5 DAYS HIKING MOUNT SABINYO IN MGAHINGA NATIONAL PARK “WHERE SILVER MEETS GOLD”

5 Days

Mgahinga National park is a combination of encountering mountain Gorillas “Silver backs”, Golden monkeys (silver meets Gold) and hiking Mountain Sabinyo an extinct volcano found within the Virunga ranges.  Mount Sabinyo is separated from its closest neighbor Muhabura by a crater lake which is 20 meters in Diameter. In the local language, Sabinyo means “Old man’s tooth”. This is because its jagged summit looks like worn out teeth when compared to more leveled summits of neighboring mountains.

Mount Sabinyo is 12,037 feet high with a summit that acts as a boundary/border 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, buffaloes and various forest antelopes. Mount Sabinyo offers one of the most challenging hikes among the Virunga Ranges of mountains. It has rugged slopes and craters on the sides which have created many ridges.

The beauty about climbing to the summit of Mount Sabinyo is that you get to be in three countries (Uganda, Rwanda and Congo) at the same time while having some of the best views you will ever have – weather permitting. From the summit you can see the beautiful Lake Kivu in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. You can also see lake Bunyonyi ,  mountain Rwenzori 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

Gorilla trekking is the most popular activity in Mgahinga National Park. There is only one habituate gorrilla family in Uganda, but one of the most interesting. The group has arguably more silverbacks than any in Uganda and beyond. Gorilla trekking in mountain  Mgahinga is also interesting because it offers more piracy considering that it is not as crowded with tourists ANDas you climb up the mountain, you can be lucky enough to spot some of Africa’s famous mammals like buffaloes, elephants and antelopes. A more complete wildlife encounter can be arranged after the hike at the national park where you can also spot leopards, forest hogs, and smaller primates like baboons, Vervet and Colobus monkeys.

Overview

Mgahinga National park is a combination of encountering mountain Gorillas “Silver backs”, Golden monkeys (silver meets Gold) and hiking Mountain Sabinyo an extinct volcano found within the Virunga ranges.  Mount Sabinyo is separated from its closest neighbor Muhabura by a crater lake which is 20 meters in Diameter. In the local language, Sabinyo means “Old man’s tooth”. This is because its jagged summit looks like worn out teeth when compared to more leveled summits of neighboring mountains.

Mount Sabinyo is 12,037 feet high with a summit that acts as a boundary/border for three countries – Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The mountain slopes are home to gorillas and other animals like elephants, buffaloes and various forest antelopes. Mount Sabinyo offers one of the most challenging hikes among the Virunga Ranges of mountains. It has rugged slopes and craters on the sides which have created many ridges.

The beauty about climbing to the summit of Mount Sabinyo is that you get to be in three countries (Uganda, Rwanda and Congo) at the same time while having some of the best views you will ever have – weather permitting. 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 mountain 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.

Gorilla trekking is arguably the most popular activity in Mgahinga National Park. There is only one habituated gorilla family in uganda, but one of the most interesting. The group has arguably more silverbacks than any in Uganda and beyond. Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga is also interesting because it offers more piracy considering that it is not as crowded with tourists and as you climb up the mountain, you can be lucky enough to spot some of Africa’s famous mammals like buffaloes, elephants and antelopes. A more complete wildlife encounter can be arranged after the hike at the national park where you can also spot leopards, forest hogs, and smaller primates like baboons, Colobus monkeys.

Trip Highlights

  • Day1: Arrival transfer to hotel
  • Day2: Transfer to Mgahinga national park
  • Day3: Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga national park
  • Day4: Hiking mount Sabinyo
  • Day5: Relaxation and transfer to Entebbe

Itinerary

Arrive at Entebbe international Airport, you will meet with Avelisa Tours and Travel driver/guide. He will brief you about the 5 days mount Sabinyo hiking in Mgahinga national park, and then the driver will transfer you to your hotel where you will have time to relax while enjoying the cool breeze from the Lake. Later have dinner and overnight.

Lunch, Dinner

After an early healthy delicious breakfast, embark on a 10 hours drive to Mgahinga national park, you will have a stopover at the equator One of the interesting places to visit while in Uganda(the imaginary line that cuts earth into the northern and southern hemispheres). Proceed with the journey. The journey offers breathtaking views, green vegetation plantations. Have enroute meals in Mbarara; proceed with adventurous, amazing and entertaining journey while enjoying the beauty of the Pearl Africa (Uganda).

You will reach in the park in the evening, check in the hotel, have dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early morning breakfast, have your lunch packed and transfer to park head quarters  for briefing, after a briefing from your ranger guide, begin tracking the mountain gorillas through the ancient Mgahinga Gorilla National Park which can take a couple of hours or a whole day depending on the location of the apes. Keep an eye out for forest species such as buffaloes, elephants, black fronted duikers and bush bucks. It is a humbling experience to stand just meters from man’s distant cousins as they eat rest, play and bond with their young. Follow the mountain gorillas as they range freely in the bamboo forest and discover their gorgeous natural habitat and the many species they share it with. After a well-earned trip to the gorillas, you will drive back to your lodge for an overnight. You can rest your tired legs and restorative massage, offered from the gorilla tracking experience!

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early morning breakfast, have your lunch packed and transfer to park head quarters  for briefing, he Guide and Rangers will let you know what to expect, the history of the mountain and what to carry along After completing the briefing, you will start by being passing through a flat area with several swamps. You then start ascending to an area with a thick vegetation zones for the first 2390 to 2800 meters. This area consists of mainly bamboo and is a favorite habitat of golden monkeys. Apart from the monkeys, you may encounter mountain gorillas, elephants and buffaloes around this area.

The beauty about climbing to the summit of Mount Sabinyo is that you get to be in three countries (Uganda, Rwanda and Congo) at the same time while having some of the best views you will ever have – weather permitting. From the summit you can see the beautiful Lake Kivu in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. You can also view lake Bunyonyi, Rwenzori mountain in Uganda, over six mountains of the Virunga region and countless other features.

Climbing the extinct volcano is done in south western region of Uganda and this consists of climbing 3 peaks. Hiking Sabinyo takes us through muddy trails often on wooden ladders with expectations of patchy rain and clearly as you get to the beautiful view of Rwanda and democratic Republic of Congo.

The views and challenges of hiking mountain Sabinyo makes it worth for the adventures volcano climbing.

 

 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Have breakfast, chill and relax and check out from hotel. Embark on your return journey back to Kampala with unforgettable memories and experience from your adventurous safari; you will say your last goodbyes to the pearl of Africa.

@Avelisa tours we Hope to see you see again in the pearl of Africa.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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The number of people ment to go for this tour are 1 to 9 people.

How many people are ment to go for this tour?

The number of people ment to go for this tour are 01 to 09 people.

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5 DAYS HIKING MOUNT SABINYO IN MGAHINGA NATIONAL PARK “WHERE SILVER MEETS GOLD”
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