The cheapest way to see Gorillas when you are in either Uganda or Rwanda is by booking a 1 Day Gorilla Tour Uganda to Mgahinga National Park. The Gorilla Permits for this 1 Day Gorilla Tour Uganda can be purchased at UWA’s Offices in Kampala or Kisoro Uganda at least a week in advance.
1 Day Gorilla Tour Uganda in Mgahinga National Park
At 4:00 Am or as early as 3:30 Am, our representative who is a trained Safari Guide from Katona Tours and Travel, will collect you from your Hotel in Kigali and drive to Ruhengeri then cross Cyanika border connecting to Kisoro Uganda.
You will drive to Mgahinga Gorilla National park to Trek the Nyakagezi Gorilla group and the only Gorilla Family in this Park.
The Trekking exercise begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots, flash free camera, hiking stick. The game rangers will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates of Nyakagezi gorilla group you have been booked for.
Trekkers can hire hiking sticks from the park’s Headquarters to give them support during the trekking process,. Along the way to the Gorillas, trekkers stand chances of encountering Golden monkeys.
After 1 – 5 hours of Trekking and seeing the Mountain gorillas, the Trekkers will return to Mgahinga National Park Headquarters in Kisoro to be awarded certificates.
After the Gorilla trek, you will return to Kigali Rwanda via Cyanika border and connect to Ruhengeri and finally to Kigali arriving in the evening. Drop off will be at your preferred hotel or be dropped off at Kigali International airport for your late departure flight.
1 Day Gorilla Tour Uganda safari includes;
– Transportation with a 4 x 4 wheel drive
– 1 Gorilla permit at 600USD for high season, 450USD low season (April, May & November)
– Full board Accommodation
– Park entrance fees
– An English speaking Safari Guide.
But excludes International Airfare, visas (where applicable), laundry, beverages, tips and other personal expenses.
The suggested Packing list for 1 Day Gorilla Tour Uganda includes;
-Long sleeved shirts
-A rain coat
-A flash free camera
-Trekking stick (can be hired at the trekked point)
For the 1 Day Gorilla Tour Uganda, I advise trekkers to apply for East Africa Tourist Visa via Rwanda Immigration Website or on arrival at Kigali International Airport. This Visa will help you access Rwanda and Uganda
Reserve the 1 Day Gorilla Tour Uganda with Katona Tours and Travel to visit Nyakagezi Gorilla family
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