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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

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Address: P. O. Box 124, Kisoro, Uganda
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Don't let the park management cheat you out of the full experience,

In 2016 I visited the gorillas at the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Its an unforgettable experience and one I am thrilled to have had. And I would go back for more. I am a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

In 2016 I visited the gorillas at the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Its an unforgettable experience and one I am thrilled to have had. And I would go back for more. I am a photographer and wanted to come home with a broad selection of images. This was communicated to those organizing the treks. Most people do one trek -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide Yonaha was very good. He answered all our questions and offered us a lot of information! Yonaha and Ezra went out of their way to make sure we saw and enjoyed our one hour time with the golden momkeys. Our porters did a great job carrying our packs and making sure I didn't slip. The Silverback Gorillas... More 

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Simply a breath taking trek to see the magnificent silver back gorilla's. The Rangers and porters went out of their way to make our gorilla experience exceptional, our 82 year old auntie was carried up the mountain via a day bed to ensure her dream of seeing these great apes in their own habitat was fulfilled, can't get any better... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is the place to go for Golden Monkeys. It sounds anticlimactic after a day of gorilla trekking, but they are really fun to watch! Strongly recommend.

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Dzierzoniow, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

excellent, impressive, unforgettable, well prepared by personnel, horribly expensive, gorillas are free living but used to people

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

There is only one habituated group here (11 gorillas but 5 silverbacks) and since the Park is less well visited it is a much more personal experience. We did not know you could track here (we did at Bwindi and Virunga) so had to make a last minute booking via our UK agent - thanks Steppes Travel! The trek was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Excellent place to see Gorillas. There is one Gorilla family which is habituated for tourists. They have now settled down in Mgahinga and don't crossover to Rwanda . Truly one of the most relaxed group of Gorillas which will come very close to you and even try to touch you. There are FIVE SILVER BACKS in this group and we... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The holiday was sensational. Thanks you "GW Tours in Sydney" for organizing these unforgettable holiday for us. Love the Gorilla Trekking and visit to the Batwa/Pygmy Community in Kisoro. This Tour is highly recommended.

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Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I've hiked two of the volcanoes in Mgahinga national park: Sabinyo in 2012 and Muhavura in 2016. Both provide tremendous challenges in different ways. Sabinyo is I think more mentally challenging. When you get to the first peak after about 2-3 hours you feel a sense of relief, only to have the other two peaks looming over you. The near... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We chose to climb the smallest volcanoes, Gahinga. It took a little under 6 hours up and down. The ascent is about 1100m. Views were fab, and our guide Gloria was informative, helpful and charming. I chose This volcano ahead of the biggest one (too much unknown physical challenge and altitude?) And the more spiky one (some of the accounts... More 

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