Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga is tucked away in the southern corner of Uganda bordering Rwanda and the DRC and forms port of the Virunga Conservation Area.  The park sits with 3 extinct volcanoes and “Gahinga” refers to the array of volcanic rock that is found around the bases of the volcanoes.  The volcanoes’ slopes contain various ecosystems and are biologically diverse, and their peaks provide a striking backdrop to this gorgeous scenery.

The park sits high in the clouds, at an altitude of between 2,227m and 4,127m. As its name suggests, it was created to protect the rare mountain gorillas that inhabit its dense forests, and it is also an important habitat for the endangered golden monkey. The golden monkeys are an ancient group of monkeys that are only found in the Virunga Conservation Area.