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

[Translate to EN:] Das Buch "A day in gorillaland" im Unterricht

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