Gorilla Trekking In Mgahinga National Park From Kigali City : Uganda is home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas that can be seen when you embark on the gorilla safaris in Uganda that will either lead you to Mgahinga national park and Bwindi impenetrable national park for a rewarding safari experience. among the two national parks where you will get to participate in gorilla trekking in Uganda, gorilla trekking in Mgahinga national park will give you the most rewarding safari experience with the different attractions that can be seen while participating in gorilla trekking. However, for travellers interested in gorilla trekking in Mgahinga national park from Kigali city they will have the most rewarding safari experience.
Your gorilla trekking safari in Mgahinga national park from Kigali city will start from Rwanda where you will be picked by your guide from an agreed location of your choice in Kigali city to transfer you to Uganda through the cyanika border. if you’re interested you can first participate in the Kigali city tour to have an insight of the culture of Rwanda by visiting a number of different destinations in the city like the Kigali genocide memorial museum which will give you an insight of the 1994 Rwanda genocide and how the unfortunate event led to shaping Rwanda as one of the safest countries to visit in the country, you can also visit the kimironko market the largest and oldest market in the country where you will get to watch how culturally integrated the country is with a number of different people from different countries and culture which will help you understand more about how safe the country, you will also get to also purchase some organic fruits straight from the garden an many other notable sites in the city before you make your way to cross the border to Uganda.
When you get to Mgahinga national park you can participate in gorilla trekking in Mgahinga national park where the activity starts as early as 7:00am with a briefing session of the rules and regulations to follow to have the most rewarding safari experience, after the session you will embark on the hike to the habituated gorilla families in Uganda. the activity will lead you to the Virunga mountains in Uganda like mount muhabura, mount sabyinyo and mount gahinga which will lead you to the gorilla families. During the hike along the mountains, you will get to watch a number of attractions from the bird species to a number of primates and when you get to your habituated gorilla family, you will spend an hour with them observing a number of their different features taking their pictures and when the one hour elapses you will then descend the mountain back to your starting point where you will be awarded with a certificate of participating to finish your gorilla trekking experience in Uganda.
Interesting about Mgahinga national park is the fact that you can also participate in a number of other activities like hiking the Virunga mountains that will lead you to the different bird species like; the long-crested eagle handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Batis Dusky turtle love, paradise flycatcher, archer’s ground robin, African Rwenzori, double collared sunbird, marsh harrier, Ruwenzori turaco, common moorhen Ruwenzori night jar, grey throated tit, the dusky crimson wing, red-faced woodland warbler and many other different species.
You can also watch a number of primates along the mountains like; black and white colobus monkeys, l’hoest’s monkey, grey cheeked Mangabey, red tailed monkey and so many more attractions for a rewarding safari experience.
You can also participate in golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga national park. it should be noted that the mountain gorillas are not the only Albertine endemic species that can be seen in the park but travellers can also watch the golden monkeys by participating in golden monkey trekking which is quite challenging compared to gorilla trekking because the monkeys are found in higher elevations compared to the gorillas but also fulfilling when you get to the habituated monkey troops.