The 4Day Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Adventure takes you to western Uganda via Masaka-Mbarara highway with stopover at the Uganda equator for photographs, then with scenic view continues to Mgahinga Gorilla National park. For the unforgettable gorilla trekking, gorilla safari, gorilla tours! Nature Adventure Africa Safaris Ltd a Uganda tour company will offer you the best for your Uganda budget safari, Budget gorilla trekking, budget gorilla safaris, cheap gorilla safaris, cheap gorilla trekking, cheap gorilla adventure, budget gorilla tours join the tour and experience Uganda’s wilderness, hospitable Ugandans!
Day1: Entebbe/Kampala-Mgahinga Gorilla Park
After breakfast, meet our driver/guide and the travel down to the park from Kampala with lunch en-route, checking into your accommodation in Kisoro town or at the park entrance. Dinner and overnight at Kisoro rest traveler/Amajambere camp, meal plan: H/B
Day2: Mgahinga Volcano Hike
After breakfast, take adventurous full day climb up Mt Gahinga, Mt Sabinyo or Mt Muhavura. These picturesque, conical volcanoes straddle Uganda’s borders with Congo and Rwanda, and on a clear day the peaks offer astounding views of all three countries. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, meal plan: F/B
Day3: Batwa Cultural Performances
The dense forests at the foot of the Virunga Volcanoes were home to the Batwa people: hunter-gatherers and fierce warriors who depended on the forest for shelter, food and medicine thanks to ancient knowledge passed down for generations.
When Mgahinga Gorilla National Park was established, the Batwa, a group of indigenous people, were suddenly evicted from the forest and forced to abandon their low-impact, nomadic lifestyle. Now landless, they work for local farmers. The only time they are permitted to re-enter their cherished forest is as tour guides on the Batwa Trail. A visit to the Batwa trail permits visitors to discover the magic of the indigenous people old home while partaking in nature walks and learning about the group’s cultural heritage.
During this moving cultural encounter tour, the Batwa demonstrate hunting techniques; gather honey; point out medicinal plants and demonstrate bamboo cups. Guests are finally invited to the sacred Ngarama Cave, once home to the Batwa King, where the women of the community perform a sorrowful song which echoes eerily around the depths of the dark cave, and leaves guests with a striking and moving sense of the richness of this fading culture. This is truly a unique experience for visitors to learn about the traditional culture of the indigenous people.
- Switch off your flashlight in the Ngarama Cave, as ghostly singing begins to echo in the pitch darkness
- Making fire requires team work! Watch your Batwa guides create fire to smoke out bees
- See a traditional Batwa grass hut – quick to build and to demolish which was essential for this nomadic culture
- Enjoy the lively dance at the cave´s entrance as the Batwa women sing a traditional song to welcome their guests
- Walk through the pristine Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, with spectacular views of the Virunga Volcanoes
After breakfast, embark our safari truck and transfer to Kampala with lunch en-route, stop at the Uganda equator for snacks and photo shooting, after drive to the airport for your flight departure. End of services, Meal plan: F/B
Optional activities are Budget Gorilla trekking and golden monkey tracking which can be experience with 2 more days at Mgahinga Gorilla Park.
Accommodation and meals
Mgahinga volcano hiking
Batwa cultural performances
Mineral water on board
Airfares, Visa, tipping fees to locals and porters while trekking gorillas, Laundry, Cigarettes, Luxury drinks and any other personal nature expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.