3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour and Bisoke Hike

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour and Bisoke Hike combines Gorilla trekking and Mount Bisoke hiking experience in Volcanoes National Park. This 3-day trip is one of the most interesting trekking tours you can ever take. Where as Gorilla trekking is a life time experience in itself, hiking Mount Bisoke Volcano comes with a lot more than the rewarding views at its summit. Aware that the forested slopes of Mount Bisoke are haven for the Gorillas and other wildlife, stumbling upon them during the hike is a double blessing. Among other interesting things about Bisoke hiking trail, you are able to establish the altitude beyond which the Gorillas may not climb despite being called Mountain Gorillas. The 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour and Bisoke Hike will also involve a visit to the Gorilla Guardian Village for the cultural encounters and Kigali city tour.    Request a Quote

Detailed Plan for the 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour and Bisoke Hike

Day 1: Kigali city tour and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Our guide from Jungle Escape Africa will have to pick you from your preferred location, hotel or airport in Kigali in the morning. Start with Kigali city tour where you will visit the Genocide Memorial Site as well as checking on other places like the markets. Have lunch at a local restaurant for a taste of our local cuisine and later transfer to Volcanoes National Park arriving in the evening. Check into your hotel, refresh and have some rest before dinner.

Day 2: Hiking Mount Bisoke Volcano in Volcanoes National Park

Ascending and descending Mount Bisoke is a day activity that may take about 6 hours in total. You are to leave the lodge after an early breakfast to transfer to Kinigi park offices for briefing which starts at 7.30am. Briefing helps to prepare and acquaint you well on the expectations for the hike you are yet to attempt. From the park offices at 8.am, you drive to the Bisoke trail starting point located some 30 minutes drive away. You will find porters for hire and you are advised to atleast take one to assist you during the hike. A walking stick too is a must and this is provided for free at this point. Start the trek and on return, your driver will be waiting to drive you back to the lodge to rest and prepare for the next day’s Gorilla trek. See how to prepare for Bisoke hike.

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking and departure

With your packed lunch boxes, set out of the lodge and drive to the park offices at Kinigi. The park staff of guides will take you through the Gorilla trekking etiquette. There are currently 10 habituated Gorilla families in Volcanoes Park but you will be allocated one to track with a group of not more than 8 people. The number can even be less depending on the time of your visit. You will use the same trail as for Bisoke hike, off which you will break to start the search for your allocated Gorilla family.

Upon finding the Gorilla family, the major rules are; you have one hour to observe, photograph and walk with them under maximum silence, keep a space of 7 meters from them and don’t make sudden movements even when they approach you. After the experience with the Gorillas, trek out of the forest to where you will find your driver for a drive back to Kigali city. It will be the end of the 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour and Bisoke Hike Trip.

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