Mount Sabyinyo

Mount Sabyinyo

Mountain Sabinyo is also among the 8 chain of volcanoes in the Virunga. It is located in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. This mountain provides and exceptional hiking Rwandan experience. It is among the dormant volcanoes and poses no threat to travelers and the people around it.

Different from the other volcanoes, this volcano is at the meeting point of the three Virunga countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. When you hike to the top people always joke about being in three countries at the same time with one Visa, It’s a magnificent feeling and you need not to miss it.

“Sabinyo” is derived from a local word to mean “old man’s teeth” which depicts the shape of the this mountain that looks like an old man’s teeth.

This mountain is rugged and it has a lot of craters on the top which in turn form a lot of ridges. Despite the fact that it is shared among st the three countries, it can only be hiked from Rwanda and it is too steep that some areas have handmade ladders to help you.

Like all the other Virunga volcanoes apart from Karisimbi which happens to be the highest, can be hiked in one day and it will take you about 4 hour to reach the top depending on your energy levels and other factors like weather.

You will have chance to see the Rwenzori turaco which is an endemic of the area and when you get to the summit you will have reached the meeting point of the three Virunga Countries: Uganda, Rwanda and the DRC.

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