Featured photo of Gahinga

Gahinga is situated next to Mt Muhabura on the Rwandan/Ugandan border.

Gahinga is located in the Bufumbira field, an easterly part of the Virunga volcanic complex located in the western branch of the East African Rift Valley. The lava flows of Gahinga have K-Ar ages from about 0.29 Ma to its youngest at around 0.09 Ma.

It was climbed as part of a UN patrol during the Rwanda'n Humanitarian crisis of 1994. All group members were part of the UK's 5th Airborne Brigade based in Aldershot, Hants, England.

Elevation (feet): 11,565
Elevation (meters): 3,525
Continent: Africa
Country: Rwanda/Uganda
Range/Region: Virunga Mountains
Latitude: -1.28333
Longitude: 30.0667
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug
Nearest major airport: Kigali
Convenient Center: Kigali

Thanks to Al Smiles for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There is one trip report for Gahinga.

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  • Log #14965 - by Al Smiles on July 20, 2000
    Good navigation is required to the base of the moutain. Medical assistant should be in party due to anti-personnel land mines left over various parts of the region. An easy route up the side of the...