Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (MGNP)
Are you looking for a thrilling travel experience in Uganda? Look no further, come let’s explore Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is part of the Gorilla Highland Regions of Uganda and the smallest park covering 33.7km².
The park is at an altitude of between 2227m and 4127m and its home to not only the Mountain Gorilla but also the Golden Monkey- the place where Gold meets Silver! Nyakagezi is the habituated gorilla family comprises of 9 individuals amongst which are 5 silverbacks.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park derives its name from ‘Gahinga’ a Kinyarwanda word for a pile of volcanic lava stone heaps around which cultivation is done. It protects the Ugandan part of the Virunga Mountains and its 3 main peaks.
Mt. Muhavura (4127m) -means guide and has a small crater lake about 36m wide at its summit.
Mt. Gahinga (3475m)- means pile of volcanic lave stone and has a swamp filled crater about 180m wide
Mt. Sabinyo (3645m) means old man’s teeth and is eroded with deep gorges offering some of the most memorable scenic viewing experiences.
Furthermore, the park has 39 mammal species recorded, 115 bird species recorded, 14 of which are endemic to the Albertine Rift Region.
Golden Monkey Tracking a dominant primate endemic to the Albertine Rift
Gorilla Trekking from Ntebeko Entrance Gate 2- 8 hours of trekking.
Cultural interaction/ Batwa Trail to learn more about the traditional Batwa Forest Culture along a trail that leads to the Garama Cave where Batwa Songs and Music is performed.
Guided Forest walks leading to Rugezi Swamp for a glimpse of giant forest hog and offers chances of spotting bird species like Rwenzori Turaco, Rwenzori Batis among others and great views of the Virunga ranges
Birdwatching in the gorges between Mt. Gahinga and Mt. Sabinyo
Volcano / Mountain Climbing to all the 3 peaks taking in amazing scenery of DR Congo, The Virunga’s, The Rwenzoris, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Lake Edward.
The least demanding is Mt. Gahinga that offers great chances of viewing forest birds in the bamboo zone, duikers and bushbucks along the 8km trail.
Mt. Sabinyo Hike that takes 6-7 hours passing through montane forest and moorland covering 14kms.
Mt. Muhavura the most challenging hike to close to 9 hours along the 12km trail offering great chances of viewing giant lobelias and one of the best views in Uganda.
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