Mgahinga gorilla national park is the smallest park in the country. It is about 38 sq km. Though it is very important as it is one of the two parks in Uganda that are habitat for the endangered mountain gorillas. Mgahinga gorilla national park is situated in south western Uganda, in Kisoro district. This park was gazetted in 1999 and is part of the Virunga conservation area. This park adjoins Rwanda’s volcano, and the democratic republic of Congo’s Virunga national parks. Mgahinga gorilla national park experiences two wet seasons in the year that is February to May, and September to December. Activities are gorilla tracking, nature walks, Golden monkey trekking, visit the Batwas.
Getting to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
For 8-10 hours by road you can access the park from Kampala. Journeying through rural Uganda is an amazing experience to southwestern Uganda. Where towns like kisoro offers different accommodations to spend a night. The best possible opportunity, interact and experience friendly locals and the culture of Bafumbira and BaTwa people.
Fly in safaris depart Entebbe airport morning and afternoon landing in kisoro airstrip about 10 km to the park.