Truly Uganda is the pearl of Africa! Once you reach to Uganda, you become wordless. The number of attractions are wow and mind-blowing! Ranging from the weather and climate, birds, wildlife, foods, beautiful natural scenery like waterfalls including Sipi falls, Murchison falls at Murchison falls national park (Uganda’s largest and oldest game park) and above all the hospitality of the Ugandans characterized by genuine smiles that overshadow your expectations.
Uganda is home to over half of the earth’s remaining mountain gorillas found at Bwindi impenetrable and Mgahinga gorilla national park. The true experience you are rewarded with after your gorilla trekking experience in Uganda is exhilaratingly beyond explanation. In today’s article, we talk about the mountain gorillas’ home of Mgahinga gorilla national park. Please feel free to contact us at Gorilla cousin Rwanda for an itinerary or quote after reading.
Mgahinga gorilla national park is located in the south western part of Uganda at the Uganda- Rwanda and DR. Congo border. It is part of the Virunga massif that crosses through the three countries of Uganda, DR, Congo and Rwanda. Mgahinga gorilla national park has over 80 mountain gorillas but with only one gorilla family group is habituated and open to tourists or travellers to trek it. The only habituated gorilla family here is Nyakagezi gorilla family group.
Mgahinga gorilla national park is the only park in Uganda that when tracking gorillas you can cross the border to either Rwanda or D.R. Congo. The mountain gorillas here also have a tendency of crossing to feed on foreign land just like recently the 20 mountain gorillas that crossed to Uganda from Rwanda. So while at tracking gorillas or hiking mountain Gahinga, you will have the opportunity to be in three countries of Rwanda, Uganda and D.R Congo at the same time without having acquired the visa. What a feeling. Mountain gorillas trekking permit is sold at $700 per person only acquired produced by Uganda wildlife authority.
Apart from Mountain gorillas, this park is also home to the unique primate specie of monkeys known as the golden monkey. This is only found here and Volcanoes national park of Remarkable Rwanda in the whole of East Africa. Trekking golden monkeys need one to purchase a golden monkey trekking permit of $100 per person and permits can be obtained at Uganda wildlife authority which is Uganda’s issuing government agency.
What to do
- Gorilla trekking
- Golden monkey tracking,
- Batwa experience
- Volcano hiking
- Community and nature walks.
All the above and many more other activities will give you an explanation as to why Uganda still holds Churchill’s quote of “Uganda is truly the pearl of Africa.
You can contact us at Gorilla cousins Rwanda today for your mountain gorillas’ safari in Uganda’s Mgahinga gorilla national park. We shall help you in booking accommodation facilities and reservation of the mountain gorilla and golden monkey tracking permits or even plan the whole safari for you.
welcome to East Africa!