Flights to Mgahinga gorilla national park; Mgahinga gorilla national park is the smallest national park and one of the gorilla destinations located in southwestern part of Uganda in Kisoro district bordering with Virunga national park in Congo and Volcanoes national park in Rwanda. Mgahinga gorilla national park is one of the national parks in Uganda which are easily accessed by daily scheduled domestic flights. Tourists interested in visiting Mgahinga gorilla national park can book scheduled flights with Aerolink Uganda limited from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield to Kisoro airstrip and then connect to the park headquarters by road. Aerolink Uganda limited however operates one Scheduled flights to Mgahinga gorilla national park due to the prevailing weather conditions and they are strictly morning flights. Scheduled flights to Kisoro airstrip depart from Entebbe international airport at 7:00am and arrive at 8:10 am while flights from Mgahinga gorilla national park depart Kisoro airstrip at 8:25am and arrive at Entebbe international airport at 11:25am.
How to book flights to Mgahinga gorilla national park
Domestic flights to Mgahinga gorilla national park can be booked by your trusted tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris. When booking through a tour operator, you will share with us the planned dates of your travel so that we check for availability of the flights that matches with your dates. Aerolink Uganda limited also organizes charter flights which are available to book daily at any time you want to visit Mgahinga gorilla national park. Upon arrival at Kisoro airstrip, you will be picked by our driver guide and then transfer to the lodge or to the park in case there are activities you wish to engage in.
Booking your domestic flight to Mgahinga gorilla national park through a tour operator is the best option in that its fast, less tiresome and we will not only book for your flight but also plan for your entire safari in Mgahinga gorilla national park for example booking your gorilla trekking permit, accommodation where you will stay during your safari, ground transfers upon arrival at Kisoro airstrip and other interesting activities to engage in which in the park.
Where to stay upon arrival in Mgahinga gorilla national park
There are a number of accommodation facilities in Mgahinga gorilla national park where you can stay upon arrival in Mgahinga gorilla national park. The accommodations range from luxury, midrange and budget including Mount Gahinga Lodge, Mount Gahinga Rest Camp, Mucha Hotel Kisoro, Kisoro Travelers Rest Camp, Mubano Hotel, Kisoro Tourist Hotel, Montana Guest House, 3 Way Gorilla Resort, Amajambere Iwacu Community camp, Mutanda Lake Resort, Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge among others.
Things to do in Mgahinga gorilla national park
Gorilla trekking is the major activity carried out in Mgahinga gorilla national park and it involves moving on foot into the tropical rainforest in search of the habituated gorilla family and once found spend one hour with them in their natural environment. Mgahinga gorilla national park is a home of one habituated gorilla family Nyakagezi which is available for trekking on a daily basis and trekking starts early in the morning with a briefing about the rules and regulations to follow during trekking. After the briefing you will be allocated a park guide and start trekking in the forest which takes about 30 minutes to 6 hours. During Gorilla trekking you will be able to view other primate species, bird species, plants among others and once the mountain gorillas are found you will be allowed to spend one hour with the gorillas in their natural habitat which gives you an opportunity to learn more about their habits, behaviors, watch them feed, breastfeed, play, groom young ones, take photos and record videos.
Golden monkey trekking
Golden monkey trekking is an active and the second best done activity in Mgahinga gorilla national park. Golden monkey trekking also involves moving into the forest in search of the golden monkeys and once found spend one hour with them in their environment. Golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga gorilla national park starts about 30 minutes to 4 hours depending on where the golden monkeys are located because they are active primates that like to move from one place to another in search of food. During trekking you will follow trails of left over bamboo shoots, leaves, fruits and once the golden monkeys are located, you will be able to spend one hour with them in their habitat which gives you a chance to watch them jump up in tree branches, watch them feed, play, take photos and record the breathtaking memories.
Mgahinga gorilla national park is a home of over 180 recorded bird species including 12 Albertine endemic birds, forest birds and migratory birds which make it one of the best birding destinations in Uganda. Bird watching in Mgahinga gorilla national park can either be done early in the morning or in the evening with an experienced park guide who will help you to spot different bird species including African paradise flycatcher, cape robin chat, black kite, speckled mousebird, kivu ground thrush, archers robin chat, dusky crimsonwing, African olive pigeon, Ruwenzori batis, scarlet tufted malachite sunbird, blue headed coucal, Ruwenzori nightjar, alpine swift, Ruwenzori turaco among others.
Batwa trail experience
Batwa trail experience is an exciting activity in Mgahinga gorilla national park which gives you an opportunity to interact with the Batwa people/ pygmies who used to live in the forest before it was gazetted into a national park. Batwa trails experience in Mgahinga gorilla national park is led by Twa guides who will demonstrate their past hunting and gathering skills, demonstrate how to make bamboo cups, point out the medicinal plants that were used to cure different diseases, visit Ngarama cave which was once a home to the Batwa king and acted as a food store, listen to sorrowful cultural songs from Batwa women among others.
Volcano climbing is an interesting activity in Mgahinga gorilla national park where you will be able to climb the three Virunga volcanoes which are Mount Muhavura that is 4,127 meters above the sea level, Mount Gahinga which is 3,474 meters above the sea level and Mount Sabinyo which is 3,645 meters above the sea level.
For more information about flights to Mgahinga gorilla national park, you can contact us at Achieve Global Safaris or visit our website to book different gorilla trekking safari packages to Mgahinga gorilla national park.