Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

26th July 2014 Parks

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About Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Park at a Glance Size: 33.7km2, making it Uganda‰Ûªs smallest National Park. The park takes its name from “Gahinga” – the local word for the piles of volcanic stones cleared from farmland at the foot of the volcanoes. The British administration declared the area a game sanctuary in 1930; it was gazetted as a National Park in 1991. Mgahinga has one habituated trans-boundary gorilla group. The Batwa were self-sufficient ‰ÛÒ and visitors can see how during a fascinating tour with a Batwa guide to learn the secrets of the forest.

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