3 Days Mount Sabinyo Hike

3 Days Mount Sabinyo Hike is amongst the best volcano hiking adventures in East Africa enjoyed by most adventurous travelers from all parts of the world to explore the swampy crater and caldera at the top of the mountain Mount Sabinyo obtained its name from its shape resembling the old man’s teeth which literally means sabinyo in local Rwandese language. Mount sabinyo shared amongst three parks including Mgahinga gorilla national park far south western part of Uganda in Kisoro district bordering, Virunga national park in Democratic Republic of Congo and Volcanoes national park in Rwanda which all are part of virunga massif that harbors both the 8 volcanoes including Mount Gahinga, Bisoke, Nyiragongo, Sabyinyo, Karisimbi, Mikeno, Nyamulagira and Muhabura. Virunga massif is yet a home to endangered mountain gorillas thus very easy to combine a volcano hike with gorilla trekking in Uganda, Rwanda or Congo or even both depending on one’s choice. The best way to enjoy this 3 days mount Sabinyo Hike is by landing onto Entebbe international airport or Kigali international airport then drive to Mgahinga gorilla national park. There are lots of attractions to encounter along the hike including primates such as Mountain gorillas, Golden monkeys, mammals such as elephants, forest hogs, warthogs and several bird species among others. This 3 days mount Sabinyo Hike includes 3 days and 2 night’s excursion in Uganda the pearl of Africa.

Highlights of 3 days mount Sabinyo Hike

  • Day 1: Transfer to Mgahinga gorilla national park in Kisoro 
  • Day 2: Hike mount Sabinyo
  • Day 3: Drive back to Kampala for departures

Detailed Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Mgahinga gorilla national park in Kisoro

Transfer to Mgahinga gorilla national park: On day 1 of 3 days mount Sabinyo Hike, you will be met and picked up from your hotel in Kampala/ Entebbe where you are expected to spend an overnight a day before commencing your safari. Start the journey heading to western part of Uganda to Mgahinga Gorilla national park with the first stopover at the Equator which is one of the most stopover for almost all tourists heading to western part of Uganda. Take as many photographs as you can and even perform some experiments. The next stopover will be in Mbarara city at Igongo cultural hotel where you will enjoy your lunch. After lunch, you will embark on the journey from Mbarara direct to Mgahinga gorilla national park where you will arrive late in the evening, check in at the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Hike mount sabinyo

Hike mount sabinyo: Enjoy an early breakfast on day 2 of 3 days mount Sabinyo Hike, then pack some drinking water and a lunch box, wear your best hiking attire and meet your safari driver to be driven to the park headquarters at Ntebeko visitors centers for a briefing. After briefing hire a porter and grab a hiking stick to start the adventure of ascending Mount Sabinyo which will lasts between 6 to 8 hours to make a round trip depending on how fast your group moves, nature of the terrains and any other factor. During Mount Sabinyo hike, you will be rewarded with a view of all the 3 countries including in Uganda the pearl of Africa, Rwanda the land of a thousand hills and Democratic Republic of Congo will all their stunning attractions such as rolling hills, wildlife among others. While at the top of Mount Sabinyo, you will view a caldera and the swampy lake which is the reason for the Hike and start descending back to Ntebeko visitors center where you safari driver will be waiting to return you back to the lodge for a relaxed evening, dinner and overnight.

3 Days Mount Sabinyo Hike
Mount Sabinyo Hike

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: Drive back to Kampala for departures

Drive back to Kampala: After breakfast on day 3 of 3 days mount Sabinyo Hike, check out of the lodge and star the road drive from Mgahinga national park back to Kampala Uganda. A stopover will be conducted in Mbarara city at Igongo cultural hotel. After lunch, proceed your journey direct to Kampala where you will be dropped off either at the hotel or direct at Entebbe international airport to catch a flight back home.

Note: You may also end your 3 days mount Sabinyo Hike in Kigali Rwanda

Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch


Inclusive in this 3 days mount sabinyo

  • Pick-ups and drop-offs
  • A 4×4 safari vehicle with fuel for ground transportation
  • Mount sabinyo volcano hiking permit
  • An English speaking safari guide/ driver
  • Bottled drinking water 
  • All meals as mentioned in itinerary 
  • Accommodation  for 2 nights in Mgahinga gorilla national park as per itinerary 

Exclusive in this 3 days mount Sabinyo

  • International Visa and air ticket 
  • additional accommodation
  • porter hire
  • Life insurance
  • Laundry fees
  • Tips 
  • Alcohol 
  • Juice
  • Souvenirs 
  • Cigarettes, emails, airtime and other expenses of personal nature.
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