GORILLA PARK UGANDA
Gorilla park Uganda; Mountain Gorillas in Uganda are inhabited in two national parks in i.e. Mgahinga and Bwindi impenetrable National park. Mountain Gorillas are endangered species.
The Gorilla park in Uganda, is a home to the mountain Gorillas and is located in south western part of Uganda and divided into four gorilla trekking sectors that are Rushaga, Buhoma, Ruhija and Nkuringo sectors. All the sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable national park have habituated gorilla families for Gorilla trekking.
While booking your permit for Gorilla trekking, take not of the gorilla sector where you would like to trek the mountain Gorillas as this will affect your lodge/accommodation where you will trek the mountain Gorillas and the distance from the park head quarters.
Gorilla park Uganda is Bwindi Impenetrable National park and is at an altitude of 1,160-2,607 m above sea level. The park was gazetted in 1991 and after it was declared as a UNESCO natural world Heritage site in 1994.
The first habituated gorilla family was available in Uganda in 1993. The gorilla park is found in the southwest on the edge of Rift valley. The mist filled park is one of the oldest parks from over 25,000 years ago. It contains 400 species of plants, the park is a rainforest with estimates of over 480 mountain Gorillas, which is half of the world’s population.
The park is not only a home to the mountain Gorillas but as well as 130 mammal species, primate species such black colobus monkeys, chimpanzee, baboon, red tailed monkeys and many more, there elephants ,antelopes, warthogs and many more. The park also hosts about 400 bird species, including 30 Albertine Rift valleys.
The park premises have an impressing array of rustic, bandas, luxury lodge, bandas, restaurants and campsites. Discover a number of things in the area including Batwa trails, Bakiga culture in their workshops, villages and many more.
Gorilla park Uganda also includes Mgahinga Gorilla Park which is another national park that inhabits mountain Gorillas in the world. Its size is 33.7 km and the park derives its name from Gahinga the local word of volcano stones.
The park was declared a gazetted area as a animal sanctuary in 1930. The park has only one habituated mountain Gorilla called Nyakagezi Gorilla family.
Visit the Batwa people, who inhabit the area because these were the first people to live in the forest years ago before it was declared a world heritage.
Mountain Gorillas sit high on an altitude of 2,227m and 4,200m. The main inhabit is a dense forest and golden monkeys are also the habitat for endangered golden monkeys in the world.
Mgahinga Gorilla Park inhabits wildlife, Culture tours also take place in the area, Batwa trails are other things that take place in the park.
Mgahinga National park, is part of the Virunga range that lies along the border region of Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republican of Congo. Mgahinga National park is part of the Virunga conservation area joining other parks in the country. The volcanoes contain a number of ecosystems.
Gorilla park Uganda, can be visited with a gorilla permit, the only card issued to give you access to the forest and allow you with one hour with mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National park and Mgahinga national park. The cost includes park entry fees, ranger/guide fee who escorts you to the park.
A gorilla permit costs 600 USD, while habituation experience costs 1500 USD. For the habituation, you are given four hours to see the mountain Gorillas and train them to live close to human beings. The accommodation ranges from 60 USD to 500 USD depending on if you have booked budget, midrange and luxury lodges per a person
To travel to both parks you can chose to use road transport or air transport.