3 days Rwanda Cultural and Bisoke hike safari

DAY 1: Arrival in Kigali and Transfer to Ruhengeri

On arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our driver/guide on your start for the Rwanda tour. Short brief and depart for the tour of the city.  Named in 1907 by Dr. Richard Kandt, the first colonial resident governor of Rwanda; Kigali city is surrounded by lush hills of green and is referred to as the ‘land of a thousand hills‘. Get to visit interesting spots which may include; the craft market, Gisozi genocide memorial site & Kigali museum. Later after lunch,depart for a 2 hours’ drive to Ruhengeri area the second largest town on this amazing ‘Rwanda mountain gorilla tour’ with its stunning backdrop of five volcanic mountains – The Virungas. Arrive at your hotel later in the afternoon.Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Driving distance:  2 hours

Activities: City Tour + Road transfer

Overnight: La Palme Hotel | Mountain Gorilla View Lodge | Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Meal Plan: Full board – Lunch, Dinner, bed  & breakfast

DAY 2: Mt. Bisoke Hike

After an early breakfast and with your packed lunches; you will depart for Kinigi and on to the starting point of your hike. Mt Bisoke stands at 3700m; it has the typical conic shape of a “perfect” volcano and in its crater lays a deep crater lake. The volcano does not present an exceptionally demanding climb but it is nevertheless still a tough hike. The high elevation demands extra strength of climbers and the whole excursion can take between 5 hours and the whole day depending on the speed of the walk and the frequency of stops. The ascent typically takes around 3 hours. During the climb, you will cross a series of different vegetation habitats starting with bamboo forests, then moving into Hagenia – Hypericum forest and finally moving through Senecio – Lobelia bush near the summit. The trek starts at 07:00am from the Park’s headquarters in Kinigi. Porters can also be hired from the park headquarters but a professional guide from the park will accompany you for the hike. Return for dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Driving distance:  2 hours

Activities: Mt. Bisoke Hike

Overnight: La Palme Hotel | Mountain Gorilla View Lodge | Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Meal Plan: Full board – Lunch, Dinner, bed  & breakfast

DAY 3: Kigali transfer

Depending on what time you wish to get back to the city, transfer back to Kigali with a last minute shopping and later onward transfer to the airport for your evening outbound flight.

Driving distance:  2 hours

Activities: Airport transfer

Meal Plan: Lunch, Breakfast

Cost Includes

  • Transport in a 4WD safari vehicle exclusive to you
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Accommodation and meals as stated in the program
  • All guide fees
  • One Mt. Bisoke Hike permit per person
  • Complementary Bottled Mineral water per day

Cost Excludes

  • International flights & Visas
  • Driver guide or local escort tips
  • Drinks and dining rooms tips, porter age, personal travel and baggage
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
  • Activities not mentioned in the program