Uganda volcano hiking and gorilla trekking, Apart from mountain gorilla trekking and wildlife safaris Uganda is also one of the best places to go for volcano hiking safaris, volcano climbing/hiking can be done after or before gorilla trekking in Uganda or Rwanda, volcano and gorilla trekking can be combined, those interested in both activities contact us, our Uganda volcano hiking safaris takes you to Mount Gahinga volcano 3474 meters, Mount Muhavura volcano 4127 meters and Mount Sabinyo volcano 3669 meters in Mgahinga gorilla national park
We offer both volcano hiking gorilla tracking at an affordable price, also each of the above volcanoes can be hiked within one day and back, apart from three volcanoes Mgahinga gorilla national park is also a home mountain gorillas and golden monkeys, Mgahinga gorilla national park is located in southwestern Uganda Kisoro district bordering with Rwanda and DR-Congo which means you can also access Mgahing through Rwanda via Cyanika border so this tour can easily start and end in Entebbe Uganda or Kigali Rwanda.
Kisoro is well known for its gorilla tracking safaris and its three volcanoes Mt Sabinyo, Mt Gahinga and Mt Muhavurs on the borders of Rwanda and DR-Congo also known as Virunga massif which is divided into three national parks volcanoes national park on Rwanda side, Virunga national park on Congo side and Mgahinga gorilla national park on the Uganda side. When one hikes Mt Sabinyo to the top you will be standing in three Countries.
Mt Muhabura is also known as Mt Muhavura to local people in Kisoro area, Mt Muhabura’s highest peak is 4127 meters above sea level and in the local language (Rufubira) Muhabura means the guide which is used by locals coming from a different direction because being the highest mountain in the area it can be seen from far hence used as a guide. Once you hike Mt Muhabura to the top you enjoy amazing views of three countries Rwanda Uganda and DR-Congo also on top of Mt Muhavura volcano there is a beautiful crater lake but the water is too cold so it’s not advisable to a swim in this crater lake you can as well swim but the water is very cold.
Mt Muhabura is the highest but easier to hike if you compare to both Mt Sabinyo and Mt Gahinga, this is to say that Sabinyo and Gahinga are the hardest to hike but also the most interesting volcanoes to climb in Uganda.
We can combine Sabinyo or Gahinga with gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park or in Mgahinga gorilla national park depending on your itinerary/plan so you can choose, Mount Sabinyo is 3669 meters while Mount Gahing is 3474 meters and Mount Muhabura 4127 meters, if you wish to hike all the three volcanoes you will need a minimum of 3 days because each volcano requires one full day of hiking up to the peak and back, if you are combining it with gorilla trekking it will require and full day which means that you need a total of 4 to 5 days, Sabinyo means old man’s teeth in the local language and Gahinga means a hip of stones. for more information about Uganda volcano hiking and gorilla trekking contact us on email or on phone