Are you a primate enthusiast and your dream has always been to catch a glimpse at the rare mountain gorillas but strictly in a less crowded place? If this is what you have always been looking for then look no further than Mgahinga National Park shouldn’t miss out in your travel plan. When it comes to gorilla trekking adventures in Africa rarely do people talk about Mgahinga National Park the fact that it is always overshadowed by premier destinations like Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and the Rwanda Volcanoes National Park. Regardless of this fact, have you ever thought why you need or the hidden secret behind trekking these dramatic creatures in Mgahinga National Park and not anywhere else?
The advantage with trekking mountain gorillas in Mgahinga National Park is that its vegetation cover is very unique from that of Bwindi National Park. Whereas Bwindi National Park features largely a tropical rainforest, Mgahinga National Park on the other hand features mainly the bamboo trees that get visitors the best visibility and opportunity to take clear pictures of these remarkable creatures while in their natural habitat.
As well, it offers trekkers a chance to engage in varied safari activities within the park. Unlike Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Mgahinga National Park is Uganda’s only park where you can strike your imaginations with the striking golden monkeys. Catch up with the most fascinating creatures on earth on your visit. While on Uganda primate safari in this park, you can take part in either golden monkey trekking or golden monkey habituation experience. Besides, you can incorporate your primate adventure with hiking experiences where you can explore park’s most scenic volcanoes-Sabyinyo, Mgahinga and Muhabura that make up part of the great Virunga Massifs.
In addition, pay a visit to the nearby local communities and be part of the thrilling and authentic African cultural experiences that will make your holiday in Africa complete. Mgahinga National Park is surrounded by the Batwa pygmies the renowned forest dwellers and while here, you get close to the locals, have a chance to explore their unique cultures, life styles, traditions, dances and music performances among others.
Remarkably, a gorilla trek in Mgahinga National Park takes you through its one habituated gorilla family-Nyakagezi and the fact that this adventure is limited to only 8 visitors per habituated group, you have opportunity to explore them in no crowded area. This gorilla family is composed of 10 members and they equally offer the best of gorilla experience to visitors on gorilla safari in Uganda.
In conclusion, Mgahinga National Park is one of the spectacular parks that offer you a chance to strike a glimpse at the rare mountain gorillas while in their natural habitat.