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.
Flora in Mgahinga
Mgahinga National Park Uganda is largely comprised of afro-montane forests. This vegetation type survives in the few parts of Africa. The other vegetation type is woodland while the smallest portion of the park is comprised of pure montane forest, and this concentrates around Mt. Muhabura base area. Hagenia survives above bamboo zone on Sabyinyo mountain slopes and below Gahinga volcano.
The afro-alpine belt features the giant senecio and lobelia species. The bamboo vegetation grows above the montane forest belt stretching from the western boundary around Sabyinyo volcano to Muhabura lower slopes.
Fauna in Mgahinga
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.
Birds in Mgahinga
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.