Mgahinga Gorilla National ParkMgahinga Gorilla National Park is in Western Uganda and the nearest town is Kisoro.
Flora and fauna
Gorilla Tracking: Mountain gorillas can be tracked in the park. Prices are steep for foreign non-residents but cheaper than in neighbouring Rwanda.
Golden Monkey Tracking: Golden monkeys are a species of monkey essentially unique to the Virunga mountains. Substantially cheaper than mountain gorilla tracking.
phone: +256 774 954 956The only budget place right at the entrance (other option being Volcanoes Safaris at US$200) brings money back to the community by offering cute bandas & camping, all in view of three of the Virungas. Easy on the pocket (as of Dec 2013: $8/night dorms, $30/night single self-contained banda), excellent location.
Mgahinga Safari LodgeOn Lake Mutare between Kisoro and Nkuringo and makes a good base for tracking gorillas in the latter location. It is a fair distance from Mgahinga National Park, but they can arrange safaris. It is on a peninsula out in the stunningly beautiful lake, with the Virunga Mountains as another dramatic vista. Great value for money, good food by Ugandan standards, clean, good staff, etc., but you may be competing for space with packaged tours that use the property.