Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Do you just like love creating lasting memories and giving yourself an opportunity to witness some of nature’s spectacular moments? Well don’t miss a chance to visit Uganda and particularly Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The smallest amongst all found in the 434sq-km of the Virunga region that is found in the south western part of the country at the Congo and Rwanda border. Virunga is one part shared by the three countries in the eastern part of Africa that is Rwanda, D.R Congo and Uganda so you stand a chance to be in three countries while at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park without using a visa. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is one of the UNESCO heritage sites in Uganda gazetted to preserve and conserve the species of plants, animals that are exposed to danger from the ungrateful poachers and human beings.

Mgahinga National Park - Uganda
Mgahinga National Park – Uganda

Locally, Gahinga means the piles of volcanic stones cleared from farmland at the foot of the volcanoes. This tiny small park is the home for mountain gorillas in Uganda that also migrate up to Rwanda and Congo for feeding hence the gorillas here are shared by the three countries that are passed by the Virunga mountain ranges. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park also is the home to the golden monkeys which is a rare primate specie that is only found in the few countries worldwide and Uganda is among the lucky countries to have not two but many of them in its territories though they encroach to Rwanda too but in Uganda, they are found in this park.

Insight into Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is  one of the national parks in Uganda which is gifted with the most looked out for animal species that are humans’ closest relatives the mountain gorillas not only them but also the golden monkeys. This is the smallest national park in Uganda that rises to an altitude of 2000m above sea level found in the Virunga ranges stretch of democratic republic of Congo. The tiny 34-sq-km Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in the far southwest corner of the country Uganda, which extends in greater part to the dense tropical rainforests of Eastern DRC and northern Rwanda. The 434-sq-km Virunga Conservation Area that is shared between the three countries is home to half the world’s mountain-gorilla population. Given Uganda’s small share of the park.  This adds a certain unpredictability to gorilla tracking here and accounts for the park’s relative obscurity compared to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This is the ultimate best safari area to be if not Bwindi impenetrable national park is not visited as far as gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda is concerned. There are very few but interesting attractions to best visit to that are practically demanding for you to get on them and look out for the best experiences. These are the ones listed below:


 With the great focus directed on the Batwa the only unique uncontaminated culture in Uganda, you cannot be bored when with this Batwa tribe made up of pygmy people of the south western Uganda that still has the long ago/ stone age period  tendency of handling and managing things in areas like health where they still use herbs, there is no education, fire lit by rubbing and drilling a metal in timber, getting food by hunting not agriculture or purchasing and this was their main activity prior being forced out of the forest to give space for the wild animals since they were inhabitants of the forests also referred to as bushmen. . The best of this tribe activities you should be privileged to take part in are cultural dances, their hunting experience and so many that will leave you demanding for the next visit to this area again. And we are always welcoming you to Jewel Safaris Limited and then the more fun thrilling trips are arranged.

Volcanoes like Sabinyo, Muhavura and Gahinga.

Golden Monkeys With all these located within Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, the volcanoes here are best ideal places for hiking and mountain climbing. This is the most thrilling activity to do in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park that will leave you demanding for much photos as they can take you once you reach to the top of any of these mountains. The trails along the mountains followed when climbing these mountains also allows you to have exposure to seeing and by passing the wild animals including mountain gorillas if you are doing your climbing on a lucky day. This is so exhilaratingly memorable. Be part of the fun.

A rare species in the primates’ family and monkey family in particular that are only found in one point in the whole of the Pearl of Africa, it is specifically found in the Mgahinga gorilla national park.

Mountain Gorillas.

Not only are these giant animals found in Bwindi Impenetrable national park but also at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park where the tourists interested in tracking gorillas have  the bigger chances of doing spectacular gorilla trekking safaris and obtain the same memories as the ones that could be got in Bwindi impenetrable only that the experience here is too challenging because there is a lot of hiking and many that have trekked gorillas in this tiny park have always found the best more than they had anticipated for prior the safari. The love for gorillas for most of our visitors is so enormously huge that we have been rated by them for surpassing their expectations during the safari. In case you are there and wondering on how to get your safari executed, kindly engage us on our inbox at and the best ones will be arranged for you.

The most hilarious activities here include hiking the top mountains in the park, the mountain gorilla tracking safaris, the cultural experience with the Batwa community and several others. Wait and search no ore for the best activities and the best tour operator. Contact us on our inbox at For any inquiries and bookings.


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