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4 Day Gahinga

Uganda

Overview

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

Safaris

Mount Gahinga Lodge – 3 Nights

Day 1 in Mount Gahinga Lodge
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.

Day 2 in Mount Gahinga Lodge
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.

Day 3 in Mount Gahinga Lodge
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.


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.

Location

Uganda is west of Kenya and shares the great Lake Victoria with Kenya and Tanzania.

Experiences

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda's oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests and this ‘impenetrable forest’ also protects an estimated 320 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population. It is composed of an old and very large stretch of green rainforest which extends over 330 square kilometres and ascends from 1100 metres to 2400 metres. The green trees and plants drip with moisture and are a habitat to numerous birds, primates and butterflies to mention just a few. The highlight of any visit to Bwindi is the opportunity to come face to face with the tranquil mountain gorillas that dwell in this forest. Knowledgeable guides will take you trekking into the forest to see these fascinating creature but be aware, the trek is quite challenging and involves ascending and descending moist muddy trails. However, when you finally meet these peaceful giants, you will be amazed by this wonderful encounter and many people are astounded to discover that these magnificent creatures share 97% of their DNA with humans. There are also around 350 species of birdsin the forest, so it’s a paradise for twitchers! There are also chimpanzees living in this forest so this is a great opportunity to also see these primates as well. Bwindi is very unique in this way because it is the only existing African Forest where gorillas and chimpanzees co-exist. For more opportunities to see chimpanzees, Kibale Forest National Park – four hours by road, west of the capital, Kampala - is one of the best destinations in Africa for seeing even more chimpanzees. And don’t forget, you will also see plenty of other exotic wildlife in Uganda, not just primates!

Accommodations

Private eco and safari lodges

Useful Info

Capital: Kampala

Time: Three hours ahead of GMT.

Money: The Ugandan Shilling is the currency of Uganda. 

Health: If you’re going trekking vaccinations should be taken against Tetanus, Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Rabies, Hepatitis B, Meningococcal Meningitis and Poliomyelitis. There is also Malaria in Uganda so precautions should be taken also.

Water: It is recommended that you drink bottled water while you are in Uganda.

Climate: Uganda has an equatorial climate that is moist and hot but the temperature is modified by the relatively high altitude of most areas of the country.

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