Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

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National park:Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
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Top Descriptions

Like the in neighbouring (which is part of the same Virungas Mountain range), the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is one of the prime spots in East Africa to track mountain gorillas. Of course, just like these places, you’ll have to first pay the rather exorbitant fees to do so, sadly very little of which actually goes to the staff in the park. But don’t be deterred if you simply cannot justify such a luxurious experience, the park itself is quite breathtaking and definitely worth getting into just to explore the habitat these wonderful creatures have for so long inhabited. With multiple impressive volcanoes to hike, numerous nature walks and the opportunity to track golden monkeys too, you could easily spend a couple of days visiting the park… if you have the time, the money and the inclination. – Daniel
 
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Top Tips

Any and all activities in the park should be arranged with the Uganda Wildlife Authority in either or . Many activities (excluding ) can be arranged at the latter office on the day at 7am sharp.
Consider whether the $20 chameleon tracking is really worth it. Chameleons can be fairly easily spotted in the bushes (particularly those with trumpet flowers) at the gate car park.
Sadly, if what the guides say is indeed true, extraordinarily little of the exorbitant fees you pay to the UWA actually goes to the park staff. As much as it pains us that the customer should have to pay twice, you might want to consider leaving a tip of some sort.
 
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The Location

What should we know?

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Environment type:cloud forest, jungle, mountain, volcano
Location type:national park, rural, village

What can we see or do there?

Activities:animal tracking, hiking, nature walks
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Services:bathrooms, ticket offices
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Animals:chameleon, mountain gorilla
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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Ugandan Shilling (UGX)
Average daily budget:UGX321,520
 
Ticket type:Cost:
adult (non-resident)UGX135,760 (USD40)
UGX2,036,400 (USD600)
UGX271,520 (USD80)
 
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When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:6 hours
 
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High season:January, June, July, August
Low season:March to May
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How can we get in contact?

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Telephone:0486 430 098
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Language(s):English, Swahili
Timezone:UTC+03:00
Country calling code:256

How can we get there?

Coordinates:
Geographical feature:Gahinga Volcano, Karisimbi Volcano, Muhavura Volcano, Sabinyo Volcano
 
Neighboring countries:DRC,

The Directions

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The Directions

If you know how to get to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and would like to share that information with the community, contact [email protected] and we’ll post it right here in the directory.

The Directions

If you know how to get to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and would like to share that information with the community, contact [email protected] and we’ll post it right here in the directory.

What are the numbers and averages?

Number of attractions visited:1
 
Travel time to attractions:
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Travel time to next location:55 minutes
 
Altitude:‎2,635m to 4,127m
Size:33.7km2

Local Availability

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Beer (multinational)500ml
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Beer (national)500ml
Fizzy drink1 litre
Fruit juice1 litre
Gin (multinational)1 litre
Gin (national)1 litre
Milk1 litre
Oil1 litre
Rum (multinational)1 litre
Rum (national)1 litre
Vodka (multinational)1 litre
Vodka (national)1 litre
Water1 litre
Whisky (multinational)1 litre
Whisky (national)1 litre
Wine1 bottle
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Almonds100g
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Apples1kg
Bananas1kg
Bell pepper1kg
Bread1 loaf
Carrots1kg
Chillies1kg
Chocolate (multinational)1 bar
Chocolate (national)1 bar
Coconut milk1 can
Cucumber1kg
Eggs1 dozen
Garlic1kg
Ginger1kg
Honey1 jar
Ice cream1 unit
Jam1 jar
Onions1kg
Oranges1kg
Pasta1kg
Peanut butter1 jar
Peanuts100g
Potatoes1kg
Raisins100g
Rice1kg
Sandwich1 unit
Tomatoes1kg
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Antifungal shampoo1 bottle
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Condoms1 pack
Deodorant1 can
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Laundry soap1 bar
Razors1 pack
Sanitary towels1 pack
Shampoo1 bottle
Soap1 bar
Tampons1 box
Toilet roll1 unit
Toothpaste1 tube
Washing powder1 box
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Antiseptic cream1 tube
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Bandages1 pack
Chapstick1 unit
Contact lens solution1 bottle
Headache tablets1 pack
Ibuprofen1 pack
Mosquito repellent1 bottle
Nail clippers1 set
Plasters1 pack
Sun cream1 bottle
Sunglasses1 pair
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Batteries4-pack
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Chilli powder100g
Cigarettes (multinational)20-pack
Cigarettes (national)20-pack
Coriander100g
Cumin100g
Fuel1 litre
Internet1 hour
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Paprika100g
Travel multiadapter1 unit
Travel plug1 unit
Turmeric100g
Stock1 pack

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