Unique aspects about climbing each mountain in Mgahinga National Park

17

Mar
2019

Unique aspects about climbing each mountain in Mgahinga National Park

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Mountain Muhavura

You will really start to feel like you are a part of nature the minute you set foot here. The hike covers an average of 12km for a to and fro trip. Once at the top, you will find the highest lake in Virunga region, a scenic crater that is halfway in Uganda and halfway in Rwanda. Standing at its rim, you will be rewarded with enchanting views of the Virunga Volcanoes, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Lake Edward, and the peaks of Mountain Rwenzori.

The plan of rangers who will lead this trek is very nice and meticulous to suit your needs and capacities.

The silence you find when you get beyond busy trails is priceless. And the sunsets above the clouds are unbelievable.

Mountain Mgahinga

If you wish to stand good chances of encountering the golden monkeys as you hike, Mountain Mgahinga is a better bet. There are over 10 habituated families here, each with at least 15 members. Its summit is topped by a swamp-filled crater and giant lobelia.

This mountain is full of greenery. Mgahinga will push you beyond your comfort zone, but also amaze you at the same time.

You will pass by waterfalls that are high and wispy.

Due to its tough climbing challenge, it is never crowded with tourists and thus much less noisy.

Mountain Sabinyo

Hiking Sabinyo is a bucket list type of adventure as its summit is the only place on earth were Congo, Rwanda and Uganda intersect. Here, you get treated to the excitement of being in all these three tropical countries at the same time. You can have your left foot in Congo, the right foot in Rwanda and your hands in Uganda. This summit also provides an unbeatable panoramic views of all the 7 mountains in Virunga region, a mix of both active and dormant volcanoes.

The mountain owes its Kinyarwanda name to its rugged shape which from a distance looks like the teeth of an old man.

During the trek to Sabinyo’s highest point, you will cross many wooden bridges and continue your journey along with waterfalls, lush forests, foothills, and various birds. No doubts, this trek will prove its popularity and richness in sceneries apart from the diverse 4 vegetation zones.