Wildlife in Mgahinga Gorilla National park
Wildlife in Mgahinga Gorilla National park- The park shelters about 76 species of mammals however the vegetation type of the park makes it hard to see most of these animals in their natural wild within the park. However, you can sight giant forest hogs, forest buffaloes, bush pigs, cats, bushbucks, South African porcupines, and forest elephants. Importantly the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park features primates notably endangered mountain and golden monkeys which have become popular attractions that bring many tourists to the park.
Bird species of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
The various places within Mgahinga National Park make it ideal to harbor different wildlife bird species. There are about 184 bird species recorded within Mgahinga National Park. Among the recorded birds include Pin-tailed Whydad, Rwenzori batis, Rwenzori nightjar, Blue-headed coucal, Paradise flycatcher, Double-collared Sunbird, olive Pigeon, Rwenzori turaco, stripped stonechat, Speckled mouth bird among others. .What to do in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park? Gorilla trekking safaris in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Mhahinga Gorilla National Park is famous for mountain gorillas. The park is home to about 80 individual endangered gorilla members belong to one habituated group known as the Nyakagezi gorilla family group. Gorilla trekking safaris in Mgahanga National Park are done on food because of the topography of the park that is characterized by steep slopes. Gorilla trekking activity commences very early at 8 am with a briefing at Ntebeko before you start the journey to look for the gorillas. After briefing a ranger guide will lead to the jungles as he tells you more about the life of mountain gorillas. Once the gorilla group Nyakagazi is spotted you will be allocated only 1 hour to spend with the gorilla as you take photos and ask all you need to know. You will be required to stand 7 meters before gorillas while putting on a mask since gorillas are susceptible to diseases from human beings like Covid-19, Ebola, and flue among others. You will need to get a gorilla trekking permit from Uganda Wildlife Authority or via a licensed tour operator or travel agency at 700 United States dollars to be able to access Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.