Volcano Climbing



Hiking volcanoes at Mgahinga national park is a big tourist attraction at Mgahinga because there are 3 dormant volcanoes available that the locals believe it was formed in the Pleistocene era many years ago and forms part of the Virunga chained 8 volcanoes. Hiking these volcanoes depend on visitor’s fitness level, Uganda Wildlife Authority experienced guide helps travelers to choose and make the best of their time.


Mountain Muhabura is the tallest with 4,127 meters above sea level x 36 meters width Crater Lake on its summit. Muhabura means guide in the Batwa &Bafumbira people of Uganda. Mountain Muhabura is the tallest and the most difficult to hike, it takes a full day plus a steep climbing ladder. Although Mountain Muhabura has a great location to enjoy the spectacular scenic views of all the Virunga chained 8 volcanoes and the snowcapped peaks of Mountain Rwenzori.


Mountain Gahinga is 3,473 meters above sea level that makes hiking easier compared to the rest, it only takes around 6-8-hours loop trail that leads to a swamp covering the upper top of the Crater Lake. According to the local people, mountain Gahinga is called a heap of volcanic stones in the farmland's lower slopes, that is where Mgahinga Gorilla national park got its name.

Mountain Gahinga is mostly loved for less strenuous hikes but only for the 2 km stretch of the bamboo zone and mountain Gahinga trail ladder makes it easy for travelers to access the beautiful swamp where every traveler encounter several cats looking for food such as Golden monkeys, blue monkeys, and black-fronted duikers.


Mountain Sabinyo is referred to as an old man’s teeth by the locals because of the toothed summit, Visitors always hike up to several deep gorges and ravines before reaching its great location where they can view three countries of Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo borders meet.


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