Mgahinga National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park forms part of the Virunga Conservation Area in Uganda and it is one of the two parks in Uganda that harbors endangered mountain gorillas. Mgahinga is the smallest park with only 33square kilometers and is situated in the southwestern part of Uganda in the district of Kisoro.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park was first gazetted as a Game Reserve by the British protectorate in the 1930s. But later people turned it into a garden crop especially on lower slopes and on the foothills of Virunga Ranges and this was done by destroying all the forests and animals residing there that were being poached. In 1989 survey aimed at combatting the illegal activities in the game reserve was commenced and it was found different items such as wire mesh and traps were found and this triggered the training of ranger guides were retrained to restore the game reserve to its glory by ensuring reforestation in areas where trees were cut.