2 days Mt Bisoke hike 

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2 days Mt Bisoke hike Overview

Take on this 2 days Mt Bisoke hike. The actual trek takes only one day, but you must spend the night near Volcanoes National Park. Mt. Bisoke is one of the popular Virunga mountain ranges along the Rwanda-Congo border, so it is shared by both Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and the Virunga National Park in Congo. Its summit, however, is in Rwanda, where crater lakes and a mall forest can be found. There are several trails, the shortest of which leads to Ngezi Crater Lake.

2 Days Mt Bisoke Hike Trip Highlights

Day 1: Drive from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park

Day 2: Hike Mt. Bisoke to the Crater Lake.

2 Days Mt Bisoke Hike Trip Details

Day 1: Drive from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park

Provided that you are in Kigali already, after breakfast, depart with your guide for the north-western parts of Rwanda, passing through sprawling highlands with breathtaking scenery. Rwanda’s tenure is the reason it is known as the land of a thousand hills.

2 days Mt Bisoke hike Once in Musanze, near the volcanoes national park, drive to your hotel. When you arrive at the lodge, you will have an afternoon to relax and take in the beauty that surrounds the hotel. Dine and stay will be at the pre-booked lodge.

Budget; Kinigi Guest House, Moderate; Five volcanoes Hotel, Luxury; Sabyinyo silverback lodge or Virunga Lodge, Exclusive Luxury; Bisate Lodge. 

Day 2: Hike Mt. Bisoke to the Crater Lake.

Eat breakfast early and bring a packed lunch depending on what the lodge provides that day. You must arrive at the park headquarters before 7 a.m. for a briefing and registration. You will begin the hike at 8 a.m. with ranger guides who will be assigned to you that day to accompany and guide you along the trails with other hikers.

The ranger will provide you with any necessary information before you start the hike which starts about 30 minutes away from the briefing point.  You can always get porters if you need one to carry your backpack at an extra fee of course. Begin the hike, which begins approximately 30 minutes after the briefing point. If you need someone to carry your backpack, you can always hire a porter for a fee.

2 days Mt Bisoke hike When you reach the summit, you can explore the crater lakes, one at the summit and another called Ngezi about 11 kilometers away. There is usually a lot of fog and it is extremely cold, so you should be prepared for such weather. A small forest surrounds the property, which is home to a variety of bird species. The hike takes about 6 hours depending on hiker fitness, which means 4 hours ascending and 2 hours descending. The shortest trail, on the other hand, takes a total of 5 hours. This is one of the simplest and most interesting Rwanda hiking excursions.

You might come across some mountain gorillas or golden monkeys while hiking, but if not, just enjoy the scenery. Because this is typically a one-day hike, it can be an excellent addition to a Rwanda gorilla tour. This type of activity is best done during the dry months of the year because hiking is difficult when the forest floor is wet and slippery. After that, return to Kigali. This will mark the end of your 2 days Mt Bisoke hike 

What you need to carry for the 2 days Mt Bisoke hike

  • You will need a rain jacket since it can rain any time during the hike.
  • You will need hiking boots
  • You need a backpack to carry your lunch, some drinks, and anything else you may need to use during the hike.
  • You may need sunscreen, and insect repellents and have to wear trousers and a long-sleeved shirt to protect yourself as the forest has its treacherous side.
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