Mountain sabyinyo is an extinct volcano, has three peaks / summits and is one of the 8 mountains forming the Virunga massif region, connected to the Muhavura mountain by a 20 m diameter crater lake. Situated at the extreme southern corner of Uganda Rwanda border, Mountain Sabyinyo can only be hiked from the Ugandan side and the trail head is in Kisoro. The sabyinyo mountain range is one of the most challenging hikes physically, as it’s a very steep mountain
What you should Know
Bookings to hike the Sabyinyo mountain are done at the Uganda Wildlife Authority office in Kisori, and its best you notify them a day or two before your hike, so they arrange a guide for your hike.
Mount Sabyinyo hike is a one day hike, which starts as early as 7:00 am with briefing from your guide on the general overview of the hike. Hiking to the summit can take from 4 – 5 hours – If you havent reached the summit BY 1:00 – 30 PM, you just slop back to the camp offices, otherwise it will get too late to complete the hike.
The Mt. Sabyinyo hike costs $80, payable at the Kisoro offices in Mgahinga national park.
Best time to go mountain Hiking is during the dry season. Avoid rainy seasons
Take a walking stick which is offered at the beginning of the hike. It offers you good support when hiking
Carry food in your pack and lots of water. It gets very hot and thirsty as you hike.
Also include in your back pack a rain jacket, long sleeve cotton shirt which can absorb sweat, a camera to capture moments, food, water, first aid kit and toilet paper.
Also keep in mind that the summit gets very cold, a jacket will do there