Mount Sabyinyo Volcano Hike
Mountain Sabinyo Volcano Hike is done in Uganda where they have made a safe although challenging trail where travelers hike using both their hands to climb. It is also hiked in Mgahinga National Park located South West of Uganda after the busy town of Kisoro.
The Mountain is a one Day Hike and the trek takes about 8 hours i.e 4 hours to the summit and 4 hours descending depending on the physical fitness of the group as well as weather condition.
Hiking the Mountain Volcano starts at the Park office after meeting and being briefed by a ranger guide. You are provided with walking sticks to help you during your hike.
Transfer through different vegetation zones ranging from Bamboo zone between 2400-2800m inhabiting the Golden Monkeys, Buffaloes, Elephants, etc.
Between 2800 – 3200m is a stunning Forest patch of Hagenia Hypericum while over 3200 is the sub alpine zone with less trees. Here you can view the Rwenzozri turaco which is endemic to the Albertine Rift Region.
When you reach the Summit, you will be standing at the meeting point of all the three countries i.e Uganda, Rwanda and the DR Congo.
Essential Gear to carry for the Mount Sabyinyo Hike
- Rain gear, i.e. rain coat
- Hiking shoes
- Stocking hat for warmth
- Garden gloves for cold weather at the top
- Long-sleeved shirt and trouser to protect from itchy plants e.g. stinging nettles
- Lunch and snacks