3 Days Mount Gahinga Hike

3 Days Mount Gahinga Hike

Join a 3 days Mt Gahinga hike for a memorable hiking experience in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Mt. Gahinga stands at 3,474 meters above the sea level and it is the easiest to hike among all Virunga Volcanoes. You can start from either Kampala or Kigali.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up & transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National park

Arrive at the airport (Kigali/Entebbe), meet your driver guide from our company and setoff to Mgahinga Gorilla National park in South western Uganda.

Driving time from Kampala to Mgahinga is roughly 8 hours with stopovers at the equator and lunch enroute.

On the other hand, driving from Kigali to Mgahinga takes roughly 5 hours via Cyanika border.

Day 2: Mt Gahinga Hike

Today you wake up early, have breakfast, get your packed lunch and transfer to the starting point of Mt Gahinga hiking. Have a brief guide to rules and safety guidelines of hiking and get ready. At 8:00am start off the hike uphill.  Ensure to carry enough drinking water to keep you hydrated.

Hiking to the peak takes roughly 5 hours depending on the speed of the slowest person in the group. The summit of the volcano has a crater lake best for photography.

Also, the summit of Mt. Gahinga offers you great views of other Virunga Volcanoes, Mgahinga park and local communities. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 3: Departure

Wakeup early, have breakfast, checkout and drive back to Kampala/Kigali for your return flight.

End of the tour