Attractions in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Attractions, What to see in Mgahinga Gorilla Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park contains one habituated family of the elusive mountain gorillas called Nyakigezi and other unhabituated gorillas roaming the jungles of Mgahinga as opposed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park that has 18 gorilla families, the two parks giving joy to various travellers undertaking Uganda Gorilla tours / Uganda Gorilla safaris This Park is a famous Uganda birding safari / Uganda birding tours/ bird watching safari in Uganda destination because she has various species of birds (180 bird species) including the Albertine rift endemics like the Rwenzori turaco other primates in Mgahinga include; chimpanzees, monkeys like the golden monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, the three famous extinct conical volcanoes of Muhavura, Sabinyo and Gahinga. The endangered tribe of Batwa people can also be found here.
The Conservation journey in Mgahinga ranges begun in the 1930s when the colonial imperial British government declared Mgahinga as an imperial crown reserve. But, in the 1950s the low lands of Mgahinga ranges were encroached on by the local communities and turned into farmlands. The post-independence period of the 1960s to early 1980s was followed by political instability in the young republic of Uganda, this, therefore, gave rise to acts of poaching, encroachment on the wildlife reserves. Mgahinga reserve also saw a sharp decrease in its wildlife population just like all other game reserves in the country did.
After the end of the liberation war in 1986, peace prevailed again in Uganda and efforts were made to protect wildlife wherever it was, this, therefore, led to the recruitment and training of game rangers that were to protect these reserves. In 1989, all poaching wire traps that had been put in the Mgahinga game reserve were dismantled and rangers were deployed to protect it. in 1991, the government designated Mgahinga as a game park with an area coverage of 33.9sqkm making Uganda’s smallest game park BUT a great Uganda safari / Uganda Tour destination making dreams come true for all travellers to Uganda pursuing various wildlife safaris in Uganda featuring a Gorilla Safari tours in Uganda a part of the Africa Safari tour of alife time.
Attractions, What to see in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
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Hiking & Nature Walks in Mgahinga Gorilla Park: A hike through the forest to the deep Sabinyo Gorge – a massive gash in the flank of Mount Sabinyo – provides good birding opportunities and the chance to find the Rwenzori Turaco. This walk takes four hours, and passes through the Rugezi Swamp. Read More
Mountain/ Volcano Climbing in Mgahinga Gorilla Park: A tough day’s hike will take you to the peaks of Muhavura; Gahinga or Sabinyo. All three volcanoes in this park can be climbed. Mountain Sabinyo which is, 3,669m high can take roughly eight hours to cover a distance. Read More