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There so many reasons to visit Mgahinga National Park in south western Uganda. This small national park is located in Kisoro District and is part of the few national parks that are home to the endangered mountain gorillas. Mgahinga National Park is part of the virunga ranges that are shared between three countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Today we present reasons to visit Mgahinga National Park in Uganda to those who are planning to organize safaris to this region of the country.

Among reasons to visit Mgahinga National Park is gorilla trekking. Mgahinga is one of the four national parks that are home to the rare mountain gorillas in the whole world. Unlike other National Parks such as Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Volcanoes National Park that has many habituated gorilla families, Mgahinga National Park has only one gorilla groups that used to roam between Uganda and Rwanda but now has completely settled on the Ugandan side. The Nyakagezi family currently has fourteen members which can be trekked by just booking a gorilla permit from Uganda Wildlife Authority at USD600.00 in high season and USD450.00 in Low season months of April, May and November every year. Encounter Africa safaris organizes gorilla safaris to Mgahinga National Park and we will be glad when contacted to do so on your behalf.

Why or reasons to visit Mgahinga National Park

Other reasons to visit Mgahinga National Park are golden monkey trekking and habituation experience. Mgahinga is the only National park in Uganda where gold meets silver. It’s the only park where mountain gorillas co-exist with golden monkeys in Uganda. Its only in Mgahinga and Volcanoes National Park in the whole world where these two primates live together giving you all the reason to visit this national Park. Permits for golden monkey trekking and golden monkey habituation experience are issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority and Encounter Africa safaris is glad to organize this for you as soon as we are contacted.

For mountain hiking lovers, Mgahinga is the reason for you to visit Uganda. Mgahinga mountain is part of the virunga volcanic ranges that lie on the boarder of Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic republic of Congo. Permits for hiking this dormant volcano are available at Uganda Wildlife Authority. While in Mgahinga, you can participate in Batwa experience and they will take you to their trail that will see you visit the garama cave located inside Mgahinga National Park. These are among the few reasons why one should visit Mgahinga National Park while in Uganda.

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