How to get to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park – Guide to Mgahinga
How to get to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for gorilla trekking, golden monkey tracking, bird watching or volcano hiking experience has and is still a major challenge to most travelers on Uganda safari. Do you have plans to track mountain gorillas or golden monkeys in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and you aren’t sure how best you can get there? Well, traveling to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park or any of Uganda safari parks shouldn’t be something you should be puzzled with because Vizuri Africa Safaris Ltd is readily available to get you to any of your dream destinations to enjoy your Uganda safari holiday.
There are 2 ways tourists on Uganda safari can easily get to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, one of the only 4 mountain gorilla trekking safari destinations. Visitors can reach this park by road or air transportation and the interesting side of it is that whether you are in Kigali Rwanda or Kampala capital city, you can reach Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
How to get to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park by road transportation
One of the easiest ways to get to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park on Uganda safari is by road. It is considerably the cheaper means of transportation compared to air transportation and exposes tourists to country’s diverse tourist attractions during en-route stopovers. Most journeys to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park start from Entebbe/Kampala through Masaka-Mbarara-Kabale/Kisoro where tourists can easily connect to Ntebeko park headquarters, approximately 9-10 hours’ drive. This is possible whether by public or private. To have a comfortable road trip, we have a fleet of rental cars.
It possible also for tourists on chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park via Fort Portal city or game viewing in Murchison Falls National Park via Hoima-Fort Portal city-Kasese/Queen Elizabeth National Park to connect to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. This comes with possibility of sighting the rare tree climbing lions at Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
From Kigali, traveling to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park takes 3-4 hours and it involves border crossing through Chanika/Katuna border. This is the best alternative if you do not want to spend long hours on road starting from Kampala/Entebbe.
How to get to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park by air transportation
Air transportation is the fastest ways one can get to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park while on Uganda safari holiday. Flights start from Entebbe Airport/Kajjansi airfield to Kisoro or Kihihi. On landing at Kisoro/Kihihi airstrip, it is easier to drive up to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park using a 4×4 Uganda Safari Land Cruiser/Safari Van. Daily flight services begin at 7:00am, 8:25am and 9:45am. Connecting flights are available for other Uganda safari destinations like Murchison Falls National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and many more.
Activities to do in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park has plenty of exciting safari activities tourists on Uganda safari can engage in. They include mountain gorilla trekking, birding, golden monkey tracking, Batwa trail experience, volcano hiking, nature walk and others. Gorilla trekking permits can be booked at $700 if you are a foreign non-resident, $600 for foreign residents and Uganda shillings 250000 for the East African citizens. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is found in Kisoro, Southwestern Uganda. It is smallest of all the 10 national parks in Uganda, sitting in an area of only 33.7sq.kms.
Where to stay in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
The existing accommodation in and around Mgahinga Gorilla National Park comprise of budget, mid-range and luxury. They include Mount Gahinga Lodge, Mutanda Island Lodge, Bwindi Jungle Lodge, Traveler’s Rest Hotel Kisoro, Amajambere Iwacu Community Camp and many more.