Mount gahinga Lodge – Gorilla tracking in Mgahinga National Park
Mount Gahinga Lodge – It is the perfect base to go gorilla tracking on the Ugandan side of the Virungas, track the rare golden monkey, climb a volcano, and walk through local villages and most of all to share the culture of the Batwa, the oldest inhabitants of the Central African rain forest.
The charming property, inspired by traditional design and building techniques, has been re-imagined in 2019: the lounge, dining room, and gardens have been remodelled, and two new deluxe bandas have been launched.
The luxury bandas reflect the magic of the aesthetic traditions of the Bafumbira people, with their distinct colours. Each Banda has an ensuite luxury shower room, fireplace and private porch.
Things to do in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
The Virunga Mountain chain looms large in your view as you wind your way down into the valley towards Kisoro town. Most visitors are drawn to the region to visit the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi ‘Impenetrable’ or Mgahinga National Parks
Gorilla tracking is a captivating and unforgettable experience which more than repays the effort needed to reach Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and to trek through the forest. Mgahinga National Park has one habituated Gorilla family that can be tracked by tourists every day. Golden Monkey Tracking
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park offers the chance to track the Golden monkeys sometimes referred to as a distinctive race of the more widespread blue monkey, a little known bamboo-associated taxa primate listed as ‘endangered’ by the World Conservation Union.
Batwa Trail Experience
The Batwa People (Pygmies) are the “people of the forest. Have you had the chance to meet them during your visit to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park? When you meet them, you will clearly see the forest in their eyes and lives. With the cultural trail in Mgahinga National Park, you will be able to experience the ancient ways of the Batwa people who once lived within the forest and also explore their ancient cultures.
The Batwa Trail leads from the base of Muhuvura Cave. The walk is a living museum where you can learn about the Batwa People, a pygmoid tribe that used to live in the Mgahinga National Park.
The Garama cave is one of the key attractions that should not be missed while visiting Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. These caves used to be a home for the Batwa people who had lived there for many years until they were recently resettled.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is blessed with a unique bird fauna. With 79 bird species that have been recorded within the park, including several species endemic to the East Congo Montane region, bird watchers have got an opportunity of adventuring the National Park. Contact Great Adventure Safaris to book Mount gahinga lodge and gorilla tracking in Mgahinga National park.