Mgahinga Gorilla National Park


Conservation status:
National Park,
part of Virunga Conservation Area

33,7 km²

2600–4127 m,
Mgahinga: 3474 m,
Muhavura: 4127 m,
Sabinyo 3637 m

Virunga Conservation Area: 
ca. 604 mountain gorillas

Gorilla tourism:
possible if gorillas present

Uganda, Mgahinga - tourist groups

  Feb. 2008 May 2008 Sep. 2008 Feb. 2009 June 2010 May 2011 Jan. 2014
Nyakagezi* 7 7 8 8 9 9 10

* The group travels between Uganda, Rwanda and Congo.

Strengthened Human-Wildlife Conflict Measures Restore Hope in the Virungas

Regardless of the scotching sun and laborious work, a delighted face is the perfect description of Jean Bosco Ntawukibiwabo, as he works on a 3 m deep...


Number of Virunga Gorillas Increased again!

In 2015 to 2016 another gorilla census was conducted in the Virunga Volcanoes - and as the censuses before, the result was very positive again. It...


Printing of a Gorilla Book for Schools

Pupils studying the book "A day in gorillaland"

Waltraud Ndagijimana wrote the book "A day in gorillaland" for English lessons at schools near the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park; we funded the...


10 Years of Gorilla Tourism in Mgahinga

Gorillas in Mgahinga National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park 1997

Visit to Mgahinga