8 Days Uganda Gorillas, Golden Monkeys & Wildlife Tour (2024)

8 Days Uganda Gorillas, Golden Monkeys & Wildlife Tour takes you Gorillas & Golden Monkey Trek to Wildlife. 8 Days Uganda Gorillas, Golden Monkeys & Wildlife Tour is very suitable for all travelers visiting Uganda for safari vacation holiday.

8 Days Mgahinga Gorillas, Golden Monkeys and Wildlife Tour starts at the Entebbe International Airport to Mgahinga National Park where you trek both Mountain Gorillas and Golden Monkeys that proceed to Queen Elizabeth for exciting Wildlife Safaris in Uganda.

Also referred to as the pearl of Africa, Uganda offers remarkable adventures, unique expeditions and encounters as you trek the amazing Mountain Gorillas of Mgahinga National Park, Golden Monkeys as well as watch the unique wildlife species of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

The 8 Days Mgahinga Gorillas, Golden Monkeys and Wildlife Tour is the most Affordable Uganda Safari to do on self drive in Uganda, long term car rental, one way car rental as a solo traveler or with friends and family to Mgahinga National Park, Lake Mburo National Park.

Trip Highlights of the 8 Days Uganda Gorillas, Golden Monkeys & Wildlife Tour

Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe to hotel

Day 2: Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Mgahinga National Park

Day 4: Golden Monkey Tracking at Mgahinga National Park

Day 5: Guided Nature/ Community Walk (Batwa)

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 7: Game Drive & Boat Cruise

Day 8: Departure to Entebbe

Detailed Safari Itinerary of the 8 Days Uganda Gorillas, Golden Monkeys & Wildlife Tour

Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe to hotel

Reach the Entebbe International Airport then through a meet and greet session, you meet our guide who briefs you about the safari then transfers you to the Uganda Wildlife Education Center or the Mabamba Wetland Swamp to watch birds and later, he transfers you to hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Protea Hotel Entebbe.

Day 2: Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Delicious morning breakfast then with your luggage, embark on transfer to the stunning Mgahinga National Park located a few kilometers off the busy town of Kisoro. The journey takes you a period of 7 to 8 hours with en-route views of the green terrain, birds, people and lunch in Mbarara. After a while, you shall reach the park and check-in lodge for Dinner and Overnight. Ikoro Lodge.

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Mgahinga National Park

As the sun begins to cast its golden rays over the mist-covered Virunga Mountains, day three of your 8 Day Mgahinga Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, and Wildlife Tour is a memorable safari adventure to do in Mgahinga National Park.

After breakfast at the lodge with packed lunch, lead to have an early morning briefing at the park headquarters, where experienced guides provide essential information about the gorilla trekking families, safety guidelines, and the dos and don’ts during the trek. After a while, you shall be assigned to a gorilla family group.

Later you shall enter the dense green bamboo forests watching the towering peaks of the different Mountain Volcanoes i.e Muhabura, Sabinyo, and Gahinga in the park. You are led by park rangers/ expert trackers as they inform you about the gorillas’ habits and territories.

8 Days Uganda Gorillas, Golden Monkeys & Wildlife TourOn your trek, you shall hike through thick vegetation as you traverse from one trail to another for a period of 3 to 5 hours depending on the current location of the Gorillas then after a while, you get to meet the Gorillas. You shall meet the Gorillas and watch the silverback, overseeing the family, while playful juveniles swing from vines and tree branches. Observe their social interactions, grooming rituals, and nurturing behaviors is a humbling experience that underscores the similarities between these primates and ourselves.

You are granted a precious hour in the company of the gorillas, allowing for photography with a camera that has no flash, quiet contemplation, and a deep connection with the natural world. Take many photos to keep for memories.

After trekking the Gorillas, return back to the park headquarters then after to your 4×4 vehicle to transfer you back to the lodge for relaxation, Dinner and Overnight. Ikoro Lodge

Day 4: Golden Monkey Tracking at Mgahinga National Park

Just like Gorilla Trekking, the 4th Day of the 8 Days Mgahinga Gorillas, Golden Monkeys and Wildlife Tour gives you a Golden Monkey Tracking Adventure in Mgahinga as you get to trek and watch the orange coated Golden Monkeys.

Delicious morning breakfast at the lodge then with packed lunch, you shall proceed to the park headquarters for briefing on conduct around the Golden Monkeys than later, you shall be allocated into groups of 8 with a lead park ranger.

Afterwards, you proceed to enter the green bamboo forested vegetation of Mgahinga National Park to track the Golden Monkeys for 2 to 4 hours along differing trails then after, you shall meet the Golden Monkeys and follow them along various trails taking photos as they jump from one tree branch to another in awe and excitement upon seeing you. Take many photos to keep then after, return to park headquarters then to lodge for Dinner and Overnight. Ikoro Lodge.

Day 5 of the 8 Days Uganda Gorillas Golden Monkeys & Wildlife Tour: Guided Nature/ Community Walk (Batwa)

On the fifth day of your mesmerizing 8 Day Mgahinga Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, and Wildlife Tour you shall embark on a cultural turn visiting the local Batwa people on Guided Nature/Community Walk to the nearby communities.

You shall get on a scenic drive to the Batwa Trailhead to visit and learn about the indigenous local Batwa people to give you a glimpse into their traditional way of life. On meeting the local Batwa, engage in varying traditional customs as they introduce you to their unique knowledge about medicinal plants, survival skills since the ancient days.

After the Batwa cultural adventure, you shall return to the lodge for relaxation, Dinner and Overnight. Ikoro Lodge.

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Early morning breakfast then with all luggage, embark on transfer to the stunning Queen Elizabeth National Park via the Ishasha Sector for a period of 5 to 7 hours. En-route watch the Rwenzori Mountains at a distance, have lunch then after a while, you sha;ll rwch the park and have a Game Drive along the way to check-in lodge for Dinner and Overnight. Bush Lodge.

Day 7 of the 8 Days Uganda Gorillas Golden Monkeys & Wildlife Tour: Game Drive & Boat Cruise

Day 7 of the 8 Days Mgahinga Gorillas, Golden Monkeys and Wildlife Tour, promises to be a wildlife spectacle as you get to watch the various wildlife animals of Uganda at Queen Elizabeth National Park. With packed lunch from the lodge, proceed to the Park early in the morning for a Game drive along many different tracks.

You shall watch many wildlife animals in the park from morning to Mid-day and the animals you watch in the binoculars/ cameras include; prides of lions, herds of elephants, leopards, warthogs, bushbucks, duiker, buffalo, bush buck, etc. Break off for lunch at mid day then continue for an afternoon Boat Cruise along the Kazinga Channel.

Proceed on your Boat Cruise at 2:30 pm then when you reach the shores, boat a boat to cruise you along the Kazinga Channel where you watch many schools of hippo, wildlife animals along the shores and crocodiles beneath the water. After the boat cruise, you shall return to lodge for Dinner and Overnight. Bush Lodge.

Day 8: Departure to Entebbe

Breakfast in the morning then with luggage embark on departure to Kampala or the Entebbe International Airport to board flight back home.

Inclusions of the 8 Days Uganda Gorillas, Golden Monkeys & Wildlife Tour

  • Gorilla Trekking Permits
  • Golden Monkey Tracking
  • Accommodations and Meals
  • Transportation in 4×4 vehicle
  • Cultural Encounters
  • Professional English speaking Guides
  • Park entry Fees

Exclusions of the 8 Days Uganda Gorillas, Golden Monkeys & Wildlife Tour

  • International Flights
  • Visa Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Additional Permits
  • Vaccinations and Health Precautions
    Alcoholic Beverages
  • Optional Upgrades: