3 Days Gorilla Trekking in Mgahinga: Visiting The Gorillas

3 Days Gorilla Trekking in Mgahinga takes you to the smallest national park in Uganda to track and visit the mountain gorillas in Uganda. Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga – the scenery in and around the park is stunning with three extinct volcanoes Mount Sabinyo, Mount Muhavura, and Mount Gahinga all having their slopes in the park.

The uniqueness of this park is that it features mountain gorillas, which are loved and visited by people/tourists from all over the world. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is located in the southwest of Uganda along the lush, lovely, and volcanic mountains of Kisoro bordering Rwanda. There are also many birds, golden monkeys, and mountain gorillas. The distance between Kampala, the capital of Uganda, and Kisoro may be traveled in 8 to 9 hours by car and 2 hours by plane.

What makes this trip extraordinary

  • Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga

Can be customized: You can request minor changes to the accommodations and destinations of this tour.
Suitable for solo travelers/groups: Solo travelers can book this private tour well as a group/family & honeymooners
Minimum age of 15 years: The minimum age for this tour is 15 years.
Private tour: This tour will be organized exclusively for you and won’t be shared with others.
Mid-range/Luxury tour: This mid-range/luxury tour uses lodges and tented camps.

Itinerary at the Glance: Gorilla Trekking in Mgahinga

  • Day 1: Transfer from Kampala/Entebbe city to Kisoro
  • Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga gorilla national park
  • Day 3: Return to Kampala/Entebbe for your flight

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala/Entebbe city to Kisoro

After picking you up from the hotel and giving you a warm welcome, our guide will drive you out of Kampala along the western road while you take in the stunning scenery of Uganda. You’ll stop at Kayabwe for some photos at the Uganda equator.

You will proceed to travel up to Mbarara before stopping at the Igongo Cultural Center to get some snacks or refreshments.

You will go to Kisoro, where gold meets silver, and arrive there by dusk. Check into a hotel there—a Kisoro tourist hotel or a Kisoro volcano hotel—where we will stay the night while we wait for the events of the following day (Gorilla trekking).

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga gorilla national park

Get up early and have coffee and breakfast before traveling the Mgahinga road and meeting the park rangers to assist you in tracking the gorillas in their natural homes. A variety of bird species will also surprise you with lovely noises, especially in the morning, along with the gorillas, golden monkeys, and abundant vegetation in the forest.

optional activities: golden monkey tracking, visiting the Batwa,& nature walks.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (Uganda)
A baby gorilla keeps a close grip and eye on his surroundings in the green vegetation of Mgahinga National Park in Uganda.

Day 3: Return to Kampala/Entebbe for your flight

With a cup of coffee in hand, you will rise early to explore Lake Mutanda as you watch a variety of morning birds that make a lovely song that awakens people and welcomes you to their inhabitants.

After the boat excursion, you start your journey back to Kampala, stopping first to check into your hotel and enjoy lunch. After that, our driver will take you back to Kampala.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

End of the 3 Days Gorilla Trekking in Mgahinga


  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)


  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • The government imposed an increase in taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

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