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Mgahinga National Park is the smallest in Uganda with an area of about 33.7 km. Mgahinga National Park is famous because of its population of endangered Mountain gorillas. The park is located to the South west of Uganda in Kisoro district. Mgahinga National Park is part of the 434 Km Sq. Virunga Conservation area. It adjoins Rwanda Volcanoes National Park to the South and DR Congo's Virunga National Parks to the West. Mgahinga National Park experiences two rainy seasons. The long rains between February - May and the short rains between September- December of each year. Dry month are January, June, July and August.

Mgahinga National Park Attractions And Activities An Introduction

Mgahinga National Park was created in 1991 for conservation of Mountain Gorillas. The altitude ranges between 2227 meters and 4127 meters above sea level. Mgahinga National Park encompasses the three peaks of Muhavura alias Muhabura 4127 M (the guide) Sabyinyo 3669M (Old man's teeth) and Gahinga (A pile of stones) also called Ufumbira. Gahinga is located between the bigger Muhavura (the guide) and Sabyinyo (Old Man's teeth) hence called a pile of stones due to its size compared to the two. Mgahinga National Park is named after Mt Gahinga. All the three peaks form the border of Rwanda and Uganda. 79 bird species have been recorded within the park.

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Mgahinga National Park is the smallest in Uganda with an area of about 33.7 km. Mgahinga National Park is famous because of its population of endangered Mountain gorillas. The park is located to the South west of Uganda in Kisoro district.

Area

Mgahinga National Park is part of the 434 Km Sq. Virunga Conservation area. It adjoins Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park to the South and DR Congo's Virunga National Parks to the West. Mgahinga National Park experiences two rainy seasons. The long rains between February - May and the short rains between September- December of each year. Dry month are January, June, July and August..

Getting to Mgahinga National Park

540 km from Kampala, 15 Km from Kisoro, 55 Km from Kabale. Drive via Kabale takes 8 Hrs. You can use public means to Kisoro and hike upto the park headquarters. . which set �You can fly from Entebbe to on Mondays and Fridays. Cotact Eagle Aviation :

Climate

Mgahinga experiences two rainy seasons: February to May; and September to December. The average monthly rainfall varies from 250 mm (9.8 in) in October to 10 mm (0.39 in) in July.

Mgahinga has Afro-montane vegetation with cool climate. Bamboo accounts for 60 % of the vegetation. Others include Lobelia and Haegenia spp. Animals include mountain gorilla, buffaloes, elephants, bushbucks, and the endangered golden monkeys.

Local People

Around Mgahinga National Park, the local people are Bafumbira who are mainly cultivators and the Batwa (Pygmies) a hunter gatherer community.

Wildlife:

Birdlife is profuse and include, Ruwenzori turaco, Fiscal shrike, Crowned hornbill, Black kite, Augur Buzzards, Crowned Crane..

Mgahinga National Park Tourist Attractions

What to see and do in Mgahinga National Park?

Tourist or visitor attractions comprise of what visitors see and What they do (activities they undertake) at the destination.

Besides gorilla trekking and wildlife, visitors to Mgahinga have numerous Mountain Climbing opportunities with three challenging peaks-Sabyinyo, Gahinga and Muhavura, hiking and sightseeing tours, nature walks, bird walks, cultural tours

Mgahinga National Park Attractions-Activities

The top 10 tourist activities in Bwindi Forest National Park are:

Gorilla Families In Mgahinga National Park

There is only one group of gorillas habituated for tourists in Mgahinga-The Nyakagezi Group. It comprises of 9 members; 2 silverbacks, 3 adult females, 2 juveniles and infants. Tracking can take three to eight hours. However it is always advisable to enquire of the groups where about since it strays into Rwanda sometimes.

Mgahinga National Park Gorilla Trekking And Hiking Requirements

Please bring the following for tracking gorillas.

Encounter with the gorillas

Submissiveness

When you encounter the gorillas always remember to be submissive

Gorillas are wild

Bwindi gorillas are not tame. They are wild and they should not be provoked in any way. The UWA does not take any responsibility for any injury sustained by wild animals in their habitats, hence:

Environmental Consciousness
Health of the Gorillas

Hiking, trekking and gorilla Tracking safaris- the facts

How hard should one prepare for gorilla tracking in Uganda?

The facts below will help you to answer this question.

Your hiking gorilla tracking starts at 08:30Hrs local time and may last the whole day!For Conservation reasons, visits to the gorillas are tightly controlled.

Mgahinga National Park Accommodation/ Lodges/ Tented Camps and Public Campsites:

Among the top 10 most luxurious lodges in Bwindi are Lake Kitandara Camp, Gorilla Resort Gorilla Forest Camp, Buhoma homestead, Gorilla Homestead, Bwindi Volcanoes Lodge, Engangi Camp Uganda, Nkuringo Gorilla Campsite, Buhoma Community Bandas, Mantana Tented Camp

Mgahinga National Park Lodges Best Offers And Accommodation Rates.-

  • Traveller's Rest Camp
  • Mt.Gahinga Rest Camp
  • Virunga Hotel
  • Mgahinga Safari Lodge
  • Rugigana Camp Site
  • Mubano Hotel
  • Mount Gahinga Rest Camp


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