3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda

The 3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda is a classical safari tour to one of Uganda’s Gorilla Parks, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. This 3 Days Mgahinga Tour is the shortest itinerary by road, for those wishing to explore the unique and charming Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda, near the borders with Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is part of the larger Virunga conservation area, which spans across Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo.

The park covers an area of about 33.7 square kilometers and is known for its rich biodiversity, including a variety of wildlife and bird species. One of the park’s most famous inhabitants are the endangered mountain gorilla. The 3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda will allow you to explore this unique and charming safari park.

One of the unique aspects of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is its stunning landscape, which includes three of the eight volcanic peaks in the Virunga Mountains. During this 3 days safari to Mgahinga, you will have opportunities to trek the mountain gorillas.

This 3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda includes 3 days and 2 nights, transportation on a 4×4 safari vehicle, and mountain gorilla trekking. The distance between Kampala and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is about 499km which takes about 9 hours of driving. While on your three days Mgahinga gorilla safari, you will spend a full day driving to the park and another to return with the second day for gorilla trekking. This 3 days Mgahinga gorilla trekking safari  is available all year round and suitable for any category of travelers.

Quick Tour details

Duration: 3 Days

No. of People: Tailored

Availability: All year round

Price: Request for quote

Activities: Gorilla trekking

Destination: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.


Highlights of 3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari

Day 01: Transfer from Kampala to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Day 02: Mountain Gorilla trekking.

On Day 03: Return drives to Kampala.


Detailed day-by-day itinerary for  3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda

Day 1: Transfer drive from Kampala to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

You will depart from Kampala and stopover at the Equator for photography at the world’s center line. You will then continue with the journey through the western Uganda highlands to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. As you drive through the country side, you will witness incredible beauty, scenic landscapes, vegetation and birdlife. You will  arrive and check in at your already booked accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner


Day 2: Mountain Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga


After early morning breakfast, you will head to the park headquarters for a briefing from the park guides. Thereafter head to the jungle for gorilla trekking that starts at 8:00 am. Head to the forest for a trek that lasts about 2 to 4 hours or more depending on where the mountain gorillas have spent their night.

After locating the gorillas, you will spend a maximum of 1 hour in the presence of the gorillas. After your trekking experience, you will trek back to the starting point. Remember to carry some drinking water and snacks or foods to keep you energized. You will receive a congratulatory certificate at the park headquarters and then transfer to the lodge for an overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 3: Return drive from Mgahinga to Kampala


On the last day of the 3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda, you will have breakfast then return to Kampala. The drive lasts more than 8 hours and therefore you will have lunch on the way. You will arrive in Kampala in the evening for drop-off at a hotel or other preferred drop-off point.


End of 3 days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda

Safari Quote includes:

  • Transportation in a tour van/Land cruiser
  • Service of an English -speaking tour guide/driver
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park admissions
  • Accommodation on full board
  • Entrance fees to all destinations as per the program
  • Transfer to and from the airport

Safari Quote excludes

  • All activities not mentioned in the program
  • Phone calls bills
  • Tips
  • International transfers
  • Gratitude to tour guides
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal effects of any nature
  • Hotel fees before and after the Uganda safari

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