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Mgahinga National Park Wins Global Award

Mgahinga National Park Wins Global Award


Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (MGNP) has won the Greatest Wildlife Encounter Award for 2010. According to the UK based publication, The Lonely Planet magazine, the Awards were voted for by a community of travelers in the UK who use the website, read the “Lonely Planet” magazine and buy our guide books.
The Lonely Planet awards  the voters were given a shortlist of 10 experiences to choose from that had been chosen by the panel of Lonely Planet Judges, these experiences included:

  • The ‘big five’ (lions, rhino, Cape buffalo, African elephants and leopards) in Kenya
  • Giant tortoises on Alcedo Volcano, Isabela, the Galapagos Islands
  • Orang-utans high in the jungle canopy in Gunung Leuser National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia
  • Polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
  • Tigers in the Sundarbans Tiger Reserve, West Bengal, India
  • Dragons on Komodo Island, Indonesia
  • Grey whales in Baja California, Mexico
  • Koalas by the Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
  • Puffins in Pembrokeshire, Wales

“When it comes to beautiful backdrops and gorillas in the mist, Mgahinga leaves Bwindi trailing as the jagged Virunga volcanoes are Africa at its biggest and best. Small Park (34 sq km), big personality…”

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