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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

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Reviewed March 25, 2019

It was interesting to hike Sabyinyo volcano where by the summit landed us in 3 countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo at ago. Along the Trail monkeys and other wilds such as elephants, Buffalos were sported.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ABaasit
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

While initially we were disappointed not to do the gorilla trekking in Bwindi, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience in the Mgahinga park ! The trek was announced to be a lot easier than in Bwindi but this did not immediately materialise as the climb from...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 985guyl
Reviewed February 14, 2019

The opportunity to be so close (within 5-10 feet) from a gorilla family of 7 members was priceless. And I will always remember being stared at by a female gorilla for a good 10 minutes

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 7prataap
Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

Our visit to Mgahinga and the gorilla trek were excellent. I could not praise enough all their rangers (guides, trackers and other staff); they were extremly helpful and friendly and the gorilla trek was awsome. They have a good system of monitoring the gorilla group,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Justyna M
Reviewed January 27, 2019

We went to Mghahinga NP for Golden Monkey tracking since we had already done Gorilla tracking in Bwindi. The tour was a truly great exsperience and we saw loads and loads of Golden monkeys up close in the bamboo thicket. Just out of interest i...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jonas E
Reviewed January 10, 2019

This experience was all of what we expected and more. We had by comparison a shortish, however challenging, trek into the Bwindi forest for about two hours. We then spent an hour with a group of 10 out of a larger family and trekked another...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 2fromaus
Reviewed November 26, 2018

Great experience filled with great people from all over the world. Guides were very knowledgeable and had an amazing encounter with the gorillas on 25.11.2018 as we had spotted 4 silverbacks, 1 female, 2 babies and 1 Juvanile. Worth it, Definitely so.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

The park ia beautiful, the trekking was not too complicated and meeting the gorillas is just priceless. The guide was informative and funny. The forest is quite open so with good weather the Gorillas can be seen perfectly. A once in a lifetime experience!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

It was another story being close to volcanoes staying with gorillas in the mist how wonderful trip was this?!!!Hope to be back in this place again soon keep ahead mghinga guys keep UWA

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Go30667669988
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

I tracked Nyakagezi and seeing Rukundo the youngest Silverback but the most huge coming to us made the trip mesmerizing; This is indeed lifetime experience! The staff of the agency:Ambrose and Benard that guided us through the forest were extremely helpful and patient with us...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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November 22, 2018|
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Response from dee6jay | Reviewed this property |
Not sure you would get a refund. Check with your tour operator or with the park authoriites. Chances of not seeing the gorillas is almost zero I would think. There is only one group in Mgahinga but they are very well tracked... More
December 5, 2017|
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Response from tsavoman | Reviewed this property |
Hello kena27201. Sorry about the delay in responding as I have just returned from the Christmas markets in Wroclaw, Poland (highly recommended by the way!). The fees for March are USD$600 per person for Mgahinga and I would... More
March 27, 2016|
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Response from mdavisfilms | Reviewed this property |
I went in January 2016. The permit cost $600 but it was worth every penny and more. It was an amazing experience. The wildlife authority do the most incredible job protecting the gorillas from poachers and treating them when... More