Gorilla National Park
This trip that starts and ends in Kampala. It is one of the most amazing tours you can have for a life time, when you get an
opportunity to interact with one of our very own friends
Where Gold Meets Silver This small park covering just 38 sq km enjoys a magnificent setting on the northern slopes of the Virunga
volcanoes. Two rare primates, mountain gorillas and golden monkeys can be tracked and one can climb the dormant volcanoes to
stand simultaneously on the border of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of congo
Mgahinga Gorilla 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
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
Mgahinga’s most striking 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 a striking backdrop to this gorgeous scenery.
Park at a Glance
Size: 33.7km2, making it Uganda’s smallest National Park.
The park takes its name from "Gahinga" - the local word for the piles of volcanic stones cleared from farmland at the foot of the
The British administration declared the area a game sanctuary in 1930; it was Gazetted as a National Park in 1991.
Mgahinga has one habituated trans-boundary gorilla group.
The Batwa were self-sufficient - and visitors can see how during a fascinating tour with a Batwa guide to learn the secrets of the