Activities in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Activities in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park: Mgahinga national park is known for housing three of the Virunga Mountains that house the endangered mountain gorillas which has attracted a number of tourists visiting the park to take part in gorilla trekking which will give you for an amazing adventure understanding more about the endangered primates during your Uganda safari. However because the park is a home to a number of rewarding attractions like the virunga mountains, a number of bird species, numerous primate species among other attractions that can be seen when you take part in the different activities in mgahinga national park which will give you the opportunity for an amazing experience in the park.
Gorilla trekking in mgahinga national park is among the most rewarding activities you should not miss out on for a memorable Uganda safari. There are a number of habituated gorilla families in mgahinga national park that tourists can get to visit in order to understand more about the endangered primate species and their ways of living in the wild. Gorilla trekking in mgahinga national park involves tourists hiking the Virunga Mountains namely; mount Muhabura, mount Gahinga and mount Muhabura where you will get to access the habituated gorilla families.
While transferring to the habituated gorilla families, you will get to see a number of rewarding attractions like numerous monkey species for instance the black and white colobus monkey, dent’s monkey and silver monkey among other rewarding monkey species and when you get to the habituated gorilla family you will observe a number of rewarding features of the primates like their feeding habits, how they co-exist with one another as you will get to see how playful they are with one another, you will get to see how the adult females carry out the grooming of the young ones in the families among other interesting features and at the end of your safari you will take pictures of the pictures of the primates that will make your activity quite memorable.
Golden monkey trekking
Golden monkey trekking is another activity that you should take part in as part of the different activities in mgahinga national park for a thrilling wildlife adventure in the park. The park is a home to the endangered golden monkey troops that can also be accessed in the bamboo trees along other virunga mountains during the hike you will see a number of bird species like the long-crested eagle handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Batis Dusky turtle love, paradise flycatcher, archer’s ground robin, African Rwenzori, double collared sunbird, marsh harrier, Ruwenzori turaco, common moorhen Ruwenzori night jar, grey throated tit, the dusky crimson wing, red-faced woodland warbler and when you get to the habituated golden monkey troops, you will have the chance to understand about the primate species for an amazing safari.
Mgahinga national park is a home to over 400 bird species that you can get to see when you take part in birding one of the most rewarding activities in Mgahinga national park. interesting about birding is the fact that you will get to see around 100 bird species which will make your activity quite rewarding and among the different species that can be seen include; the long-crested eagle handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Batis Dusky turtle love, paradise flycatcher, archer’s ground robin, African Rwenzori, double collared sunbird, marsh harrier, Ruwenzori turaco, common moorhen Ruwenzori night jar, grey throated tit, the dusky crimson wing, red-faced woodland warbler and many other bird species.
Virunga Mountains hike
Mgahinga national park is a home to the three virunga mountains namely; mount Gahinga, mount Muhabura and mount sabyinyo where you will have an amazing time hiking the mountains as you get to access a number of rewarding views and attractions. During mount Gahinga hike, you will get to see a caldera which can be used as a picnic spot for relaxing adventures, the spot is also amazing for photography with a number of amazing views that can be seen for instance a number of herbivores like the bush bucks, a number of bird species and if you’re luck enough, you will get to see a the gorillas and golden monkeys swinging from one tree branch to another in the bamboo trees among other rewarding attractions.
During mount Muhabura hike, you will get to see the most peaceful gorilla group Amahoro gorilla family, a number of rewarding primate species especially the monkey species and numerous bird species and during Mount sabyinyo hike, if you’re lucky enough you will get to see the sabyinyo gorilla family whose silver back Guhonda is the heaviest and largest among all the gorilla families in the park, you can also get to see the golden monkeys, the Ruwenzori turaco the endemic bird of the albertine rift and you will also get to see a number of other wildlife species like the elephants and buffaloes, bush bucks and other wildlife species that will make the activity quite rewarding.
You cannot visit mgahinga national park and fail to take part in the cultural tours around mgahinga national park which will involve taking part in the Batwa trail expedition which involves visiting the Batwa community with the help of Mutwa guide who will take you through the life of the Batwa people who were formerly forest people that depended on the forest products for survival. Interesting about the group of people is their indigenous way of living of not being exposed to modernity. During the tours around the community, you will get to see how they carry out their daily activities for survival like their small scale farming, you will also get to see how they prepare their local dishes and if you’re interested you can take part in the preparations of the dishes, and so many other interesting features of the local group.