Mount Muhabura

Coordinates: 01°23′00″S 29°40′00″E / 1.38333°S 29.66667°E / -1.38333; 29.66667
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Mount Muhabura
Mts. Gahinga (left) and Muhabura (right)
Highest point
Elevation4,127 m (13,540 ft)[1]
Prominence1,534 m (5,033 ft)[2]
Coordinates01°23′00″S 29°40′00″E / 1.38333°S 29.66667°E / -1.38333; 29.66667[1]
English translationThe Guide
Language of nameKinyarwanda
Mount Muhabura is located in Rwanda
Mount Muhabura
Mount Muhabura
Location in Rwanda (on border with Uganda)
Mount Muhabura is located in Uganda
Mount Muhabura
Mount Muhabura
Mount Muhabura (Uganda)
Parent rangeVirunga Mountains
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Last eruptionUnknown (Holocene?) [1]

Mount Muhabura, also known as Mount Muhavura, is an inactive volcano in the Virunga Mountains on the border between Rwanda and Uganda. At 4,127 metres (13,540 ft) Muhabura is the third highest of the eight major mountains of the mountain range, which is a part of the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift. Its summit contains a small crater lake. The limited evidence for this volcano suggests that it last erupted some time in the Holocene, but the exact date is not known. Though, the Smithsonian Institution states that a small parasitic crater near Muhabura had been active recently. Muhabura is partly in the Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda and partly in the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda.

Hiking on mount Muhabura

The name Muhabura means "The Guide" in the local language, Kinyarwanda.[citation needed]

It can be seen from many parts of Uganda and Rwanda because of its slope.

Volcanic rock from Muhabura containing crystals of augite

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  1. ^ a b c "Mount Muhabura". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  2. ^ "Mount Muhabura". Retrieved 2008-12-23.

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