4 day gorilla and Mt Sabinyo hiking safari overview
This 4 day gorilla and Mt Sabinyo hiking safari takes you to Mgahinga gorilla national park for gorilla trekking and hiking safaris. Despite being the smallest park in Uganda, Mgahinga national park has over 70 mammal species ready to be enjoyed. The most famous are the endangered mountain gorillas and the endangered golden monkeys. On this Uganda gorilla and hiking safari, we will trek Nyakagyezi gorilla family which is the only habituated gorilla family in Mgahinga national park. We will hike and summit Mt Sabyinyo on this Uganda safari tour.
4 day gorilla and Mt Sabinyo hiking safari highlights
- Day 1: Transfer to Mgahinga national park
- Day 2: Gorilla trekking
- Day 3: Hiking Mt Sabyinyo
- Day 4: Transfer to Kampala.
4 day gorilla and Mt Sabinyo hiking safari detailed itinerary
Day 1: Transfer to Mgahinga national park.
You will be briefed about your Gorilla and hiking safari prior to the departure date. On the morning of this gorilla and Mt Sabinyo hiking safari, we will have an early start, departing Kampala for Mgahinga gorilla national park. Our first stop will be at the equator for breakfast. Photos and experiments will be taken and done at the equator monument before continuing our journey. The scenic drive will see us through the terraced hills of Kabale and the hairpin roads of Kisoro. On arrival, we will check into our lodge and relax for the evening.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking.
After a warm and healthy breakfast, we will head to the park headquarters for briefing. Here, we are briefed on the guidelines of gorilla trekking. Keep a distance of 7 meters away from the gorillas, no flash photography and avoid long eye contact with the gorillas. With the right wear (long sleeved shirt, trousers, rain jacket/poncho and sturdy boots), we will be led into the forest for gorilla trekking.
On seeing the gorillas, we will take our time and observe them as they feed, play and go about their business. We will have the chance to take as many pictures and videos as we may like. Depending on the location of the gorilla family, the gorilla trek may last up to 6 hours. We will return to the lodge and enjoy a relaxing afternoon and evening. There is an option of taking a hike up the Gisozi hills. The views of and Kisoro town are spectacular. Retire to the lodge for the evening and night.
Day 3: Hiking Mount Sabyinyo.
Proceeding an early breakfast, we will embark on our hiking safari up Mount Sabyinyo. Standing at 3,669 meters above sea level, we will hike the mountain, going through the different vegetation on the mountain. Look out for amazing bird and wildlife sightings. Rangers and guides will be lead you on this hike. With various stops, you will reach the summit to enjoy the amazing views of the Virunga Mountains. The trail is a 14km round trip and lasts up to 8 hours. We will descend and transfer to your lodge for a much needed rest.
Day 4: Transfer to Kampala.
On the last day of this gorilla and Mt Sabinyo hiking safari, we have check out of the lodge after breakfast and begin our journey back to Kampala. The scenic views of Mount Muhavura, the rolling hills of Kabale will leave fond memories of your Uganda gorilla and hiking safari. You will have lunch in Mbarara before proceeding to Kampala. On arrival, the guide will drop you at your hotel, place of residence or airport in time for your flight. This will mark the end of your 4 day gorilla and Mt Sabinyo hiking safari.
4 day gorilla and Mt Sabinyo hiking safari includes:
- Gorilla permits
- Park entry fees
- All meals
- Full board accommodation
- Safari vehicle, and transport for the entire safari
- An English speaking guide
- Health insurance
- International flights
- Extra activities and drinks (Massage, wine, beers)