1-Day Mount Sabyinyo Hike

Trip overview

For adventure travelers staying at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort, hiking Mount Sabyinyo is the best activity for you. Take part in this exciting 1 Day Mount Sabyinyo hiking tour for a lifetime experience. Located in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Mount Sabyinyo is one of the most hiked volcanos in the Virunga Massif whose summit stands at 3,669 meters above the sea level. Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo share the peak of mount Sabyinyo but hiking is done from Uganda side.  The other Volcanoes in Mgahinga Gorilla Park are Mount Muhabura (4,127m), and mount Gahinga (3,473m).  Hiking takes you through different vegetation zones, which shelter a variety of wild animals and birds. The summit offers you exceptional views of other Virunga Volcanoes in Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo (Bisoke, Karismbi, Mikeno, Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira). Sabyinyo is a Kinyarwanda word, which translates as “tooth” given the sharp ridges of the volcano.  The trips starts and ends at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort.

Detailed Itinerary

This day starts very early morning with a pick up from Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort. You will have heavy breakfast and transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park head quarters to catch up with briefing.  The park rangers will guide you on what to expect on this adventure, what to do, what not to do and the general behavior on this hike. The hike through lower slopes of Sabyinyo volcano offers you chance to meet wild animals such as mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, African buffalos, Forest Elephants and Colobus monkeys among others. As you hike up, vegetation reduces and you can easily see attractions in the neighborhood. Enjoy the scenic views of other Virunga Volcanoes, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Tea Plantations, local homesteads and other Virunga Volcanoes in the Virunga Massif. The rangers will allow you some breaks to quench your thirsty and relax abit.  A walking stick and porter is a must have for anyone hiking mount Sabyinyo.  Photography and filming at the summit of the Volcano is the best.   After enjoying the beautiful views, hike down and transfer back to Lake Bunyonyi Rock  Resort for an overnight

End of the 1-Day  Mount Sabyinyo hiking adventure

Tour inclusions

  • Full time English speaking guide
  • Mountain Sabyinyo hiking permit
  • Packed lunch
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Transport in a 4×4 wheel drive
  • All activities included in the itinerary
  • Government taxes
  • Miscellaneous

Tour Cost Exclusions

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Extra activities not included in the itinerary
  • Driver Tips
  • Other expenses of personal nature
  • International flights
  • Visa fees