GUIDE TO MGAHINGA GORILLA GORILLA PARK

Welcome to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, an icon of Uganda’s national parks. This park commands majestic natural beauty and welcomes visitors each year — interested in gorilla trekking, golden monkey tracking, mountain hiking, sightseeing, bird watching and more. The park is home to three Virunga volcanoes, abundant wildlife, and awe-inspiring caves. Whether you’re looking for mountain gorilla trekking, a lifetime wildlife adventure, or want to immerse yourself in the stillness of nature—go hiking, backpack or take a nature walk in one of the most beautiful places, you’ll find your place in Mgahinga National Park.

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Things to See

Mgahinga National park is a home to over 39 mammal species including more than 10 primate species and the stars of the show are the critically endangered mountain gorillas. There are also over 115 bird species including 14 bird species of the total 24 bird species that are endemic to the Albertine Rift Mountains within this tinny National Park. Mgahinga is also known to shelter 3 of the 8 Volcanoes in the Virunga Massif that include Mount Gahinga (3474 meters/11,400 feet above sea level), Mount Sabinyo (3674 meters/12,180 feet above sea level) and Mount Muhabura (4127 meters/13,540 feet above sea level).

Things to Do

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About Mgahinga National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National park is Uganda’s smallest national park that sits high in the clouds, at an altitude of between 2,227m and 4,127m. It is an important habitat to the remaining mountain gorillas in the world.

At 33.7 square kilometers, Mgahinga National Park is the smallest National Park in Uganda. It is located in the remote South-western district of Kisoro.

Mgahinga forms part of the much larger Virunga Conservation Area which includes adjacent parks in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. The volcanoes’ slopes contain various ecosystems and are biologically diverse, and their peaks provide a striking backdrop to this gorgeous scenery.

Birding

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park has an alluring list of over 180 species of birds

Tour Operators

This the most this a list of credible gorilla trekking tour operators that we have reviewed here in Uganda and we are certain that they have registered companies, offices, Skills to make your tour a success!!! The list is not biased and we have ensured they are trust worthy.

Accommodation

This is a list of all the accommodation in Mgahinga National Park. The accommodation options range from budget to Luxury accommodation.