Mount Sabyinyo is one of the magnificent mountains in Virunga volcanoes, it shares borders of three countries which make it more unique. Mount Sabyinyo is situated between Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Climbing the mountain is very rewarding as you explore three countries just once.
Mt Sabyinyo is also the hardest to climb among Virunga ranges though hard to climb it offers breath breathtaking views of the panoramic Virunga ranges at an angle of about 360 degrees. The mountain derives it from a local word “Iryinyo” to mean old man’s teeth. This is so because the Sabyinyo mountain peak has got a shape that resembles worn teeth Ina gum line.
Mt Sabyinyo stands on an elevation of about 3,645 meters above sea level standing northwest of the magnificent lake Kivu.
Mount Sabyinyo offers a thrilling wilderness experience with mountain gorillas at its slopes, tourists can trek the world endangered mountain gorillas.
Apart from mountain gorillas, there are also higher chances of seeing other wildlife at the foothills of this splendid mountain, animals such as buffalos, elephants, bushbucks, and many more can be seen roaming about the mountain slopes.
While visiting this mountain, tourists can sleep in hotels and accommodation will vary according to which country you have hiked the mountain from. While at Mgahinga national park in Uganda you can sleep at Sabyinyo silverback lodge.
Mount Sabyinyo can be reached from Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The time it takes to travel will depend on the country you are in.