Mgahinga: Where Gold Meets Silver
This small park covering just 38 sq km enjoys a magnificent setting on the northern slopes of the Virunga volcanoes. Two rare primates, mountain gorillas and golden monkeys can be tracked. You can climb the dormant volcanoes to stand on the border of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
This park offers a unique Batwa forest experience that gives one a glimpse of life through their eyes when they lived in the forest.
Batwa Trail and Garama Cave
The Batwa trail leads from the base of Muhavura to Garama Cave. Batwa guides provide insights in their traditional forest life and culture.
The 342m long Garama Cave lies beneath a plateau near the northern edge of the park, 3km from Ntebeko. It is set in the formed farmland zone but in earlier times, the cave lay deep in forest.
In the past Batwa used it as a council chamber and a retreat after raiding their Bafumbira neighbours. Today, the cave provides an atmospheric setting for a performance of Batwa music at the end of the Batwa Trail.
Buffalo Wall & Bird Watching
A drystone wall keeps Buffalos in the park. The Trail along the wall is ideal for birding. A stroll towards the Democratic Republic of Congo takes you through a wetland area where Ibis, Speckled Mouse Birds and fire finch are found.