3 Days Sabinyo Volcano Hiking Safari

Mount Sabinyo is one of the eight extinct volcanoes found within the Virunga ranges

3 Days Sabinyo Volcano Hiking Safari

This 3 Days Sabinyo volcano hiking safari will take you to Mgahinga gorilla national park for an adventurous 1 day volcano hiking tour. Mount Sabinyo is one of the eight extinct volcanoes found within the Virunga ranges (Virunga massif). The eight volcanoes in the Virunga ranges include Mount Sabinyo, Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Nyiragongo, Mikeno, Nyamuragira and Gahinga. Mount Sabinyo got its name from a local word Sabinyo which means “Old man’s tooth”. This is due to its pointed summit that looks like worn out teeth when compared to other levelled summits of the neighboring mountains. The highest summit of Mount Sabyinyo is 12,037 feet and acts as a boundary for three countries – Uganda, DR Congo and Rwanda. The slopes of mount Sabinyo are habitats to the endangered mountain gorillas, beautiful golden monkeys and other mammals such as forest elephants, various forest antelopes and Buffaloes. Mount Sabinyo can only be done from Uganda side because has the best created trail that can be hiked than in the DR Congo and Rwanda side however, offers the most challenging hiking experience  among the Virunga Ranges of mountains.

Highlights of 3 Days Sabinyo volcano hiking safari

Day 1: Pick up from Entebbe international airport / residence in Kampala – Transfer to Mgahinga gorilla national park

Day 2: Full day Mount Sabinyo volcano hiking

Day 3: Return to Entebbe international airport / Kampala city

What you need to pack for climbing Mount Sabyinyo;

Water proof clothes: For the best possible Mount Sabinyo hiking experience, you will need to dress up right in light rain coat.

Long sleeved shirts and long trousers, stockings and heavy duty hand gloves

Insect repellants

Hiking boots

A camera and extra battery

A pair of binoculars

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Pick from Kampala or Entebbe international airport – Transfer to Mgahinga gorilla national park

Day 1 of the 3 days Sabinyo volcano hiking safari, our company representative who will be your allocated safari guide for this 3 days Sabinyo volcano hiking safari will meet you at your place of residence/hotel in Kampala or pick you from Entebbe international airport for meet and greet, be briefed about your mount Sabinyo hiking safari and then start your drive to Mgahinga gorilla national park found in the Virunga massif in the southwestern part of Uganda. On your way to Mgahinga gorilla national park for the mount Sabinyo volcano hiking safari, you will have a stopover at Kayabwe equator line to watch water experiment which is done on both sides of planet to show how forces move differently on each side of the planet, take some photos to keep your memories of visiting this international landmark, have a cup of coffee to enjoy the sweetness of the locally made coffee powder thereafter proceed with your drive Igongo cultural center to stretch muscles, have refreshments plus lunch and later tour the Igongo museum which is reach with the ancestral information and art of the Ankole people and other ethnic groups in western Uganda. Afterwards proceed with your journey to Mgahinga gorilla national park through the beautiful Kigazi region which is made of valleys, terraced and forested hills. Expect to arrive at the park late evening to check in at your booked lodge to freshen yourself, have dinner and an overnight.

Accommodation options; Lake Mutanda Resort (Luxury), Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge (Mid-range), Lake Chahafi Lodge (Standard)

Meal plan: Lunch / Dinner

Day 2: Mgahinga gorilla national park – Full day mount sabinyo hiking (Ascend and descend)

Day 2 of the 3 days mount Sabinyo Hiking safari, wake up very in the morning to organize yourself, get well-dressed in a recommend style such as water proof hiking boots, a rain jacket and long trouser, have your camera, binoculars, have heavy breakfast, get your packed snacks and lunch boxes, drinking water and then meet your safari guide to be transferred to the park information center of Ntebeko to be briefed which is the first thing done before starting the hike. During the briefing session, you will be given hiking stick, get allocated a park guide and ranger, and hire a porter to help you carry your bag, and other belongs during the hike. Later after the briefing, start the hike through the swamps and Bamboo forest of Mgahinga gorilla national park where you may have a chance to spot some wildlife mammals of Mgahinga gorilla national park such as golden monkeys, forest Elephants, L’hoest monkeys, several bird species and on a good day, you may meet mountain gorillas in the bamboo area and your park guide will be able to give you much information about everything that you will encounter which will make your hiking so adventurous. The hike will take you through the Sub Alpine region which has few scattered trees and feeding area to several bird species. While at the summit of Mount Sabinyo, you will enjoy the breathtaking views of 3 countries which make Virunga massif these include Uganda the pearl of Africa itself, Democratic Republic of Congo the country of wonders and Rwanda the land of a thousand hills. From the top of Mount Sabinyo, you will have a golden opportunity of viewing Lake Kivu in Rwanda and DR Congo as well as Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda, Mountain Rwenzori ranges, others volcanos in the in Virunga massif and the beautiful aerial view of Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda, Virunga national park in DR Congo and Volcanoes national park in Rwanad so, your camera has to be well-charged to capture all your great moments to keep memories. After spending enough time at the summit of Mount Sabinyo, descend to Ntebeko the starting point to meet your safari guide to drive back to your lodge to spend the evening at leisure, dinner and an overnight.

Accommodation options; Lake Mutanda Resort (Luxury), Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge (Mid-range), Lake Chahafi Lodge (Standard)

Meal plan: Breakfast/Lunch / Dinner

Day 3: Mgahinga gorilla national park – Return to Kampala or Entebbe international airport

After having breakfast on day 3 of 3 days Sabinyo volcano hiking safari, get all your luggage packed in the vehicle, check out of the lodge and meet your safari guide and start your journey back to your residence/ hotel around Kampala or Entebbe international airport to prepare for return flight with a stopover at Igongo cultural center to have lunch. After lunch, proceed with your drive back to Kampala or Entebbe international airport where you will arrive in evening hours. This is the end of your 3 days Sabinyo volcano hiking in Uganda.

Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch

The safari inclusions of this 3 days Sabinyo volcano hiking

Return transfers (Pick up and drop off)

Private transport using a well-modified safari Land-cruiser/van which is 4×4 and air-conditioned)

Professional English speaking safari guide for 3 days

Fuel for 3 days

Private Luxury/Mid-range/standard accommodation on full board (Breakfast/Lunch /Dinner)

Bottled mineral water and en-route meals

Mount Sabinyo hiking permit for 1 day

A visit to Igongo cultural center

A stopover to do water experiment at Kayabwe equator land mark

The safari exclusions of this 3 days Sabinyo volcano hiking

Domestic and international flights

Country entry visa

Personal travel insurance

Souvenirs and gifts

Tips to lodge staffs, safari guide and porter

Porter fee

Alcoholic and soft drinks (Wines, beers, sodas, juice and other beverages)

Telephone and laundry services

All other expenses of personal nature such as cigar, emails, airtime and many more.

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