3 DAYS SABYINYO HIKE
You will be welcomed by representatives from Prime tours Uganda.
Transfer to Kampala, embark on journey to Kisoro. Stopover at the equator for photos and buying locally made crafts you may need during the tour.
Lunch at restaurant of choice in Mbarara town.
Continue with journey to Kisoro district.
Batwa trail experience
Overnight stay Mount Gahinga lodge (luxury)
Mucha Hotel ( mid-range)
Amajambere lwachu community camp (budget)
Early breakfast at 6:30am
Hiking Mount Sabinyo
Mount Sabyinyo is located in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Climbing Mount Sabyinyo is one of the best mountain climbing experiences in Uganda despite the sharp ridges and crater lakes before the last peak. It’s good to note that the Uganda Wildlife Authority managed to solve the problem by building handmade ladders
In the local language, Sabyinyo means “Old man’s tooth”. This is because its jagged summit looks like worn out teeth when compared to more levelled summits of neighbouring mountains. Mount Sabyinyo is 12,037 feet high with a summit that acts as a boundary for three countries – Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The mountain slopes are home to the endangered mountain gorillas and other animals like elephants, buffalos and various forest antelopes. Mount Sabyinyo offers the most challenging hike among the Virunga Ranges of mountains. It has rugged slopes and craters on the sides which have created many ridges
Hiking Mount Sabyinyo involves visiting three peaks. It is at peak three that you stand in three countries at a go. In-between the peaks are extensive ladders which where improvised to allow hikers navigate through difficult areas of the mountain.
From the summit you can see the beautiful Lake Kivu in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. You can also see Lake Bunyonyi, the Rwenzori ranges in Uganda, over six mountains of the Virunga region and countless other features. Patches of human settlements can also be seen amidst beautiful green plantations and forests. Congo looks relatively deserted while Rwanda is more densely populated.
Climbing to the top takes four hours while descending down is also four hours. As you climb to the top of the mountain, there are great chances of spotting several birds including the rare Rwenzori turaco
The summit is very cold and it is important to travel with a warm jacket. Altitude sickness is also very possible while climbing Mount Sabyinyo.
Descending is easier but also challenging. You have to deal with the ladders again and need to do it with care especially if the weather was bad.
Dinner and overnight stay at accommodation of choice.
Breakfast at 8:00am
Community walk in Kisoro town.
Journey back to Kampala. Stopover in Mbarara town for lunch.
END OF TOUR
COST PER PERSON (US$) FOR A GIVEN PAX ON 3 DAYS SABINYO HIKE
FOR FOREIGN NON RESIDENTS 2020
|COST PER PERSON IN LUXURY
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Park entrance fees
Batwa trail experience
Meals as per the itinerary
Bottled drinking water in the safari vehicle
Full board accommodation
English speaking driver guide
Personal expenses like laundry, telephone costs