Mountain hiking Uganda provides breathtaking scenery as you follow well-established pathways. Most of the hiking takes place in protected areas, although there are chances outside of protected areas.
Africa’s largest mountainous ranges, the Rwenzori Mountains in Uganda, are also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They are a natural boundary separating Uganda and the Congo, with Margherita on Mt. Stanley, at 5109 meters above sea level. It is the tallest mountain and is covered in snow all year. After Kilimanjaro and Mt Kenya, it is Africa’s third highest summit. Most hikers find it difficult, although it provides better vistas and beauty than Africa’s two highest summits. The round trip can take anywhere from 6 to 8 days for a slower hiker.
Hiking Mt Elgon allows you to explore waterfalls and tunnels formed by moving lava. You pass through many types of vegetation, the characteristics of which are determined by height and rainfall. Mt Elgon topographies the world’s most enormous caldera, and its highest peak, Wagagai, is 4,321 meters high.
Volcanoes of Virunga
The Virunga Mountains are eight volcanoes in Uganda, Rwanda, and the Republic of the Congo. Some are found within a single country’s borders, while two countries share others. Sabyinyo is a single volcano in three states, with most of its area located in Uganda.
Mount Muhavura, at 4127 meters, is the park’s peak point. In the native tongue, the name translates to “The Guide.” The topmost has a pristine lake near 36m wide and offers panoramic sights of Rwanda and Uganda and fantastic shooting opportunities. The hike takes roughly 8 hours round way and covers 12 kilometers.