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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.

 

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

  1. 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).
  2. Nature walk in the forest ($20 per person per tracking).
  3. Community walks to  discover the local Bakiga and Batwa Pygmy cultures through performances, workshops and village walks ($20 per person).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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