3 Days Mount Gahinga Hiking safari

3 Days Mount Gahinga hiking safari: This 3 days mount gahinga hiking safari tour is such a fascinating activity done in Mgahinga gorilla national park situated in south western part of uganda which is yet a home to only one gorilla family “Nyakagezi gorilla family”. Mount Mgahinga stands at 3,472M high above the sea level and is the amongst the 8 volcanoes with in Virunga massif  together with Mount Karisimbi, Mount Bisoke, Mount Gahinga, Mount Sabyinyo, Mount Mikeno, Mount Nyiragongo, and Mount Nyamulagira.  The above mentioned 8 volcanoes make up the virunga massif. This 3 days mount Mgahinga hiking safari tour starts and ends in Kampala Uganda though it’s as well possible to start from Kigali Rwanda. The packing list for this 3 days mount Mgahinga hiking safari tour include waterproof hiking boats, a rain coat, long sleeved attire, a cap, garden gloves, a cap, sun glasses and insect repellant among others for the best hiking adventure in uganda the p[earl of Africa.

3 Days Mount Gahinga Hiking safari

Highlights of this 3 days mount gahinga hiking safari tour

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


Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Mgahinga gorilla national park 

Transfer to Mgahinga national park: You will start your day 1 of 3 days mount gahinga hiking safari tour with a hotel or airport pick up by our company representative who at the same time is your safari guide throughout the trip. Embark on this 9 hours’ drive to Mgahinga gorilla national park with the first stop at the equator to enjoy a moment of photo taking and perform some experiments. After this proceed to Mbarara city for an enroute lunch and the journey to kigezi region proceeds via stunning farmlands in Ankole region where you will be able to spot cattle keepers with their cattle grazing in flat farms until you reach in kigezi region where you will be rewarded with rolling hills in Kabale district as you proceed your journey to Mgahinga gorilla national park in Kisoro district. Upon park arrival, check in your lodge for dinner and overnight sleep awaiting for the next day’s adventure.

Meal plan: lunch and dinner

Day 2: Hike mount gahinga (Ascend and Descend)

Hiking mount gahinga (Ascend and Descend): After breakfast on day 2 of 3 days mount gahinga hiking safari tour, pack enough drinking water to keep you hydrated while you hike as well as enough food to enjoy enroute while on a hike then wear the most appropriate hiking gear to meet your safari driver and be driven to the park headquarters for a briefing with other hikers then hire a porter to assist you in carrying the backpack and the real adventure commences as you trail via forest while spotting several wildlife species including Mountain gorillas and golden monkeys since this Mgahinga gorilla national park is a home to endangered mountain gorillas as well as golden monkeys though hikers are always advised to avoid giving attention to those primates since most of them are moving freely and probably some may not be habituated and dangerous to humans so keep following the guidelines given by the rangers for safety and security purposes. Upon arrival at the summit of Mount Mgahinga, hikers are rewards with a stunning view of the Caldera swamp that stands at the top of Mount Mgahinga suitable for photography and enjoy the clear view of Rwanda especially volcanoes national park since it borders with Mgahinga gorilla national park. Spend some hours at the summit and later on start the descent back to the starting point where you safari driver will be waiting for you for a drive back to your lodge for a relaxed evening, dinner and overnight sleep ready for the next day’s drive back to Kampala the capital city of uganda. 

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner 

Day 3: Drive back to Kampala for departures

Return to Kampala for departures: After an early cup of coffee or whatever will be served for breakfast on day 3 of 3 days mount Gahinga hiking safari tour, check out of the lodge ready for another drive back to Kampala. Lunch will be enroute in Mbarara city and which your journey proceeds to Kampala arriving in late afternoon or evening, be transferred on a brief City tour exploring the market centers, craft shops and religious sites among others. After this, proceed with your journey for a hotel drop off in case you need an overnight in Kampala or Entebbe international airport for a flight to the next destination.

Meal plan: breakfast and lunch


Inclusive in 3 days mount Mgahinga hiking safari tour

  • Pick up and drop off
  • A 4×4 safari vehicle and fuel
  • Rangers
  • Hiking permit
  • Accommodation for 2 nights
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Enough drinking water

Exclusive in 3 days mount Mgahinga hiking safari tour

  • Visa and air ticket 
  • Porter
  • Tips
  • Life insurance 
  • Laundry 
  • Souvenirs 
  • Additional accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • Other expenses of personal nature
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