Gorilla tracking tours from mirama hills – Mirama Hills is located in Ntungamo District, Ankole sub-region. The town is at Uganda’s border with Rwanda and lies very close to where the borders of Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania intersect. It is approximately 350 kilometers (220 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city. This is approximately 30 kilometers (19 mi), by road, southeast of Ntungamo, the administrative center and the largest town in the district. Great adventure Safaris can pick up clients who are from visiting Akagera national park in Rwanda and are interested in gorilla in Uganda, this will allow you more direct access to Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable national and Mgahinga gorilla national park without going back to Kigali and later driving to Katuna and Cyanika border points.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park was established in 1991 and it features among Uganda most exceptional National Parks that you should consider visiting during your next visit to Uganda the Pearl of Africa. The National Park covers an area of about 33.7 square kilometers and it is the smallest protected area in Uganda.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park rewards visitors with lifetime travel experiences in with their Mountain Gorilla Tracking Experience. Mountain Gorilla adventures in this natural forest attract about 75% of the travelers from across the World mainly to track these rare apes while in their natural habitat. In Uganda, Mgahinga National Park is the second Gorilla destination after Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park that you can pay a visit to track the endangered Mountain Gorillas. For those interested in visiting this National Park for Gorilla tracking, you will track the Nyakagezi Habituated Gorilla family the only one ready for visitors in this Park.
Guided Nature Walks and Volcano climbing
Hiking adventures and guided nature walks at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park offers you a chance to hike through the thick forest to the Sabyinyo gorge that also features as the best site for birding safaris and interestingly, visitors can catch a glimpse at the Rwenzori Turaco. The hikes through this National Park take about 4 hours through the Rugezi the popular spot for birding. The hikes also allow you to explore the transcending vegetation zones along the Congo borders where you will glace several calderas. Other incredible wildlife species for you to spot out include the rare Golden monkeys at the Bamboo jungle.
After your Mountain Gorilla experience, never miss out to pay a visit to one of the cultural communities adjacent at the National Park and interact with the Batwa people (pygmies). This Batwa trail that takes you through cultural exploration with the Batwa people the famous forest dwellers, hunters and gatherers to explore more about their ancient lifestyle and your presence in the cave is such an incredible moment that you will never wish to leave but rather opt for yet another return to the destination
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked.
there are 4 locations for tracking gorillas in BINP these are Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga, and Nkuringo. The 4 locations have a total of about 18 families as of December 2018. Tracking permits need to be bought prior to tracking by booking directly with the reservations office at Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) Headquarters or through a reputable tour agent. Permits can be paid for up to two years in advance. Only 8 visitors are allowed to view the gorillas for one hour per day, participants must be aged 15 or over. And they will be accompanied by UWA guides while with the Gorillas. Tracking the gorillas can last from a few hours to a whole day, depending on how far the group has moved since it was observed nesting up the previous evening.
Bwindi a varied habitat which is Uganda’s oldest forest mean it is the ideal home for a variety of birds, with 350 species recorded, including 23 endemics (90% of all Albertine Rift endemics) such as the Short-tailed Warbler and Blue-headed Sunbird as well as seven IUCN red data listed species. Easy to see are the African Emerald Cuckoo, Common Bulbul, African Blue and White-tailed Blue Flycatchers and Red-headed Bluebill.
Batwa cultural walks
Batwa cultural experience trial, you get to walk into one of the preserved forest called Nyamugali Pocket Forest, one of the unique forests with different albertine endermic bird species, black and white Columbus monkeys, Duikers and other animals
It is separated by Bwindi Impenetrable Forest by the Buffer zone with a tea plantation which prevents animals in Bwindi from entering in it and prevents animals in it to go to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park but its. This trial gives you the exact experience of the Batwa staying in the forest where you are guided by a Mutwa (pigmie) with an English translator guide, in this trial the pygmies will show you different medicinal herbs, Caves, original Batwa huts, local fire making, behavior in the forest, wonderful views of the forest, different tree species, Bee keeping, Batwa Art crafts and utensils, nature walks in impenetrable virgin forest and many more
Waterfall falls walk-munyaga
Munyaga waterfalls are found in Buhoma sector, the Northern gorilla trekking region of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Enthusiastic hikers can take a hike or walk to these magical waterfalls after striking their imaginations with the rare mountain gorillas. The hikes to Munyaga waterfalls take you through the lush rainforest and partially bush track with log bridges at river crossings. It is about 9kms walk but incredibly, it rewards hikers or nature lovers on Uganda safari in Bwindi National Park. Hikers are escorted by professional park ranger guides and hikes start from the Buhoma area through the River Ivi Nkuringo trail. These waterfalls comprise of 3 levels and while here, you will be amazed by the picturesque view as they plummet 33 meters. Hiking to Munyaga waterfalls also rewards hikers with incredible sights at varied primates, birds and unique flora.
The Best time for Gorilla trekking are the months of January, February, June, July, August, September and December. The areas have less rainfall at times with no rain at all. A traveler chose these months as the best for Gorilla trekking even though these months are on a high demand for Gorilla permits. Contact Great Adventure Safaris to book gorilla tracking tours from Mirama hills a border of Uganda and Rwanda.