Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park gorillas

Uganda’s smallest yet most scenic National Park is situated in the extreme South-Western corner of the country, forming part of a large conservation area that straddles political boundaries to include Parc des Volcano in Rwanda and Parc de Virungas in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Three extinct volcanoes, part of the spectacular Virunga range, lie within the boundaries of the Ugandan portion of this biologically rich area, and provide a striking backdrop to Mgahinga’s gorgeous scenery. Mountain gorillas form the main attraction of the Park, and are the reason for its existence, thought the habituated group frequently crosses the border to Rwanda.

The Park also protects golden and colobus monkeys, buffaloes, leopards, elephants, bushbucks and giant forest hogs. The Park’s varied medicinal plants and fascinating Ngarama Cave can be explored with a Batwa guide – this tribe of hunter-gatherers was the region’s original inhabitants, and their ancient knowledge of the forest remains unrivalled.

The park also has 76 identified mammal species, including mountain gorillas, endangered golden monkeys, black-and-white colobus monkeys, elephants, bushbucks and buffalos. Your guide will know which areas are most frequented by each species of animal. Regarding the birdlife, over 115 bird species have been recorded here, including several endemic to the Albertine Rift. Rwenzori turacos, handsome francolins, olive woodpeckers and western green tinker birds are among the species you can hope to spot in the forested hillsides.




Tours and Safaris

UAAV 024 – 20 Days Uganda Classic Safari

From the crocodile-infested banks of Lake Edward to the volcanic mountains of virunger and right down to the Batwa Cultural Experience, this package is the classic tour of Rwanda and…

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UAAV 014 – 7 Days Uganda Classic Gorilla Safari

This is one of the best gorilla safaris in Africa. Track the mountain gorillas twice within different habituated gorilla groups in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. You will track the gorillas in…

Volcanoes Climbing in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

This park also provides opportunity to those who are physically fit to do the hiking. Mount Gahinga, mount Sabinyo and mount Muhavura are the three mountains where climbing is taking…

Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga is one of the two national parks in Uganda to be a home to the few surviving mountain gorillas in the world and tracking these giants is regarded as…

Mount Gahinga Lodge

Mount Gahinga Lodge is positioned in the foothills of the Virunga volcanoes on the border of Uganda, Rwanda and the DRC.

Chameleon Hill Lodge

Chameleon Hill: Situated between Mgahinga and Bwindi National park and Kisoro, on the shores of Lake Mutanda – you will find a place full of inspiration and enjoyment called Chameleon…

Mutanda Lake Resort

Mutanda Lake Resort is breathtakingly situated on a private promontory extending into Lake Mutanda. With little islands dabbing the encompassing lake and a scenery of hazy volcanoes in close-by Rwanda…

Travellers Rest Hotel

Traveller’s Rest Hotel lies under the towering volcanoes. It is close to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, close to Lake Mutanda and within reasonable reach of the southern portion of Bwindi…