Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Vs Mgahinga National Park : Choosing between Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga national park can be quite difficult for travellers interested in having the best wildlife safaris in Uganda that will give you access to the different attractions in the wild that will make your safari experience quite memorable. In this article we are going to help you discover what either of the parks has to offer to help you make the best decision for the perfect destination you can visit between the two national park sin the country.
In terms of size, Bwindi impenetrable national park is the largest compared to Mgahinga national park which in a way has led to the increased number of attractions that can be seen by travellers. Travellers can watch a number of different attractions as you participate in the different activities like gorilla trekking in Uganda, gorilla habituation, birding if you’re interested in the birding safaris in Uganda, lake mutanda visit, the Batwa trail experience and so on. Given the size of Mgahinga national park, you will take part in limited activities but also give you the chance to enjoy an amazing safari experience in the park. among the different activities that you can take part in include gorilla trekking in Mgahinga national park, hiking the Virunga mountains in Uganda and birding.
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park will give you more chances to participate in the activity this is because the park is home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas that can be seen when you visit the park as you participate in gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park. there are over 22 habituated gorilla families that can be seen when you participate in the activities which is quite many as compared to the 2 habituated gorilla families that can be seen in Mgahinga national park and the third one that is quite mobile this means the chances for gorilla trekking in Mgahinga national park are quite less compared to Bwindi impenetrable national park.
For your gorilla safaris in Uganda, beyond gorilla trekking travellers can also participate in gorilla habituation in Bwindi impenetrable national park which will give you the chance to watch how the species are trained to get accustomed to human presence and in some instances, you can also take part in the training sessions of the species as they are introduced to human presence and this can be carried out once you obtain a gorilla habituation permit at 1500USD which will give you the chance to spend four hours with the species in the wild. It should also be noted that the activity is only carried out in Bwindi impenetrable national park and not Mgahinga national park.
Mgahinga national park boosts of housing another Albertine endemic primate species the golden monkeys that cannot be accessed in Bwindi impenetrable national park The golden monkey troops can be seen when you participate in golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga national park where travellers will access the species along the slopes of the Virunga mountains in Uganda and get to spend some time with them understanding their behavior in the wild.
Travellers can embark on the different hiking trails in both Mgahinga national park and Bwindi impenetrable national park but the most rewarding safari experience would be visiting Mgahinga national park to hike the Virunga mountains in Uganda which will give you access to a number of rewarding attractions like the exceptional views, you will also have access to the Albertine endemic bird species like; Pockefellers’s sun bird, Chapin’s flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, strange weaver, red throated alethe among other bird species and the different primate species in the wild like the black and white colobus monkey, Hamlyn’s monkey and many other attractions for an amazing Uganda Gorilla safari experience.