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It was interesting to hike Sabyinyo volcano where by the summit landed us in 3 countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo at ago. Along the Trail monkeys and other wilds such as elephants, Buffalos were sported.
While initially we were disappointed not to do the gorilla trekking in Bwindi, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience in the Mgahinga park ! The trek was announced to be a lot easier than in Bwindi but this did not immediately materialise as the climb from...More
Our visit to Mgahinga and the gorilla trek were excellent. I could not praise enough all their rangers (guides, trackers and other staff); they were extremly helpful and friendly and the gorilla trek was awsome. They have a good system of monitoring the gorilla group,...More
We went to Mghahinga NP for Golden Monkey tracking since we had already done Gorilla tracking in Bwindi.
The tour was a truly great exsperience and we saw loads and loads of Golden monkeys up close in the bamboo thicket. Just out of interest i...More
This experience was all of what we expected and more. We had by comparison a shortish, however challenging, trek into the Bwindi forest for about two hours. We then spent an hour with a group of 10 out of a larger family and trekked another...More
Great experience filled with great people from all over the world. Guides were very knowledgeable and had an amazing encounter with the gorillas on 25.11.2018 as we had spotted 4 silverbacks, 1 female, 2 babies and 1 Juvanile. Worth it, Definitely so.
The park ia beautiful, the trekking was not too complicated and meeting the gorillas is just priceless. The guide was informative and funny. The forest is quite open so with good weather the Gorillas can be seen perfectly.
A once in a lifetime experience!
I tracked Nyakagezi and seeing Rukundo the youngest Silverback but the most huge coming to us made the trip mesmerizing;
This is indeed lifetime experience!
The staff of the agency:Ambrose and Benard that guided us through the forest were extremely helpful and patient with us...More
Not sure you would get a refund. Check with your tour operator or with the park authoriites. Chances of not seeing the gorillas is almost zero I would think. There is only one group in Mgahinga but they are very well tracked... More
Not sure you would get a refund. Check with your tour operator or with the park authoriites. Chances of not seeing the gorillas is almost zero I would think. There is only one group in Mgahinga but they are very well tracked and the forest is not that thick so getting to them is relatively easy. I wouldn't worry about it. We had great experience.
Hello kena27201. Sorry about the delay in responding as I have just returned from the Christmas markets in Wroclaw, Poland (highly recommended by the way!). The fees for March are USD$600 per person for Mgahinga and I would... More
Hello kena27201. Sorry about the delay in responding as I have just returned from the Christmas markets in Wroclaw, Poland (highly recommended by the way!). The fees for March are USD$600 per person for Mgahinga and I would hope that this shall remain the same. The prices in Rwanda have risen considerably, but having spoken to the guides in the park it is apparent that the Uganda fees are looking stable at present. The fee covers your entrance to the park and also the indroduction talk and the actual tracking (accompanied by guide, armed ranger and eventually the trackers who monitor the actual movements of the gorillas). After you have spent an hour with the gorillas it is customary to provide a tip to the trackers, and also to the guide/ranger when you return to the trail head. This is a discrectionary tip and the amount is down to you. The guides and trackers do evidently make the experience possible so we gladly paid the tips to all the afforementioned persons with gratitude.
To actually arrange the permits it is highly recommended that you sort this out as far in advance as possible via the Uganda Wildlife Authority website (via email and bank transfer) as they are most helpful and you are assured the day on which you wish to track.
I hope that this assists and I also hope that you manage to undertake this fantastic once in a lifetime experience!
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I went in January 2016. The permit cost $600 but it was worth every penny and more. It was an amazing experience. The wildlife authority do the most incredible job protecting the gorillas from poachers and treating them when... More
I went in January 2016. The permit cost $600 but it was worth every penny and more. It was an amazing experience. The wildlife authority do the most incredible job protecting the gorillas from poachers and treating them when they are sick. On top of that you would need to budget for transfers and accommodation but it really is worth the cost.