Mgahinga National park

Mgahinga National Park is located South West of Uganda in Kisoro District close to Kabale in Bufumbira County. Other than Bwindi Forest, travelers interested in Gorilla Trekking can visit the park to experience amazing Gorilla Trekking Adventures similar to those offered by the prominent Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. The park comprises of 3 of the 8 Virunga Volcanoes and these include; Mount Muhabura, Mount Gahinga, Mount Sabyinyo and these can be hiked by all kinds of travelers from all over the globe interested in hiking safari Tours in Uganda on holiday.

There is only one Gorilla Group called Nyakagezi that can be tracked here by all travelers and this is amazing to all that visit the remarkable Mgahinga National Park in Uganda. Only 8 people are allowed to track this for a period of 1 hour taking photos to keep for memories. The Group lives hierarchically with a dominant Silverback Gorilla leading the group and this is followed by Adult Females which are followed by Black Backs/ Young Gorillas then later on the Juveniles follow.

Other than Gorilla Trekking, the park also offers incredible Golden Monkey Tracking Adventures where travelers can experience amazing Primate Safaris.

Climate of the Park

The park has two wet rainy seasons that occur in the months of February to May as well as September to December with average rainfall amounts received varying from 250 millimetres (9.8 in) in October to 10 millimetres (0.39 in) in July.

Gorilla Trekking Permit in Uganda

The Gorilla Trekking Permit in Uganda can be obtained direct through the Uganda Wildlife Authority or a valid Tour Operator Agency who can book the permit for travelers transferring to Uganda to experience amazing Gorilla Trekking Tours. The Permit costs US $600 per person interested in trekking Mountain Gorillas in Uganda.