Mount Gahinga,is a dormant volcano in the Virunga Mountains on the border between Uganda and Rwanda. Mount Gahinga lies between Sabyinyo and Muhabura, which is the smallest   of the three volcanoes. Mount Gahinga in local language means a small pile of stones; it’s a swampy caldera on its own peak.


The caldera is 180 meters wide; the Mgahinga Gorilla National park derives its name from the volcanoes. Mount Gahinga,is an elevation of 3,450 meters which is part of a chain of 8 volcanic mountains of the Mufumbiro ranges.

Volcanoes cross Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda.

The vegetation cross the mountain described as afro-montane with the bamboo that composes the main vegetation.

Sabyinyo and Muhabura , the bamboo forest on Mount Gahinga are habitat of the endangered mountain Gorillas.

The animal species and birds always form the Mount Gahinga ecosystem.

Other activities to encounter include

Golden Monkey

Golden Monkey is one of the best activities to encounter and experience the little   primates with amazing colors


Hike the Virunga Mountains a home to eight volcanic mountains including the Nyamuragira and Nyiragongo in Democratic Republican of Congo.

Non-active volcanoes include Sabyinyo, Muhabua, Gahinga, Mikeno and Bisoke.

Batwa Pygmies

Visit the Batwa traditional forest dwellers that first lived in the forest.

Bird watching spot a number of birds in the forest, the forest is a habitat to over 500 bird species.

There many tree species in the Gahinga mountains  ,spot the trees in the forests.



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