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