MGAHINGA NATIONAL PARK
Like Bwindi National park, Mgahinga’s main attraction is the Mountain gorillas. The park is part of the Virunga massif which is shared between Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo. The vegetation is as the same as the Rwanda’s Volcano national park. The park is also located in the western Uganda and it has 3 major mountains, Muhabura, Sabyinyo and Gahinga where it derived its name. These Volcanoes are inactive
The park is part of the Nile River watershed area. It is contiguous with Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and the southern sector of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Primates present in the national park include mountain gorilla and golden monkey. The checklist of 76 mammal species includes black-and-white colobus, leopard, elephant, giant forest hog, bushpig, buffalo, bushbuck, black-fronted duiker, and several varieties of rodents, bats and small predators.
Birds in the park include handsome spurfowl, dusky crimson-wing, red-throated alethe, Kivu ground thrush, Rwenzori turaco, Rwenzori batis, Rwenzori double-collared sunbird, collared apalis, mountain masked apalis, Archer’s ground robin, stripe-breasted tit, blue-headed sunbird, regal sunbird, strange weaver, montane nightjar, red-faced woodland warbler and Grauer’s swamp warbler.