Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Get your hiking boots on and hike the three conical, extinct volcanoes of Gahinga, Sabinyo and Muhavura which form part of the spectacular Virunga Range.

The volcanoes’ slopes contain various ecosystems and are biologically diverse, and their peaks provide a striking backdrop to this gorgeous scenery. One habituated trans-boundary gorilla group, the Nyakagezi gorilla family lives here.

The best birding in Mgahinga also takes in some of the most beautiful scenery in the gorge between mount Gahinga and Sabinyo, through the bamboo forest, and in the montane forest, where the beautiful Rwenzori Turaco may be observed.

Visit the indigenous Batwa pygmies. This tribe of hunter-gatherers was the forest’s “first people”, and their ancient knowledge of its secrets remains unrivalled. Visitors can also enjoy nature walks and track big troops of golden monkeys.