5 Days Gorilla Safari and Mount Sabyinyo hike in Uganda. 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 Gorilla national park, the hike is well managed and 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. 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 Bakiga Lodge.
Day 2: Bwindi Gorilla Tracking.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 Bakiga
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 Bakiga Lodge.
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.
Day 4: Departure
Wakeup at leisure depending on your flight time, and drive back to Kigali with drop off at either your hotel or airport.
End of Tour