Located in south-western Uganda, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park lies within the wider Virunga Conservation Area, which includes Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in the Republic of Congo, it evolved from a game reserve to a national park over an entire habitat in 1991. The main impetus for this development was the protection of mountain gorilla populations, through which frequent conflicts occurred with local communities, both inside and outside the park boundaries.
Mountain Gorilla Trekking
Join a gorilla trek to encounter the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat within the Virunga Mountains.
Golden Monkey Tracking
Explore the forest to find and observe the playful golden monkeys.
Climb one of the Virunga volcanoes, such as Mount Gahinga or Mount Sabyinyo, for stunning panoramic views.
Discover various bird species in the montane forest environment, including Rwenzori turacos and black-headed waxbills.
The indigenous Batwa people have a cultural connection to the forested areas within the park. The Batwa Trail offers visitors a chance to learn about their traditional way of life and their relationship with the forest.