Gorilla And Mount Sabinyo Hiking Safari

Tour Bwindi and Mgahinga

4 Day Gorilla And Mount Sabinyo Hiking Safari

This 4 Day Gorilla and Mount Sabinyo hiking Safari are ideal for visitors who are interested in tracking mountain gorillas as well as climbing the Sabinyo Mountain all located in southwestern Uganda. This 4 Day Gorilla and Mount Sabinyo hiking Safari will allow you to track mountain gorillas in either Mgahinga or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and later do Sabinyo Hiking that is found in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Mount Sabinyo is the smallest volcanic mountain among all the Gahinga ranges.

4 Day Gorilla and Mount Sabinyo hiking Safari Highlights

Day 1: Pick and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 2: Gorilla tracking and shift to Mgahinga Gorilla Park

Day 3: morning Sabinyo Hiking

Day 4: Drive back to Kampala or Entebbe for the departure flight back home.

What you should expect from this safari Package

Observing the Gorillas

English speaking guide

Comfortable accommodation

Hiking the Sabinyo Mountain

Local people doing their daily activities

A stopover at the equator line

Various bird species

Detailed itinerary 

Day 1: Pick up and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

You will be picked by our well-trained and hospitable Africa Adventure Vacation safari guide from Entebbe. This safari will start early in the morning and you will drive towards the southeastern region of Uganda where Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is located. This is an approximately 8-9 hours road trip full of interesting stopovers where you will be able to stretch your muscles and relax shortly before you proceed to the next stop. The first stopover is always at the equator crossing for the photo moments and then continue to Mbarara city to have lunch. After Mbarara city, you will travel via Ntungamo and Kabale with the scenic views of the terraced garden in the rolling hills of Kigezi and the attractive plantation farms with local people there doing their usual daily activities. Your next and final stop will be the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the Rushaga region of Bwindi Forest where the gorilla habituation activity takes place. Check in to your hotel for relaxation, dinner, and an overnight stay.

Main destination:  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Journey time: Approximately eight tonight hours (8-9 hours)

Lodging options: Rushaga gorilla lodge (luxury), Rushaga gorilla camp (mid-range), and Rushaga Haven Lodge (Standard)

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and transfer to Mgahinga

After your early morning breakfast at the lodge together with your packed lunch, you will walk up to the park headquarter for briefing before the gorilla trekking activity there the guide will take through what ought to do and not to do while in the forest searching for mountain gorillas and even after seeing them. From briefing, you will be allocated the habituated gorilla family that you’re going to trek and then taken to the starting point of your gorilla family. Gorilla family allocation is done basing on your choice which may be influenced by the state of your physical fitness, your interests, and maybe your age. This means that you will need to inform the guide of your choice of gorilla family before you start the activity of gorilla trekking. Gorilla trekking activity sometimes becomes so strenuous and therefore you need to adequately prepare and you need to have a certain level of fitness.

Gorilla trekking as well can last between 30 minutes to 5 hours and thus you need to extremely prepare for that. While waking into the forest searching for the endangered mountain gorillas, your guide will keep you informed by providing you with informative stories about the ancient trees in the forest, the encountered birds in the forest, and other wildlife species until you land on the given habituated gorilla family. Upon seeing the habituated gorilla family, you will be allowed to see the gorillas, do photograph, and ask any question that you would like to know about the gorillas about the gorilla activities and after one hour, you will again walk back to the headquarters to receive your certificate showing your successful completion of gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. After this, you will drive to Mgahinga National Park for the preparation of the Sabinyo hiking

Longing options: Rushaga gorilla lodge (luxury), Rushaga gorilla camp (mid-range), and Rushaga Haven Lodge (Standard)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner

Day 3: Hiking Mount Sabinyo

After a peaceful night on this second day of your 3 days Sabinyo hiking safaris, you will wake early in the morning and have your morning breakfasts and still, drive to the Mgahinga National Park headquarters for Mountain Sabinyo hike briefing and useful instructions, the after gate your porter ready if you need him and embark on the Mount Sabinyo climbing journey with the guidance of your guide. This will take you about 5 to 8 hours for both ascending the mountain and descending. While hiking, you will enjoy the great views of the other Virunga volcanoes and the various forests bounding the Sabinyo mountain providing habitat to several unique bird species that you will as well explore during your Mount Sabinyo climbing, you’re lucky, you may meet the gorillas and golden monkeys as your hiking, at the summit of Mount Sabinyo, your eyes will be filled with spectacular crater lakes that occupy the top of the mountain as you enjoy the wonderful views of Uganda, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo at once. You will spend about 8 hours ascend and descend to mount Sabinyo. After this wonderful experience, you will find when your driver-guide is waiting for you and he will drive you to the lodge for lunch and relaxation and overnight stay as you prepare for your morning gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Longing options: Rushaga gorilla lodge (luxury), Rushaga gorilla camp (mid-range), and Rushaga Haven Lodge (Standard)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner

Day 4: Drive back to Kampala or Entebbe Internal Airport for departure

This is the last day of your 4 Day Gorilla and Mount Sabinyo hiking Safari based on your flight departure time, you will wake up with the morning breakfast, pack your luggage to make sure that you have not left anything behind, and then check out from the lodge and then embark on your Kisoro Kampala journey and then have lunch in Mbarara city en-route and then continue to drive to Kampala or Entebbe for your flight back and this will mark the end of your 4 Day Gorilla and Mount Sabinyo hiking Safari

4 Day Gorilla and mount Sabinyo Hiking experience include;

All the meals provided per day

All accommodation facilities for the 3 nights

Bottled Mineral water for the whole safari trip

Pick up from the Entebbe internal airport

All ground transportation

The services of the English speaking guide

The Sabinyo Mountain hiking permits

Gorilla trekking permit

4 Day Gorilla and Mount Sabinyo hiking Safari include;

Air ticket and Visa costs

Tipping costs

Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks

Any other personal expense

Requirements for this gorilla and Hiking experience

Good waterproof hiking boots

Sunscreen

Raincoat

Enough drinking water

A hiking stick that is provided during the briefing

Enough drinking water and enough snacks.

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