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Mgahinga National Park supports diversity of faunal and avifaunal species. The park’s habitat is comprised of the bamboo forest cover, Rwenzori-Virunga montane moorlands, Albertine rift montane forest, alpine and tree heath.

The faunal species in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (MGNP) include the rare mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei), black and white colobus monkeys, giant forest hogs, rodents, bushbucks, bush pigs, elephants, black fronted duikers, and others.

Additionally, the park holds a good population of Albertine rift endemic species, and include blue headed coucal, speckled mouse bird, pin-tailed whydahs, double-collared sunbird, waxbills, grey-capped warblers, Rwenzori turacos, dusky crimson wings, archer’s ground robin, montane nightjars, mountain masked apalis, grauer’s swamp warblers, Kivu ground thrush, Rwenzori batis, handsome spur fowl, red-faced woodland warblers, paradise flycatchers, fire finch and others.

Tourism experiences –Mgahinga NP spans in a small area, but has exceptional wilderness experiences for nature lovers to enjoy. These include golden monkey tracking, mountain gorilla trekking, nature walks, volcano hiking, birding, Batwa cultural experience, and more.