3 Days Mount Bisoke Hiking Tour
3 Days Mount Bisoke Hiking Tour is an interesting hiking adventure that will give you an opportunity climb mount Bisoke which is dormant and one of the popular Volcanoes in Rwanda. Mount Bisoke is one of the 8 Virunga volcanic mountains that rise up to an altitude of 3,711 meters above the sea level. The mountain is a home of different primates like the endangered mountain gorillas, golden monkeys animals like elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, different bird species among others. Mount Bisoke is surrounded by lush bamboo forests, Hypercom forests, Alpine meadows and also boasts the largest Crater Lake on top. During the 3 days mount Bisoke hiking tour you will also engage in a cultural tour where you will visit Ibyiwacu cultural village and also go for a city tour in Kigali which is the cleanest city.
Highlights of the 3 days mount Bisoke hiking tour
- Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Musanze
- Day 2: Hiking mount Bisoke
- Day 3: Cultural tour and departure to Kigali
Day 1: pick up and transfer to Musanze, depending on your location on the first day of the 3 days mount Bisoke hiking tour you will be welcomed by our driver guide who will brief you about the safari and after transfer to Kigali for a city tour. During the Kigali city tour you will be able to visit craft markets where you will buy craft items and souvenirs, Kigali genocide memorial centre where you will learn about the 1994 brutal killing of people, Kimironko market where you will interact with the local traders and then go for lunch in one of the restaurants. After lunch you will start the journey to Musanze which takes about 2 to 3 hours drive and on the way you will have stunning views of the rolling hills, traditional homesteads, local people, beautiful scenery among others. Upon arrival you will check into the lodge, have dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Hiking mount Bisoke to the Crater Lake
Hiking mount Bisoke, after an early breakfast on the second day of the 3 days mount Bisoke hiking tour you will meet up with your driver guide and transfer to the park headquarters for a pre-hike briefing. After the briefing you will be allocated a knowledgeable park guide who is well conversant about the mountain and then drive to the starting point where you will be given a hiking stick and then hire a porter to help you carry your backpack and also give you a pull or push when you reach on steep slopes. Climbing mount Bisoke is a full day activity that takes about 4 hours and during trekking you will pass through thick vegetation types like lush bamboo forest, Hypericum forest and sub-alpine where you will have great views of animals like buffaloes, elephants, different bird species, primates like golden monkeys, gorillas among others. When you reach at the summit you will have stunning views of the crater lakes, beautiful scenery, view the Virunga mountain ranges, take incredible pictures among other. After the spectacular views you will have picnic lunch and after start descending down to the starting point which takes about 2 hours. Upon arrival you will meet up with your driver guide and return back to the lodge for an evening relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Cultural tour and departure to Kigali
On the last day of the 3 days mount Bisoke hiking tour, you will have a relaxed breakfast and meet up with your driver guide to go for an interesting cultural tour. During the cultural tour you will visit Ibyiwacu cultural village where you will be able to interact with the local people, learn about their tradition, history, culture, way of life, visit their homesteads, farmlands, listen to ancient stories, taste different dishes among others. After the cultural tour you will return to the lodge for lunch, after lunch you will check out of the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to Kigali international airport for your departure flight or transfer to the lodge.
End of 3 days mount Bisoke hiking tour
- Bisoke hiking permit
- Park entrance fees
- Ibyi’wacu cultural tour
- Services of an English speaking driver guide
- Full board accommodation
- Pick up and drop off
- Vehicle and fuel
- Bottled water
- Air flight tickets
- Optional activities not included on the itinerary
- Life insurance
- Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, crafts, drinks, laundry services, tips among others.
What to pack or carry for your hiking tour
- Hiking boots
- Waterproof rain jacket
- Long sleeved shirt and trouser to protect you from stinging nettles
- Warm sweater
- Backpack to carry packed lunch, camera, water
- Insect repellent