Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Forming part of the Virunga Conservation Area, Mgahinga Gorilla N.P is a great destination for travellers interested in gorilla treks and golden monkey treks. And with its three extinct conical volcanoes, the park offers some serious hiking too Mgahinga Gorilla is situated in the farthest south-western corner of Uganda. Covering just 33.7 square kilometres of forest at an altitude of 2,000-4,000 metres, this national park may be Uganda's smallest, but it's highly significant for the mountain gorilla! This is because it provides one of very few habitats for the furry fellows. Unsurprisingly, the main activity available from Mgahinga Gorilla's camps and lodges is gorilla treks. In fact, the park was set up to protect the gorillas, hence its name. The word Gahinga refers to the piles of volcanic stones found at the base of the Virunga volcanoes these have been cleared from farmland