Activities in Mgahinga National Park
Activities in Mgahinga National Park: Mgahinga national park is one of the most rewarding national parks in Uganda that you can visit to have a memorable Uganda safari which will offer rewarding experiences taking part in the different activities in mgahinga national park. The park is known for housing some of the world remaining endangered mountain gorillas that can also be found in Bwindi impenetrable national park, Volcanoes national park in Rwanda and Virunga national park in the democratic republic of Congo. Gorilla trekking is the famous activity that tourists that come to the country engage in but on reaching the destination, they will be surprised with a lot of attractions that the park has to offer from numerous primate species, numerous bird species, the Virunga Mountains to the local communities that can be seen as you take part in the different activities in Mgahinga National Park that will make your safari quite rewarding.
HIKING THE VIRUNGA MOUNTAINS
Mgahinga national park is among the 3 national parks where you can find the 3 of the five virunga mountains and these include; mount Gahinga, mount Muhabura and mount sabyinyo some of the most rewarding mountains that you can choose to hike for an amazing time in the park. As you hike the virunga mountain get ready for rewarding attractions like many crater lakes, ridges which can be seen, a number of bird and primate species that will make your safari quite rewarding as you hike mount sabyinyo. Along other mountains you will have the chance to see rewarding primate species like the Mona monkey, dent’s monkey, black and white colobus monkey, grey cheeked mangabey, bird species endemic to the albertine rift and migratory species among other bird species like Collared Apalis, Ruwenzori turaco, handsome francolin, strange weaver and many more for a rewarding Uganda safari
Birding is another rewarding activity in mgahinga national park that will offer an amazing time during your Uganda safari. It should be noted that mgahinga national park is a birders ultimate birding destination with over 400 bird species which will give you the chance to see a minimum of 100 bird species endemic and migratory species during your activity for a memorable safari. Some of the rewarding species that can be seen include; like the blue turaco, Ross’s turaco, coqui Francolin, long tailed cisticola, bubbling cisticola, Miombo wren warbler, Chubb’s cisticola, Collared Apalis, Ruwenzori turaco, handsome francolin, strange weaver, Rockefellers’ sun bird, Chapin’s flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, strange weaver, red throated alethe among other bird species that you will have an amazing time understanding their adaptations in the park.
Gorilla trekking is among the most rewarding activities in mgahinga that you can take part in to know more about the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking in the park is carried out along the slopes of the virunga mountains mount Muhabura, mount sabyinyo and Mount Gahinga where you will find the habituated troops. The activity in the park is quite rewarding because you will have a chance to see a number of rewarding attractions like numerous bird species, numerous primate species and when you get to the habituated gorilla families you will have the chance to understand the behaviour of the mountain gorillas as you observe their rewarding activities like their feeding patterns and their diet which consists of bamboo shoots, fruits, small invertebrates like the caterpillars centipedes and so on. You will also have the chance to observe how they co- exist with one another like their grooming patterns, how they construct their nests for overnight stay where you will have the opportunity to understand their division of labour their play time among other rewarding features of the primates
GOLDEN MONKEY TREKKING
Golden monkey trekking is another rewarding activity you can carry out in mgahinga national park for an amazing safari. The park is not only a home to the endangered mountain gorillas but also a home to the endangered golden monkeys another interesting group of golden monkeys that can be found along the slopes of the Virunga Mountains where you will get to observe their feeding patterns, grooming patterns, how they co-exist with one another among other rewarding features of the primates for an amazing time in the park.
You can also take part in the cultural encounters where you will have the chance to understand the rewarding Batwa cultural group which was originally depended mainly on the forest products as they lived in it. The activity involves embarking on a guided walk to the communities and also taking part in the Buninga forest walk where you will get the chance to understand the communities as you get the experience firsthand from the Batwa. During the community walks, you will observe how they live their authentic life style because they still practise traditional activities that are quite different from people that have adapted to modernity. The cultural tour will give you an amazing time getting to understand how people used to carry out their daily activities before modernity and hence an amazing time during your safari.