Popularly referred to as Old man’s teeth, Mount Sabyinyo derives its name from the shape of its peaks that have spaces in between like the teeth of an old man. It stands as an extinct Volcano and part of the eight Mountains that comprise the Virunga massif straddling from Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Sabyinyo along with Gahinga and Muhabura are the three volcanic peaks within the boundaries of the Uganda Safari destination of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Mount Sabyinyo rises to 3,669m above sea level with rugged peaks and cold swamp crater on its top. It is shared by the three East African Safari tour destinations of Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda and the adjoining point for the three National Parks of Mgahinga Gorilla, Virunga and Volcanoes.
Volcanic climbing adventure is availed by the Uganda Wildlife Authority commencing Ntebeko Visitor at 8am every day. Summiting Sabyinyo on a round trip is possible and takes approximately eight (8) hours.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in which Mount Sabyinyo is located is also home to the Uganda’s second population of critically endangered Mountain Gorillas and the only population of Golden Monkeys. This makes it an exciting destination for primate enthusiasts including those on Gorilla safaris in Uganda.