Mgahinga National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park offers a variety of activities to suit every traveler's interests, ensuring an unforgettable safari experience.

  • Gorilla trekking: This unparalleled adventure allows you to observe mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, offering a glimpse into their social interactions and daily lives.

  • Nature walks: Explore the park's diverse ecosystems on guided nature walks, discovering hidden wonders and learning about the park's flora and fauna.

  • Golden monkey trekking: Embark on a quest to spot the playful and vibrantly colored golden monkeys as they swing through the trees.

  • Birding: With over 180 bird species recorded, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is a haven for birdwatchers. Join guided birding walks or explore the park's trails to spot a variety of avian creatures.

  • Cultural encounters: Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the local communities. Engage with the people, learn about their traditions, and gain insights into their way of life.

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Uganda’s Volcanic Wonderland

Found in the southwestern corner of Uganda, where the borders of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo converge, lies Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, a realm of volcanic peaks, verdant forests, and captivating wildlife encounters. This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers an unforgettable safari experience, immersing visitors in a landscape of breathtaking beauty and rich biodiversity.

A Realm of Volcanic Peaks and Lush Landscapes

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is renowned for its three extinct volcanoes: Mount Muhavura, Mount Gahinga, and Mount Sabinyo. These imposing peaks dominate the park’s skyline, their slopes cloaked in lush vegetation, creating a dramatic backdrop to the park’s diverse ecosystems.

Image of Mgahinga Volcanoes, Uganda
    • Mount Muhavura: The tallest of the three volcanoes, Mount Muhavura stands at 4,127 meters (13,540 feet), offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
Image of Mount Muhavura, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
    • Mount Gahinga: Slightly smaller than Mount Muhavura, Mount Gahinga rises to 3,474 meters (11,400 feet). Its slopes are home to a variety of flora and fauna, including bamboo forests and mountain gorillas.
Image of Mount Gahinga, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
    • Mount Sabinyo: The most distinctive of the three volcanoes, Mount Sabinyo is known for its twin peaks. It is the highest point in the park, reaching an elevation of 3,645 meters (12,000 feet).
Image of Mount Sabinyo, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

A Sanctuary for Mountain Gorillas and Diverse Wildlife

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is a haven for mountain gorillas, a critically endangered species. Visitors can embark on guided gorilla trekking adventures, venturing into the depths of the rainforest to observe these gentle giants in their natural habitat.

Image of Gorilla trekking, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

In addition to gorillas, the park is home to a variety of other wildlife, including:

    • Golden monkeys: These playful and vibrantly colored monkeys are a delight to spot as they swing through the trees.
Image of Golden monkeys, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
    • Elephants: These majestic giants can occasionally be seen roaming the park’s grasslands and forests.
Image of Elephants, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
    • Buffaloes: Herds of buffaloes graze peacefully in the park’s open areas, their presence adding a sense of wildness to the landscape.
Image of Buffaloes, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
    • Birds: Over 180 bird species have been recorded in the park, including the rare and elusive Rwenzori turaco.
Image of Birds, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

An Adventure of Discovery and Enchantment

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park offers a variety of activities to suit every traveler’s interests, ensuring an unforgettable safari experience.

  • Gorilla trekking: This unparalleled adventure allows you to observe mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, offering a glimpse into their social interactions and daily lives.

  • Nature walks: Explore the park’s diverse ecosystems on guided nature walks, discovering hidden wonders and learning about the park’s flora and fauna.

  • Golden monkey trekking: Embark on a quest to spot the playful and vibrantly colored golden monkeys as they swing through the trees.

  • Birding: With over 180 bird species recorded, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is a haven for birdwatchers. Join guided birding walks or explore the park’s trails to spot a variety of avian creatures.

  • Cultural encounters: Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the local communities. Engage with the people, learn about their traditions, and gain insights into their way of life.

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