Explore Mgahinga gorilla national park

Mgahinga gorilla national park 2020 information.

Mgahinga gorilla national park is Uganda’s small national park covering an area of 33.7km. This park is found in south western Uganda.

Being mountainous region, the park is on the slopes Muhavura, Gahinga and Sabinyo ranges and on the fringes of virunga massif in Kisoro District of Uganda.

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Mgahinga gorilla national park inhabitant

Historically, the park was gazetted in 1930 by the colonial masters. By the time, it was under the British rule later the conservation area was upgraded to the national park status in the year 1991 a status it holds to date as a national park.

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Golden monkey playing at Mgahinga gorilla national park

The park is at the border of two countries thus shared by both Rwanda and Uganda. It is part of the Virunga Massif shared by DR Congo, Rwanda and Congo. The largest and the most active parts are in Uganda therefore all the gorilla tracking activities are done in the Ugandan sector.

What to do at Mgahinga gorilla national park.

The park is famous for mountain gorilla tracking also considered as endangered species. Besides gorilla tracking, the park also constitutes another popularly sought after residents (the adorable golden monkeys).

The golden monkeys are fascinating, shy yet charming species of monkeys. The beautiful golden far on their bodies is where their name “golden monkeys was derived at”.

The golden monkeys are equally tracked like mountain gorillas except that the golden monkey permits go for 100usds per permit as opposed to gorilla tracking permits which go for 700usds per permit.

With the presence of both mountain gorilla and golden monkey, Mgahinga therefore fulfills is theme of “where gold meets silver” in reference for the golden monkeys and silver backs the alpha male mountain gorillas.
The park also constitutes of a wide a ray of birds most of which are forest birds, therefore offering a pleasant destination for most of the bird watchers.

Activities at Mgahinga.

In addition to the above mentioned activities mention substitutes or if you like extra activities include forest walks, cultural encounters such as the Batwa trails and community walks, a view of a visit to lake Mutanda yet another beautiful feature nestled with the confines of Mgahinga gorilla national park. the park also has other primates like the white l’hoest.

Uganda gorilla Safari tours.

1. 3 Days Uganda gorilla tracking tour

2. 5 Days Uganda Gorilla and wildlife tour

3. 10 Days Uganda tour