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Mgahinga gorilla national park is the smallest park in the country. It is about 38 sq km. Though it is very important as it is one of the two parks in Uganda that are habitat for the endangered mountain gorillas. Mgahinga gorilla national park is situated in south western Uganda, in Kisoro district. This park was gazetted in 1999 and is part of the virunga conservation area. This park adjoins Rwanda’s volcano, and the democratic republic of Congo’s virunga national parks. Mgahinga gorilla national park experiences two wet seasons in the year that is February to May, and September to December. Several activities are enjoyed during one’s stay in this national park namely;
- Gorilla Trekking and the Gorilla Permit costs USD 600 During Peak Season and Low Season USD 350
- Pygmy tribe tour
- Golden monkey tracking
- Visiting caves, This national park also boasts of several accommodation facilities that are very appeasing to any traveler and such facilities include;
Volcanoes Mount Gahinga lodge
Nestled in the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes, Mount Gahinga is an exclusive Uganda adventure lodge that has the impressive backdrop of three of the volcanoes themselves. Its rustic charm creates an absorbing atmosphere of tranquility and history.
The main building features a rustic living space with a warm central fire that offers the ideal environment for relaxing at the end of the day, with the terrace outside and a spacious sunroom adjoining the living area completing the peaceful and open style. Each of the bandas has been thoroughly renovated to offer unparalleled luxury in the region. Each room has a fireplace and an en-suite bathroom with showers and flush toilets and each is reached by taking a short stroll through the large gardens.
Bunyonyi Overland Resort
Located on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi, Bunyonyi Overland Resort is offering you a base to explore the lake, or a wonderful stop-over on your way to visit the Mountain Gorillas in the national parks of Rwanda or Uganda in South Western Uganda.
Bunyonyi Overland Resort is ecologically built, with local materials. It is locally owned and provides important employment opportunities for the people around the lake.
Sawa sawa guest house
This Guest House is located in Kisoro Town directly opposite the junction of the old Cyanika road that comes from the Rwandan border .It has good facilities to ensure that your stay is very memorable. It is also ideal for travelers who wish to travel to Rwanda, DRC the next day in time.
The Guest House has friendly and courteous staff with experience who will offer personalized service and this will make your stay as pleasant and memorable.
Their rooms are well designed, and staying here will offer you a brilliant night. The rooms are spacious with comfortable beds in different sizes. The rooms are furnished with chairs and tables among others.
Mountain Gorilla Safari Hotel
Kisoro Tourist Hotel
From a distance, you will see the cascading shadows of the Virunga Volcanoes unfolding and as you draw closer, the incredible panoramic view of the mountains which boarder Rwanda, Uganda and the DRC Congo.
Kisoro Tourist Hotel enjoys a wonderful location in the shadows of the volcanoes which offer a spectacular view of the Kigezi Region well known as “the Switzerland of Africa “the region that boosts of evergreen rain forests, vast bamboo forests, the beautiful Mutanda Lake and wonderful rolling hills and landscape.
Kisoro Tourist Hotel is an ideal choice for those visiting the South Western Uganda and those on their way to Rwanda, the D.R. Congo, the Nkuringo section of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park for gorilla tracking and volcano trekking activities.
Other accommodations also found here include;
-Bird nest at Bunyonyi Resort
-Mountain Gorilla Safari Hotel
-Mountain Gorilla Safari Hotel
mgahinga National Park is safe for Self drive Gorilla safaris and it doesn’t require you to have a 4×4 Car as the road is in good Condition but driving requires you to be more careful. Take a Self Drive Holiday in Uganda by Hiring a Car from Uganda Car Rental.