4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking & Mount Bisoke Hike
4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking & Mount Bisoke Hike combines both an adventure with the endangered mountain gorillas and the volcano hike both conducted in Volcanoes national park in Rwanda one of the most visited park by adventurous travelers for different parts of the globe. This 4 days Rwanda gorilla trekking and mount Bisoke Hike includes 4 days and 3 nights Rwanda excursion starting and ending in Kigali Rwanda. Volcanoes national park is situated in Ruhengeri /Kiningi and borders with Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda and Virunga national park in Democratic Republic of Congo both harboring the endangered mountain gorillas and volcanoes with in Virunga Massif. Mount Bisoke is known to be one of the dormant volcano though travelers prefer to hike it in order to view the Crater Lake at the summit and it is one of the 8 volcanoes found in Virunga massif together with Mount Karisimbi, Mount Gahinga, Mount Muhabura, Mount Nyiragongo, Mount Nyamulagira, Mount Mikeno and Mount Sabyinyo. This safari can be extended and cover both of these 3 beautiful countries that harbor endangered gorillas and volcanoes and make it East Africa safari.
Highlights of 4 days Rwanda gorilla trekking and mount Bisoke Hike
- Day 1: Pick up from Kigali and transfer to Volcanoes national park
- Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park
- Day 3: Hike mount Bisoke
- Day 4: Transfer back to Kigali for departures
Day 1: Pick up from Kigali and transfer to Volcanoes national park
Transfer to Volcanoes national park: On day 1 of your safari, our company representative in Kigali Rwanda will pick you from your hotel in case you spent an overnight in Kigali or direct from Kigali international airport upon landing, brief you about your safari adventure as you head for a Kigali city tour exploring the Genocide memorial sites, craft shops, market places, malls, and any other attractions in Kigali. After enjoying a city tour, head to the hotel in Kigali for a relaxed lunch and later on start the journey to Volcanoes national park where you will arrive in the evening, drive past park headquarters to pick up gorilla trekking permit and Bisoke hiking permit and finally be transferred to your lodge where you will check in for dinner and overnight.
Meal plan: Lunch and dinner
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park
Rwanda gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park: After breakfast on the 2nd day of 4 days Rwanda gorilla trekking and mount Bisoke Hike, pack all that you require for a successful gorilla trekking adventure including snacks, drinking water, gorilla trekking gear which include water proof shoes, a cap, sun glasses, insect repellant, long sleeved attire, a rain jacket and garden gloves then meet your Rwanda safari driver to be transferred for a briefing together with the rest of trekkers. After briefing, you will be allocated a trekking group of 8 persons or less and meet the rangers to start the walk in search of the habituated gorilla family. Once you get closer to the gorillas, one hour is enough for interaction and photo taking then trek back to meet your safari driver who will return you to the lodge. There are two options in the evening one being a guided walk to visit the twin lakes of Burela and Ruhondo and another one being a cultural tour to Ibyiwacu cultural village. You may choose to make your evening more fascinating. Head to the lodge for dinner and overnight rest.
Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3: Bisoke Volcano hike in Volcanoes national park
Mount Volcano hike in Volcanoes national park: Arise on an early breakfast on day 3 of your safari, grab your lunch box provided by your lodge, pack enough drinking water and all hiking gear then meet your safari driver to be driven to the briefing grounds where you will find other hikers. You will be informed about possible encounters during the hike, the dos and don’ts and finally start ascend amidst security of armed rangers to summit the top of Mount Bisoke. Along the hike, look out for different wildlife that thrill within volcanoes national park including primates, mammals, birds, butterflies and many more without forgetting a look at Karisoke research center which was put in place by the Late Dian fossey the primatologist who was dedicated to conserve the endangered mountain gorillas from total extinction. All the encounters will make you hike more interesting. in 4 hours, you will be at the summit, spend time viewing the neighboring countries of Uganda and DRC with unique attraction with in, watch the crater lake at the top of Mount Bisoke and finally start a 2-3 hours descent back to the starting point where your safari driver will be waiting to pick you up and be transferred back to your lodge to freshen up, enjoy your dinner and have rest.
Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 4: Transfer back to Kigali for departures
Transfer to Kigali: Enjoy your breakfast at leisure on day 4 of 4 days Rwanda gorilla trekking and mount Bisoke Hike, check out of the lodge and start your journey back to Kigali for hotel drop off or be dropped off at Kigali international airport for departures. Lunch will be enroute.
Note: you may enjoy a golden monkey trekking adventure since it’s a half day safari before returning to Kigali and in case you missed out city tour, this is the day to enjoy it before departing. Your flight will determine what to do on the last day of your safari.
Meal plan: breakfast and lunch.
END OF 4 DAYS RWANDA GORILLA TREKKING AND MOUNT BISOKE HIKE
Inclusive in 4 days Rwanda gorilla trekking and mount Bisoke Hike
- Pick up and drop off
- A 4×4 safari vehicle
- Mountain Gorilla trekking permit
- Mount Bisoke volcano hiking permit
- An English / French speaking safari guide
- All meal as stated in the itinerary
- Accommodation for 3 nights
- Enough drinking water
Exclusive in 4 days gorilla trekking Rwanda and mount Bisoke Hike
- International travel documents such as Rwanda Visa and flight Air ticket
- Porter hire fees
- Tips to the porter and driver
- Laundry fees
- Other drinks and beverages apart from water
- Life insurance while on safari
- Additional accommodation before or after the safari
- Optional activities
- Other personal expenses such as airtime, email services, Cigarettes and many others.