3 Days Mount Sabinyo Hiking safari
3 Days Mount Sabinyo Hiking safari is a short Uganda safari carried out in Mgahinga gorilla national park a home to Nyakagezi gorilla family. Mount Sabinyo is one of 8 volcanoes found in virunga massif and is situated with in Mgahinga gorilla national park Uganda, virunga national park Congo and volcanoes national park Rwanda though the most hiked part of the mountain is situated in Ugandan side. Mount Sabinyo obtained its name from its shape which resembles old man’s teeth thus the name Sabinyo. Other volcanoes with in virunga massif include; mount Muhabura, Mount Gahinga, Mount Karisimbi, Mount Bisoke, Mount Mikeno, Mount Nyiragongo and Mount Nyamulagira all well distributed in Virunga national park Congo, Volcanoes national park Rwanda and Mgahinga gorilla national park Uganda. Each of these 8 volcanoes is hiked due to the unique attractions situated along the hike at the summit. Therefore, 3 days mount Sabinyo hiking safari will take hikers to an adventurous trip to view the swampy caldera at the summit of the mountain. This 3 days mount Sabinyo hiking safari starts and ends in Kampala Uganda though it can also start and end in Kigali Rwanda for travelers who need a short road drive since the drive from Kampala to Mgahinga national park is approximately 9-11 hours as compared to 4-5 hours’ drive from Kigali Rwanda. This 3 days mount Sabinyo hiking safari includes 3 days and 2 nights but 2 days are set off for road drive and one day for the real hike.
Highlights of 3 days mount Sabinyo hiking safari
- Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Mgahinga gorilla national park
- Day 2: Hike mount Sabinyo (Ascend and descend)
- Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala
Detailed Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Mgahinga gorilla national park
Transfer to Mgahinga gorilla national park: On day 1 of 3 days mt Sabinyo hiking safari, our company representative will meet you at an earlier communicated hotel in Kampala. After meet and greet, he will introduce himself to you as your safari driver and brief you about this 3 days mount Sabinyo hiking safari as set off on a long drive from Kampala the capital city of Uganda to far south western part of Uganda to Mgahinga gorilla national park a home to only one and only Nyakagezi gorilla family. The journey is indeed long but so rewarding with plenty of stunning views and encounters starting with a stopover at the equator for photo taking at the southern and northern pales of the equator. Upon arrival in Mbarara city, you will enjoy an enroute lunch then connect to Mbarara – Kabale road via farms where you will view Ankole cattle grazing and proceed to kigezi region where you will be amused by the rolling hills of kabale and proceed to Kisoro where Mgahinga gorilla national park is situated. Check in your hotel, have dinner and overnight sleep.
Meal plan: Lunch and dinner
Day 2: Hike mount sabinyo (Ascend and descend)
Hike mount sabinyo (Ascend and descend): After an early breakfast on day 2 of 3 days mt Sabinyo hiking tour, pack a lunchbox, water for drinking to keep you hydrated throughout the hike, and wear appropriate hiking attire including water proof hiking boats, a cap, sun glasses, long sleeved attire, garden gloves and pack insect then meet your safari driver to be transferred to the park headquarters at Ntebeko for a briefing before starting the hike to summit the top of Sabinyo situated at an elevation of 3,645M above the sea level. After briefing, the hike start through the forest at the base with in Mgahinga gorilla national park filled with the bamboo forest where you will encounter with gorillas, golden monkeys and other wildlife species that reside in the park. Be very careful with these wildlife since most of them are not habituated thus dangerous to human life. The entire hike takes about 7-8 hours depending on the climatic condition and other factors that like hiking speed. As soon as you get to the top of Mount Sabinyo, you will be rewarded with a view of a caldera, and stunning views of the neighboring volcanoes in other parks. After spending some time at the summit, you will descend back to Ntebeko to meet your safari driver and be returned to your lodge for a relaxed evening, dinner and overnight sleep.
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala
Drive back to Kampala: On day 3 of 3 days mount Sabinyo hiking tour, your breakfast will be served in time, then check out of your lodge and meet your safari driver to exit Mgahinga gorilla national park and start a long journey drive back to Kampala with an enroute lunch in Mbarara city just like on day 1. Upon arrival in Kampala, you will enjoy a city tour as long as you have an overnight in Kampala or have a late night flight.
Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch
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