Ranked among the smallest National Game parks in Uganda, Mgahinga National game park is one of the few places in Africa where you can find the endangered Mountain Gorillas. The word Gahinga (a Kinyarwanda word) means a stone-heap piles of volcanic lava from which cultivation of crops can be carried out. The park is found in the southwest region of Uganda, and was gazetted off in 1991 with an aim of protecting and conserving the highly endangered Gentle Mountain Gorillas.
Being at the center of the three (3) volcanic mountains, a mountain climbing experience on Mount Gahinga will give you a rewarding experience as you also track the Gorillas. This calls for physical fitness for some of the slopes are steep. You will be able to have stunning views of the whole Mgahinga National Game, and surrounding local communities, like the Batwa Pygmies.
Day 1: Transfer to Mgahinga National park
Day 2: Hiking the Mgahinga Volcano
Day 3: Travel back to Kampala
3 Days Mgahinga NP detailed Itinerary
Day One: – Transfer to Kisoro
Pick up from your hotel/Lodge or the Airport. Ensure that you have had a good breakfast treat before your journey to Kisoro town for the volcano climbing. The drive takes you through the equator mark, where you stop for photography, Masaka town, down to Mbarara for lunch. From here, you head to Kabale town and lastly to your final destination in Kisoro. You will check into your lodge for an overnight sleep.
Day Two: – Hiking Mgahinga Volcano
This hike is done in the south western part of Uganda where the Mgahinga National Park is found. The park is approximately 540 km away from Kampala. The area is mostly populated by the Batwa (Pygmies) and the Bafumbira people. These you will meet as you take on the climb to Mgahinga Mountain. The stunning beauty of this mountain is so eye catching, capped by high trees and montane vegetation. On a clear day whilst atop of the mountain, the view of the 3 countries Rwanda, Uganda and Congo is so clear. You will also see lake Albert in Queen Elizabeth National park and the peaks of Mountain Rwenzori towering above the clouds.
Day Three: – Travel Back to Kampala
Rise to a good breakfast at your hotel. Thereafter, set off for your return journey to Kampala.
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The journey lasts between 7-8 hours
Transport 4X4 vehicle
Park entry fees