Accessing Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Getting to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park on Uganda Gorilla Safaris, Where is Mgahinga Gorilla Park, Travelers undertaking on a Uganda Gorilla Safari to Mgahinga Gorilla Park can fly or drive there. While on a Uganda Gorilla Safari Tour, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park can be accessed by road using Private tour cars organized by registered tour operators (very advised for foreign tourists) but also it be connected to using public means.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is situated about 15 kilometers (9.3 mi), by road, south of the town of Kisoro and approximately 55 kilometers. It’s a full day’s drive by road Transport from Kampala to Kisoro usually 8 hours, and a further 30 minutes to the Park entrance. Kisoro is the nearest town – public buses travel here from Kampala. By air transport, one can board a plane from Entebbe to Kisoro Airstrip which is near the park. This is the quickest mode of access and it takes about 1 hour. There are daily scheduled flights that must be booked long in advance with your local Uganda safari operator.

Getting to Mgahinga Gorilla Park by Road Transport

The park can be accessed using Kampala- Kabale- Kisoro roadThe Kampala –Kabale section covers 434 km of a well-tarmacked road. it takes you about an 8-hour drive to get to Kabale. From Kabale –Kisoro section covers 76km tarmac of the mountainous road with sharp turns and steep slopes. It takes about 2 hours to get to Kisoro. From Kisoro to Ntebeko park center it is a distance of 14km which takes less than an hour on a gravel road.

While using public transport in Uganda, you can book a bus to Kisoro from Kisenyi bus terminal at a fee of 35000shs and this will take you about 10 hours to get to Kisoro. It’s also worth noting that the park can also be easily accessed from Rwanda with many daily commuter buses from Kigali to Kisoro via Cyanika or Katuna border posts. From Kigali to the Cyanika border is 205 km and from Cyanika to Kisoro is 11 km.

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Getting to Mgahinga Gorilla Park

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Getting to Mgahinga Gorilla Park

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Getting to Mgahinga Gorilla Park

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Getting to Mgahinga Gorilla Park

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Getting to Mgahinga Gorilla Park

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Getting to Mgahinga Gorilla Park using air transport.

There are various air companies that operate flights to nearby Kisoro airfield Aerolink. Aerolink has 1 daily flight from Entebbe international airport to Kisoro.  The flight departs Entebbe international airport at 0745hrs and lands in Kisoro at 08:55hrs, the return flight departs Kisoro at 09:10hrs and lands at Entebbe airport at 11:25hrs. Aerolink club uses the Caravan aircraft equipment that has a carrying capacity of 11 passengers and 2 flight crew members. Aerolink charges about 320$ for a one way to Kisoro.

Fly Uganda. Fly Uganda also has daily flights to Kabale airfield, these flights depart from Kajjansi airstrip at 08:00hrs at a cost of 290$ one way and a minimum number of 2 passengers. Other private aircraft carriers to Mgahinga national park include- Air Serv- Limited, The Mission Aviation Africa(MAF).

Using Aerolink to fly to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for a Uganda Tour

Getting to Mgahinga Gorilla Park
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Using Kampala Executive Aviation to fly to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Getting to Mgahinga Gorilla Park
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Attractions, What to see in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

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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

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

Birds in Mgahinga Gorilla 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

Forest Elephants

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

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People and Culture in Mgahinga Gorilla Park: Within the confinements of Mgahinga National Park, are the Batwa 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. Read More

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