3 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Mount Bisoke Hike
3 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Bisoke Hike: On this 3 days Rwanda safari, you will get experience Rwanda’s unique cultures and wildlife; with the main highlight of your tour being gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park, and a hiking expedition to Bisoke Mountain.
Highlights for the 3 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Bisoke Hike.
- Day 1: Arrival in Kigali & Transfer to Volcanoes National Park.
- Day 2: Gorilla Trekking & Iby’iwacu Cultural Tour.
- Day 3: Hike Mount Bisoke & Transfer Back to Kigali.
Detailed Itinerary for 3 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Bisoke Hike.
Day 1: Arrival in Kigali & Transfer to Volcanoes National Park.
Arrival & Kigali City Tour: Upon your arrival in Kigali, your guide from Explore Rwanda Tours will pick you from Kigali International Airport or from your hotel in Kigali city. You will then embark on a half day tour of Kigali city where you will places such as; Kigali Genocide Memorial, Camp Kigali, Caplaki Craft Village, and Kimironko Market among others.
Transfer to Volcanoes: Have lunch and then proceed with your transfer to Volcanoes national park, with a stopover at the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. The lakes are famous for their natural beauty and vast population of bird species. Upon your arrival in the park, located in Ruhengeri district, spend the evening at leisure relaxing at the lodge as you prepare for the next day. You can also spend the evening visiting the neighboring village communities. Dinner and accommodation at your Lodge.
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking & Iby’iwacu Cultural Tour.
Gorilla Trekking: This day marks the highlight of your gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda. Have an early morning breakfast and transfer to the park’s headquarters in Kinigi by 7am. Upon your arrival in Volcanoes national park; you will be met by the park’s head ranger, who will brief you and give you guidelines to follow while tracking the gorillas and also when you are in their presence. You will then be placed into tracking groups, comprising 8 members per gorilla trekking group. Gorilla trekking activities in Volcanoes begin at exactly 8am and you will be accompanied by armed park rangers, skilled guides and porters, in case you have luggage to carry with you. Don’t forget to carry packed lunch with you on this day, because gorilla trekking can take between 2-7 hours, trying to locate the gorillas. Once the mountain gorillas have been located, you will get to spend only an hour with the majestic giants. Use this time well and do take as many photos as you wish; only bear in mind that your camera’s flash is disabled. After your amazing gorilla trekking experience, you will return to the park’s headquarters for your gorilla trekking certificate and then drive back to your lodge.
Iby’iwacu Cultural Tour: Later in the afternoon, you will drive to the Iby’iwacu village and get an insightful peek into the spectacular Rwandan culture. You will get to interact with the local people, see their day-to-day lifestyles and also watch dance performances from the local intore dance troupe. While there, you will get to learn of how most of the members of the Iby’iwacu village, were once poachers, who have be rehabilitated and now take part in conservation programs in the national park.
Later return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 3: Hike Mount Bisoke & Transfer Back to Kigali.
Hike Mount Bisoke: Wake early in the morning and have breakfast at your lodge. Your guide will drive you to the park headquarters in Kinigi where you will be briefed by the head ranger at the park. Hiking expeditions on Mount Bisoke take about four hours and offer hikers breath-taking views of Rwanda’s captivating scenery and splendid wildlife-including amazing bird species which you can spot along your hiking trails. Lucky hikers may also stumble upon a gorilla group during your hike to the mountain summit. The highlight of your hike on Mount Bisoke will be the beautiful Crater Lake at the summit of the mountain. Have your lunch and prepare to exit the park.
Transfer Back to Kigali: After your lunch, you will drive back to Kigali city where you can have your guide/driver drop you off at your preferred hotel or at Kigali International Airport where you will await to board your flight back home.
End of Tour