7 Days Gorila and Golden Monkey Tracking

Book Tour / Safari

Tour Highlights

Day 1: AIRPORT PICKUP
Day 2: EQUATOR AND IGONGO CULTURAL CENTRE
Day 3: GOLDEN MONKEY TRACKING
Day 4: GORILLA TRACKING
Day 5: LAKE BUNYONYI
Day 6: FULL DAY DRIVE TO KAMPALA
Day 7: AIRPORT TRANSFER

 

DAY 1: AIRPORT PICKUP
Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, meet and greet with our representative for a transfer to your accommodation unit for Overnight stay.
Meals: Pay Direct
Activities:
Airport pick up

DAY 2: EQUATOR AND IGONGO CULTURAL CENTRE
Wake up early and after breakfast prepare for a departure to Kisoro. This full day’s drive will take us through interesting features enroute like at the Uganda equator line where we will break off for photo shots and interact with a few indigenous Ugandans selling crafts. You may opt to carry out an experiment( at an extra charge paid directly) to confirm your position at both the north and south pole simultaneously.
We continue our journey through winding roads dotted with fresh fruit market stalls at some points, not missing out the jolly kids patrolling their home land and may be quick to wave with a smile saying hello. We continue past Lake Mburo National Park and then to the Ankole Land famous for its long horned cattle, where we will break for Lunch. Visit the Igongo cultural Centre museum. The main attraction at Igongo Cultural Centre is the community Museum of South Western Uganda with a tag line “ObwengyebugiraEmizi” (Wisdom is rooted in the past). The Museum presents many themes in line with Ancient and modern History of South Western Uganda to present, Cultures of the people of South Western Uganda, Traditional skills of the people in areas of Pottery and Iron working that you will have insight into.
We will then continue to Kisoro through the beautiful unwinding roads, past terraced hills and green lush forests. Arrive in the evening and check in at your accommodation unit for dinner and overnight stay..
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Activities: Equator Line, Igongo Cultural Museum

DAY 3: GOLDEN MONKEY TRACKING
This day is set out for Golden Monkey tracking in the Mgahinga Valley National Park. Make your way deep into the golden monkey territory, guides lead visitors to the habitat of groups of ‘habituated’ golden monkeys. Though viewing is kept to a maximum of one hour, travelers can get an up-close look at the golden monkey in its natural habitat. Adult monkeys frolic in plain view, feeding on bamboo leaves and leaping from perch to perch. Females carry their young, completely comfortable among onlookers. Return to your hotel to freshen up, rest of the day at leisure preparing for the next day’s gorilla trek.
Activities: 1 Golden Monkey trek
Meal Plan:
Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

DAY 4: GORILLA TRACKING
This day is set out for Golden Monkey tracking in the Mgahinga Valley National Park. Make your way deep into the golden monkey territory, guides lead visitors to the habitat of groups of ‘habituated’ golden monkeys. Though viewing is kept to a maximum of one hour, travelers can get an up-close look at the golden monkey in its natural habitat. Adult monkeys frolic in plain view, feeding on bamboo leaves and leaping from perch to perch. Females carry their young, completely comfortable among onlookers. Return to your hotel to freshen up
Activities: 1 Gorilla trek
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner

DAY 5: LAKE BUNYONYI
We depart after early breakfast for Lake Bunyonyi. The journey offers many scenic views of the Kigezi rolling hills with their beautiful terraces and past lush green forests. The winding roads through the rolling hills are breathtaking, take memorable photo shots. Lake Bunyonyi is locally translated to mean a place of many small birds. This lake is the second deepest in Africa and is rumored to be Bilihazia free making it safe for swimming. The scenery at the lake is breathtaking with various islands doted across the lake. Canoe rides can be made to these islands, learn about the inhabitants and history of the people living here.
It’s a day for rest from the hectic treks to the mountain gorillas and golden monkey territories. Retire at your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Activities: 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 6: FULL DAY DRIVE TO KAMPALA
After breakfast, embark on a full day drive back to Kampala. Arrive in the evening and be dropped at your hotel.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch.

DAY 7: AIRPORT TRANSFER
Transfer to the airport for your onward journey.
Activities: Airport transfer
Meal Plan: Breakfast

SAFARI INCLUDES:

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation while on safari
  • Pre and post safari accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • 1 gorilla permit per person
  • 1 Golden monkey tracking permit per person
  • Activities as per the itinerary
  • 4x4wd vehicle with Fuel/gas
  • English speaking driver/guide

COSTS EXCLUDE:

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation while on safari
  • Pre and post safari accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • 1 gorilla permit per person
  • 1 Golden monkey tracking permit per person
  • Activities as per the itinerary
  • 4x4wd vehicle with Fuel/gas
  • English speaking driver/guide