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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Uganda is a spectacular country to spend time in and if gorilla's are on your list, you are in luck. Uganda has two forests with habituated gorilla families and while Bwindi oversees most of the gorilla activity Mgahinga should not be written off. Upon reading...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank rowenabaker
Reviewed September 27, 2019 via mobile

We spent the day after our mountain gorilla trek doing another trek in a different forest looking for golden monkeys. On the day we were there my mom, husband and I were the only 3 people doing the trek which is such a shame. The...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kaleigh M
Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

An amazing life experience where we were so well looked after and felt the gorillas were too. Couldn’t top this visit a once in a life time (although given the chance I would come right back).

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank IHall1
Reviewed September 6, 2019

We had planned this trip almost 9 months in advance after lots of research on the internet. I have bad knees so I did not want a difficult hike and so Bwindi was not possible for me from the reviews. The Volcanoes national park in...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kalindi D
Reviewed August 4, 2019

The hike itself was about 3 hours to get to the gorillas and then three or so to get back. Completely worth it. We were with a couple that did Bwindi National Park the day before with gorillas and they said the Mgahinga experience was...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Bjsmart26
Reviewed July 25, 2019 via mobile

Even though the park is smaller compared to the others, we have had an excellent stay here. The welcome committee was very friendly. We received a great explanation about the park and the gorillas. The visitor centre is very modern and clean. Restrooms are very...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank jokeg952
Reviewed July 22, 2019

There is only 1 family of habituated gorillas in this park so you're much better off going to Bwindi Forest where there are 15 gorilla families. This park is nice because of the volcanoes that run along the Rwanda & Congo borders. The Sabyinyo Volcano...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank RichardK938
Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

Seeing the Gorillas is an amazing experience. The trekking can be very challenging in various sections. The porters are great and very helpful. They cost $15 plus $10 for a tip. Plus you are expected to tip the trackers, the guides with guns and the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ramadama
Reviewed June 12, 2019 via mobile

Ok- so I didn't do the gorilla trekking here, BUT I did go with the same guides who do the gorilla trekking and let me tell you they were great. They were so kind and knowledgeable. We had people of different fitness levels in our...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank mmoulevey
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
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Kate V
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
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kena272017
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
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111lucka
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
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