Virunga Volcanoes, Kisoro

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Virunga Volcanoes lures trekkers and nature lovers for steep hikes through dense bamboo forests, excellent views of volcanoes, and the focal point--gorillas in their natural habitat. The gentle primates are a frequent sight in the mountains. Those looking for a mild climb can hike Gahinga, while experienced ones might try Muhabura. From the top of Mt. Sabyinyo a vista spreads over the misty peaks of Uganda, Rwanda, and Democratic Republic of Congo. Wear good hiking boots since the terrain often gets muddy and wet. Tour operators in the area run guided excursions. Arrange to visit Virunga Volcanoes and other attractions in Kisoro using our Kisoro trip itinerary builder app .
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  • I crossed the Kanaba Pass early in 1988, heading for Kisoro in the back of an old Land Rover with about ten other people, several sacks of grain and a barrel of oil on which we all stubbed out our cig...  more »
  • Coming south on the main road from Kabale to Kisoro I eagerly await Kanaba pass when what I think is my favourite view in Africa opens up. There in front of you are the Viruunga volcanoes in a row fro...  more »
  • Climbing the 3 peaks of volcano/mount Sabyinyo was my best outdoor experience during my 5 month stay in Uganda. 80 dollars to climb 3 peaks in one day is worth the money. Plus you can spot elephants, ...  more »
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  • Magnificent place however it is off limits to all tourists etc etc. I would love to trek there in the middle of the jungle. However this place needs protecting from humans and left pristine. God bless you planet. You are very lucky to have been to such a beautiful place and experienced the natural wonder of nature in its purest form. I dream about this place but believe it should remain off limits to tourism as a shrine for wildlife and a point of recovery for the planet. I hope our civilisation can change their opinion and put in place what needs done to protect our very existence. Bless this planet 🌏
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