Mt.Mgahinga National Park Uganda
Being the smallest national park , mgahinga protects the Ugandan part of the 'Virunga mountains;a range of extinct and active Volcanoes that straddle the border.A tropical rainforest,much of the lower slopes have been depleted by the encroachment of farms,how ever,the bamboo and alpine forests remain largely intact and offer refuge to visiting gorilla groups from neighbouring Congo and Rwanda.
These Gorilla groups frequently 'pop in' and take temporary residence for a couple of months at a stretch.The following primates are also available in the park, the Blue Monkeys,Black & White colobus monkey,leopard,forest elephant,giant forest hog as well as numerous species of birds.
This park is afamous refuge for 'Gentle Giants' Mgahinga is also a favourite with hikers who come to explore the many caves and the three volcanoes,which lie partly within the park's borders.
Mountain gorillas form the main attraction at Mgahinga National Park, which protects the Ugandan portion of the Virungas, an imposing string of nine freestanding extinct and active volcanoes
that run along the board with Rwanda and congo.
This park shares boarders with congo’s Parc National des Virunga and Rwanda’s Parc National des Volcans.