Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

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Mgahinga gorilla national park is the smallest national park in Uganda covering an area of 33.7 square kilometers. As you approach from the east the huge cones of volcanoes start to dominate the landscape. The park is part of the great Virunga conservation area covering the northern slopes of three volcanoes, namely, Mt Muhavura 4,127 meters, Mt Sabinyo 3’645 metres and Mt Gahinga 3,474 metres. The park is bordered to the south by Republic of Rwanda and to the west by Democratic Republic of Congo. Each of these countries protects its own portion of the Virunga range as a conservation area. The three parks together form the 434 square kilometers of the Virunga Conservation Area. The Park experiences two wet rainy seasons; February – May and September – December. The average monthly rainfall experienced being 250mm (October) and minimum is 10mm (July).

There is one habituated gorilla group at Mgahinga known as the Nyakagezi group which roams around the international borders that make up the conservation area. The most popular activity is gorilla tracking. Golden Monkey (endemic) trekking has evolved as a new experience only to be enjoyed in Mgahinga.

 

Mgahinga gorilla national park

Activities

• Gorilla trekking
• Bird watching along the edge of the park
• Nature walks to the Garama cave and viewing platform
• Volcano hike
• Golden monkey trekking

 

Access

The park is a 9 hour drive from Kampala or a 1,5 hour flight from Entebbe with shuttle plain.

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