This short three-night stay in Mount Gahinga offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy your own adventure with unique mountain gorilla tours in Uganda, mountain hiking, monkey tracking and diverse interactive cultural experiences as well.

Highlights Include:

  • Batwa Heritage Experience
  • Batwa Dance Performance
  • Golden Monkey Tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  • Gorilla Tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  • Hike one of three Volcanoes

Day 1

  • Arrive in Entebbe
  • Fly to Kisoro and travel to the Mount Gahinga Lodge with your expert safari guide

O/N: Mount Gahinga Lodge (L,D)

Day 2

  • Batwa Heritage Experience
  • Batwa Vocational Centre
  • Batwa Dance Group
  • Batwa Settlement Tour

O/N: Mount Gahinga Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 3 Options

  • Hike a Volcano
  • Golden Monkey Tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  • Gorilla Tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  • Forest walks in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

O/N: Mount Gahinga Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 4

  • Fly back to Entebbe

Mount Gahinga Lodge (B)

Plane

Batwa1

Golden Monkeys

Day 1 

Arrive at Entebbe airport where an Aerolink member of staff will assist you with the check-in and transfer to your 07:45am (arrival 08:55am) domestic flight to Kisoro, check-in time is one hour before the flight. Once at Kisoro you will be welcomed by your expert guide who will provide knowledge and assistance throughout your journey.

Transfer to Volcanoes Mount Gahinga Lodge. The lodge is located at the foot of the Virunga Volcanoes and near the entrance to the national park.

Approximate Travel Times: Driving 1 hour; Flying 1 hours

O/N Mount Gahinga Lodge (L,D)

 

Day 2 

The Batwa Heritage Experience offers an interactive tour of the culture and history of one of Africa’s oldest tribes. The tour includes lessons on hunting, gathering, life in the forest, cooking food, religion, marriage and courtship customs and is fully involved. They also perform their traditional dances at the lodge and a Vocational Centre has been set up to teach them skills and abilities to create a new life for themselves in the village.

O/N Mount Gahinga Lodge (B,L,D)

 

Day 3 

Hike the Muhavura, Sabinyo or Gahinga volcanoes. Mount Gahinga offers a gentler hike through the bamboo forest on the lower slopes and marshy craters at the peak. Muhavura is the most challenging peak in the park. The hike will take most of the day, but the adventurous will be rewarded with a great sense of accomplishment and spectacular views. Sabinyo is for seasoned hikers, with bamboo ladders and three peaks, reaching the summit gifts the reward of standing on the border of three countries at once.

Alternatively there are other exciting activities for those interested in the culture and natural history of Mgahinga:

  • Enjoy a performance from the Batwa Dance Group, an initiative fully supported by the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust. The group now perform once a week on Volcanoes Safaris land for the benefit of the local community and Volcanoes Safaris clients. Learn more about their unique culture through their oral traditions first-hand.
  • Track gorillas in Nkuringo, which is a 2-hour drive away from the lodge. (additional permits required, upon payment of supplement, subject to availability). Tracking is possible at Nkuringo, located at the southern sector of Bwindi National Park. Tracking here can be challenging due to steep and muddy paths.
  • Take a guided nature walk through the park and track golden monkeys. The path takes you from the bamboo stands and a forested gorge on the lower levels to the elevated heath and moorland higher up.

O/N Mount Gahinga Lodge (B,L,D)

 

Day 4 

Transfer from the lodge to the Kisoro airstrip. Fly to Entebbe on the 09:10am flight (arrive 11:25am) and connect with your return flight home.

Approximate Travel Times: Driving 1 hour; Flying 2 hours

Mount Gahinga Lodge (B)

mount-gahinga-mini-300x170Mount Gahinga Lodge – 3 Nights

Nestled in the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes, Mount Gahinga Lodge is an exclusive lodge that has the impressive backdrop of three of the volcanoes themselves. Its rustic charm creates an absorbing atmosphere of tranquility and history.

View Dates and Prices: 2014 - 2015

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Safari Prices

2014

Private Departure **

Package

High Season

Low Season

Private departure based on 2 people $ 3,117 $ 2,805
Single Room Supplement $ 141 $ 127
** Prices are based on a minimum of two people travelling on a private safari.Prices are quoted in US$. For £ sterling and Euro payments the dollar will be converted at the prevailing exchange rate at the time of payment.Prices are valid until 31 December 2014.
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

Safari Prices

2015

Private Departure **

Package

High Season

Low Season

Private departure based on 2 people $ 3,117 $ 2,805
Single Room Supplement $ 141 $ 127
** Prices are based on a minimum of two people travelling on a private safari.Prices are quoted in US$. For £ sterling and Euro payments the dollar will be converted at the prevailing exchange rate at the time of payment.Prices are valid until 31 December 2015.
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Golden Monkeys