4 DAYS UGANDA GORILLA TREKKING SAFARI & MOUNT SABINYO HIKE
4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking safari & Mount Sabinyo hike: This 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking safari & Mount Sabinyo hike will take to one of habitat of endangered mountain gorillas situated within Virunga massif. This is none other than Mgahinga gorilla national park where you will enjoy mountain gorilla trekking and as well hike up Mount Sabinyo.
Mgahinga gorilla national park is situated far south western part of Uganda in the border with Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mgahinga gorilla national park is a home to one and only Nyakagezi gorilla family that is trekked by a maximum number of 8 trekkers per day.
This 4 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari and Mount Sabinyo hike includes 4 days and 3 nights starting and ending in Kampala Uganda though it’s also very possible to start and end in Kigali Rwanda depending on the interest of traveler and if only the border points are open.
Highlights of 4 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari and Mount Sabinyo hike
- Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Mgahinga Gorilla national park
- Day 2: Uganda gorilla trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla national park
- Day 3: Mount Sabinyo Hike in Mgahinga Gorilla national park
- Day 4: Return to Kampala for departures
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Mgahinga Gorilla national park
Transfer to Mgahinga national park: Your safari driver will be at your hotel for a pick up early in the morning on day 1 of 4 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari and Mount Sabinyo hike, brief you about this 4 days adventure while you embark on a long distance drive towards western part of Uganda. The distance is long yes but so rewarding as you view a lot of attractions ranging from a stopover at the Equator for photo taking, viewing stunning flatlands where the Ankole people graze their cattle, encounter with the local people, a clear view of stunning and rolling Kigezi hills among others that will make this long drive more enjoyable that is worth the toil. Lunch will be enroute at Igongo cultural hotel in Mbarara city and finally complete your journey direct to Mgahinga gorilla national park where you will arrive in the late evening hours, check in your booked hotel, take a bath, enjoy your dinner and have a splendid overnight.
Meal plan: lunch and dinner
Day 2: Uganda gorilla trekking in Mgahinga gorilla national park
Uganda gorilla trekking in Mgahinga gorilla national park: Enjoy your heavy breakfast on day 2 of 4 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari and Mount Sabinyo hike, pack enough water for drinking that will keep you hydrated while in the habitat of endangered mountain gorillas, a packed lunch, some snacks, and wear your favorite gorilla trekking gear and finally meet your safari driver to be transferred to the park headquarters for a pre gorilla trekking briefing that starts at 7:00am. During the Gorilla Trekking briefing, you’re free to ask as many question as position and you will surely be answered by experienced rangers. After briefing, ensure that you hire a porter and join your group of other trekkers which is maximum 8 persons as there is only one Nyakagezi gorilla family to be trekked in Mgahinga gorilla national park and start the walk into the wilderness to search for this Nyakagezi family members as they room the entire forest searching for food. The entire trek lasts between a few minutes to 5 hours but only one hour is allowed for you in close vicinity of endangered gorillas, watching them as they feed, groom each other, copulate, breast feed and many more. Once one hour elapse, trail back to the park headquarters to obtain the gorilla trekking certificate and be driven back to your lodge for a relaxed evening, dinner and overnight.
Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3: Mount Sabinyo Hike in Mgahinga gorilla national park
Hike mount sabinyo: Enjoy an early breakfast on day 3 of 4 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari and Mount Sabinyo hike, then pack some drinking water and a lunch box, wear your best hiking attire and meet your safari driver to be driven to the park headquarters at Ntebeko visitor’s centers for a briefing. After briefing hire a porter and grab a hiking stick to start the adventure of ascending Mount Sabinyo which will lasts between 6 to 8 hours to make a round trip depending on how fast your group moves, nature of the terrains and any other factor. During Mount Sabinyo hike, you will be rewarded with a view of all the 3 countries including in Uganda the pearl of Africa, Rwanda the land of a thousand hills and Democratic Republic of Congo will all their stunning attractions such as rolling hills, wildlife among others. While at the top of Mount Sabinyo, you will view a caldera and the swampy lake which is the reason for the Hike and start descending back to Ntebeko visitors center where you safari driver will be waiting to return you back to the lodge for a relaxed evening, dinner and overnight.
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 4: Return to Kampala
Return to Kampala: Being the last day of your 4 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari and Mount Sabinyo hike, and in case you have an evening / night flight on the same day, ensure that you wake as early as possible, have breakfast, check out of the lodge and immediately jump into the vehicle to start the long journey from Mgahinga gorilla national park back to Kampala. Enroute lunch at Igongo cultural hotel in Mbarara and upon arrival in Kampala, you will directly be dropped off at Entebbe international airport or any other preferred location with in Kampala or Entebbe and your safari will be done.
Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch
END OF 4 DAYS UGANDA GORILLA TREKKING & MOUNT SABINYO HIKE
Inclusive in 4 days Uganda gorilla trekking and Mount Sabinyo hike,
- Pick up and drop off
- A 4×4 safari vehicle
- English speaking safari guide / Driver
- Gorilla trekking permit
- Mount Sabinyo hiking permit
- All meals as per the Itinerary
- Accommodation for 3 nights
- Enough drinking water while on safari
Exclusive 4 days Uganda gorilla trekking and Mount Sabinyo hike,
- Visa and air ticket
- Optional and additional activities
- Additional accommodation before or after the safari
- Porter hire
- Other personal expenses
Important to Note;
- You may also end your 4 days Uganda gorilla trekking and Mount Sabinyo hike, in Kigali Rwanda as long as the boarders are open.
- You may as well trek gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Hike up Mount Sabinyo in Mgahinga gorilla national park.