Mgahinga Gorilla National Park-Gorilla Trekking Tours-Uganda Safaris
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is located in the Virunga Mountains and encompasses three inactive volcanoes, namely Mount Muhabura, Mount Gahinga, and Mount Sabyinyo, The park inhabit mountain gorillas and golden monkeys and has only one habituated gorilla family called Nyakagezi which sometimes wanders into Rwanda.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is located in the extreme south part of Uganda and is country,s smallest national park covering an area of 33.7 sq. km and consists of the partly forested slopes of three extinct volcanoes. From far away, the huge cones of the Virunga volcanoes dominate the landscape and beckon you as you approach. When you reach the park you can get a great overview of the area by walking up the viewpoint, just 15 minutes from Ntebeko Gate.
Activities Done in Mgahinga National Park
There are lots of things to do in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. From gorilla trekking to Volcano Hiking, Mgahinga is such a place where you can engage in several adventure activities. Check out the full list of things to do in Mgahinga.
Gorilla Tracking is the most popular activity that is done in the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Most travelers visit the park for mountain gorilla trekking with one habituated gorilla family called Nyakagezi Gorilla Family.
Volcano hiking expose you to beautiful scenery and there are 3 volcanoes in Mgahinga that you can access from this park, therefore the choice is always yours depending to the fitness and the amount of time you have.
Golden Monkey Tracking
Mgahinga National Park offers the chance to track the golden monkeys sometimes referred to as a distinctive race of the more widespread blue monkey and engage in this life changing activity and achieve an excitement of a lifetime.
The Batwa Trail leads from the base of Muhavura Cave. This walk is conducted by Batwa guides who provide insights into their traditional forest life and culture. The Batwa demonstrate their past hunting techniques; ways of gathering honey, medicinal plants that were used and demonstrate how to make bamboo cups.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is ideal for birding and Notable bird species include Rwenzori Turaco, Crowned Hornbill, Black Kite and Crowned Crane, Handsome Francolin, Dusky Turtle Dove, Alpine Chat, Kivu Ground Thrush, White-tailed Blue Flycatcher, Lagden’s Bush Shrike, Scarlet-tufted Malachite Sunbird, Montane Double-collared Sunbird.
Garama Cave Exploration
The 342m long Garama Cave lies beneath a plateau northern edge of the park, 3km from Ntebeko. It is set in the former farmland zone but in earlier times, it was occupied periodically by Batwa who used it as a council chamber and a retreat.