Mount Bisoke is a volcano found in the Virunga ranges that includes Rwanda’s volcanoes national park and Congo’s Virunga National Park. It reaches a height of 12,175 ft and was created as a result of earth movements around the East African Rift valley. The summit is in Rwanda but some parts of the Mountain are found in DR Congo around the Goma and Lake Kivu areas. The mountain is surrounded by beautiful vegetation right up to the summit and is one of the habitats for mountain gorillas
This hiking package is designed to allow visitors who may not have enough time to go for other interesting activities (Like mountain Gorilla watching) focus on hiking. To hike mount Bisoke, one needs to be fit in preparation for the rough and steep edges. We recommend that visitors plan to bring along a porter to help with any extra heavy luggage.
A guide from Mission Africa Safaris will pick you up very early in the morning from either your hotel or Kigali International Airport. You will then head for the Musanze province in the Volcanoes National Park. Briefing and hiking registration is at the Kinigi Park offices at 7:00 AM. The Bisoke hiking starting point is located away from the briefing point and requires driving on rocky and muddy terrain. On reaching the starting point, you will then proceed to hike the mountain along with the mountain guides and porters. The hike takes between 3 to 5 hours. After reaching the peak, check out the beautiful views and take as many photos as possible. You will come back to the start point where you will meet our guide. Have lunch and head back to Kigali or your hotel.
End of Hike
- Bisoke hiking permit
- Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Bottled drinking water
- An experienced English speaking guide
- Air tickets
- Personal expenses such as beverages, crafts, cigars, souvenirs and tips
- Accommodation (can be arranged on request)
- Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary