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3 days Mount Bisoke hike tour will starts and ends in Kigali. Hiking Mt. Bisoke in Volcanoes National park, which forms part of Virunga Mountain Ranges.

Hiking Mount Bisoke is usually an activity on a long safari in Volcanoes National Park, just like gorilla trekking. On this 3 days Mount Bisoke hike tour, it starts with a briefing at the headquarters as early as 7:30 am. After the briefing, you will enter the van and be driven to the starting point of the hike where you will meet your guide.

The 3 days Mount Bisoke hike tour gives you an insight and brief history of this volcano. Mount Bisoke is a dormant Volcano that rises at 3711 meters above sea level. The mountain is one of the series of volcanoes that make up the Virunga Mountain Range which sprawl along the borders of Rwanda, Uganda & the Democratic Republic of Congo. The biggest part, including the peak & two stunning crater lakes, lie on Rwanda’s side, in Volcanoes National Park.

“Bisoke” is a Swahili term that means, “soaked with water”, that was given by the natives in reference to the two beautiful crater lakes that ‘are on’ the volcano. One Crater Lake sits into the volcano peak, 100meter deep & about 400meteres of diameter. The second Crater Lake was formed at the sides, almost midway to the top, overlooking the adjacent lush slopes of the Sabinyo Volcano Mountain.

The entire volcano is green with lush vegetation zones ranging from Hagenia forest, through sub-alpine to alpine. It harbors an array of beautiful wildlife including flora & fauna many of which are unique to the Virunga ranges & Albertine region. Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Forest Elephants, Buffaloes, plus lots of birds inhibit the forest and vegetations along the volcano.

 

 

3 Days Mount Bisoke hike tour will start and end in Kigali hiking Mt. Bisoke in Volcanoes National park, which form part of Virunga Mountain Ranges.

Itineraries

Day 1

Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes National Park.

On your arrival at Kigali airport, you will be received by your tour guide/drive and go for Kigali city tour(optional). Visit the genocide memorial, local markets among others. You will later set off to Volcanoes National park with en route view of the Virunga mountain ranges. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge/Muhabura Hotel.

Day 2

Mt. Bisoke Hike.

In the morning at 7am, you will gather at the park headquarters for briefing. You will then be allocated the ranger guides and you head for the hike. The hike will take you 3-4 hours to reach the top where you will be ushered on to the crater lake at the top of the volcano. You will then descend back the volcano reaching down by 4pm and transfer to your lodge for refreshment. Time allowing, you may go for cultural walk to Iby’wachu where you will learn more about the Banyarwanda tradition. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3

Transfer back to Kigali and departure.

In the morning after a relaxed breakfast, you will set off back to Kigali reaching early before noon. You will have the last minute shopping if necessary and later transfer to the airport to check in for your departure flight if on schedule.
  •  UWA Gorilla Trekking Permit – $600
  •  Chimpanzee Tracking Permit
  •  Park Entrance Fees
  •  Meals as per Itinerary
  •  4×4 Safari Transportation to/from airport
  •  English Speaking Tour Guide/Driver
  • Tourist Entry Visa
  • International Flight Tickets
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of Personal Nature
  • Tips and Gratuities

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