Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga National Park is situated in the southwest district of Kisoro on the shared border with Congo and Rwanda. The park comprises 3 extinct volcanoes and 3 extensive swamps and was gazetted in 1991 as part of the greater Virunga conservation area. It’s one of the two parks in Uganda that are habitats for the endangered mountain gorillas.
Being a mountainous area, the park vegetation is afromontane. The abundant type of vegetation is Bamboo 60%, which is a delicacy to the mountain gorillas. Other types of flora include the Lobelia and Haegenia. Animals found in the park include Buffaloes, elephants, bushbucks, and the endangered golden monkeys, among other pirates. Bird species include the Rwenzori Turaco, crowned hornbill, black Kite and crowned crane.
Mountain climbing is one of the activities in the park, which offers three extinct volcanoes for the physically fit hiker; Gorilla tracking is the major activity in the park, with one gorilla family (Nyakagezi) made up of 11 members (2 silverbacks, 3 adult females, 4 juveniles and 2 infants) currently being habituated and made available for tourists to visit.

Key Attractions
Mountain climbing
Primate Tracking
Bird Watching
Game Viewing

Accommodation Options
- There are 2 privately run campsites: Mount Mgahinga Rest Camp, which lies beneath the towering volcanoes and has superb views of the Rift Valley, offers lodging in tents or large bandas; there is also a camp for climbers within the park.
- Motels can also be easily found in nearby Kisoro and Kabale towns 13 Km away.