Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

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Details of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Like neighbouring Bwindi Impenetrable, Mgahinga is most known for its gorilla trekking, and is an alternative to those who perhaps cannot get a permit for Bwindi Impenetrable.

 

Noteable for its impressive views from atop the Virunga Mountains, the park is home to a single family of gorillas who are not guaranteed to be present within the park at any given time – having moved into either Rwanda or Congo.

 

Golden monkeys can also be tracked within the park, and a variety of boreal wildlife including forest hogs, jackals, buffalos, and elephants are occasional sights within the densely forested park.

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Like neighbouring Bwindi Impenetrable, Mgahinga is most known for its gorilla trekking, and is an alternative to those who perhaps cannot get a permit for Bwindi Impenetrable.

Size: 33.7 square kilometres.

Location: South-western Uganda, below Bwindi.

Best Time: June through August or December through February. The dry season makes trekking conditions better.

To Do: Gorilla trekking and hiking.

Known For: Gorillas.

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