On your Uganda Gorilla Safari, you will Locate Mgahinga National Park 510km far southwest of Kampala City the Capital of Uganda which is just 42km from Entebbe International Airport, this park rests in the district of Kisoro and is Uganda’s smallest but arguably one of the profoundly biome-diverse National Park. Mgahinga is one of the only two Uganda Gorilla Safaris destinations where tourists can physically say hello to the world’s remaining population of endangered Mountain Gorillas.
Its three (3) volcanic peaks of Sabinyo (3,669m), Gahinga (3,474m) and Muhavura (4,127m) interface with five (5) different volcanoes which all together shape the Virunga Conservation Area (VCA) shared among the nations of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo DR. Its varied altitudes offer rise to various types of fauna, some of which can’t be seen anywhere else in Uganda.
The park offers chances to birders to do what they cherish best, with a bird list ranging bwetween 179 and 184 species including the Rwenzori Turaco and the White-starred Robin. Uganda Safaris Tours to Mgahinga National Park additionally also present opportunities to see various extraordinarily species like the giant forest hogs, and the spikey South African Porcupines
In any case, the park’s horn is sounded louder by its habituated mountain gorilla family called Nyakagezi. Led by an alpha silverback called Mark, the Nyakagezi mountain gorilla family makes seasonal excursions to the neighboring nations of DR Congo and Rwanda. But luckily, of later, the family appears enjoy most of their Ugandan home more and can therefore making it possible for Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda in Mgahinga National Park. Its unsettled nature has constrained the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to sell gorilla permits for this mountain gorilla family right at the National Park as opposed to permits for Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Forest National Park that can be reserved at the UWA headquarters in Kampala
Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Mgahinga National Park is a less tedious activity as compared to Bwindi Forest National Park the only Gorilla tracking area in Uganda, a maximum of eight tourist are allowed to visit this Mountain Gorilla family in a single day. Also, once the gorilla family is tracked down, tourist get to can enjoy an entire hour with the Nyakagezi family. The family’s two blackbacks (Rukundo and Ndungutse) regularly win the hearts of visitors with their high sense of humor and their photogenic nature. It has turned into their thing to pose for the camera and they’ll most likely pose for yours too.
Today the family has 10 members including an aging Bugiingo who is the father to most members of this mountain gorilla family including Mark and Marfia the other two silverbacks.
Set out on a Gorilla Safari to trek Mountain Gorillas in Mgahinga National Park and you will win yourself an affair of a lifetime decorated in amazing views of the true African montane forests protecting a big number of animal and bird species; not forgetting the reward of mixing with the Forest habitats, Batwa community; one of the world’s few remaining highly neglected and marginalized groups of people. With the Park’s “gold and silver”, you will part very lit up. Welcome to Mgahinga!