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Mgahinga National Park


Mgahinga National park is the smallest park with its 38 sq. km and located in the extreme southwest corner of Uganda bordering with Virunga National Park in Congo and Park des Volcanoes in Rwanda. The park is comprised of parts of three extinct volcanic mountains: Mt Muhavura (4127m), Mt. Gahinga (3474m) and Mt. Sabinyo (3669m) which act as an attraction to the mountain climbers. The park also acts as an attraction because it inhabits a diversity of mammals in the forest such as the great primate including 3 adult females, 2 silverbacks, 2 juveniles and infants. Other mammals include buffaloes, elephants, bushbucks, golden monkeys, giant forest hog, several varieties of small rodents and small predators.180 species of birds are found here especially the Rwenzori Turaco and the Red Tufted Malachite Sunbird and crowned crane.

Activities

Gorilla trekking: This is the major tourist activity in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. In the park there is one habituated gorilla family. It consists of 9 members, 2 silverbacks, 3 adult females, 2 juveniles and 2 infants. Tracking from this park is easier given that this habituated family is no longer quite mobile since it has established its base at Nyakagezi.

Volcano hiking due to the presence of 3 extinct volcanoes. Mt. Gahinga (3474 m) takes its name from the small piles of stones found in the fields called "Gahinga". On the 6 hours round trip hikers will pass through pure Bamboo forests. Mt. Sabinyo (3669 m) offers 3 challenging peaks to climb. It takes 8 hours for a round trip to cover the 14 km stretch. Mt. Muhavura (4127 m) provides some of the best views of the country. The hike takes 8 hours round trip covering 12 km.

Guided walk to the Garama cave which is 342m long and 14 deep and is now inhabited by bats. Sabinyo Gorge trail is of particular interest to bird watchers and it takes half a day passing through bamboo forests. Another trail leads to the Rugezi Swamp where it is possible to see birds, elephants and the giant forest hog.

Birding
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park has got a number of unique bird species. The park has so far recorded about 79 bird species some of which are endemic to the East Congo Montane region. Common bird species in the park include Ibis, Whydah, Speckled Mouse birds, and Fire Finch Stonechat, Grey Capped Warbler, Waxbills, and Yellow-Vented Bulbul.

Local Community Tour - The park is also surrounded by different local communities including the Pygmy Batwa African tribe which in the past lived by hunting and gathering fruits from Bwindi Impenetrable forest.

 
PACKAGES
Group Tours
Kidepo Valleys 6 days
Uganda Tour 10 days
 
Budget Tour
Gorillas & Lions 6 days
Top 3 of Uganda 8 days
Highlights of Uganda 10 days
Uganda Complete 13 days
Heart of Uganda 17 days
 
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Gorillas & Lions 6 days
Top 3 of Uganda 8 days
Highlights of Uganda 10 days
Uganda Complete 13 days
Heart of Uganda 17 days
 
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Gorillas & Lions 6 days
Fly the Pearl 9 days
Highlights of Uganda 10 days
Uganda Complete 13 days
Heart of Uganda 17 days
 
Specials
Active & Kite surfing 13 days
Rwenzori & Apes 17 days
 
Short Trips
Gorilla tracking 3 days
Queen Elizabeth 3 days
Kibale Forest N.Park 3 days
Murchison Falls 3 days
 
OTHER SAFARIS
Gorilla Safari 3 days
Uganda Gorilla Trek 3 days
Queen Elizabeth Tour 3 days
Kibale Forest Np 3 days
Murchison Falls Safari 5 days
Bwindi & Elizabeth 4 days
Queen & Mburo 5 days
Murchison & Kibale 5 days
Birdding Safari 7 days
Mburo & Murchison 7 days
Gorilla Safaris 8 days
Mountain Elgon Hiking 8 days
Rwanda & Bwindi 7 days
Uganda Safari 8 days
Big Game Safari 9 days
Rwenzori Mountains 10 days
Uganda Tour 11 days
Uganda Tour 12 days
Uganda & Rwanda 13 days
Primate Watch 14 days
Uganda Super Safari 15 days
Golfing Expedition 7 days
Uganda Camping Safari 14 days
 
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Uganda Family Tours 13 days
Birds of Uganda 15 days
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Queeen Elizabeth National Park
Mgahinga National Park
Kibale Forest National Park
Rwenzori Mountains NP
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Lake Mburo National Park
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