GORILLA TREKKING IN MGAHINGA GORILLA NATIONAL PARK
Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga gorilla national park Uganda’s smallest national park is situated in Kisoro district in southwestern Uganda bordering both Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mgahinga gorilla national park was declared a protected area in 1991, it is covering approximately 33.7 square kilometers which comprise of different vegetation series such as Montane forest, Bamboo, montane woodland, and afro-montane, Mgahinga gorilla national park animals include primates like mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, forest elephants, bushbucks, buffaloes, duikers, bush pigs, and big forest hogs.
Gorilla trekking is a major tourism activity in Mgahinga gorilla national park, where visitors get a chance to trek on foot in the forest searching for the habituated mountain gorilla families, once gorillas are seen travelers spend an hour with these mountain gorillas in their natural environment. Mgahinga gorilla national park habituates one gorilla family, mountain gorilla trekking begins with an early morning briefing regarding the rules, and regulations at Mgahinga gorilla national park headquarters. After the briefing travelers are allocated the Uganda Wildlife Authority park guide who has experienced mountain gorillas and then your trekking in the jungle while searching for mountain gorillas begins which takes approximately 30 minutes to four hours depending on the location of gorillas.
During your mountain gorilla trekking, you may be able to spot other primate species such as golden monkeys, mammal species such as like giant forest hogs, bush pigs, forest elephants, buffaloes, bird species, plant and tree species.
Mountain gorilla trekking permit in Mgahinga gorilla national park can be booked through Uganda Wildlife Authority directly or a trusted tour operator like Devine African Safaris. Uganda wildlife Authority issues mountain gorilla trekking to any traveler who is 15 years and above. you are kindly advised to book your gorilla trekking tour 6 months before your travel date.