Overview of the1 Day Mgahinga Golden Monkey Safari Uganda Safari / 1 Day Uganda Golden Monkey Safari in Mgahinga Gorilla Park with Batwa
This 1 day Uganda safari to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park gives you an opportunity to see the golden monkeys that habituate in the alpine forests of Mgahinga ranges as well as meeting the interesting Batwa people.
Mghinga Gorilla National Park Uganda is one of the few places on the planet where you can find these elusive and beautiful mountain creatures, the golden monkeys. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is located in southwestern Uganda in the district of Kisoro about 150 km from Kigali the capital of Rwanda where this 1-day safari Uganda begins from. Mgahinga Gorilla Park has a unique and rich biodiversity that includes the golden monkeys, mountain gorillas as well as black and white colobus monkeys and 180 bird species with 12 Albertine rift endemics.
Highlights of the 1 Day Mgahinga Golden Monkey Safari Uganda Safari / 1 Day Uganda Golden Monkey Safari in Mgahinga Gorilla Park with Batwa
Transfer from Kigali city to Mgahinga, engage in golden monkey trekking and an after encountering with the Batwa.
Detailed itinerary of the 1 Day Mgahinga Golden Monkey Safari Uganda Safari / 1 Day Uganda Golden Monkey Safari in Mgahinga Gorilla Park with Batwa
Kick-off this safari in Uganda with an early morning pick up from your Kigali hotel and start off your tour Uganda adventure to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park which lasts between 3-4 hours from Kigali. This leads to the start of an awesome safari to Uganda road trip adventure through the land of a thousand rolling hills. This road adventure is fascinating as your eyes are in for a treat of the truly magical experience loaded with a lot of sightings that will leave you breathless. This treat begins with a glorious view of the natives going about their daily routines from tilling their lands, to men and women riding bicycles loaded with agricultural products headed towards the nearest market areas. This road trip to Mgahinga National Park on your 1-day safari in Uganda is a very comfortable one as it is done on the tarmacked road all the way to Cyanika border which is about 125 km away from Kigali the capital of Rwanda. The crossing into the Ugandan territory on this tour Uganda comes with a fantastic change in the landscape as you get to drive through a towering ranges that are covered with thick forests and on a good sunny morning, enjoy the spectacular view of the elegantly tall Virunga ranges on the Ugandan side that will definitely give you a befitting welcome to the pearl of Africa! On arrival here, you get to engage in a short briefing about the rules and regulations that are observed during this golden monkey trekking expedition after which you get to begin a memorable golden monkey search into the afro-montane forests of Mgahinga.
When you get to see these monkeys, you have an hour to indulge yourself in observing these majestic creatures that are quite shy hence you are advised to keep quiet in order not to scare these monkeys off. Return to the park centre then transfer to a nearby lodge for lunch. After enjoying a delicious African buffet meal, return transfer to the start of the Batwa cultural trail and this leads on a thrilling Uganda cultural safari encounter with the Batwa which are considered the original custodians of these forests as they believed to have lived in these forests for over 600 years in complete peace and harmony with the giant beasts that are found in these forests. Visit the Garama caves and see where the early human inhabitants of the forests of Mgahinga lived. Listen to the bewildering stories of how the Batwa used to survive within these jungles. Join the Batwa as they put on a cultural spectacle of dance and music and grove to their rhythmic beats. After this Uganda cultural safari experience, set off for a return journey to Kigali to continue with your Rwanda safari adventure or a flight back home. In case you decide to do a Rwanda tour, you can make a Rwanda gorilla safari to Volcanoes National Park or visit Nyugwe Forest National Park for a stunning forest canopy walk.
Although this has been a short Uganda safari to Mgahinga Gorilla National park, you can decide to visit other Uganda destination such as Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kidepo Valley National Park for a spectacular encounter with Uganda’s wildlife on either a short Uganda wildlife safari or long Uganda wildlife safari. In case you still need to have another encounter with the gorillas, all you need is a Uganda gorilla safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is home to 400 gorillas and 18 habituated gorilla families. You can visit all these safaris in Uganda destination using any of our wide fleet of self-drive car rentals Uganda car options that will definitely fit your desires for self-drive car hire in Uganda. Our car hire in Uganda fleet of cars includes various cars for example super customs for hire in Uganda, 4×4 safari vans for hire in Uganda, buses for hire in Uganda, 4×4 safari land cruisers for hire in Uganda, and saloon car hire in Uganda.
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