Mgahinga sector for Gorilla trekking – Budget gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda – Gorilla permit at $700
Mgahinga sector for Gorilla trekking in Uganda, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is located high in clouds in the extreme southern part of Uganda the Pearl of Africa, at an altitude of between 2,227m and 4,127m. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park was created to protect the habitat for Mountain Gorillas inhabiting the dense forest. Mgahinga National Park is also a home to the Golden monkeys, which are believed to be inhabited only in Uganda and Rwanda.
Apart from Wildlife, this National Park also has a huge cultural heritage. The indigenous Batwa pygmies were the first people to inhabit the forests with the Mountain Gorillas. Contact one of Great Adventure safaris consultants about your Gorilla trekking tour,
Mgahinga National Park for Gorilla trekking
The atmosphere is adventurous and filled with natural beauty. A day for trekking Mountain Gorillas allows you to go through Mgahinga together with a well-trained ranger guide who is very informed about the forest and its habitats. This sector has got one Gorilla family habituated and open to tourists for tracking.
Gorilla trekking starts from Ntebeko where entrance at the gate is at 8 am in the morning and usually, this may take about 4 hours. The rightful time to spend with the Mountain Gorillas is one hour. Mgahinga sector for Gorilla trekking, offers the best Gorilla trekking grounds as a few visitors trek Gorillas from here so creating enough space for photography and Gorilla views.
When is Trekking Mountain Gorillas in the National park best?
The rightful time to visit and trek the Mountain Gorillas is in the two dry seasons when the area is easily accessed. During this time the thick forests can be penetrated easily the paths are not muddy as during the rainy season. However we are experiencing many changes in our climate condition so weather here is unpredictable in most cases.
The dry seasons run from mid-December to end of February and June to October however one can still prefer to trek the Mountain Gorillas throughout the year and in any season.
By road one can reach the Mgahinga sector from Kampala via kabale to Kisoro a journey of about 10-11 hours’ drive.
By air one can board a plane from Entebbe International Airport to Kisoro Airstrip; the Airstrip is nearby the park this is the quickest way to access the National Park which is a journey of about 1 hour.
The flights are scheduled for booking in advance with local Uganda safari operator.
There are a number of accommodations in the area that range from luxury, midrange, and budget suits and there are various lodges that are suitable for relaxing and spending the night. Some of them are found in Ntebeko, Kisoro and Lake Mutanda.
In Ntebeko the accommodations are Volcanoes mount Gahinga safari lodges, Amajembere Iwacu camp.