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3 Days Budget Mount Bisoke Crater Lake hike & Rwanda Gorillas
If you are on a tight schedule and you would like to hike the mighty Bisoke volcano and also see the mountain gorillas in Rwanda’s volcanoes national park, our safari experts have worked this perfect safari itinerary that will great short safari experience in Rwanda.
Mount Bisoke volcano has one of the most spectacular Crater Lakes on the summit which just gives the perfect reason why you did the trek and also not forgetting some of the most spectacular views in Rwanda are from the top of the volcano.
Our 3 Days Budget Mount Bisoke Crater Lake hike and Rwanda gorillas will take you North West of the main capital Kigali which is famous for its volcanoes and the Mountain gorilla trekking experiences in Rwanda.
- Kigali city tour
- Mount Bisoke Crater Lake hike
- Mountain gorilla trekking experience
Day 1: Pick up from Hotel and transfer to Kigali city for a tour and later drive to Volcanoes national park
After morning breakfast at your hotel, your guide will pick you up and transfer you to Kigali city for a city tour, on the tour you will visit the Kigali genocide museum and the Belgian peace centre before proceeding to hotel Rwanda for lunch, after lunch you will start your drive to Volcanoes national park Rwanda en route you will make stops on the beautiful countryside and upon arrival at the lodge, you will transfer to the hotel for overnight.
Day 2: Full day Mount Bisoke Crater Lake hike
After early morning breakfast, your guide will transfer you to Kinigi park headquarters to meet your guide for the hike, the guide will take you through a briefing, and thereafter you will drive to the base of mount Bisoke to start the hike, this hike will take through the beautiful countryside and upon arrival at the top you will enjoy the beautiful crater lake and the views and later you will descent down and transfer to the lodge for overnight.
Day 3: Mountain gorilla trekking experience and transfer to Kigali
After morning breakfast you will drive to Kinigi park headquarters for a briefing about the gorilla trekking experience, here you will meet other travellers from different lodges and you will be split into gorilla family groups, then you will drive to the trailhead to start your trek on foot, upon locating the gorillas you will spend 1 hour with them and return to the lodge for refreshment and later drive to Kigali for your later departing flight or overnight.
- Volcanoes gorilla permit
- Mount Bisoke hiking fees
- Vehicle, guide, and fuel for the entire trip
- Free airport transfers
- En-route meals and drinking water
- Kigali city tour
- Pre and post-safari accommodation
- International flights
- Rwanda tourist visa
- Travel insurance
- Tips for hotels and guides
- personal expenses like Alcoholic drinks
When to book safari package
This safari package can be from 3 months to a year in advance but gorilla permits need to be secured way ahead of time as they sold based on first come first serve.
Best time for Volcano hiking in Rwanda
Hiking volcanoes in Rwanda is best during the dry season from June to October and from January to March when the hiking trails are less slippery.