Safari attractions in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park : Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is part of the largest ecosystem, the park is the Ugandans smallest national park located in the southwest province of Uganda in Kisoro district boarding volcanoes national park in Rwanda and Virunga national park in the democratic republic of Congo. The park is park of the Virunga conservation area covering an area of about 434 square kilometres as was gazetted as national part in 1991 mainly to protect the world’s prized fascinating mountain gorillas. The park has only got one habituated trans- boundary gorilla group. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is a home of 76 mammal species including forest elephants, buffaloes, bushbucks, black fronted duikers, giant forest hogs, golden cats, primate species like the endangered mountain gorillas, golden monkeys and over 184 bird species. The visitors can also enjoy the Batwa visit which is a much far fascinating tour with the Batwa guide to learn the secrets of the forest. This guide provides the best Uganda Gorilla safaris offered in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park as follows,

Golden Monkey in Mgahinga National Park

Mountain gorillas

Mgahinga gorilla national park is one of the half world’s remaining national parks making it a perfect destination where you can carry out Uganda gorilla safaris. Besides mountain gorillas in volcanoes national park, these fascinating primates can also be seen in volcanoes in Rwanda and Virunga national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mountain gorillas in Mahinga gorilla national park is quite unmatched that you will get to see when hiking the Virunga Mountains. The park is a home to only one habituated gorilla family available for trekking yearly under the guidance of experienced guides. Trekking this captivating mountain gorillas in a Mgahinga gorilla national park requires one to have a valid permit that authorizes to trek these playful creatures. Gorilla permit in Uganda issued through Uganda Wildlife Authority at cost of US$800 per person, every visitor planning to go for Uganda gorilla trekking is encouraged to bring or move along with binoculars, enough water and snacks, rain gear, good hiking boots, walking stick among others.

Golden monkeys

The Mghinga gorilla national park is one of the remaining national parks in East Africa where these captivating endangered golden monkeys are found and see the is safe and easy since the golden monkeys’ feeds on the lower slopes of the Virunga mountains. these fascinating golden monkeys are a very unique and loving primates characterized by having a beautiful golden color body only found in volcanoes national park in Rwanda and Mgahinga Gorilla national its self. Uganda golden monkey trekking tours can be joined by Uganda gorilla tours since they all involve walking along the jungles of the Virunga mountains hiking and trekking these fascinating primates is interesting and you will have a chance to see the monkeys feed, groom and swing from one baboon to another, trekking is amazing and nice-looking creatures always done in the morning just like any other activity carried out in the park. A traveller planning to trek this magnificent primate will be advanced to book a valid permit at the cost of US$100 per person including the entrance fee and you will have to bring a good hiking shoe, rain jacket, binoculars, enough drinking water, and snacks to keep you strong among others.

Birds

Mgahinga gorilla national park is known as the birders haven and rolling forest, the park inhabits over 200 species of birds including endemic to the Albertine rift. During birding safari in the park, you will have a great opportunity to spot some of the different wildlife species including the gorillas and golden monkeys. The park is an excellent birding destination site with a variety of habitants, you will be amazed with different bird species such as  Regal Sunbird, Bronze Sunbird, Brown-crowned Tchagra, Blue-headed Sunbird, Kivu-ground Thrush, Black-headed Waxbill, Dusky turtle Dove, Rwenzori Batis, Cape Robin-chat, Olive Thrush and Streaky Seedeater, Archer’s Robin-chat, Back kite, Alpine chat, Black kites, Pin-tailed whydah, Blue-headed coucal, Double-collared sunbird, Grey-Capped Warbler, Dusky Crimsonwing, White-necked raven, Fire Finch stonechat, Olive woodpeckers, Speckled mousebird, Waxbills, crowned hornbill, Yellow-vented Bulbul, Paradise Flycatcher, Ibis, Rwenzori Turaco, Rwenzori batis, Kivu ground-thrush, olive pigeon, Rwenzori nightjar and Yellow-billed Kite among others, For any birder planning to carry out birding safari in volcanoes national park one is required  to move along with the guiding bird book, enough drinking water, sunglasses, long-sleeved shirts, backpack, camera, binocular, raincoat among others essentials.

Mammals

Safari attractions in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Mountain Gorilla

The famous inhabitants of Mgahinga gorilla national park are the mountain gorillas, the have successfully places Mgahinga gorilla national park to the world’s prized national park to explore by many tourists. The park also harbors over 79 mammal species including the exceptional and rare endangered golden monkeys only found in the Virunga’s Mountains as well as the national park’s forest. others animal includes forest elephants, forest buffaloes, leopard, bush pigs, giant forest hogs, duikers, warthogs, bush-bucks and several primates.

Plants

Mgahinga gorilla national park one of the Uganda’s mountain gorilla trekking destinations is made up of diverse and rich vegetation which favours the habitation and feeding of different animals and bird’s species. The vegetation in the Mgahinga Gorilla national park entails rain forest, thickets, swamps, marches, meadow, alpine forest and grassland scattered in different altitudinal ranges. The park is covered by grasslands which shelters variety of animals, and bird species.

Professional guides

Mgahinga Gorilla national park has got a number of professional and skilled guides who are acceptable to take visitor to walk around the jungles of the forest in scratch for interesting and amazing endangered mountain gorillas and golden monkeys, these professional guides have boasted the many visitors to carry out their Uganda safari in Mgahinga Gorilla national park.

The Best time to visit Mgahinga National Park

Mgahinga gorilla national park can be visited all year round but the best time to visit the Mgahinga gorilla national park is typically during the dry season which runs from June to August then from December to February because during the rainy season the place best muddy and slippery which makes wildlife viewing and gorilla trekking exciting and also a good ideal for outdoor activities.

Accommodation facilities in Mgahinga gorilla national park

Travellers on a Uganda wildlife safari in Mgahinga gorilla national park shouldn’t worry about where to stay , the has a variety of accommodation both  with in and outside the park scattered in all the sectors  which cater for luxuries, mid-range and budget tourists such as  mount Gahinga lodge, Gorilla Heights Lodge, Chameleon Hill Lodge, Mucha Hotel, Volcanoes Mount Gahinga Lodge, Kisoro Tourist Hotel, Lake Chahafi Resort, Amajambere Iwacu community camp, Mgahinga Rest Camp,Ntebeko River camp, Golden Monkey Guesthouse, Mutanda Eco-Community Centre among others.

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