Mgahinga National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park sits high in the clouds, at an altitude of between 2,227m and 4,127m. As its name suggests, it was created to protect the rare mountain gorillas that inhabit its dense forests, and it is also an important habitat for the endangered golden monkey.

As well as being important for wildlife, the park also has a huge cultural significance, in particular for the indigenous Batwa pygmies. This tribe of hunter-gatherers was the forest’s “first people”, and their ancient knowledge of its secrets remains unrivalled.

Mgahinga’s most prominent features are its three conical, extinct volcanoes, part of the spectacular Virunga Range that lies along the border region of Uganda, Congo and Rwanda. Mgahinga forms part of the much larger Virunga Conservation Area which includes adjacent parks in these countries. The volcanoes’ slopes contain various ecosystems and are biologically diverse, and their peaks provide an outstanding backdrop to this beautiful scenery.

Highlights:

 

The following are the activities conducted while in Mgahinga National Park:

  • Gorilla tracking for the whole day in four places that is Buhoma, Nkuringo, Rushaga and Ruhija and every place has different Gorilla families. ($600 per person per tracking).
  • Nature walk in the forest ($20 per person per tracking).
  • Community walks to discover the local Bakiga and Batwa Pygmy cultures through performances, workshops and village walks ($20 per person).

 

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  • Rwenzori Mountain
    Experiencing great hiking to the peak
  • The Murchison Falls
    Victoria Nile great falls spot
  • Gorilla
    Tracking and Trekking of Gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda and DR. Congo
  • Boat Ride
    Boat ride in Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls National Parks

1 Day Gorilla Trip

Day 1

You will be picked by our guide from your hotel to Volcanoes national park for gorilla mountain trekking. After very early breakfast at the park, get briefing by national park Warden and at 8:30 am tour guide transfer you to the starting point of gorilla trek. This shall take about 8 hours depending on the movements of the gorillas. After trekking, driver guide will transfer you to the airport for scheduled flight or to the hotel.

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2 Days Gorilla tracking

Day 1

Upon your arrival, you will be picked by our representative from Kigali Airport. After an optional Kigali city tour, including a visit to the Genocide Museum and locals markets, you will proceed to the Volcanoes National Park for an overnight stay.

Day 2

After a 6 am breakfast you are driven to the Gorilla Park Office, where you are given briefing for your trek and introduced to your guide and co-travellers for the day. It is then time to trek into the virgin forest, where you will meet one of eight of the local gorilla families.

After completing your trek to the gorillas and lunch at your hotel, our guide will deliver you back to Kigali in time for your flight.

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3 Days Murchision Falls

Day 1

Welcome to Uganda, you will be picked by our guide from Entebbe International Airport/ from your lodge and proceed to Murchison Falls National Park. Visit Rhino sanctuary as an optional on the way and proceed for an overnight.

Day 2

Go in morning go for game drive in Northern circuit of the Park and afternoon have a boat cruise to the bottom of the Falls

Day 3

Visit the Top of Falls and return to Kampala/Entebbe for departure.

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