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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Park Overview

Encompassing the Ugandan side of the three Virunga mountains, Mgahinga 3475m, Muhavura 4127m and Sabyinyo 3669m on the Rwanda and DRC boundary. The 3 mountains form part of the 6extinct and 2 active volcanoes of the Virunga ranges extending in Rwanda and DRC. Gazzetted in the 1930s as a Gorilla sanctuary but up graded to the National park status in1992. The park protects a unique eco-system that lies above 2280m and is surrounded by the most populous communities in the world. It’s a heaven of 1 habituated Mountain gorilla family Nyakagezi and a large population of the endangered Golden monkey (cercopithecus kandti) a blue monkey specie unique to this ecosystem. Several animal species include elephants, buffalo, duikers among them yellow backed and a 115species of birds that include 14 of the 24 Albertine Endemics.

Quick Facts about The Park

Size: 34sq km

Altitude: 2280-4127m

Mammals: 76 animal species

Birds: 115 bird species

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