4 days Mountain Gorillas and Golden Monkey of the Virungas Uganda Mgahinga National Park
According to Uganda Wildlife Authority, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park sits high in the clouds, at an altitude of between 2,227m and 4,127m. As its name suggests, it was created to protect the rare mountain gorillas that inhabit its dense forests, and it is also an important habitat for the endangered golden monkey.
As well as being important for wildlife, the park also has a huge cultural significance, in particular for the indigenous Batwa pygmies. This tribe of hunter-gatherers was the forest’s “first people”, and their ancient knowledge of its secrets remains unrivalled.
Mgahinga’s most striking features are its three conical, extinct volcanoes, part of the spectacular Virunga Range that lies along the border region of Uganda, Congo and Rwanda. Mgahinga forms part of the much larger Virunga Conservation Area which includes adjacent parks in these countries. The volcanoes’ slopes contain various ecosystems and are biologically diverse, and their peaks provide a striking backdrop to this gorgeous scenery.
SAfari highlights of 4 Days Gorillas and Golden Monkeys
Day 1: Pick up from the hotel and drive to Kisoro
Day 2: Track Mountain Gorilla
Gorilla tracking at Mgahinga offers a different experience due to open habitats
Day 3: Track Golden Monkey
Day 4: Drive back to to where you started from