Mountain Volcano Climbing in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Mountain Volcano Climbing in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Mountain hiking, Mount Sabinyo, Mount Gahinga, Mount Muhavura, Uganda mountain hiking trips. A tough day’s hike will take you to the peaks of Muhavura; Gahinga or Sabinyo. All three volcanoes in this park can be climbed. Mountain Sabinyo which is, 3,669m high can take roughly eight hours to cover a distance of 14km trip, following a steep ridge up to the peak. It takes around six hours to ascend and descend Mt. Gahinga (3,474m), topped by giant lobelia and a swamp-filled crater During this activity the luckiest climbers can have the chance see golden monkeys on their way through the bamboo forest. Mt. Muhavura is said to be having the highest peak at 4,127m, and this 12km round trip takes roughly eight hours. Once at the top, hikers are paid greatly on a clear day with views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the peaks of the Rwenzori, Virunga Volcanoes, and Lake Edward.
Mount Sabinyo: For those who like to hike, mount Sabinyo provides you with an exhilarating opportunity to indulge in your favorite hobby. Climbing this mount is done on the eastern side and this comes with the chance to move along a ridge and spectacular descends into the gorges of Rwanda and Uganda as you reach peak 11 hence giving you a free pass into these two countries at once. However, when you decide to continue with the ascent to peak 111, the rewards will even be greater as you will be able to be now in three countries of Rwanda, Uganda and D.R.Congo at the same time without visa and entry fees required as this peak shares the intersection of the boundaries of all these three countries. This hike covers around 14 km returning journey inclusive and lasts for about 8 hours.
Mount Gahinga: Mount Gahinga is located next to Mount Muhavura and from a distance, it may look smaller because of its location next to Muhavura but make no mistake by thinking that’s indeed it small. Mount Gahinga equally offers a tough but manageable and exciting challenge to climbers. A hike to gaming summit offers a magnificent view of the Afromontane tree species like bamboo, various bird species and primates like monkeys. When successfully reach the peak summit, you will be treated to the spectacular view of a crater that is found on top. Long ago, this crater was a lake but due to various forces of nature, it has been reduced to a swamp, can you can imagine a swamp on top of the hill? This is quite interesting to see. This ascent to the top and back covers about 8km and lasts about 6 hours.
Mount Muhavura: Being the highest of the three gahinga ranges, its only understandable why the locals named it muhuvara which means the guide because just like the locals you will be able to see from anywhere in Kisoro district and it will become your bearing point and guide just as its local name suggests and when you successfully reach its summit, you will be truly rewarded with a jaw dropping and one of a kind view most of the other Virunga ranges, lake Edward in queen Elizabeth and peaks of mountain Rwenzori in the far distance. The hike to the muhavura summit and back covers a stretch of 12 km and lasts about 8 hours. You are advised to spend the night before climbing mount muhavura at the campsite on the foot hill below it as you will need to start climbing early in the morning and there are no other accommodation facilities very near mount muhavura for you to spend the night in. All these Mountain Volcano Climbing trips cost 100$ per person per climb
Hiking & Nature Walks in Mgahinga Gorilla Park: A hike through the forest to the deep Sabinyo Gorge – a massive gash in the flank of Mount Sabinyo – provides good birding opportunities and the chance to find the Rwenzori Turaco. This walk takes four hours, and passes through the Rugezi Swamp. Read More