Batwa people in Mgahinga Gorilla Park, Culture and People in Mgahinga

Within the confinements of Mgahinga National Park, are the Batwa People or twa people or commonly referred to as pygmies because of their short sized heights, a fully grown Mutwa person has an average height of about 4 meters tall or even less and these makes them shorter than any other people within this region.  The Batwa are the original custodians and guardians of these forests as they lived a hunting and food gathering life that depended on these forests. These people are believed to be the earliest inhabitants of the great lakes region of east Africa. Some historians and anthropologists say that their ancestry dates as far back as 60,000 years ago in east Africa. Presently these people can be found in Uganda Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In Uganda alone, it is estimated that there are about 6000 Batwa people with the majority of them living in the districts of Rukungiri, Kabale, Kisoro, and Bundibugyo. The Batwa people had a vast understanding of these forests that remains unchallenged up to today

Batwa people in Mgahinga Gorilla Park
Mgahinga gorilla national park
Mgahinga gorilla national park

Mountain Gorillas in Mgahinga Gorilla Park: Mgahinga is home to the habituated Nyakagezi gorilla group that can be visited while on a Uganda safari – a fairly nomadic bunch that has been known to cross the border into Rwanda and the Congo. The family includes the lead silverback. Read More

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Golden Monkey in Mgahinga Gorilla Park: This is a species of Old World monkey found in the Virunga volcanic mountains of Central Africa, including four national parks: Mgahinga, in south-west Uganda; Volcanoes, in north-west Rwanda; and Virunga and Kahuzi-Biéga, Read More

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Virunga Volcanoes in Mgahinga Gorilla Park: The Virungas are a chain of eight volcanoes that dot the borders of Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda. Most of these volcanoes are dormant, except Mount Nyiragongo 3,462 meters (11,358 ft.) and Mount. Read More

bird species in Mgahinga Park

Birds in Mgahinga Gorilla Park: Mgahinga national park has various species of the Albertine rift endemic birds and the common ones sited in this park include; Handsome francolin: This bird species has a dark reddish brown plumage, grey head, red legs and bills with a rufous grey under. Read More

black and white colobus monkeys

Wildlife at Mgahinga National Park Uganda: Other Wildlife, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park has 76 identified mammal species, although they are difficult to glimpse in the wild forest vegetation. They include giant forest hogs, bush pigs, forest buffaloes, elephants, bushbucks. Read More

Ntebeko Visitors’ Centre

Ntebeko Visitors’ Centre Images: The Visitor Centre at Ntebeko is the starting point for nature walks, volcanoes hiking, golden monkey and gorilla tracking and the short (4km) Batwa Trail. The trailhead of the long Batwa trail is at the base of Mt Muhavura. Exhibits inside the building. Read More

Batwa Garama Cave in Mgahinga Gorilla Park

Batwa Garama Cave in Mgahinga Gorilla Park: Some of the steep mountain slopes contain caves formed by lava tubes, one of them being the famous Garama Cave located near the park headquarters. This is a sacred place for the Batwa, and during the Batwa Trail you can discover. Read More

Short Uganda Gorilla Safari Trips/Short Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda

Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda | Gorilla tracking tour in Uganda
Gorilla tracking safari in Uganda -We offer tailored mountain Gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda but one can choose from a variety of our Uganda gorilla tour safari sample packages. Gorilla Safaris in Uganda are currently among the prime Uganda safari products that have taken the world by storm. Gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda are conducted in two habitats where mountain gorillas are known to exist and have been habituated for a human encounter.

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Gorilla Safari in Uganda 3 Days; Visit Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and trek Endangered mountain gorillas, Our star attraction…Read More

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Mgahinga gorilla national park

4 Days Bwindi Gorillas Safaris & Mburo Tour; begins and ends in Kampala. The safari takes you to Lake Mburo National Park which is situated between Mbarara and Masaka in Western Uganda. Read More

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5 Days Bwindi Gorilla Tour & Kibale Chimps Trek; will start and ends in Kampala.You will first tour in Kibale because that it is one of Uganda’s enchanting forested parks having 766 km2 with. Read More

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