Hiking and climbing mount Gahinga, we have the pride to welcome you to hiking mount Gahinga volcano which is located at the Virunga massif on the borderline of Muhabura and Sabyinyo mountains.
The overview of mount Gahinga
Most tourists that love hiking occasionally go for mount Gahinga hike that is as high as 3,474m and the hike takes roughly six hours considering both going and coming back, and once you are at the top, you will find the crater full of swamps and huge lobelia, and the lucky tourists will be able to see the golden monkeys while walking into the intimate bamboo forest.
The Gahinga trail begins in the recently risked farmland and ends up into the border of the untampered forest, the hike is so steep in areas though it’s not uncomfortably and while it did not rain, it gets damp as the fog rolled in and out of the mountain.
These scenic views are so fascinating and breathe taking. The grant bamboo goes all over the trail and you can view the jungle elephant footprints crossing the trail deep in the strong mud, the wet environment, different bird species, and the earth warm if living above ground in the dark, all that you could possibly see.
The hikes kick start from the Mgahinga gorilla national park visitor’s centre, situated only about 10 minutes drive from Kisoro town, this centre is encompassed of rock paths that take you through the vegetation to the building, beautiful chairs conserve the rainwater for gardening around the centre and under a high log showcasing fascinating displays and the walls are lined in the maps, teaming up with highly knowledgeable Ugandan wildlife authority ranger guides, you will first enter the main room for registering yourself and here you will again select your trail depending on your ability, speed and desire. You will select from a number of different types of hikes that are available.
If you like hiking in some of the most intact forests, Africa has got to offer you a Mgahinga hike there are a lot of tours available at the park.
Do you want to do a day hike? And you are a moderate fit hiker, try the Gahinga trail that will last for about 6 hours and climbs the base of mount Gahinga and you still do a border trail which can also be done in a day and climbs the base of Mount Sabyinyo and goes straight along the border of DRC and there is as well a cave trail which enables you to learn more about the Batwa people (pygmies) as these are the people that lived there and you got to survey some of the caves.
You can access 3 volcanoes in Mgahinga gorilla national park and therefore the choice is always depending to your level of fitness, ability and the time you have.
When you hike in the Virunga volcanoes in Mgahinga you will have fun and you will be surely rewarded since there is a lot of attractions and you will see them at no added costs.
The rest of the mentioned above essentials are fitting for your hiking safari.
In the process of packing, you are advised to use the handy day hiking list to ensure that you don’t forget anything important on your hiking safari.
Let’s look at some tips on how best you can use the list.
Material is part of the top ten essentials manifested by a symbol or a sign, the exact items you take can be tailored to your trip basing on considerations such as; duration of the trip, difficulty, weather, distance and assistance.
This list is strategically wide and intended for day hikes in the backcountry where being self-sufficient important to your well being. It is encompassed of many items that you are likely to need for short treks, close or within developed areas, like city parks, but you can adapt it to your needs for these trips.
Uganda is wide open for mountain hiking throughout the year though drier months of June-September and from December-February are okay as they are taken to be receiving less or no rainfall in these months and months of march-may and October-November come with much rainfall.
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