5 Days Sabyinyo Hiking & Gorilla Trekking

5 Days Gorilla Safari in Uganda and Mount Sabyinyo hike – in Mgahinga National park. Mount Sabinyo at 3645m is one of the 8 volcanoes of the Virunga conservation region and can be seen from Rwanda and Congo. The Sabyinyo volcano offers a challenging hike to the top owing to its ragged nature, recommended only for experienced hikers. Done in Mgahinga national park,the hike is well managed guided by rangers escorted by armed guards. The hike takes unto 8 – 10 hours depending on the groups’ fitness.

Day 1: Pick up from Kigali / Kampala – Transfer to Bwindi National Park
Day 2: Bwindi Gorilla Tracking – Visit the Batwa pygmies / Canoeing – Transfer to Mgahinga national Park
Day 3: Golden Monkey tracking in Mgahinga
Day 4: Mount Sabyinyo Hiking
Day 5: Departure

Packing List for Sabyinyo
– Bring a lot of water pack at least 5 big water bottles
– Hire a porter to carry your pack and your water at $20
– Take a walking stick as it helps with the climb – provided at the pack offices at briefing point
– Physical fitness is very important for this Hike. You will have to climb up via ladders at peak 2 and peak 3 o reach the top.
– Good hiking shoes,
– Rain jacket

Day 1: Pick up from Kigali / Kampala – Transfer to Bwindi National Park
Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and be ready to drive crossing the border into Uganda and driving to Bwindi national park. Depending on your Pickup time, you will have a tour of Kigali city and the Gisozi genocide memorial site.
Dinner and Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Camp / Bakiga Lodge / Bwindi jungle lodge (Midrange) and Gorilla Forest Lodge / Chameleon Hill Lodge (Luxury) and Mahogany Springs Lodge / Buhoma Lodge (Super Luxury)

Day 2: Bwindi Gorilla Tracking – Visit the Batwa pygmies / Canoeing – Transfer to Mgahinga national Park
Set off early from your hotel after breakfast and drive to park head office by 8:00am. You will have a comprehensive briefing overview from one of the head guides at the Bwindi park offices about what to expect during your gorilla trekking adventure, you will split into groups of 8 people for which gorilla family you will be tracking. If you need a simple hike, inform your guide before the briefing so that he helps speak to the trackers to select for you a simple hike. The trackers have an idea of how far each group is as their colleagues go into the forest earlier to establish actual locations of the gorilla groups. Do hire a porter, even if you feel fit enough not to need a hand up having someone else to carry your backpack makes it so much easier as you hike.

You will spend one hour with your gorilla family, after which return back to the salting point where your guide will drive you to your hotel. Late evening have Batwa pygmies visit or canoeing.
Dinner and Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Camp / Bakiga Lodge / Bwindi jungle lodge (Midrange) and Gorilla Forest Lodge / Chameleon Hill Lodge (Luxury) and Mahogany Springs Lodge / Buhoma Lodge / Gahinga gorilla lodge (Super Luxury)

Day 3: Golden Monkey tracking in Mgahinga
Have breakfast at your hotel and with a packed lunch drive to Mgahinga national park head offices for briefing about what to expect and code of conduct.
Golden monkey tracking, unlike gorillas trekking is much easier as you hike through bamboo forest with enough light through the forest.
Return to your lodge for Lunch and late afternoon relax at your lodge.

Dinner and Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Camp / Bakiga Lodge / Bwindi jungle lodge (Midrange) and Gorilla Forest Lodge / Chameleon Hill Lodge (Luxury) and Mahogany Springs Lodge / Buhoma Lodge (Super Luxury)

Day 4: Mount Sabyinyo Hiking
Set of early from your hotel after breakfast and assemble at the ranger station starting with a short briefing about what to expect from the hike. With your guide, and an armed guard who provides security incase you encounter elephants or buffalo on the trail. The Hike starts at 8:00 am and can go unto 6:00 PM. Your guide will be waiting for you to return and transfer you to your hotel for Dinner and Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Camp / Bakiga Lodge / Bwindi jungle lodge (Midrange) and Gorilla Forest Lodge / Chameleon Hill Lodge (Luxury) and Mahogany Springs Lodge / Buhoma Lodge (Super Luxury)

Day 4: Departure
Wakeup at leisure depending on your flight time, and dryve back to Kagali with drop off at either your hotel or airport.

End of Tour


The tour quote inclusions
– Gorilla permit/s
– Mount Hiking Permit
– Golden Monkey tracking Permit
– Batwa Pygmies community visit
– 4*4 Safari Vehicle
– English speaking guide
– Drinking water
– Lunch

Tour Exclusion
– Air tickets
– Flights
– Visa ad visa fees
– Items of personal nature
– Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
– Tips through the tour

Uganda offers Africa’s greatest diversity of attractions condensed in one small landlocked country with gorilla trekking safaris being the highlight all tour to Uganda. Just like Rwanda, Uganda is home to the rare mountain gorillas, dedicated to conservation gorilla survival in the jungle forests of Bwindi and Mgahinga national parks funded by gorilla permit sales which take tourists to visit groups of habituated gorilla families. Uganda offer travelers a guarantee to come face to face with mountain gorillas on your tour

In Uganda, its not just the gorillas, diversity of attractions can be integrated into your itinerary including chimpanzee tracking, white water rafting on the river Nile, launch cruise along the Kazinga channel to watch rage herds of hippos, elephant, crocdiles, numerous birdlife, rewarding cultural tour, wildlife viewing in the savannah in Queen Elizabeth national park, Murchison falls, Kidepo national park, Lake Mburo national park, explore islands of Sesse for a relaxing holiday.
Uganda offers breathtaking lakes and rivers – lake victoria, lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mutanda and river Nile

Why We Love Uganda

Gorilla Safaris to Bwindi impenetrable forest and Mgahinga national park offer life time memories speeding one hour watching a group of gorillas in their natural habitant as well as sponsor a dedicated gorilla conservation project which only surveys because you purchase gorilla permits which funds are used for research, medication, habitant protection. Since the start of gorilla tourism, gorilla numbers have been seen to grow fundamentally and although still recorded by the IUCN as critically endangered species, the numbers of gorillas are flourishing, former poachers have reformed to conservationists and communities surrounding the national parks are receiving help from gorilla tourism

Murchison falls national park today stands as Uganda’s largest wildlife reserve with a variety of wildlife including large herds of buffaloes, elephants, antelopes, a variety of bird species and so much more. We love Murchison falls because of her unique nature of the water falls as they make a roaring sound as water pours.

Mburo national park is Uganda’s smallest savannah parks painted with ancient metamorphic rocks dating way back more than 500 million years. The park is home to over home to 3oo bird species and variety of wildlife including zebra, eland, Defassa waterbuck, impala, buffalo, oribi, hippo, topi leopard and hyena can be spotted and so much more

Mount Sabinyo at 3645m is one of the 8 volcanoes of the virunga conservation region and can be seen from Rwanda and Congo. The sabyinyo volcano offers a challenging hike to the top owing to its ragged nature, recommended only for experienced hikers. Done in Mgahinga national park,the hike is well managed guided by rangers escorted by armed guards. The hike takes unto 8 – 10 hours depending on the groups’ fitness.

– Rwenzori mountains
– Whitewater rafting on the Nile
– Hiking the waterfalls around Sipi in eastern Uganda

Driving Distances Through Uganda Major Towns in KM

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Driving Time Through Uganda Major Towns

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Useful Links

Gorilla Permits
Bwindi Gorilla Trekking
Rwanda Gorilla Trekking
Packing for Gorilla Tracking
Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking
Gorilla Families
Facts on Mountain Gorillas
Gorilla Habituation