Gorillas and Golden Monkeys

6 days—Gorillas and Golden Monkeys Safari

$3350-3750 USD

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Safari summary

This is the ultimate safari for those wishing to experience primate encounters that includes tracking gorillas and golden monkeys in Uganda. You will discover on your visit the varied mountainous areas covered with thick forest and other eco-systems. This primate encounter will get you close to the endangered Mountain Gorilla and Golden Monkeys in their natural habitat at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.


About this tour
Custom, tailor-made, private
Strenuous activity
Main focus:

Primate trekking

Best months: 
January, February, March, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Fine details
Safari highlights
  • Hiking | trekking
Countries visited
country.name Rwanda
country.name Uganda
Parks visited
Bwindi Impenetrable
Mgahinga
What’s included?
Airport transfers
Private vehicle and driver
Meals
Park fees
Accommodation
What’s not included?
Alcoholic beverages
Premium alcoholic beverages
Internal flights
Laundry
Hot air balloons
Tips and gratuities
Spa treatments
International flights
All drinks
Visas

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Kigali, Rwanda a country famed as a land of a thousand hills. Upon your arrival you will be met by our representative. Depending on your touch down time, you will have a chance to explore Kigali's Historical and Cultural sites.

Heaven Boutique Hotel Kigali

Day 2

Bwindi Impenetrable

Travel to Rushaga in Uganda. You will stay near Bwindi Impenetrable National Park a primeval forest that shelters the endangered Mountain Gorilla. Bwindi a UNESCO Heritage Site is one of the captivating forest parklands with its swamp and bamboo forest making it an ideal place for the Mountain Gorilla population and other wildlife like baboons, elephants, chimpanzees and over 350 bird species. Although gorilla trekking can be challenging, your face to face encounter is a memorable experience.

Rushaga Gorilla Camp or equivalent

Day 3

Bwindi Impenetrable

Gorilla tracking –a lifetime experience Have an early morning breakfast and then go for a briefing by wildlife rangers at the Park headquarters. Proceed to the forest for gorilla tracking to find the iconic gentle forest dwellers. You should be equipped with jungle boots since tracking involves walking up steep densely forested hills before finally coming across the endangered gorillas in the dense tropical vegetation their favourite habitat. You have one magical hour with them.

Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge or equivalent

Day 4

Mgahinga

Today after breakfast go for golden monkey habituation experience at Mgahinga National Park. This park was gazetted in 1991. It gets its name from the local word Gahinga meaning a “pile of stones”. Encounter the habituated golden monkey troops that are endemic to this place. You have upto 4 hours to study them with scientists. It is a true wildlife experience.

Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge or equivalent

Day 5

After Breakfast, you will visit the the local communities to learn about their cultures and history. Later on go for a boat ride on Lake Mulehe.  

Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge or equivalent

Day 6

End of tour. Travel back to Kigali for your flight back home.

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