The vegetation cover of Mgahinga National Park
At Mgahinga Gorilla National Park –MGNP, vegetation zones range in the different altitudes. The available vegetation variations in the park include savanna grassland, afro-montane forest, woodland, marshes, bamboo forest, semi-alpine vegetation, tropical rainforest and others. Considering its vegetation variation and altitude, the park plays a significant part as the main water catchment area in Kisoro and surrounding areas. The park has several streams that flow from the Crater Lakes on the summits of its volcanoes downwards feeding the Lakes and Rivers located at the base area. These include River Kabiranyuma, Ntebeko River and Nyabirerema which also serve as the important water sources to the residents living near the park.