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6 Days 5 nights Kampala | Mt Mgahinga National Park | Hiking Mount Sabyinyo | Batwa Pygmies | Hiking Mount Muhabura | Kampala Safari

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6 Days 5 nights
Tour Details

Strap on your boots and prepare for an epic Ugandan adventure! This 6-day, 5-night safari takes you from the bustling streets of Kampala to the breathtaking scenery of Mgahinga National Park. Hike the volcanic slopes of Mount Sabyinyo, where three countries meet at the peak, and witness stunning panoramic views. Delve into the ancient culture of the Batwa Pygmies before tackling the challenging yet rewarding climb of Mount Muhabura. With wildlife encounters, cultural immersion, and heart-pounding hikes, this Ugandan adventure promises an unforgettable journey.

What’s Included
  • All meals and accommodation as outlined in the itinerary.
  • Ground transportation provided in a comfortable 4×4 Safari vehicle.
  • Services of a dedicated English-speaking driver/safari guide throughout the trip.
  • Complimentary water, coffee, or tea during the safari.
  • Game safari experiences.
  • Park fees and all applicable government taxes/levies.
  • Provision of drinking water throughout the safari.
What’s Excluded
  • International airfares.
  • Entry visa to Uganda.
  • Porter services.
  • Personal insurance covering medical and travel needs.
  • Tips and gratuities for rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.
  • All personal expenses, including drinks, laundry, and optional activities.

NB: Tipping: It is generally recommended to tip your guide 10 USD per person per day 

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Uganda – Entebbe to Mgahinga National Park

On the first day of your 6-day Mgahinga hiking safari, upon your arrival at Entebbe International Airport or in Kampala, our friendly team will extend a warm welcome to you. We will then embark on a picturesque drive to Mgahinga National Park, situated approximately 510 kilometers (317 miles) away. The journey will lead us through captivating landscapes, rural communities, and stunning vistas. Along the route, we will pause at intriguing sites, including the Equator, offering opportunities for memorable photos and insights into this geographical marvel. After the scenic drive, you’ll check in at your selected lodge in Mgahinga, where you can enjoy a stay tailored to your preference, whether it be luxury, mid-range, or budget accommodations.

Day 2Gorilla Trekking in Mgahinga National Park

Prepare yourself for an exhilarating adventure on our 6-day Mgahinga hiking safari, featuring an extraordinary gorilla trekking expedition in Mgahinga National Park. Guided by seasoned experts, we’ll journey through the dense forests, in pursuit of the elusive and magnificent mountain gorillas. Encountering these gentle giants in their natural habitat provides a rare opportunity to observe and capture close-up photographs of them. The duration of the trek may vary, spanning from 2 to 6 hours, depending on the location of the gorilla family. Following the trek, we’ll return to the lodge for relaxation and an overnight stay, tailored to your preference, whether it be luxury, mid-range, or budget accommodations.

Day 3Hiking Mount Sabyinyo

Embark on the thrilling adventure of hiking Mount Sabyinyo today, one of the Virunga volcanoes. This safari hiking excursion promises awe-inspiring views of the surrounding landscapes and neighboring countries, such as Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Throughout the ascent, we’ll traverse diverse terrains and vegetation, creating an exhilarating and fulfilling hiking experience. Upon reaching the summit, we’ll be greeted with panoramic vistas to savor. After the hike, unwind and enjoy your stay at your preferred accommodations, whether luxury, mid-range, or budget.

Day 4Batwa Pygmies Cultural Experience and Nature Walk

Dive deep into the vibrant cultural heritage of the Batwa Pygmies, the indigenous inhabitants of the region. This immersive experience offers you the chance to engage with the Batwa community, gaining insights into their traditional way of life and taking part in cultural activities like traditional dances and storytelling sessions. Following this enriching cultural encounter, we’ll venture on a guided nature walk through Mgahinga National Park. Along the way, we’ll explore the park’s diverse ecosystems, encountering unique flora and fauna, including a variety of bird species and primates. Conclude the day with a relaxing stay at your preferred accommodations, whether luxury, mid-range, or budget.

Day 5Hiking Mount Muhabura

Embark on today’s adventure to Mount Muhabura, another breathtaking peak within the Virunga volcanoes. This hike will test your skills with its steep slopes and rugged terrain, but the awe-inspiring views from the summit will undoubtedly make the challenge worthwhile. Standing tall at an elevation of 4,127 meters (13,540 feet), you’ll be rewarded with panoramic vistas of the surrounding landscapes and nearby lakes, creating unforgettable memories. After soaking in the scenery and capturing memorable photographs, we’ll descend and return to the lodge for a well-deserved rest and overnight stay. Choose from a range of accommodations to suit your preferences, whether luxury, mid-range, or budget.

Day 6Departure – Mgahinga National Park to Entebbe or Kampala

As we conclude our unforgettable adventure in Mgahinga National Park, it’s time to bid farewell to its captivating beauty. Following breakfast, you’ll check out from the lodge and commence your journey back to Kampala or Entebbe, covering approximately 510 kilometers (317 miles) with a travel time of around 8-9 hours. Along the route, you’ll traverse scenic landscapes and pass through rural communities, providing one last opportunity to savor the beauty of Uganda. Our team will ensure a seamless transfer to the airport or your preferred drop-off location, marking the end of your memorable 6-day Mgahinga hiking safari.

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