Uganda Safari Guide to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Traveling to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world and get thrilled by the iconic features that embrace Visitors who prefer the natural and majestic pleasurable Uganda Safari activities like golden monkey tracking, gorilla trekking, mountain hiking, Nature walks in the forest, cultural encounters, sightseeing, bird watching in Mgahinga and so many Mgahinga activities. The alluring beauty of the park holds the mouthwatering three virunga volcanoes Mountains, the rocky defined caves, numerous bird species and the confined Uganda wildlife .
Well, the life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have, explore Mgahinga Park that makes you modest as you immerse your self in the adventurous Mgahinga mountains, one can customize his budget safari to fill the stillness of hiking Volcanoes as well a backpack, Most of our Visitors each year also enjoy the nature walks in the wilderness.
Traveling to Uganda‘s smallest national park-Mgahinga spanning 33.7 square kilometers, regulates your imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, you see them as they are in the south western part of Uganda near the town of Kisoro. The entire park is located in Bufumbira County, in Kisoro District. And was gazette in 1991, it’s a part of the virunga conservation Area which is recorded to be 434km.
The facinating Park is bordered by Rwanda in the south and to the west by the Democratic. From Kisoro Town, you can take a drive of 55 kilometers by road as estimated, west of kabale. The Park covers the northern slopes of the three famous Virunga Volcanoes, ie. Mt. Muhavura at a recorded height of 4,127 m, Mt. Gahinga at a height of 3,474 m, and Mt. Sabinyo standing at 3,645 m)
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is known to be contiguous with the volcanoes National Park in Rwanda ad Virunga Park in Congo. Mgahinga is famously known to be one of the two locations in Uganda with the gigantic Gorillas, 115 bird species (including 14 bird species of the total 24 bird species that are endemic to the Albertine Rift Mountains) and the other being Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Within the park, you can be assured to have a beautiful view of the area by having a foot walk up the clear view point, immediately after from Ntebeko Gate. The Virungas are home to a large variety of wildlife, including about half the world’s critically gigantic endangered mountain gorillas.
What to see/Do around Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Mgahinga National Park itself is really an amazing area to be in by the virtue of the fact that it lies on the northern slopes of Muhabura, Sabinyo and Mgahinga. The three Volcanoes offer an unforgettable experience and an amazing adventure.
These peaks are well known to be three of the six Virunga volcanoes that extend to the southern limit of the Albertine Rift valley. The Virungas are a home to more than half of the world’s population of the endangered mountain gorilla thus being able out compete the worlds gorilla habituated places. As recorded, 380 individuals roam the slopes of the volcanoes while the remaining 340 live nearby in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Interesting things to do within the Mgahinga National Park
There are several things to do within the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Gorilla Trekking: This is the major activity carried out in the vicinity, and one of the most amazing tour experience in the region, the park has a habituated gorilla group (Nyakagyezi)
Trail Hiking or Mountain Hiking: The National Park is a book, and those who do not travel to Mgahinga National Park read only one page. Mgahinga National Park magnifies your human emotions
as it involves hiking towards Sabinyo, then later trail climbs extending further to the base of Sabinyo stretching through the afro-montane forests where the Golden monkeys manifest.
Sightseeing or Sight Viewing of the scenery.: Enjoy the platform of about 800 meters raised high in the Ugandan clouds covering an altitude of between 2,227m and 4,127m from the park Gate, sight see the features of the park and its neighboring topography, you might be thrilled by the ancient trees stretching away from the crinkly floor.
Bird Watching and Buffalo Wall: The place offers a big number of different bird species over 200 bird species. Birding here is also a common activity perfomed by tourists
Batwa Trail and Garama Cave: Enjoy a beautiful scenic view of the Batwa trail that leads from the Muhavura cave. Be part of the walk with the Batwa guides that will share with you their ancestral life and culture as they lived in forests and caves.
Mgahinga National Park Accommodation
Our client/Visitor’s comfortability as you relax on your Uganda Safari is a key priority for us, Depending on your Safari budget, we provide a guided list of our most trusted accommodation in the Park. The Safari accommodation options range from from budget to Luxury accommodation.