Mgahinga Safari Activities

Here are the well-detailed activities that are available for you on your Mgahinga safari in Uganda

Mgahinga Safari Activities

Mgahinga Safari activities, what you can see and do in this Park- In this article, I will elaborate on the activities that will help those people who wish to visit Mgahinga national park to see what is exacting taking place within the park. Mgahinga national park is among the 10 national parks located in Uganda and the southwestern region of this beautiful country.  The park is one of the smallest National Parks but offering highly demanded and precious activities for visitors on holiday.

Mgahinga national park is part of the Virunga ranges that are shared by three countries of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Rwanda, and Uganda. Still, within this Virunga ranges, only three national parks with mountain gorillas and these include itself Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Volcanoes National Park, and Virunga National Park.

Our today’s focus is on Mgahinga gorilla National park in Uganda and we look at the holiday activities or safari activities that can be done in Mgahinga national park and reasons as to why you should include Mgahinga National Park.  Here are the well-detailed activities that are available for you on your Mgahinga safari in Uganda.

Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga as a safari activity.

One of the main and popular activity to do in Mgahinga gorilla national park include gorilla trekking. Mgahinga national park is one of the two national parks where mountain gorillas live in harmony and their natural habitat. There is only one habituated gorilla family in Mgahinga National Park called Nyakagezi which is available for gorilla trekking. This indicates that you can as well book a gorilla trekking permit to go and see mountain gorillas in Mgahinga other than booking gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Nyakagezi gorilla family group has about 80 individual endangered gorilla members Gorilla trekking safaris in Mgahinga National Park are done on food because of the topography of the park that is characterized by steep slopes. Gorilla trekking activity commences very early at 8 am with a briefing at Ntebeko before you start the journey to look for the gorillas.  Mgahinga Gorilla National Park has only one habituated gorilla family known as Nyakagezi that is available for gorilla trekking. This means that only 8 visitors per day are granted the gorilla permits to trek this group on daily basis. A gorilla trekking permit cost united states dollars 700 for  Foreign Non-Residents, then United states dollars for 600 for Foreign Residents, and Uganda shillings 250,000 for East African.

Golden monkey trekking as safari activity in Mgahinga National park

Despite gorilla trekking, Mgahinga National Park is also home to golden monkey trekking and golden monkey habituation experience. In fact, in the whole of East Africa if not in Africa, the golden monkey habituation experience can only be done in Mgahinga National Park, golden monkeys live in harmony with the Nyakagezi family, the only habituated gorilla. And therefore you can decide to take both gorilla trekking and golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga National Park.

Golden monkey tracking starts with a briefing, and tourists are allocated a particular group to trek. Golden monkey tracking makes Mgahinga one of the unique activities the fact that the rare species have only remained in this park. There are 2 communities of golden monkeys that are habituated and are available for tracking. The golden monkey trekking permit costs United States dollars 100 and the activity starts at 7:00 in the morning with a briefing and after you proceed to the forest to see gorillas. Upon seeing those visitors will be allowed only one hour to see and view the golden monkeys. It is only in Mgahinga and volcanoes national park where golden monkeys are found.

Volcano hiking as a safari activity in Mgahinga National Park

Another activity that you can do in Mgahinga National Park is Volcano hiking. There are high Volcanoes in Mgahinga national park and can opt to hike mount Sabinyo, mount Mgahinga, and Muhavura. There are multiple days hikes or you can decide to do only one hiking and you reach the top of the mountains and Africa Adventure vacations are important and crucial when it comes to organizing your Volcano Hiking safaris.

Batwa community experience a safari activity in Mgahinga National Park 

You can as well participate in cultural safaris to the villages and communities adjacent to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Different communities are surrounding the park the most unique is the Batwa people who once lived within the thin park before it was turned into a national park. These people are short and were depending on forests and fruits as hunters and fruit gatherers.

 The Mgahinga Batwa trail so experiences enriching with people learning the history of these people and some of the acts they were doing. Interacting with Batwa provides worth interesting activity as they narrate to you their traditional ways of live the fact that they were hunters, and food gathers and they used the forest mainly as the center of treatment where they could get herbs to treat themselves.

Birding as a safari activity in Mgahinga National Park 

You can spot different kinds of species of birds found in forests, caves, and mountains. Over 175 bird species have been recorded in Mgahinga gorilla National Park. Different trails are available leading you to several bird species. The best trail is the gorge trail that lasts for 3 hours between Sabinyo and Gahinga mountains. The common bird species include Brown-crowned Tchagra, Dusky Turtle Dove, Rwenzori Batis, the Chubb’s Cisticola, Olive Thrush, Regal Sunbird, Cape Robin-chat, Blue-headed Sunbird, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Black-headed Waxbill, the Chubb’s Cisticola, Streaky Seedeater, Kivu-ground Thrush, Banded Prinia, Dusky Turtle Dove, among others. Birding in Mgahinga National park takes place between Sabinyo Mountain and Gahinga Mountain and visitors can take about 4 hours on the birding trail with the help of a UWA ranger guide. Our company also has got knowledgeable safari guides with birding experience.

The moment you decide to book with us at Africa Adventure Vacations as a safari to Mgahinga gorilla national park, then we shall provide you will reliable information that will help you to plan your safari to Mgahinga. The information provided contains the booking procedure for the gorilla permit, the best time to visit the park, where you can stay, and transportation to Mgahinga national park. We are highly recommended by visitors on trip advisor and safari bookings. Just inform us of your intention to travel and for us, we shall let you know of all that is necessary for the smallest time possible.

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