Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
It’s located in the southwestern Uganda on the border with Congo and Rwanda. It’s the smallest park in Uganda covering an area of about 33.7 sq kilometers; it’s a habitat for man's closest relative, the mountain gorillas which roam about the whole forest in search for food and the rear species of golden monkeys. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is one of the leading tourism sites in Uganda since it harbors these rare primates. The park has a thick rain forest with a wide variety of tree species and gorillas are known to be vegetarians. The park being shared by Rwanda and Congo, this allows gorillas migrate from Congo and Rwanda to this place. Though not in large numbers, gorillas of Mgahinga are easily seen in their natural habitats and this makes tracking more easy compared to other parks.
Mgahinga National Park also has three Mountains which are hiked through the year; Mt. Muhabura 4,127 metres is the third highest of the eight major mountains of the mountain range, which is a part of the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift and it has a crater lake on top. Mt. Sabyinyo at 3,645m with three peaks and the last peak on top is shared by three countries; Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. Mt. Gahinga 3,473 m lies between Muhabura and Sabyinyo and it’s the smallest of these three and it has a swampy caldera on its peak.