Mgahinga

LOCATION

South-western Uganda

WHAT YOU'LL DO

Gorilla Trekking, Communities, Hiking

WHAT YOU'LL SEE

Mountain Gorillas, Golden monkeys

overview

Located near the borders with Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The park covers an area of 33.7 square kilometers and is part of the larger Virunga Conservation Area, which is home to over half of the world's remaining mountain gorilla population.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is famous for its mountain gorillas, with a population of around 80 individuals living in the park. Visitors to the park can take part in gorilla trekking expeditions, which offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these incredible creatures up close in their natural habitat.

The park is also home to other primates, including the golden monkey, which is endemic to the Virunga Mountains, and the black-and-white colobus monkey. The park is also rich in birdlife, with over 115 species recorded, including the Rwenzori turaco and the crowned hornbill.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is also known for its stunning scenery, which includes three volcanic peaks: Mount Sabinyo, Mount Gahinga, and Mount Muhavura. Visitors can take part in guided nature walks to explore the park's flora and fauna, as well as to climb the volcanic peaks for incredible views of the surrounding landscape.

SUGGESTED LODGES

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Volcanoes Mount Gahinga Lodge
Lake Mutanda Resort
Chameleon Hill Lodge
Travelers Rest Hotel
Mucha Hotel
Virunga Hotel

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

Discover the Beauty of Rwanda

Game drives | Boat safaris

7 DAYS

Majestic Murchison

Game drives | Boat safaris

3 DAYS

Ultimate Wilderness

Communities | Game Drives | Boat safari

9 DAYS

Birdwatching Safari

Birding | Chimp Trekking | Gorilla Trekking

9 DAYS

Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari

Gorilla trekking | Game Drives | Boat safari

6 DAYS

Best of Uganda in 14 Days

Gorilla trekking | Game Drives | Boat safari

14 DAYS

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