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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park reviews

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“The gorillas are incredibly gentle, human-like, and comfortable with their human observers” - Kristine V

Wildlife encounter like no other

Kristine V
Views: 292 Visited: Jul 2015 Reviewed: Aug 11, 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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