This small park covers 38 sq km. It enjoys a magnificent setting in the northern slopes of the Virunga volcanoes. It is located in the south west corner and shares the border with Virunga national park in the D.R.Congo and volcanoes national park in Rwanda the three parks form the 434kmVirunga conservation area. It has diverse species among them 76 mammals that include forest buffalos, elephants. Leopards, golden cat, jackals and porcupines. Because of the difficulty of the terrain and most being nocturnal, they are rarely seen. There are at list 127 bird species that have been recorded.
Two rare primates are found in this park Gorillas and Golden monkeys. Apart from Bwindi impenetrable national park, gorillas also can be tracked at Mgahinga national park. One small group has been habituated for tourism. Advance booking is required. A troop of golden monkey too has been habituated for tracking.
The parks three dormant volcanoes, Mount Muhabura (4,127m,Mount Gahinga (3474m) and Mount Sabinyo (3645) provides a great challenge for mountain climbers . On the top of mount Sabinyo, you can stand simultaneously in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Bird watching is an activity here. It takes place in some of its most beautiful scenery – in the gorge between Mts Gahinga and Sabinyo, through the bamboo forest, and in the montane forest, where the beautiful Rwenzori Turaco may be observed
The Batwa guided trail shows aspects of the forests life before descending into Garamaba cave once home to the Batwa king where underground acoustics add resonance to a memorable musical finale.