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3 Days Gorilla Tracking or Bisoke Volcano Hike & Lake Kivu - Gisenyi

Volcanoes National Park has become synonymous with mountain gorilla tracking safaris and no visit to Rwanda would be complete without visiting these majestic primates. For those who cannot afford the gorilla permits, this tours offers two alternatives in the same park; tracking the GOLDEN MONKEYS or climbing Mount BISOKE which is is one of the Virunga volcanoes and boasts a wonderful crater lake at the summit.

The gorilla tracking or Bisoke hike starts at 7:00AM and usually last around 5 to 6 hours depending on level of fitness.

The tour also offers an opportunity to encounter the local people of Burera who take us on a canoe tour to the many islands of the Twin Lakes (Ruhondo, Burera). We also take a short walk through the hills and get to discover the history of the communities who live in that area.

per adult from

$1,107

AUD

Duration

3 days

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  • What's included :
    • 2x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • Private transportation
    • Permits (Gorilla or Bisoke)
    • Entry/Admission - Volcanoes National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Iby'iwacu Cultural Village
    What's excluded :
    • Hiking shoes & rain jackets
    • Porters

  • Day 1: Tranfer to Musanze town (Volcanoes National Park)

    Stop At: Volcanoes National Park, Musanze Kinigi, Ruhengeri Rwanda
    We leave Kigali City for Volcanoes National Park. The journey from Kigali city to the park takes around 3 hours. We take a lunch break in Musanze town before checking in the lodge.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Iby'iwacu Cultural Village, Close To the Virunga National Park, Kinigi Rwanda
    We visit the Iby'Iwacu Cultural Centre where we are welcome by the traditional ballet and get to understand the traditions and culture of the people who lived in the ancient kingdom of Rwanda.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Musanze or Kinigi Lodge, a 3 star hotel

    Day 2: Gorilla tracking or Bisoke Volcanoe Hike or Golden Monkey trek

    Stop At: Volcanoes National Park, Musanze Kinigi, Ruhengeri Rwanda
    After our breakfast, we head to the Park's reception. Briefing for the trackers begins at 7.00am and vehicles begin transporting gorilla trackers and Bisoke climbers to the designated starting points. The gorilla tracking usually lasts 5 hours depending on the family allocated to the group.

    Mount Bisoke is one of the Virunga volcanoes and boasts a wonderful crater lake at the summit where you also get to enjoy the views of the sublime forests, the green farms and the lakes in the area. The hike to the volcano starts at 7:00AM and usually last around 5 to 6 hours depending on level of fitness. The hike starts from the Volcanoes National Park which is home to the mountain gorillas and the golden monkeys but there is very little chance you might see because we take a different hiking trail.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Gisenyi, Gisenyi, Western Province
    After the gorilla tracking or Bisoke hike, we take a lunch break and then drive to Gisenyi town. We get to relax at Lake Kivu after a long hike.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Inzu Lodge, Lake Kivu (3 star hotel)

    Day 3: Lake Kivu and transfer to Kigali

    Stop At: Gisenyi, Gisenyi, Western Province
    After our morning breakfast, we do start our lake activities (cycling optional). We then take a lunch break before heading back to Kigali at 3pm.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Yambi Guesthouse, KK 722 Street, Gikondo - Rebero opposite Rujugiro House, Kigali, Rwanda
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by YAMBI Tours & Adventures

Activity ID: V-162633P4

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