The Virunga Epic- Experience, itinerary, packing list and booking

The Virunga Mountains are a chain of volcanoes in East Africa, along the northern border of Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Uganda. The mountain range is a branch of the Albertine Rift Mountains, which border the western branch of the East African Rift. They are located between Lake Edward and Lake Kivu. The name "Virunga" is an English version of the Kinyarwanda word ibirunga, which means "volcanoes".

The mountain range consists of eight major volcanoes. Most of them are dormant, except Mount Nyiragongo 3,462 metres (11,358 ft) and Mount Nyamuragira 3,063 metres (10,049 ft), both in the DRC. Recent eruptions occurred in 2006, 2010 and May 2021. Mount Karisimbi is the highest volcano at 4,507 metres (14,787 ft). The oldest mountain is Mount Sabyinyo, which rises 3,634 metres (11,923 ft) above sea level.

The Virunga Mountains are home of the critically endangered mountain gorilla, listed on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species.
The Virunga epic experience
This hiking epic is all about summiting all the mountains of the Virunga ranges, explore the trails for wildlife and immerse ourselves in the cultures of the people in the Virunga Region.
This year 2024 we summit Mt.Muhabura, Sabinyo and Gahinga in Kisoro, Uganda 
virung epicmount sabinyo hike
Itinerary(Virunga epic 26-28th January 2024 and 9-11th August 2024)
Day 1
7am- Set off for Kisoro. Meeting point is at Lugogo mall Kampala.
5pm- Arrival in kisoro. Lunch stop will be in Mbarara.
check in at Mondi lodge.
Optional tour and hang around in Kisoro town. Available activities will include a visit and boat ride on lake Mutanda(out of pocket expense)

7pm- Dinner over campfire and retiring at will.

Day 2
6am- Breakfast
6.30am- Set off for trail head for briefing. Lunch is packed.

8am- Start of hike. Finishing time for the hike depends on fitness and well preparedness. Transportation back to the hotel will be done for the first people down the mountain and dinner will be served. same for the slowest hikers.

Day 3
6.30am- Breakfast

7am- Set off for Kampala

Packing list
Wool socks – at least two pairs
Fleece Rain and windproof jacket
Headlamp with extra batteries
Pants for cooler evening
Pants for warmer day
Sleeping thermals
Sun hat
Long sleeve shirt
Short sleeve shirt
Hiking or walking shoes  
water bladder or bottle
All this can be placed in a good waterproof backpack Don’t forget to pack your favorite snacks, a first aid kit and medications you need, sunscreen, chapstick, and insects repellant. And a swim suit.

Bookings and payment 


Call +256702590664

stairs on mountain Muhabura