Mountain Gahinga Volcano in Uganda

Mountain Gahinga Volcano is elevated at 3,474m (11,394 ft) requiring 6 hours to climb.

The extinct Volcano is in the Virunga Mountains along the Rwanda and Uganda border situated between Mount Muhavura and Sabinyo Volcanoes.

The extinct Volcano is the smallest of all the three with a straight dialect meaning a small pile of stones.

The Volcano includes a Swampy Caldera at the top which is believed to be 180 m (591 ft) wide.

Mgahinga National Park is named after this amazing Mountain Volcano which is one of the 8 Volcanic Mountains of the Mufumbiro ranges which span traversing Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Flora around Mount Gahinga Volcano

Mountain Gahinga Volcano has beautiful vegetation coverage of Afro-Montane with Bamboo being the most common type here.

The Bamboo around the Mountain acts as a habitat of the rare species of Mountain Gorillas as well as other wildlife species like the Golden Monkeys that can be seen easily due to their orangenated vibrant color.

 Essential Gear to carry for the Mount Gahinga Hike

  • Rain gear, i.e. rain coat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Stocking hat for warmth
  • Garden gloves for cold weather at the top
  • Long-sleeved shirt and trouser to protect from itchy plants e.g. stinging nettles
  • Lunch and snacks

Top Hiking Tours to do at Mountain Gahinga Volcano

3 Days Golden monkey Trek and Mount Gahinga Hike

3 Days Golden Monkey and Mount Gahinga Hike

3 Days | 2 Nights @ Mgahinga National Park

Track the Golden Monkeys for 2-4 hours in Mgahinga National Park and hike Mount Gahinga Volcano in 3 days.

4 Days Gorilla Trek and Mount Gahinga Hike

4 Days Gorilla trek and Mount Gahinga Hike

4 Days | 3 Nights @ Mgahinga National Park

Take on a Gorilla Trekking Adventure in Mgahinga National Park and hike Mount Gahinga Volcano in 4 Days.

5 Days Gorillas, Golden Monkeys and Mount Gahinga

5 Days Gorillas and Golden Monkey Tour

5 Days | 4 Nights @ Mgahinga National Park

Go Gorilla Trekking, Golden Monkey Trekking in Mgahinga National Park as well as hike Mount Gahinga Volcano in 5 Days.