Hiking Mount Sabyinyo in Rwanda

Nestled at the meeting point of Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo Mount Sabyinyo offers an trekking experience, in Africa. Known as ” mans teeth” in the Kinyarwanda language it earned this nickname due to its rugged peak resembling worn teeth within a gum line.

A background on Mount Sabyinyo

It is one of the Virunga Mountains eight volcanoes standing tall at 3,645 meters above sea level. Acting as a tri point for Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo it holds importance. Despite being the volcano among its Virunga counterparts Sabyinyo proudly claims the highest position in this mountain range.

The mountains distinct characteristics include ridges and deep gorges that create a captivating landscape. Trekking through these terrains is considered one of East Africas demanding adventures. The tour entails navigating ascents and descents across three peaks until you reach the summit where you can stand in awe as three countries lay before you.

Located within Rwandas Volcanoes National Park and part of the Virunga Conservation Area Mount Sabyinyo is abundant with biodiversity. This region hosts primate species such, as the endangered mountain gorilla and golden monkey.

Best Time To Hike Mount Sabyinyo

While Mount Sabyinyo can be hiked at any time of the year the best conditions are usually, during the seasons which’re from June to September and December to February. These months offer drier trails that’re easier to navigate. However it’s important to note that during the season there may be occasional rain showers in the afternoons so its crucial to have waterproof gear.

On the hand the rainy season, which spans from March to May and October to November presents challenging trail conditions due to mud. Despite this challenge many find this time of year rewarding as the rain enhances the beauty of the landscape. The tour up Mount Sabyinyo involves traversing terrain and enjoying scenery. It also provides an opportunity to stand at the meeting point of three countries while experiencing the biodiversity of Virunga Conservation Area.

However it’s essential to acknowledge that hiking Mount Sabyinyo is physically demanding and requires preparation along with adherence to park rules and regulations. Keeping these factors in mind begining on a trek up Mount Sabyinyo ensures an experience, amidst East Africas natural splendor.

Experience a 2 day hiking tour, on Mount Sabyinyo;

Day 1; Arrival in Kigali

Upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport, one of our representatives will warmly welcome you and accompany you to your hotel in Kigali. Depending on your arrival time take some time to relax discover the city or prepare for the hike scheduled for the day.

Day 2; Conquer Mount Sabyinyo

Begin your day with a breakfast at the hotel and then our knowledgeable driver guide will escort you to Volcanoes National Park Headquarters located in Musanze. Here you’ll meet your park guide who will provide a informative session about the upcoming hike.

begin on this thrilling trek that commences from the park headquarters and leads through enchanting bamboo forests before ascending the challenging slopes of Mount Sabyinyo. Be prepared for some sections where ladders and footholds may be necessary; however it’s all worth it as breathtaking vistas await you at every turn.

At the summit revel in standing at the meeting point of Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Take time to soak in this view before making your descent back to the park headquarters.

Following completion of this hike our attentive driver will be ready to transport you to Kigali, for a well deserved rest.
Depending on the timing of your flight you might. Spend the night in Kigali. Head straight, to the airport for your departure.

Included in this package
One night of accommodation in Kigali
All meals during the trek
Transportation from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park and back
Park entry fees and hiking permit for Mount Sabyinyo
The services of a driver guide who speaks English
Bottled water for the trek
All government taxes

Not included in this package
International airfare
Rwanda visa fees
Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, drinks, tips, etc.
Any additional activities or extras not mentioned in the itinerary above

Please note that this package is customizable to fit your needs, interests and budget. Factors that may affect the cost include the time of year choice of accommodation and any extra tours or activities. It’s important to be prepared for high altitude hiking and advisable for participants to be, in physical health.