Mount Muhabura

Mountain Muhabura can also be called Muhavura, is an extinct volcano in the Virunga Mountains. The land of “athousand hills” also host one of the highest peak in the Volcanoes National Park, Mount Muhabura is also the most easterly volcano in the Virunga range, and marks the border between Rwanda and Uganda. However, Muhabura is one of the most intrestig and wonderful tourist attraction with a scenic view.

It is amazing that, while at the top of the volcano, expect to enjoy a wonderful and fantastic view over the other five volcanoes and the “twin lakes”. The top of Muhabura Mountain, hosts a crater lake and the vegetation is usually drier than in other areas of the Volcanoes National Park, with giant heather thriving on the volcano’s slopes.

However, it should also be noted that climbing this mountain is physically demanding and the slopes are very steep. The name Muhabura means sentinel in Kinyarwanda (the local dialect) and its typically shaped silhouette can be seen from Uganda, Congo and Rwanda.

Ascending to the top demands a full day and currently US$ 75 per person which includes the park guide. The trek starts at 07:00am from the park headquarters in Kinigi, from where visitors will have to drive / be driven to the base of the volcano. Permits can be purchased on the day of the climb, no advance booking is necessary and porters can also be hired for the trek.