​User Reviews – Mgahinga Gorilla NP

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Berth Simpson   –  
Sweden SE
Visited: January 2022 Reviewed: Aug 9, 2022

Email Berth Simpson  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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the mountain was so nice and the gorillas

Barbara Osmundson   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2019 Reviewed: Aug 13, 2019

Email Barbara Osmundson  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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The gorillas were certainly the highlight of our trip! The jungle scenery was breathtaking.

Nils   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: November 2018 Reviewed: Dec 25, 2018

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We didn't visit the gorillas here but the Golden Monkeys. Although we were in the middle of a group of 40 to 60 animals it was quite difficult to get a good shot because these monkeys were very active and jumped and jumped around all the time. Nevertheless a very great experience!

Jasmine Oh   –  
Singapore SG
Visited: August 2018 Reviewed: Sep 18, 2018

Email Jasmine Oh  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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The weather is nice but the road need to be repaired. The 'free' massage up to our accommodation tired everyone out.

Ross   –  
Canada CA
Visited: August 2014 Reviewed: Jun 10, 2015

Email Ross  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Overall rating

A great choice for independent travelers as park permits are much easier to obtain than Bwindi and saves you having to buy at a premium from a tour operator. Fewer tourists, a rugged camping spot, and several excellent (but challenging) hikes make Mgahinga a great choice for those looking to go slightly further afield.

RedCany0n Visited: September 2013 Reviewed: May 14, 2015

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The golden monkeys were delightful, and the guides seemed to respect them and be very conservation minded.

Daniel and Janique   –  
Belgium BE
Visited: September 2014 Reviewed: May 6, 2015

Email Daniel and Janique  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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Excellent, because of our meeting with the gorilla's and our stay in Lake Mutanda!

Kent MacElwee Visited: January 2014 Reviewed: Apr 21, 2015

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Amazing hike, through volcano terrain, to try and locate the very rare Golden Monkeys. We found them, in amidst the bamboo forest.. really amazing..! Also, a must see, for fans or rare primates, volcano hikes, beautiful terrain.

TheFillip1976   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: July 2009 Reviewed: Aug 21, 2012

Email TheFillip1976  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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vulcano scenery. gorilla's not any more here. but hiking through maintains, or gally is good. Bamboo forrest, endemic wild life- plants.

roel   –  
Belgium BE
Visited: September 2008 Reviewed: Jan 3, 2012

Email roel  |  20-35 years of age

The smallest NP of Uganda, but great experience!
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We stayed 2 days in nearby town Kisoro, before camping 3 days right outside the entrance to Mgahinga NP. Mgahinga is very small, but it stole my heart. We went tracking for Gorilla's, and without much fuss found a family of 3 juvenile males, 1 female with a 3 weeks old baby gorilla. Meeting these gentle giants was a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Though tracking was not cheap, I'd certainly recommend it in a small NP as Mgahinga. It has the advantage of less tourists, and a good chance of finding the gorilla's. The rangers were very nice, correct, informative.
In Mgahinga we also climbed the Sabinyo Vulcano (3647m) which has it's summit in three countries: Uganda, Rwanda and DRCongo. It was a steep climb (aprox. 5h) through eery alieneske vegetation, climbing ladders for the steepest parts and enjoying really breathtaking views. The descent was rather quick and enjoyable (aprox. 3h).

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