Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is Uganda’s smallest National Park, located in the southwestern region of Uganda and about 510 km from Kampala, Uganda’s capital. The park forms a portion of the Virunga Volcano conservation area on the northeastern part that spans into DRC and Rwanda. Gorilla Trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is quite popular with many Uganda Safaris and tours.
The Nyakagezi Gorilla Family is the only Gorilla Family in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and it can be visited under strict supervision. Groups of up to 8 people, accompanied by a ranger guide can get access to the habituated gorillas. The duration of a typical gorilla trekking session in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park depends upon the location of the gorillas from the starting point. Experienced guides know to track their movement easily in the park. Once the gorillas are located, the tourists are allowed up to one hour with them as they watch them move about.
Seeing Gorillas in Uganda is a truly exhilarating experience that most visitors to Uganda love to take part in. Conservation policies have been put in place to protect mountain gorillas in Uganda from poachers and unfavorable conditions. Uganda is home to more than half of all mountain gorillas on Earth and many of these are found in the neighboring Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Other animal species found in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park include; golden monkeys, giant forest hogs, buffaloes, elephants, bushbucks and about 79 species of birds.
A number of Gorilla Trekking Rules and Guidelines are in place to enable tourists have a successful gorilla tracking experience. Tourists are advised to carry along; hiking boots, binoculars, rain gear, sunscreen, water, lunch pack, gloves, long sleeved tops, cameras among other things.
Booking your Uganda Safari with one of the best tour companies in Uganda is the best way to fully enjoy your entire Gorilla Trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Safari.
Safari Lodges near Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Safari lodges near Mgahinga Gorilla National Park include; Mgahinga Safari Lodge, Mount Gahinga Rest Camp, Travellers’ Rest Hotel, Community Camp ground perfect for camping among others.