Mgahinga National Park is a protected park under the Virunga conservation area. The Virunga Conservation area covers an area of over 434km2 consisting of Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga National Park Uganda. The Virunga conservation area is famous for its Uganda Rwanda Congo gorilla trekking Safaris.
Mgahinga National Park offers a lot more to the tourists that visit it during Uganda gorilla safaris
One of the experiences that are as exciting alongside gorilla trekking in Uganda is the golden monkey trekking experience.
The golden monkey (Cercopithecus kandti) is an Albertine rift endemic specie found in the Virunga volcanic mountains. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is the best park for your golden monkey trek safari in Uganda. On top of the golden monkey trek, you can have a 4-hour golden monkey habituation experience. This gives chance to tourists to have good time with the monkeys.
Tourists interested in Uganda mountain hiking safaris, can have one in Mgahinga, Muhavura and Sabinyo mountains. These mountains have an altitude ranging from 2,227m-4,127m, therefore it is fit for a hiking safari in Uganda. Mountaineering to the top takes about 8 hours to get to this whole new world. Mt. Muhavura is the highest at 4,127m with a relaxing view of Virunga volcanoes, Lake Edward at Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the Rwenzori mountains (the Switzerland of East Africa). Mt. Gahinga the second highest is 3474m taking about 6 hours and Mt. Sabinyo is 366m where you get an all East and Central African experience on Uganda gorilla trekking safaris and tours as you set foot on Uganda, Rwanda and Congo just within 8 hours.
Batwa Cultural safaris
The Batwa trail cultural experience is one of a kind that you should never miss out. The Batwa pygmies are one of the indigenous tribes in Uganda. These Batwa are believed to have migrated from Ituri forest and became the first inhabitants of the forest in Mgahinga. However, they relocated to the areas near the forest. The Batwa are the best people to tell you all about the forest (their former home). When visitors on Uganda cultural safaris visit them, they entertain the visitors with their traditional dances and lifestyle.
Historical exploration of the dormant volcano areas will lead you to the caves formed by lava tubes on the steep slopes like Garama cave near Ntebeko -the park head quarter that was a hiding place for the Batwa(pygmies) with their king during times of conflict. The Batwa forest trail will give you a remarkable Uganda Cultural safari as insights of the forest are revealed to you by the former owners of the forest (Batwa) as they demonstrate life skill that helped them survive in the jungle.
Safari to Uganda’s Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and have the best of the wild gold and silver from the silver back mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. Of course, there’s nothing better than everlasting gold.
Gold and silver in Uganda’s Mgahinga gorilla national park