Mgahinga Safari Activities, What to do, what to see
- October 5, 2018
- Posted by: Africa Safaris
- Category: Travel News
Today we will look at Mgahinga safari activities to help all those who may choose to visit Mgahinga National Park in Uganda. Mgahinga National Park is among the 10 National Parks of Uganda. It is one of the smallest but rich in terms of safari activities available for Uganda holidays. Mgahinga National Park is located in southwestern Uganda in the virunga Ranges shared by three countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic republic of Congo. It is in this virunga region that we have three gorilla national Parks of Virunga National Park in the congo, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Mgahinga itself. Today we outline Mgahinga safari activities and reasons why one should include a visit to Mgahinga National Park while on a Uganda holiday. Below are some of Mgahinga safari activities available for tourists interested in visiting Mgahinga National Park
Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga safari activities
One of the most sought after Mgahinga safari activities include gorilla trekking. Mgahinga National Park is one of the two Uganda national Parks where gorilla trekking takes place. This small national Park has one habituated mountain gorilla family with fourteen members currently. This mountain gorilla family is called Nyakagezi which used to migrate to Volcanoes National Park but currently, it settled well in Uganda. This therefore means that apart from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, one can book gorilla permits to visit or trek mountain gorillas in Mgahinga National Park. Because of one gorilla family, only eight gorilla permits are available daily for gorilla trekking. Mgahinga gorilla permits can be booked through Encounter Africa safaris who will check availability and advice accordingly. Encounter Africa safaris organizes Mgahinga gorilla tours at affordable prices. Check our our 3-4 Day Mgahinga gorilla safaris.
Golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga safari activities
Apart from gorilla trekking, other mgahinga gorilla safari activities include golden monkey trekking and golden monkey habituation experience. It is therefore possible to visit golden monkeys in the morning or afternoon depending on your schedule. Its only in Mgahinga that mountain gorillas live with golden monkeys in Uganda. That’s why Mgahinga National Park is referred to as the only national Park where gold meets silver. Habituated golden monkey families do exist in Mgahinga giving you a chance to see them in their natural habitat. For those interested in trekking golden monkeys or combing gorilla trekking with golden monkeys, then our 3-4 Days Mgahinga gorilla and golden monkey safari is the best for you. Please note that when you book an all inclusive tour with Encounter Africa safaris to visit Mgahinga National Park, we will take care of all bookings including golden monkey permits.
Volcano hiking in Mgahinga Safari activities
Another Mgahinga safari activity is volcano hiking. While in Mgahinga National Park, one can choose to hike Mountain Mgahinga, Sabinyo as well as Muhavura. You can choose to do a one day hike or multiple days hike to the peak of one of the fore mentioned volcanoes. Encounter Africa safaris will help you to organize a volcano climbing safari when contacted.
Other mgahinga safari activities include birdaing, nature walks and Batwa experience that climaxes with a stop at garamba cave. Mgahinga National Park is one of the parks that used to be inhabited by the Batwa minority ethinic groups and were resettled out of this area when Mgahinga National Park was officially gazetted as a National Park. While in Mgahinga, the batwa will take you for a walk to show you where they used to leave as well as the nature of life while still in the wild.
When you book Mgahinga safari activities through Encounter Africa safaris, we will provide you with reliable information to help you arrange your Uganda holiday. We will take care of everything from booking gorilla and golden monkey permits, park fees, accommodation and transport to and from Mgahinga National Park. Encounter Africa safaris is one of the leading safari companies operating Uganda and Rwanda. We are highly recommended on Trip Advisor as well as Safari bookings. Send us an email and we will assign you one of our qualified safari designer who will handle all your safari questions from beginning to the end.