Uganda Uganda National Parks

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda

Africa Travel Guide offers truely unique experiences in Uganda. We offer international (small) group tours aswell as tailor made holidays. Why not combine Uganda with a trip to Rwanda?!

Mgahinga National Park covers a surface of 34 km2. The park is sharing its borders with Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in Congo.

Mgahinga is located 15 km south of Kisoro and 55 km west of Kabale. The three parks cover a total surface of 434 km2. Mgahinga is one of the two places in Uganda where the mountain gorillas can be spotted. This park has only one gorilla family that can be visited. This family sometimes cross the border into Rwanda.

Three out of eight volcanoes, which form the Virunga Mountain Range, are located in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park: Mount Mahubura, Mount Gahinga and Mount Sabyinyo. These three mountains are located on the Ugandan/Rwandan border. From the base center of the park all of these three volcanoes can be climbed within a day!

Best time to visit Mgahinga National Park
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park can be visited all year long, but the best times are from June to August and December to February. At these times, the forest trails are drier and easier to walk on.

Tailor made for you!
Do you want more activities in your itinerary, visit a local market or travel in a local train? We include it in your travel program!

Use the knowledge of our local guides, tour leaders and lodge managers. They can advise you on the small off the beaten track places to visit, a special project, a brilliant local restaurant, a woman empowerment or conservation project. Be spontaneous while travelling and find the hidden gems!

You don’t have to worry that we put you in lodges with busloads of tourist, standing in line for the buffets. However, extremely remote, special small-scale (eco) lodges are of course slightly more expensive. In our standard travels we therefore choose the best price-quality lodges, not too main stream but rustic and comfortable accommodations in a beautiful setting.

Whether you want to drive behind the crowds on a game drive (if a lion is spotted you will soon find out via a radio) or just want to find the quiet places, it’s up to you. Talk to your guide continuously and you will have a blast!

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