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Gorilla Trekking Locations in Uganda – Bwindi and Mgahinga

Gorilla Trekking Locations in Uganda – Bwindi and Mgahinga

The two locations for gorilla trekking in Uganda are Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a World Heritage Site, and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. B

Gorilla Trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Staying at Amajambere Community Camp and looking for a gorilla trekking permit for Mgahinga Gorilla National Park? Contact Bamboo Ecotours. Our staff will get back to you as soon as possible with details on obtaining a gorilla trekking permit.

 Amajambere Community Camp is a perfect location for overnight stay en-route to the mountain gorillas in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The Amajambere Camp is located right at the main gate of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park at the Ntebeko park headquarters, the starting point for gorilla tracking. Most clients prefer staying at Amajambere Camp instead of spending the night in the nearby Kisoro town. Staying close to the park gives the guests more sleeping time and breakfast before starting the gorilla trek in the morning.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is also one of the few places in the world to track golden monkeys. These rare, elusive monkeys are fascinating to watch. Their gold color stands out as they rest or move in bamboo trees found in the Mgahinga park. Golden monkeys mostly feed on bamboo leaves and shoots and also feed on small invertebrates. These beautiful golden Monkeys only exist in Virunga Volcanoes’ Bamboo forest – nowhere else in the world. In Uganda, golden monkeys are only found in Mgahinga Gorilla National park, south of Bwindi Impenetrable National park, and in proximity to Rwanda and DRC, where Bamboo Ecotours offices are located!

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park

Interested in tracking the gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park instead of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, it is possible to stay at Amajambere Community Camp and drive to Bwindi national park for gorilla trekking very early in the morning. The southern sector of Bwindi National Park is about 35kms from Amajambere Camp (2-2.5hrs drive). However, if planning to trek gorillas in the south section of Bwindi, Kisoro town is the recommended place for overnight accommodation. The southern sector of Bwindi National Park has two trekking gates of Rushaga and Nkuringo. Both Rushaga and Nkuringo have more than ten habituated gorilla groups open for trekking.

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