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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This experience was all of what we expected and more. We had by comparison a shortish, however challenging, trek into the Bwindi forest for about two hours. We then spent an hour with a group of 10 out of a larger family and trekked another...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 2fromaus
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Great experience filled with great people from all over the world. Guides were very knowledgeable and had an amazing encounter with the gorillas on 25.11.2018 as we had spotted 4 silverbacks, 1 female, 2 babies and 1 Juvanile. Worth it, Definitely so.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

The park ia beautiful, the trekking was not too complicated and meeting the gorillas is just priceless. The guide was informative and funny. The forest is quite open so with good weather the Gorillas can be seen perfectly. A once in a lifetime experience!

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank T246KOgiuliar
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

It was another story being close to volcanoes staying with gorillas in the mist how wonderful trip was this?!!!Hope to be back in this place again soon keep ahead mghinga guys keep UWA

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

I tracked Nyakagezi and seeing Rukundo the youngest Silverback but the most huge coming to us made the trip mesmerizing; This is indeed lifetime experience! The staff of the agency:Ambrose and Benard that guided us through the forest were extremely helpful and patient with us...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nelson M
Reviewed 9 November 2018

The highlight was being touched by the silverback Rukundo. The guides were excellent (Ambrose and Benard) and then to top it up with a certificate. Couldnt have asked for more...more than made up for the fatigue from the hike

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Munguniru L
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

This visit was part of realising a childhood dream I had. Seeing those amazing big beautiful kind animals so close is almost indescribable. Is so beautiful! The time stop. They are so peaceful, intelligent and very curious. I feel deeply sad they are so endangered....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank naitids
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We tracked the Golden Monkeys through the bamboo forest , was a wonderful experience. The walking was easy a bit up and down , wehired a porter to carry our backpacks. We spent a hour with the monkeys, there are 50+ in the group ....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank StuJenelle
Reviewed 11 October 2018

this was an amazing experience... I always wanted to play Diane Fossey but didn't know it was on my bucket list because I didn't know it was an option. It was amazing how close we got to the gorillas. loved loved loved this!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank igotmojo
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We visited Mgahinga for the gorilla trek, as most visitors do. It’s an extremely rough road getting there, but it’s a spectacular place, with some breathtaking views. If you are trekking, remember that you are starting at altitude of 2227m. Try to get acclimated a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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22 November 2018|
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Response from dee6jay | Reviewed this property |
Not sure you would get a refund. Check with your tour operator or with the park authoriites. Chances of not seeing the gorillas is almost zero I would think. There is only one group in Mgahinga but they are very well tracked... More
5 December 2017|
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Response from tsavoman | Reviewed this property |
Hello kena27201. Sorry about the delay in responding as I have just returned from the Christmas markets in Wroclaw, Poland (highly recommended by the way!). The fees for March are USD$600 per person for Mgahinga and I would... More
27 March 2016|
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Response from adam11111 | Reviewed this property |
500 USD in low season and 750 USD in high season, I went in November and paid 500 USD, plus transfers etc