How to book Mgahinga Volcano trekking safaris 

It is very easy to book a hiking safari to Mgahinga Volcanoes

Mountain Muhavura, Sabinyo And Gahinga Hiking Safaris

Mountain Muhavura, Sabinyo, and Gahinga Hiking safaris- Volcano hiking is one of the best and mists Adventure activities for travelers interested in mount climbing in Uganda. In Uganda, there are a lot of places where you can go mountain climbing, Hills climbing, rock climbing among others. It is a safe adventure and so exciting to do mountain hiking in Uganda because of its physical fitness enhancement and knowledge diversity.

 For visitors interested in mountain climbing or hiking, the Mgahinga volcano climbing is one of the best places for the best hiking experience that you have ever seen in Uganda. Visitors will climb Mgahinga, Muhavura, and Sabinyo which are among the 6 volcanoes of Virungas that form the block for Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Uganda is known for mountain climbing as well as Mountain Gorilla trekking.

About Mountain Muhavura and its height

Mountain Muhavura is found at Uganda, Rwanda border in Mgahinga National Park found in Uganda. The mountain is the highest of all of the Gahinga arranges with 4174 meters above sea level. It takes about five hours to hike up to the summit of the mountain which makes it quite challenging but rewarding with enough hiking experience. At the summit, there are crater lakes is offering great views of the mountain and the surrounding areas. We organize several hiking safaris to mountain Muhavura and what all you need is to contact for better safari packages

About Mountain Gahinga and its height

Of the 3 volcanoes, Mountain Gahinga is the smallest and is amidst Sabinyo and Muhavura ranges. It is dormant and it offers the easiest and the shortest hiking safaris and it takes about six hours to ascend and descend and this means that the Gahinga is easily be hiked. Mountain Gahinga stands at 3474 meters above sea level. The same to Muhavura, Gahinga boasts a swampy lake that offers beautiful views. Gahinga offers comes from the local name Gahinga that means a lot of a pile of stones.

About Mountain Sabinyo and its height

Mountain Sabinyo is found on all the three boarders countries of Uganda, Rwanda, and the democratic republic of Congo. This is the one that is hardest to hike because of the rugged terrain and its standard at 3645 meters above sea level. Upon reaching the top, you will be amazed by the stunning views of the Virunga volcanoes stretching in all the 3 countries. The Sabinyo feature 3 peaks that are in the shape of three spaced teeth hence the origin of the name Sabinyo which means the teeth of the old Man. Visitors will need only one day to hike up to the summit of Sabinyo Mountain

The hiking safaris of all these 3 Virunga Mountain commences very early in the morning after you have been briefed about the dons and the don’ts while hiking. The briefing takes place at the park headquarters and it the guides and the ranges that take you through this briefing. Once the briefing is done the guides will lead you into the forest and show you the trail to follow. Sometimes visitors are offered a stick to help them remain firm on the ground and where possible you can hire a porter to make the hiking experience so wonderful. Please contact us at Africa Adventure Vacations for this wonderful experience.

How long does it take to hike to the Mountain Muhavura, Sabinyo, and Gahinga?

The long or the shorter the hiking time depends on the physical fitness and the speed of the hike, this implies that someone who has the speed and is physically fit then he or she can find hiking easier. Mountain Muhavura has got the highest summit and probably is the steepest which can take you around 7 hours to hike it up to the top and then another 7 hours to descend. This is a wonderful hike as you will pass through the hikes or the trails of the forest and on your lucky day you will be able to enjoy and spot the forest elephants and other wildlife considering that bird species are in plenty.

For mountain Sabinyo one would take around 8 hours to climb and descent the Sabinyo. However, this depends on the prevailing weather conditions. The rugged terrain entertains you along with rolling steep slopes with sharp ages. The porters that are available for hire and walking sticks are offered free of charge, traverse through the bamboo forest which ranges from 2400-2800 meters. Sabinyo mountain is higher than Gahinga mountain however it is the second to Muhavura Mountain

Visitors will easily climb the Gahinga Mountain because it is the easiest to climb of all the three volcanic rangers. The whole journey will last for only 6 hours to the summit and then returning. For visitors who are not fit enough and would like to climb one of these volcanic ranges then Mountain Gahinga is the best volcanoes for you to climb. The hike will take you through the bamboo vegetation and takes you through climb the steep slopes of the volcano. The carter lake is on the summit of the volcano is filled with swamps and more plants including the Lobelia thrive, Senecio, and Alchemilla., it may take a day or a half depending on the physical strength of the hiker or the climber and the time that the visitors intent to lasts at the summit.

How much does it cost to Hike Mountain Muhavura Sabinyo and Gahinga?

At Africa adventure vacations, depending on your package, we shall be able to design for you a credible hiking package to Mgahinga National Park such that you can hike or climb the above-mentioned mountains. Here, we book the inclusive hiking safari package that includes the hiking fees, transport, park entrance fees, and accommodation fees. Visitors hiking Mount Gahinga, Sabinyo, and Muhavura will need to pay USD80 per person for foreign  Nonresidents per person, then USD70 per person for foreign residents, and Uganda shillings 50000 for East  African citizens. Remember to pay the park entrance fees for Mgahinga National Park which is USD40 for Foreign Nonresidents, USD30 for foreign residents, and Uganda shillings for 20000 for East African Citizens per day. Remember, that the hiking or climbing fees, as well as park entrance fees, are charged per day per person and Uganda Wildlife Authority is responsible for receiving the payment for these activities.

How to book Mgahinga Volcano trekking safaris

It is very easy to book a hiking safari to Mgahinga Volcanoes and what you need to do is to contact us with your intended dates of traveling and then for us, we shall handle all the ground payments and come up with the best safari that suits your time, budget and interests. Once you have confirmed the booking with us then the next step is that we shall send you invoices so you to start payment such that we can secure all the services required. we shall be able to pay for you the park entrance fees, the hiking fees and once all these are catered for without forgetting the accommodation and the transportation, then you will be able to go and hike either of the three volcanoes, Visitors can decide to hike the all the three volcanoes at once or hike one a day by day.

Where to stay while Hiking Mountain Muhavura, Gahinga, and Sabinyo?

Fact that the three mountains are found within the Mgahinga National Park, there are several accommodation facilities around this gorilla park and most of the lodges prove the best outlooks of the forest and that of the Virunga volcanoes or ranges.  These loges available around Mgahinga National Park range from budget to mid-range and luxury and these include Gahinga lodge, Lake Muhele, Lake Chahafi Lodge among others. You can as well stay in the accommodation lodges available in Kisoro town which is only 30 minutes drive from the Mgahinga National Park. There are some of the travelers who stay in the lodges of the Rushaga and Nkuringo which is around one hour from Mgahinga National Park.

How to get to Mountain Muhavura, Gahinga, and Sabinyo?

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park can be accessed from Entebbe international airport or Kigali international airport in Uganda. Getting to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park via Kigali international airport is so easiest and shortest route as it will take you about 4 to 5 hours to reach the park through Katuna or Cyanika borders between Uganda and Rwanda. Our professional drivers will pick you from Kigali international airport or at the hotel where you slept and traverse with you through the city of Kigali and then start the cross country journey and have your lunch in Kisoro for lunch and a night and then wakeup for gorilla trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

However, visitors can use 8 to 9 hours to arrive from Entebbe international airport to Mgahinga gorilla National Park with good interesting stopovers. You can as well opt to fly from Entebbe international airport/Kajjansi airfield to Kisoro airstrip which is about two hours Aerolink Uganda limited operated flights in addition to other chartered flights such as that land at Kihihi or Kisoro airstrip and then use an airport transfer to your hotel.

Where are Mountain Muhavura, Gahinga, and Sabinyo  located?

Mountain Muhavura, Gahinga, and Sabinyo mountains are found in the southwestern part of Uganda in Mgahinga National Park in Kisoro District. Mgahinga National Park is the smallest of the national parks but it is famous for harboring mountain gorillas and therefore important for gorilla trekking. Mgahinga National Park is bounded by the volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The park other than gorillas, the park also contains golden monkeys and it is the only one in Mgahinga National Park where the Golden monkeys are found. These mountains are close to each other and they tend to move to Rwanda as you continue climbing or hiking them and this implies that you will get clear views of Uganda, Congo, and Rwanda once on top of these volcanoes.

Is it Safe to hike Mountain Muhavura, Gahinga, and Sabinyo?

Yes, the region around the volcanoes has been associated with political instability but this has been handled by both countries. Remember the visitor’s safety is the one number one priority although the mountains are protected by both countries. The countries have an integrated security system in place and they ensure that all the mountains are safe. I can confirm to you that the Gahinga, Sabinyo, and Muhavura are safe and armed rangers are always allocated to you while hiking to ensure that you are safe.

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