Mgahinga national park vs Bwindi impenetrable national park 2023 : Both Mgahinga national park and Bwindi impenetrable national park are among the famous destinations for gorilla trekking in Uganda for travelers interested in watching the habituated mountain gorillas in Uganda in this article, we shall help you have an insight in both national parks and get to know what each of the park offers that will help you make the necessary safari bookings and the perfect destinations to visit for a memorable wildlife safari in Uganda.

Beyond gorilla trekking in Uganda

It should be noted that travelers can participate in gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park and gorilla trekking in Mgahinga national park however beyond gorilla trekking in Uganda Bwindi impenetrable national park will give you the utmost adventure participating in gorilla habituation in Uganda and this will not only give you the chance to watch the endangered primate species but also get the opportunity to watch and also take part in the training sessions as you watch the gorillas get trained to get accustomed to human presence. Interesting about the activity is the fact that the activity will also give you the chance to spend four hours with the gorillas observing their authentic reactions to the different training sessions which is quite fulfilling as compared to gorilla trekking in Uganda where you will only get to spend an hour with the gorillas in the wild. Travellers can access a gorilla trekking permit in Uganda at a price of 700USD and a gorilla habituation permit in Uganda at a price of 1500USD.

The park has the highest numbers of gorilla families

Among the two national parks, Bwindi impenetrable national park has more gorilla families as compared to Mgahinga national park which will give Travellers more chances to participate in the gorilla safaris in Uganda. It is important to note that Mgahinga national park has four gorilla families of which one of the gorilla families can be seen moving to volcanoes national park which makes the chances of watching the gorilla families less for Travellers that do not book in advance. On the other hand travellers will have more chances participating in gorilla trekking in Uganda because there are 21 habituated gorilla families. The maximum number of people that can participate in gorilla trekking is 8 people.

Mgahinga national park vs Bwindi impenetrable national park 2023
Mgahinga national park vs Bwindi impenetrable national park 2023

Virunga mountains

In Mgahinga national park, you will get to watch the Virunga mountain in Africa that a home to a number rewarding attractions that you will get to watch when you hike the Virunga mountains. You can hike mount gahinga, mount muhabura and mount sabyinyo. Among the attractions that can be seen include; the 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 etc. you can also watch a number of primate species like; black and white colobus monkeys, l’hoest’s monkey, grey cheeked Mangabey, red tailed monkey, the Hamlyn’s monkey and many other rewarding. Species.

Endangered species

For travellers interested to watch more Albertine endemic species, Mgahinga national park is the perfect destination to watch the species. The park is home to the endangered golden monkey troops in Uganda that can be seen when you visist the the park. You can participate in golden monkey trekking in Rwanda which will give you the opportunity to hike the Virunga mountains in Uganda which will give you access to the habituated golden monkey troops in Uganda. The activity will lead you to the bamboo tress where you will get to access the troops that you will get to spend an hour with observing their behavior in the wild and also get the chance to  take their pictures as you observe a number of their rewarding features.

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