ACTIVITIES IN MGAHINGA GORILLA NATIONAL PARK
Gorilla Tracking is still the main attraction here, but it’s less popular than Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, due to only one Habituated family having atendency to duck across the mountains into Rwanda or the DRC but there’s much more on offer here than just gorillas. Mgahinga also serves up some challenging but rewarding treks and an interesting cave, plus Golden monkey tracking is almost as fun as hanging out with the big boys and other wildlife include Buffalo, Stripped Weasel, Boehm’s and Ruwenzori Sun Squirrel, Side-stripped Jackal, Honey Badger and Servel Cat.
Birding in Mgahinga
Although scenically very rewarding with at least 115 Bird species, it’s not necessary to climb to the top of the Volcanoes to see the specialties of the park. Most of the avian attraction may be found on the excellent gorge trail, which loops half way up Mt Sabinyo, traverses a variety of montane habitats and takes 3-4 hours to complete. From Ntebeko camp, the trail winds up through former Farmland where the regenerating vegetation has a semi-natural heath character.
Ruwenzori Turaco, Dusky Turtle Dove, Cape Robin-chat, Brown crowned Tchagra, Bronze Sunbird, and Black headed waxbill, Streaky Seedeater, Cinnamon Bracken Warbler, Scarlet-tufted malachite Sunbird, Striped-breasted Tit, White-starred Robin, Lagden’s Bush-shrike, African Hill Warbler, Dusky Crimsonwing, Regal Sunbird, Strange Weaver, Buff spotted Flufftail, Chestnut-throated and Collared Apalises, White tailed blue Flycatcher and Montane Sooty Boubou, Chubb’s Cisticola and Doherty’s Bush-shrike.