FACTS ABOUT MGAHINGA GORILLA NATIONAL PARK
Gorilla trekking is an adventurous destination best known for mountain gorilla trekking tourism activity in Mgahinga gorilla national park. Mountain gorilla trekking involves movement in dense forests searching for mountain gorillas in their natural environment.
Mgahinga gorilla national park mountain gorilla trekking starts with an early morning briefing at the park’s headquarters, then after your will trekking begins in the African jungle with a knowledgeable park ranger who is conversant with all the trekking trails.
Golden monkey trekking
Golden monkey trekking is another tourism active activity that can be done at Mgahinga gorilla national park that starts a briefing at the headquarters regarding the rules and regulations to be followed during golden monkey trekking. After the briefing tourists are allocated a well-experienced park guide and your trekking begins in the forest which takes between 30 minutes to four hours depending on the location of golden monkeys because they move from one place to another looking for food.
Mgahinga gorilla national park is attached to three dormant Virunga chained volcanoes and hiking to any of these peaks is an adventurous experience. The Virunga chained volcanoes include mount Muhavura which is the highest volcano standing at 4,127 meters above seas level, and hiking to Muhabura summit takes between 8 to 10 hours, mount Gahinga, and mount sabinyo, among others
Mgahinga gorilla national park harbors more than 184 bird species which includes Albertine endemic birds, migratory birds, and forest birds which makes Mgahinga an ideal bird-watching destination in Uganda. These birds can be best seen along the gorge trail between mount Gahinga and Mount Sabinyo, within the bamboo trails among others.
Batwa trail experience
Batwa trail experience is another interesting tourism activity at Mgahinga gorilla national park where tourists get an interesting opportunity to interact with the pygmies who used to stay in Mgahinga forest before the national park was gazette.