Mgahinga Gorilla National Park


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Wildlife encounter like no other

Written on: August 11, 2015   |   I visited in July 2015 Visiting the mountain gorillas has been my life-long dream, and thanks to KWSS, the experience was thrilling and full of wonder for me, my husband, and two teen sons. We walked for about 1 hour and spent 1 hour observing 10 gorillas grazing, climbing, playing, relaxing, and generally doing what they like to do. One of the gorillas actually approached my husband's camera to touch the microphone. The gorillas are incredibly gentle, human-like, and comfortable with their human observers. I am so happy KWSS suggested we visit the gorilla family in Mgahinga--a well kept secret. Many books suggest that the Mgahinga family moves into Rwanda and the DRC, but the extremely knowledgeable park ranger informed us that is no longer the case due to the family acquiring a new female from the other two wild gorilla families that live in the same park. As with Bwindi, a siting is "guaranteed." Our only regret is that we did not plan another night or two at Travelers Rest to go on the Mgahinga Batwa Trail or track the Golden Monkeys. This was one of our favorite places on our 15 day Kenya/Uganda safari.
The many benefits of Mgahinga--close to Travelers Rest, borders Rwanda and the DRC, at the foot of the Virunga Mountains, easy walk to the gorillas, friendly family and rangers, still feels "undiscovered"
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jan 18, 2016   |   Visited: Aug 2015.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is good for people who want to make last minute arrangements for seeing the gorillas. We arrived in the evening and had a night at Chameleon Hill Lodge at Lake Mutanda with the most beautiful views of the Lake Mutanda and great Virunga mountains. This view is unbeatable!!We arranged the gorilla tracking at Mgahinga National Park that... read more

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Chameleon
Vervet monkey
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jan 27, 2015   |   Visited: Nov 2012.
This was my lifetime Gorilla trekking park. This is the most beautiful park in Africa for the family human revolution.
Great people of Uganda.
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jul 27, 2014   |   Visited: Jun 2014.
We visited this park after visiting Volcanoes in Rwanda. Its close proximity to Rwanda allowed us to add this on. I really enjoyed this small park. It was more personal, it had AMAZING bird life and the views of the volcanoes were unparalleled.
I highly recommend this park if you want to see gorillas and golden monkeys. You will not be disappointed. read more

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(4/5 stars) Written on: Nov 27, 2013   |   Visited: Oct 2013.
Wow..what an adventure!
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is the smallest but one of the most amazing parks in Uganda and Africa.Situated in South Western Uganda in Kisoro District, the park lies on slopes of volcanic Mountains Muhavura, Mgahinga and Sabyinyo.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is eminent for being among the few parks in Uganda, Africa and on Earth wh... read more
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(3/5 stars) Written on: Apr 26, 2013   |   Visited: Feb 2013.
The park takes its name from "Gahinga" the local word for the piles of volcanic stones at the foot of the volcanoes. We came to view the mountain gorrilas, but one of the locals advised us that most family of gorillas in Mgahinga like to split their time in neighbouring Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)and it was rare to find them in the park.

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(4/5 stars) Written on: Apr 21, 2013   |   Visited: Nov 2007.
Mgahinga National Park

For all the years I had been in boarding schools with very strict rules and regulations. So joining the university was one of my dreams come true because there was no one to control my movements. The very first long trip I took was to Mgahinga national park which is located in the far south of western Uganda. We moved under the umbrella o... read more

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