3 days mount Mgahinga volcano hiking safari include a camera to capture your dream adventure and a pair of binoculars for bird lovers as Mgahinga gorilla national park is considered amongst the best birding destinations in Uganda.

Note: this 3 days mt Mgahinga volcano hiking safari can also start and end in Kigali Rwanda. 

Highlights of this 3 days mount Mgahinga hiking safari

  • Day 1: Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla national park
  • Day 2: Hike mount Mgahinga  (Ascend and Descend)
  • Day 3: Drive back to Kampala for departures

Detailed Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Mgahinga gorilla national park 

Transfer to Mgahinga national park in Kisoro: Be ready to start your 3 days mount Mgahinga volcano hiking safari as early as possible on the 1st day as you prepare for our company representative to pick you from a communicated hotel in Kampala or any nearby location. Embark on the long drive towards western part of Uganda as your safari driver brief you of the expectation during your safari and all the information you may need to know about Uganda and Mgahinga national park. The 1st stopover will be at the equator which is usually every tourist’s joy to stop at the equator while on a Uganda safari to western region. Take as many photographs as you can, if possible buy some crafts in the craft shops near the equator and proceed with the drive direct to Mbarara city where lunch will be served at Igongo cultural hotel. Enjoy your meal at leisure then jump into the van to proceed with your journey past Mbarara connecting to Mbarara kabale road that is so rewarding with a view of farmland, rolling kigezi hills and many other fascinating attractions along the way that makes a long journey seem shorter. As soon as you get to Kisoro, you will be driven past park headquarters to obtain Mount Mgahinga volcano hiking permit and head to your booked lodge for check in, freshen up, have dinner and overnight rest.

Meal plan: lunch and dinner

Day 2: Hike mount Mgahinga (Ascend and Descend)

Hiking mount Mgahinga: After an early breakfast on day 2 of 3 days mt Mgahinga volcano hiking safari, dress up in your best volcano hiking gear, pack enough water for drinking, some snack, lunchbox and whatever you feel like will make your hike more fascinating. Meet your Uganda safari driver for a transfer to the briefing grounds where you will join other hikers from different parts of the world. During the briefing, feel free to inquire about anything you need to know before starting the hike then hire a porter and obtain the hiking stick to start the adventure of summiting the top of Mount Mgahinga and descend back on the same day. During the hike, you have a golden opportunity of encountering with a lot of wildlife including primates such as Mountain gorillas, Golden monkeys , mammals such as forest hogs, bush pigs, elephants, plenty of bird species since Mgahinga gorilla national park thrills with several species of birds, identify some butterflies, tree species and many more. Upon arrival at the top of Mount Mgahinga, you will be rewarded with a stunning caldera swamp, a view of the entire Mgahinga gorilla national park and the neighboring Volcanoes national park in Rwanda. Spend a few hours observing the nature and enjoying the cool breath while taking photographs and finally start descending back to the starting point where your safari driver will be waiting for your return to be returned back to your lodge for a relaxed evening, dinner and overnight. 

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner 

Day 3: Drive back to Kampala for departures

Return to Kampala: Enjoy your early served breakfast at the lodge on day 3 of 3 days mount Mgahinga volcano hiking safari, than check out of the lodge and start the journey from Mgahinga gorilla national park back to Kampala with an enroute lunch at Igongo cultural hotel in Mbarara city or any other hotel in Mbarara. After lunch, the journey proceeds direct to Kampala with few or no stopovers again. Expect to get to Kampala late in the evening and if you have a night flight, your safari driver will take you direct to Entebbe international airport to catch a flight and depart to your next destination according to your travel plan or back home and your 3 days safari will be done.

3 Days Mount Mgahinga Volcano hiking safari
Mount Mgahinga Volcano hiking safari

Meal plan: breakfast and lunch


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