The smallest of Uganda’s National Parks, Mgahinga protects the Ugandan section of the Virunga Mountains.
The combination of volcanic lakes, terraced hillsides and volcanoes make this area one of the most dramatic and beautiful of East Africa. A large population of mountain gorillas live within the park for part of the year and are the main focus of activities.
Mountain gorillas of Mgahinga National Park
The highlight of any trip to Uganda is tracking the mountain gorilla. The greatest of the great apes, there are only about 800 left in the wild. The gorillas are found on the upper slopes and to reach them you will have to walk through dense, dripping vegetation. However, your first glimpse of a gorilla will never be forgotten.
There are two places in Uganda where the dark, intelligent eyes of a silverback can be found — the Mgahinga National Park and the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Map of Mgahinga National Park
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Places near Mgahinga National Park
- Bwindi Impenetrable Forest 23 kilometers away
- Lake Bunyonyi 33 kilometers away
- Ishasha 67 kilometers away
- Queen Elizabeth National Park 140 kilometers away
- Lake Mburo 166 kilometers away
- Semliki Wildlife Reserve 277 kilometers away
- Kibale Forest National Park 302 kilometers away
- Entebbe 352 kilometers away
- Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary 364 kilometers away
- Kampala 375 kilometers away
- Jinja 444 kilometers away
- Murchison Falls National Park 458 kilometers away