MGAHINGA GORILLA NATIONAL PARK
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is located in the far south of Uganda, on its border with Rwanda. This park shares the Virunga Mountain Range and the very impressive Mount Muhavura, Mount Gahinga and Subyinyo volcano peaks with the Park De Volcans in Rwanda. These volcanoes are thought to have formed in the early to mid-Pleistocene era, which started 2.5 million years ago, and today they have numerous fascinating caves on their slopes that were created by their formative lava tubes.
Mgahinga National Park, although not very big, is one of two parks in Uganda - together with Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - that form natural habitats for the last remaining mountain gorillas on the planet. It is at a higher altitude than Bwindi, reaching up to 4500m in parts for those who are looking for a higher-mountain experience.
The park is also famed for its local Batwa people, and the Batwa trail across the park is a great way to get an insider’s look at their age-old secrets and local knowledge.
At Robert Mark Safaris we can arrange travel to Maringa Gorilla National Park for you either as a stand-alone destination, or in conjunction with Bwindi, other parks in Uganda, or even together with journeys to Tanzania and Kenya for a well-balanced and diverse travel experience.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT MGAHINGA GORILLA NATIONAL PARK?
The best time to visit Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for gorilla trekking is during the drier seasons - either during January & February, or during July and August. Visiting at this time avoids the heaviest equatorial rainfalls that can occur at other times of year. However, since the cost of gorilla trekking permits is normally a key part of your budget, travelling during the shoulder seasons can be a good cost-saver.
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Get in touch with one of our Travel Specialists today, and we’ll remove some of the uncertainty associated with travelling to Mgahinga National Park so that you can head off with full peace of mind, knowing that all of your arrangements are securely in place.