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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park sits high in the clouds at an altitude of between 2,227m and 4,127m. As its name suggests, it was created to protect the rare mountain gorillas that inhabit its dense forests and it is also an important habitat for the endangered golden monkey. As well as being important for wildlife, the park has a huge cultural significance, in particular for the indigenous Batwa pygmies. The park takes its name from “Gahinga” the local word for the piles of volcanic stones cleared from farmland at the foot of the volcanoes. Mgahinga’s most striking features are its three conical extinct volcanoes, part of thespectacularVirungaRange that lies along the border region of Uganda, Congo and Rwanda. Mgahinga forms part of the much larger Virunga

Conservation Area which includes adjacent parks in these countries. The volcanoes’ slopes contain various ecosystems and are biologically diverse and their peaks provide a striking backdrop to this gorgeous scenery. The British administration         declared the area a game sanctuary in 1930, it was gazetted as a National Park in 1991


Gorilla Tracking

The guide leads you through the gorilla’s world, surrounded by thick forest and impressive birdlife, explaining the gorillas’ behavior along the way.

Tracking excursions leave from Ntebeko Entrance Gate at Sam daily and last between two and four hours.

Hiking & Nature Walks

Hiking around the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes gives visitors the chance to spot forest birds, the Rugezi Swamp, wild vegetation, bamboo forests and glorious views of the surrounding lakes and agricultural villages.

Mountain/ Volcano Climbing

AU three volcanoes in this park can be summited, taking a full day each. Views from the peaks are well worth the effort taking in Rwanda, DR Congo. the Virungas, the Rwenzoris, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Lake Edward.

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