While some people might regard it as ordinary that gorilla tours in Uganda are performed in Bwindi and Mgahinga National Park, there may be a need for one to understand the in-depth differences between the two parks.
Both parks lie within the southwestern part of Uganda simply at the extreme Albertine Rift Valley. Besides, these locations where you can go to track mountain gorillas there are the Virunga National Park within the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Rwanda Volcanoes National Park.
Prior to making a visit to Uganda for gorilla trekking, one needs to be satisfied beyond doubts that the choice you made is the very best.
Bwindi National Park features among the few UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Uganda and boasts of greater than 480 mountain gorillas, this represents about half of all the world’s remaining gorillas
Mgahinga National Park additionally lies southwest of Uganda inside the Kisoro district.
In comparison with the remainder of gorilla locations, Mgahinga National Park is the smallest and likewise with fewer mountain gorillas. About 80 individuals of these distinctive apes call this park their dwelling.
Mgahinga National Park receives an enormous quantity of tourists because it shares the same terrain with Parc National des Volcans in Rwanda, simple to hike, and rewards with clear photos.
However, as a result of this terrain, there is just one gorilla group. Most travelers go to Bwindi National park after failing to get permits in Mgahinga.
The habituated gorilla groups in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park can solely be tracked in its sectors that include; Buhoma, Rushaga, Nkuringo, and Ruhija.
The habituated groups include Mubare, Habinyanja, Rushegura and Katwe in the Buhoma region; Kyaguliro, Oruzogo, Bitukura in Ruhija area; Nkuringo, Christmas in Nkuringo sector; Nshongi, Busingye, Kahungye, Bweza in Rushaga sector.
In the whole of Bwindi National Park, there are more than 9 Gorilla groups set for this lifetime expertise compared to Mgahinga.
In Mgahinga National Park it is only the Nyakagezi group that is accessible for guests to track every day.
Alternatively, Mgahinga National Park mountain gorillas co-exist with the hanging golden monkeys which makes it a bit distinctive from Bwindi National Park.
Additionally, Bwindi National Park allows guests to have a gorilla habituation expertise.
This makes Bwindi National park the only place in the world to have a gorilla habituation experience, it is only performed in Bwindi Forest (Rushaga Sector.
The opposite difference is that more accommodation facilities are found inside Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park compared to Mgahinga National Park.