Mgahinga is the park which is a cultural heritage featuring in the history, folklore and traditional healing practices for local people, covers the north slopes of the three northern Virunga volcanoes Muhavura, Gahinga and Sabinyo.
Gorilla trekking is the main activity though forest walks are equally rewarding as you view birds in the Albertine valley. The vegetation is the one typical of afro-montane areas, with a consistent bamboo forest.
There are 76 mammal species recorded, including buffaloes, elephants, bushbucks, golden monkeys, leopards. 115 bird species have been recorded, including Rwenzori turaco, crowned hornbill, black kite and crowned crane. Mgahinga hosts a population of golden monkeys and a few families of mountains gorillas.