Mgahinga National Park Activities

For tourists visiting the beautiful and nature-blessed Mgahinga area, there is definitely no dull moment. This is due to the numerous side attractions that can get tourists on their toes. Mgahinga national park provides tourists with unending fun and an experience that cannot be forgotten. Here are several activities that tourists would be happy to engage in.

Gorilla trekking

This is the most amazing action done in the recreation center, and it is just the Nyakagezi gorilla bunch that is followed in this park. Gorilla trekking begins in the morning whereby the trailers start from Ntebeko to follow these animals. There are aides and park officers that are all around educated about the gorillas and the recreation center everywhere so the trackers are encouraged to be free with them and pose inquiries. It is advisable to be physically alright since it can be very stressful, for example, moving in the forests, valleys, and the precarious inclines.

The length of the trekking could be 2 hours, 4 hours or a day since it is reliant on the area of the mountain gorillas since by and large they move to look of nourishment. Ensure you have enough hardware, for example, light garments, waterproof cameras, pressed lunch, enough drinking water, careful covers for wearing while within the sight of Gorillas and some other thing just in the event that aides encourage to have them.

Volcano/Mountain climbing

There is nothing as exciting and audacious as climbing the 3 volcanoes. You can climb each to the summit in one day, they are;

  • Muhavura signifies “Guide”

This volcano is 4,127m high and can be move-in 8 hours covering around 12km. as you climb this mountain you move significantly in the little bushes, grasses, and the stone ground, this will give you probably the best perspectives in the nation, since when you arrive at the top you can see the pinnacles of Mt. Rwenzori, Virunga volcanoes, Bwindi timberland, L. Edward in Queen Elizabeth national park and different things. After the long climb, voyagers are encouraged to go through a night at the base camp, and you are encouraged to convey resting gears, water, tent, and nourishment with you before you start the climb.

  • Gahinga signifies “a pile of lava stones heaps around which cultivation is carried out”

Climbing this mountain takes around 6 hours, the climb is taken in the Bamboo forest as you arrive at the top, you will discover a marsh, and the separation secured is around 8 km. As you will see the stone heaps in certain nurseries since it’s from them that the name “Gahinga” was determined.

  • Sabinyo signifies “Old man’s teeth”

The climb takes around 8 hours, and climbing to the top is tranquil testing yet it is an extraordinary and gutsy encounter you get while climbing the dissolved Sabinyo and furthermore slanting to the chasms and gorges. At the point when you arrive at its top what you get is a surprising knowledge whereby you are in 3 nations at the same time; Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Mgahinga National park has distinctive winged creature species around 79 species and birding can be helped out through the bamboo timberland, in the crevasse between Mts. Sabinyo and Gahinga, and in the montane forest where you can undoubtedly observe the Rwenzori Turaco.

Hiking and Nature walks

This is done around the edges of the mountains and it is an exceptionally fascinating action where climbers do it around the wild vegetation, bamboo woodlands, the Rugezi swamp which allows them to have excellent picturesque perspectives on rural regions, encompassing lakes like Lake Mutanda and furthermore timberland winged creatures.

Golden monkey tracking

This park happens to be an environment for the imperiled golden monkeys, these are stunning to watch within the trees, and one ought not to pass up this action while on a safari in Mgahinga National Park

Cultural Encounters

Throughout the years, Mgahinga with its shrubberies has been home to the indigenous gathering of the Batwa, whereby they remain, chase, feed, and do all their different exercises in the forest. So while guests are in Mgahinga they can have a visit to the Batwa’s homesteads to perceive how they live, dress, eat, move among others, it’s a culture like no other.

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