Things to Do

There are several things to do within the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Gorilla Trekking

Mgahinga’s most exciting and memorable activity is tracking the mountain gorilla in thick jungle. The park has one habituated gorilla group (Nyakagyezi) which is visited by tourists. This consists of 11 members; 2 silverbacks, 3 adult females, 4 juveniles and 2 infants.

Scenic Viewing:

Within the park, there is a viewing platform that has been developed in the park. This platform is about 800 metres from the Park gate. Once on top, you will have a good view of the Park and the surrounding areas. A guide is not necessary and the activity is free. Displaying panels at the hill point will give some information about what you can see.

Border Trail Hike – Visa Not Required

This hike takes you first toward Sabinyo. The trail climbs up the base of Sabinyo for a while through fine montane forest before turning toward the Congo. Along the way you will get a great view of Sabinyo’s gorge and peaks. Upon reaching the Congo you cut back along the international border. The return leg to the Park Head Quarters is a great section for birding. The two rest huts along the way are good places for a break. Look closely for the golden monkeys and signs of elephants.
Hiking time is 5 hours and distance 10 km.

Buffalo Wall and Bird Watching

Farmland along the northern edge of the park is gL drystone wall that keeps bLJffalo in the park and 0 The trail along the wall is id eal for birding. Guide~ you between 17.00-18.00 if you book by 10.00 the A stroll towards the Democrat ic Republic of Congc through a wetland area where ibis, speckled mous, fire finch are found.

Batwa Trail and Garama Cave

The Batwa Trail leads from t he base of Muhuvura Cave. This walk is conductoed by Batwa guides who provide insights into their traditional forest life and culture.
The 342m long Garama Cave lies beneath a plateau northern edge of the park, 3km from Ntebeko. It is set in the former farmland zone but in earlier times, the cave forest when it was occupied periodically by Batwa who used it as a council chamber and a retreat after raiding their neighbours. Today the cave provides an atmospheric a performance of Batwa music at the end of the Batwa.