Exploring the Virunga Volcanoes in Uganda-Uganda Safari News
The Virungas Volcanoes are composed of a set of eight wonderful volcanoes which are dotted in the borders of three countries i.e. Uganda, Congo and Rwanda the borders of Uganda. In exception of Mountain Nyiragongo which is estimated to be 3,462 meters high and Mt.Nyamuragira which is3, 063 meters high all situated in Congo, all the other volcanoes are dormant. Hence exploring these interesting beautiful three volcanoes located in Uganda is what every traveller taking his or her safari to Uganda should not miss.
The only best way to explore these interesting volcanoes is through taking Safari to Uganda especially to south western part of Uganda where the impressing Volcanoes are located. A visit to western part of Uganda offers visitors chance to hike the highest Mount Karisimbi volcan which has an estimated height of 4,507metres and also the chances are expanded to an extent of visiting the oldest Volcano which is mount Sabyinyo with height of 3,634 meters above sea level.
The interesting bit of exploring the Virunga Volcanoes in Uganda while on Uganda safaris is that tourists will have chance to climb to the top of three conical peaks of the virunga volcanoes which are located at Mgahinga national park in Uganda. Exploring the Muhavura (4,127m) which is the highest of the peaks in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is an experience which no visitor should miss because the volcano its self has interesting history and even hiking the extinct Muhabura Volcano positioned in the direction of the East central Africa is really rewarding to hikers because it possess challenge to hikers to prove their physical fitness abilities. While exploring this Muhabura Mountain one can meter the impressing crate lakes formed at the summit of the Volcano and when visitors reach the top, they are rewarded with panoramic views of all the three countries which share the Virunga Volcanoes.
Uganda Safaris and Tours also enable visitors to explore the Mount Gahinga which is estimated to be having its highest peak at 3,474m .It’s the smallest of the Virunga volcanoes and the volcano’s swamp – filled crater is approximated to 180m wide.
The most magnificent volcano to explore is the Sabinyo also known as Volcan Sabyinyo.Its an extinct volcano with an estimated height of 3,505 m and the volcano is located in the northeast direction of Lake Kivu and also borders Congo in the south-southeast of Rutshuru, This volcano offers interesting three challenging peaks to climb and tourists who participate leave with the best hiking experiences. A climb up the mountain takes one through ridge along the eastern side of the climb peak . The second climb peak involves walking as ridge with breath- taking drops into gorges of Rwanda and Uganda. Finally, the hike up to the third peak is very steep with various ladders as well as scrambling mush. Here Uganda safari undertakers are assured to slide because the route to third peak is so slippery and when one reaches the top, one will be standing in all the three countries sharing the peak and the interesting journey usually takes approximately 8hrs for hiker to cover the 14km stretch.
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