Mgahinga & Bwindi updates

An up-date on gorilla tracking in Uganda’s Mgahinga Gorilla National Park  – currently the 9 strong Nyakagezi group are still on the Rwanda side of Muhavura. Gorilla tracking in Mgahinga is therefore suspended until such time as the gorillas have return to the Ugandan side of the volcanoe.
Researchers from the International Trust for Forest Conservation (ITFC) have identified, close to the Mubwindi Swamp (Ruhija section of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park) the nest  of a pair of African green broadbills. Small and bright in colour, this rare little green bird is highly sought after by twitchers alike. It is one of the Rift Valley Endemics and only found in this part of Bwindi. The nesting site is roughly 7 km from the Ruhija Park Headquarters. For those with upcoming birding trips to Bwindi, its worth a little visit to catch a glimpse of this amazing little bird.

Lisa Marsden

XA! nini African Wildlife Safaris



One thought on “Mgahinga & Bwindi updates

  1. James Beauchamp says:

    At the end of November 2012 the gorillas were back in Mgahinga after a long stay away, I was hiking on Muhavura and we crossed their tracks. The park trackers were locating them and checking prior to opening tracking up to the public. This group should have been available for visits from the start of December according to UWA staff.

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