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Golden Monkeys

Even if you have already see Gorillas elsewhere the park is definitely worth a visit. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nairobi, Kenya
Hiking, gorillas, and monkeys

Very nice park to hike in the volcano region between Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo. They have a group... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
Gamper Z
Zurich, Switzerland
via mobile
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This volcano, together with Mount Muhavura and Mount Sabinyo, are the three northernmost peaks of the Virunga chain. The entire area is home to rare mountain gorillas.
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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if you have already see Gorillas elsewhere the park is definitely worth a visit. Beautiful scenery and you can see the rare Golden Monkeys who only live in this area.

Thank Barnskybeat
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Very nice park to hike in the volcano region between Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo. They have a group of habituated golden monkeys and gorillas. We did the gorge trail and it was very beautiful. However in the wet season the path can be quite slippery.

Thank Gamper Z
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We were the only two on the trek and had just 30 minutes to walk before finding the gorilla family. We didn't plan to trek the gorillas in advance but had a contact of a guide, Jonah, who was very helpful with the permit process,...More

Thank Sarah5532
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is a pretty arduous hike, but the guides and porters are definitely helpful. We were a group of 8, with a couple of us in our 60's. The trek is a 3 hour affair: one hour up, one hour with the gorillas, one hour...More

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Where to start? Firstly the Golden Monkeys are a must see. Located in the bamboo forests, the climb is not too strenuous and the number of people will be smaller than elsewhere. There is also a family of gorillas with 5 silver backs. As they...More

Thank rdella
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Decided to climb this mountain before the popular mount sabinyo and it was the right decision. It was only my friend and I with a female guide Julliet. She was amazing, chatty, informative and motivating which allowed us to climb the mountain swiftly and safely....More

Thank Ruth L
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Climbed June/July 2013. Anyone who is fit can and should make this climb. Incredible views from the top and the crater itself is beautiful. Lunch at the top. Make sure you travel with Volcanoes Safaris and stay at their lodges--THE BEST way to visit Uganda...More

Thank clenor2013
Reviewed 12 November 2014

Once I met up with my park guide and accompanying trail guards it was off to see the mountain gorillas by myself. This was a rare opportunity and based on the gorilla group location, we had a steep trek and cut through dense volcano sloped...More

1  Thank ColdCorona
Reviewed 1 September 2013

thick vegetation zones, golden monkeys, beautiful bird species but quiet steep in some areas to climb

Thank mbaro s
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