Climbing Mount Sabinyo (Mgahinga national park)
Hiking Safaris in Uganda Africa Mgahinga national park is located in the south western corner of Uganda one of the smallest national parks in the country covering only 33.7 square kilometers on the slopes of mountain muhabura, sabinyo, and mgahinga. The three peaks are part of the great viruga volcanoes that mark the southern limit of the Albertine rift valley. Mgahinga slopes are covered with beautiful vegetation from the montane woodlands containing 39 species of mammal with primates including golden monkeys that is only found in the Virunga mountains and Mgahinga.
Mount Sabinyo is an extinct volcano with the best hiking and climbing experience, the summit of the mountain at 3669m marks the intersection of the boarders of Uganda, Rwanda and the democratic republic of Congo at the footsteps of the mountain one can stand in three countries, Hiking Safaris in Uganda Africa mountain Sabinyo is in Uganda at Mgahinga national park home to the Nyakagezi gorilla family, the mountain cannot be hiked in the other countries because of its rugged nature. One can possibly hike all the three peaks of Sabinyo depending on their physical fitness giving beautiful views of Virunga volcanoes. The peak is a center piece of the Virunga mountains, hiking sets off from the park head office with free walking sticks provided, porters are available for hire to help on heavy bags.
Besides Sabinyo, Mgahinga has Muhabura(4127m), and Mgahinga(3474m), these can all be climbed, the names of the three peaks comes from translation of Muhabura which means the guide, during the 19th century, the mountains crater still glowed which gave travelers a natural lighthouse. Sabinyo means an old man’s teeth in reference to the Sabinyo summit peak that looks like an old mans spaced teeth. The park is also known for the famous mountain gorillas.
It is located 540km from Kampala taking approximately 8 hours’ drive via Kabale-Kisoro route, the park gate lies 14km from Kisoro in Ntebeko, chatter flights can be organized from Entebbe or Kampala Kajansi to Kisoro airstrip accommodation is available ranging from luxury to budget, a wide choice in Kisoro town.