Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is Uganda’s smallest park bordered by Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo and each of these countries protects its own portion of the Virunga Volcanoes, together forming the Virunga Conservation Area.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is perhaps the most scenic and dramatic of the Uganda parks, containing parts of three extinct volcanic mountains: Mount Muhavura, Mount Gahinga and Mount Sabinyo.
The park offers panoramic views that stretch northwards to Bwindi and a southern skyline dominated by the steep volcanic cones of the Virungas, surely one of the most memorable and stirring sights in East Africa.
Though mountain gorillas form the major attraction to the park, the park also harbors other wildlife which includes 76 mammalian species such as golden monkeys, a race of the blue monkeys, black and white colobus monkey, leopard, and as well as a 180 species of birds. Other mammals include buffaloes, elephants, bushbucks, giant forest hog, several varieties of small rodents and small predators.
The park is 510 kms from Kampala, and is an 8.5 hour drive.