The Gisozi Caldera (also locally known as "Kings Hills") hike is a recommended activity while visiting Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. The Gisozi caldera is about 3kms from Mgahinga gorilla national park headquarters at Ntebeko.
The walk to the caldera takes you through local homesteads and farmlands, an opportunity to learn about the local ways of life. The trail and summit to the Gisozi caldera take 2 hours. Upon reaching the top of Gisozi caldera, you have the best views of the Virunga mountains as they stretch from the Rwanda border to the southeast and the Congo (DRC) border to the southwest. Other sights include the town of Kisoro and the Kigezi highlands north of Kisoro town.
The Gisozi caldera hike starts in the afternoon after trekking gorillas at Mgahinga gorilla national park or in the morning for people who have time to hike the early hours of the day. It is also possible to summit the Gisozi caldera in the afternoon after golden monkey trekking at Mgahinga gorilla national park and the Batwa cultural tour.
The starting point of the Gisozi caldera hike
The Gisozi caldera hike starts at Mgahinga gorilla national park Ntebeko park headquarters. Other starting locations are Mount Gahinga Lodge and Amajambere Community Camp located at the Mgahinga national park main entrance. If interested in the Gisozi caldera tour, whether individual travelers or tour operators, please book the trip with Bamboo Ecotours via the below link.
The price for the Gisozi hill hike covers the activity fee only. No other costs are covered.
Gisozi Caldera (King's Hill) as seen from Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Headquarters at Ntebeko