5 Days Uganda Gorilla trekking & Mount Muhabura hike
5 Days Uganda Gorilla trekking & Hiking tours to explore mount Muhabura on a hiking tour with Rwenzori mountaineering service, Among the top amazing adventure takes us to the mgahinga national park in Uganda’s mountainous far south-western tip where you will have the opportunity to track Mountain Gorillas and hike Muhabura . Explore Mgahinga National Park on 5 Days Uganda gorilla trekking & Muhabura Climbing tour at the most affordable prices with hiking experts of Uganda.
5 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Climbing tour will take you to Mgahinga national park where you will track gorillas (Nyakagezi family), golden monkeys and then hike the Mgahinga volcano. Below is the itinerary that starts and ends in kampala but this same package can as well start and end in Kigali Rwanda and the driving distance is shorter.
Day 1. Transfer to Mgahinga national park
The Professional Tour guide of Active African Vacations / Rwenzori Mountaineering Service will pick you up at your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe airport and start the drive to south western uganda passing through the various landscapes along the route to Kisoro, You will have a stopover at the equator for breakfast and then proceed to Mbarara where you will have lunch. The journey from Kampala up to Kisoro will take you around 10 hours. Check in at travellers inn for diner and spend the night.
Day 2. Mgahinga Gorilla tracking
After breakfast at the hotel, you will drive to the Mgahinga National Park or Bwindi impenetrable forest national park headquarters where you will be briefed by the park guide about the dos and don’ts while in the park. You will then set out into the forest to look for these gentle giants. The activity will take about 4 hours and you will be given an hour to watch how the gorillas go about with their daily life and take photos. You will then return to the hotel, refresh and have lunch. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 3. Golden monkeys
After breakfast at the hotel, you will drive to the park headquarters where you will be briefed about the activity by the park guide. You will then start the activity and as you track the golden monkeys you will expect to see various forest birds that live in the forest. Return to the hotel, refresh and have lunch. Dinner and overnight as above.
Day 4. Muhabura hike.
After the briefing, you will be driven to the trailhead at the base of the Volcano. This hike is a full day activity which takes between 7-9 hours depending on the hikers speed. You will be accompanied by armed park ranger guides (this is so to protect hikers from wild animals like Elephants and buffaloes, which are scared by shooting in the air) and tour guides. The hike is divided into two stops (each with a hut) before reaching the summit. The first stop is at 3116 meters and the second one being at 3855 meters. You will then proceed with the hike up to the peak which is at 4,127 meters (13,450), the top of this mountain has a crater lake. You will be among the victorious ones to reach up to the peak because some climbers/hikers stop at the first hut while others at the second. You will then descend back to the base. Dinner and overnight as above.
Day 5. Transfer back to Kampala
After breakfast at the hotel, you will check out and then transfer back to Kampala with a stopover for lunch in Mbarara. The guide will drop you at your hotel in Kampala/Entebbe or at the airport for your late flight back home.