3 Days Gorilla Trek and Bisoke Hike
Day 1.Kigali- Musanze
Breakfast at your hotel, short City Tour of Kigali including the Genocide Memorial site a grim reminder of a senseless massacre of innocent’s lives in 1994. Learn about Rwanda’s history from pre-colonial times to the 1994 genocide; learn about other genocides in the world and how this country has dealt with that past. Have lunch thereafter and set off along the Kigali – Ruhengeri road to Volcanoes National park. You will come across a lot of bird’s activity along the way. Banana plantations abound, with vegetable and Fruit markets lined along the roads.
Day 2: Bisoke Hike
You will have an early morning wake up, have breakfast, and then drive to the Volcanoes National park headquarters. We need to be there at 7:00 am to attend a briefing and be assigned a park ranger at the park. The park rangers are usually natives of the Volcanoes national park vicinity and thus very knowledgeable about the mountain adventures. This adventure is one of the most memorable activities in Rwanda.the hike is about 6 to 7 hours, including 2 hours of descent or less for experienced hikers, The top of this Volcano has a spectacular crater lake.After the hike rejoin your driver guide and drive back to the hotel to rest and get ready for Gorilla trek.
Day 3. Gorilla Trekking
Transfer to the Volcanoes National Park HQs for registration, where the park
staff determines which group of gorillas you will visit. The park staff discusses your
fitness level and advises you of the trekking times and conditions to the various groups
based upon their location in the park the previous evening. There are a total of 80 gorilla
permits available each day with a maximum of eight trekkers visiting any one group.
Once the trekkers are put into groups, each group’s Lead Guide briefs the trekkers of the
trekking procedures as well as the “do’s and don’ts” while in the presence of gorillas.
After the briefing, trekkers return to their respective vehicles for the drive up the
mountain to the starting point. Trekking can take from two to four or more hours if the
gorillas move before the park rangers locate them the next morning. The guides stop
frequently to allow trekkers a chance to rest and take photos along the way. After the
trek, rejoin your driver Guide for a transfer to the restaurant for lunch and later drive back to kigali .
Transport in a 4WD safari vehicle exclusive to you
English speaking driver-guide
All guide fees
Bisoke Hike Fee
Gorilla trekking permit per person
Complimentary bottled mineral water
Pairs of Sunglasses, Prescription Glasses, Sunscreen, Closed Toe Shoes, LightWeight Scarf, Binoculars, Camera, A note on cell phones: Insect Repellant, Hat, 10-Jacket or Coat
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