Hiking the Virunga mountains in Uganda

Hiking the Virunga mountains in Uganda

Hiking the Virunga mountains in Uganda: The Virunga Mountains are among the rewarding attractions that tourists can visit to have rewarding tourism experiences in Uganda. The Virunga Mountains can be found in three countries that is the democratic republic of Congo, that can be seen in Virunga national park the home to the endangered mountain gorillas and the world’s largest lava lake on top of Mount Nyiragongo. In Rwanda tourists can see the Virunga mountains in volcanoes national park where they will see mount sabyinyo, mount Karisimbi, mount Muhabura, Mount Bisoke and Mount Gahinga and in Uganda you will get to see the Virunga mountains in Mgahinga National Park where you will see three of the eight Virunga Mountains namely; Mount Gahinga, Mount sabyinyo and Mount Muhabura which it shares with Rwanda.

Hiking the Virunga mountains in Uganda is a rewarding activity during your Uganda safaris that you can take part in for a rewarding experience and among the memorable attractions that can be seen and the activities that can be carried out along the different Virunga mountains in the park include;

Gorilla trekking

Gorilla trekking can be carried out as you hike the Virunga Mountains in Mgahinga national park where you will get to hike the mountains in order to access Nyakagezi gorilla family or the newly migrated Hirwa gorilla family from volcanoes national Park which will offer rewarding experiences as you hike the Virunga Mountains in Uganda. Gorilla trekking will give you the opportunity to understand more about the mountain gorillas in their natural state like the feeding patterns of the primates what they feed which is usually bamboo shoots and stems, you will see how the gorillas co-exist with one another that is to say their behaviour with one another, how they feed their young ones, their co-existence with the surrounding environment among other rewarding features of the endangered species in the world.

Golden monkey trekking

Another interesting activity that tourists can participate during hiking the Virunga Mountains in Uganda is golden monkey trekking. Just like the mountain gorillas are endangered primate species, the golden monkeys are also another endangered primate species that are endemic to the Albertine rift that is in nationals park like volcanoes national park, Virunga national park and Mgahinga National Park. Interesting about golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga National Park is the fact that the activity is cheaper than gorilla trekking in the park making it much more affordable than gorilla trekking. During golden monkey trekking, you will get to the habituated gorilla 3troops in the park which will give you the opportunity to understand more about the behaviour. Golden monkey trekking will enable tourists to understand their feeding patterns, how they co-exist with the surrounding environment like the primate species that can be seen in the bamboo trees where the golden monkeys can be seen that is the mountain gorillas the black and white colobus monkeys among other rewarding experiences.

Birding

Hiking the virunga mountains in Uganda cam also give you a chance to participate in birding where you will get to see a number of Albertine endemic bird species, migratory species and so on during birding in mgahinga national park. In order to have an amazing time in the park during birding, you will have to carry binoculars which will give you the chance to see a number of bird species from afar and identify them. Some of the bird species that can be seen include; the blue turaco, Ross’s turaco, coqui Francolin, long-tailed cisticola, bubbling cisticola, Miombo wren warbler, Chubb’s cisticola among other the bird species

Colobus tracking, just like golden monkey and gorilla trekking, tourists can also participate in colobus tracking during their Virunga mountains hike. Enjoy your the ultimate primate experience in the park where you will get to understand the playful  primates like their feeding patterns, how they construct their nests for naptime among other rewarding experiences

Another activity during hiking the Virunga Mountains in Uganda that can be carried out in photography and video filming which will offer amazing experiences watching the different wildlife as you get to film the wildlife as you also capture their memorable experiences in the park and memorable Uganda safaris as you hike the virunga mountains.

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