Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is a national park in southwestern Uganda. It was created in 1991 and covers an area of 33.9:km2 (13.1:sq:mi).
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is located in the Virunga Mountains and encompasses three inactive volcanoes, namely Mount Muhabura, Mount Gahinga, and Mount Sabyinyo. In altitude the national park ranges from 2,227 to 4,127:m (7,306 to 13,540:ft) and 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.
The area experiences two wet rainy seasons: February to May; and September to December. The average monthly rainfall varies from 250:mm (9.8:in) in October to 10:mm (0.39:in) in July.
BiodiversityA mountain gorillaA western tinkerbirdFauna photographed in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Of the Albertine Rift's endemic birds, the following were recorded in the national park during surveys in 2004: handsome spurfowl, dusky crimson-wing, red-throated alethe, Kivu ground thrush, Rwenzori turaco,