A Flying Safari to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is for those interested in flying rather than driving the long way of 8-9 hours to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Kisoro. This will help reduce the much time you would spend on the road to get to the park to only 2 hours if you are flying. This flying safari will give you an opportunity to explore Mgahinga Gorilla National through doing various activities at this park which include Mountain Gorilla tracking, Batwa cultural trail experience, and volcano climbing among others. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is the other national park where you can do gorilla tracking to see the endangered apes in their natural habitat; it is as well great for adventurers offering 3 volcanoes for hiking.
About Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is Uganda’s smallest national park which is located on the border with Rwanda. It is one of the national parks that make the great Virunga ranges with others including Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in DR Congo. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is made up of 3 extinct volcanoes which include Muhavura, Gahinga and Sabinyo. It is home to the endangered mountain gorillas and Golden monkeys, other species including birds, reptiles and forest mammals can be sighted during your visit at this park.
How much is a flying Safari to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
A flying safari to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park cost depends on the range of travel that is luxury, Mid-range or budget, itinerary and days of travel. The biggest cost on this safari is the Gorilla tracking permit which costs USD700 per person per trek for Foreign Non-Residents, USD600 for East African Residents and USD70 for East African Citizens, other costs include accommodation ranging from Budget USD100 Mid-range USD200 and Luxury USD300-USD700, Transport and a return flights which cost USD542 among other services the most common travel itinerary for Gorilla tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is 3 Days Fly-in Mghainga Gorilla Tracking which costs USD2200 for a solo traveler, USD1690 per person for 2 people sharing, USD1670 per person for 3 people sharing, USD1650 per person sharing for 4 people this price is all inclusive including a Gorilla tracking permit, accommodation (Budget range), transport in a 4×4 Safari vehicle, Return flights, English speaking Driver guide and Drinking water, this excludes Tips, Uganda Visa, Flights and Alcoholic drinks. Contact us here and we will help book for you gorilla tracking experience in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park accordingly.
How to Book a Flying Safari to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Once you have your planned dates of travel confirmed you will share them with us and we check for the availability of gorilla tracking permits for Mgahinag Gorilla National Park with Uganda Wildlife Authority and flights for this route once we confirm they are available with Aerolink we will send you a confirmation and an invoice for you to make advance payment for the permits and flights once payment is through we will go ahead and secure both in advance and this will confirm you have booked a flying safari to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Activities to do on a Flying Safari to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is home to two rare and endangered primates, mountain gorillas and golden monkeys both of which can be tracked and seen in their natural habitat. The park has 3 volcanic peaks which can be hiked providing stunning views at the top and amazing adventures.
Gorilla Tracking in Mgahinga
Gorilla Tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is done daily starting in the morning at 7 am with a briefing after that you set off to trek through Gahinga forest to search for the endangered mountain gorillas. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park has one habituated gorilla family that is Nyakagezi gorilla family with this only 8 gorilla permits are available for gorilla tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park every day. It is recommended you book your gorilla permit in advance at least 2-3 months before visiting the park so that you are not disappointed.
Golden Monkey Tracking
Golden Monkey tracking in Uganda is only done in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, like gorilla tracking this also starts in the morning with briefing and after you head out with walking through the forest in search for these endangered monkeys. Golden monkey tracking permits are readily available and can be purchased on arrival at the park headquarters.
Golden Monkey Habituation
Golden Monkey Habituation in Uganda is only done in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, this gives you an opportunity to spend much time with the semi habituated Golden monkeys as you participate in activities geared to making them get used to human presence this also starts in the morning with briefing and after you head out with walking through the forest in search for these endangered monkeys. Golden monkey habituation permits are readily available and can be purchased on arrival at the park headquarters.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is one of the best places for bird watching in Uganda, the park is home to over 127 bird species with various Albertine endemics.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is home to 76 mammals among which are buffaloes, elephants, giant forest hogs, bush pigs, duikers, leopards, civets, golden cats, jackals and porcupines however due to the difficult terrain and most being nocturnal, they are rarely seen. During your trek or hike you will find footsteps of these animals and if lucky you will see some but hide away from them because they tend be wild given the fact they are not use to human presence.
Batwa Cultural Trail experience
On Batwa cultural trail you will be guided by one of the Batwa guides giving you an opportunity to learn about traditional forest life before descending into the Garama cave, historically the home of the Batwa King where you will also enjoy the traditional dances of the Batwa.
Where to stay on a flying Safari to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Lodges near Mgahinga Gorilla National park include Gahinga Lodge, Lake Chahafi Resort, Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge, Kisoro Travelers’ Inn among others.
What is the best time to book a flying Safari to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
The best time to book a flying Safari to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is during the drier months of January, February, June to early September, this makes it easier to travel to the park and gives a clear view of mountain gorillas and golden monkeys given the vegetation cover is not too much high grown
How to get to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
By Road; Mgahinga Gorilla National Park can be accessed through the main high-way road from Entebbe/Kampala which is approximately 8-9 hours drive. You will pass through Kabale town and proceed to Kisoro town from Kisoro town you will drive toward your lodge which closes to the park for an overnight. The Park can also be accessed from Kigali, Rwanda which is approximately 2-3 hours drive.
By Air; You can fly from Entebbe International Airport or Kampala’s Kajjansi airfield to Kisoro airstrip to access Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Scheduled and chartered flights are available and operated by domestic airline operators of Aero link and Fly Uganda. You will need to plan with your tour operator for a transfer from the airstrip to the Lodge you are booked for your stay.
Why book with Eco Adventure Safaris your fly in safari to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Eco Adventure Safaris will help you book your flying safari to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park contact us and we advise you on the booking process. We as well have different flying safaris packages to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park ranging from budget, mid-range to luxury options that we can book for you including the gorilla permits. With us, you can rest assured of a memorable Uganda safari holiday. We are devoted to providing excellent service and customer satisfaction. Our team of excellent tour consultants is always willing to help answer all your safari questions.