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

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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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      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

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          The Directions

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

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            Chilli powder100g
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            Fuel1 litre
            Internet1 hour
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