Uganda has the fourth highest peak in Africa, four extinct volcanoes, and one of the largest intact calderas (craters) in the world. We can provide qualified and experienced guides, but most walks and hikes can be self-guided.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park: Inexperienced hikers or those short on time can choose one of three peaks in the Virunga chain of volcanoes: Mt Muhabura (4,127m, Uganda’s 8th highest); Mt Sabyinyo (3,645m, Uganda’s 9th highest); Mt Mgahinga (3,474m, Uganda’s 10th highest). Any of the three can be climbed in a day, and each offers astounding views of Uganda, and over the border into Rwanda and the Congo.
Mt Elgon National Park: at 4,321m, Mt Elgon is Uganda’s 7th highest peak, and Africa’s 17th. It is the world’s largest volcano base. Situated on the border with Kenya, the gentle hike does not require technical expertise, but the route through the wilderness to the top can take 4-7 days.
Rwenzori Mountains National Park: A UNESCO World Heritage site, the park is home to Africa's third, fourth and fifth highest mountains (Mt Stanley, Speke and Baker). Inexperienced hikers can enjoy the enchanting scenery of the lower slopes, but only skilled mountaineers should attempt the 9-day trek to the snow-capped equatorial peak.