Fly into Kigali Rwanda and connect to Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks in Uganda in the shortest time possible. YES, Kigali to Mgahinga safaris have presently become common especially for travelers with limited time. The drive time from Kigali to Mgahinga is roughly 5 hours drive unlike a full day of driving from Entebbe International airport. Gorilla Trek Africa, the number one gorilla safari company in Rwanda and Uganda offers you tailor made Uganda safaris in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park starting and ending in Kigali Rwanda. Are you8 interested in trekking Nyakagyezi gorilla family, visiting the golden monkeys? Hiking the Virunga volcanoes or being part of Batwa cultural trail? Our Kigali to Mgahinga safaris offer you all you need to meet, satisfy and exceed all your travel expectations and interests. Cyanika border in Kisoro district is the entry point from Kigali to Mgahinga. The top tourist activities to do in Mgahinga National Park starting and ending in Kigali Rwanda include:
Kigali to Mgahinga gorilla trekking
You can trek gorillas in Mgahinga gorilla national park from Kigali Rwanda. Mgahinga Park is home to the one and only Nyakagyezi gorilla family available for trekking. Each day, Uganda Wildlife Authority issues 8 permits to trek Nyakagyezi. Fortunately, trekking gorillas in Mgahinga gorilla National park is far much affordable and cheap for budget travelers unlike in Rwanda. A single gorilla permit in Uganda costs $700 for foreign non-residents, $600 for foreign residents and UGX 250,000 for East African residents. A 2 Days Mgahinga Gorilla trek from Kigali is a suitable package for you. On this trip, travelers and at Kigali International and are directly transferred to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for an overnight stay. On the second day, travelers visit the gorillas and later drive back to Kigali for their connecting flights. A 1-Day Uganda gorilla trek is also possible, here travelers leave Kigali at 3:30am, drive for five hours to reach Mgahinga and catch up with a pre gorilla trekking briefing at Ntebeko park head quarters at 7:00am. Trekking starts at 8:00am lasting for between 2 to 8 hours. After spending an hour with gorillas, travelers are driven back to Kigali for their connecting flights.
Golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga from Kigali Rwanda
Besides gorillas, travelers can also trek the endangered golden moneys in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park starting and ending in Kigali Rwanda. Mgahinga is one of the two destinations which shelter endangered golden monkeys besides Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. A close encounter with lively and playful golden monkeys offers you a lifetime experience that you will live to remember. Interestingly, trekking golden monkeys is far cheaper costing $100 compared to gorillas hence the best alternative for budget travelers.
Batwa Cultural Trail
Be part of the indigenous Batwa cultural trail to learn and experience the traditional forest life of Batwa pygmies in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The experience involves Batwa pygmies guiding you into the forest to perform their initial activities before they were chased out of the forest. Among the activities done in Batwa cultural trail include hunting, fruit gathering, collecting honey, medicinal herbs and visiting Ngarama cave to perform rituals and offer sacrifices. Batwa cultural trail costs $80 per person for half a day. More so, traditional dances, poems and songs are performed introducing travelers to Batwa’s traditions, norms and beliefs. Travelers are allowed to take part in traditional dances, which make them feel as part of the community. The money collected from Batwa cultural trail is used to fund Batwa community projects such as constructing water dams, schools and medical centers.
Hiking Virunga Volcanoes
Do not miss hiking to the summit of any Virunga Volcano in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park on your Kigali to Mgahinga safari with Gorilla Trek Africa. Mgahinga is home to three extinct Virunga Volcanoes, which are Mt Gahinga, Mt Muhabura and Mt Sabyinyo, which are part of the china of the Virunga volcanoes in the Virunga Conservation Area. Ensure physical fitness to avoid any difficulties when hiking.
How to book Kigali to Mgahinga Gorilla Safaris
Wondering how to book your gorilla safari from Kigali Rwanda? No worries, Gorilla Trek Africa is at your service. We offer you tailor made Kigali to Mgahinga gorilla safaris and all other experiences in Mgahinga at affordable rates. Contact us today, tell us about your travel dates, number of days and we shall do the rest for you.
Enjoy Kigali to Mgahinga safaris for gorilla trekking, batwa cultural trail, volcano hiking and golden monkey trekking experiences in the shortest time possible at affordable rates with Gorilla Trek Africa.
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