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5 Days Volcanoes Primate Trekking And Bisoke Hike

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5 Days Volcanoes Primate Trekking And Bisoke Hike

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5 days volcanoes primate trekking and Bisoke hike is a perfect adventure that will take you to the famous volcanoes national park in the northwestern part of Rwanda. The 5 days safari will give you an opportunity to explore the whole Virunga national park, trek the endangered primates which are mountain gorillas and golden monkeys found nowhere else in Rwanda but in this park. The safari will also give you an opportunity to spot different Virunga mountains although you will specifically hike Bisoke mountain to the summit where you will see the crater lake, and have a spectacular view of the surrounding.

5 Days Volcanoes Primate Trekking And Bisoke Hike highlight

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes national park

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes

Day 3: Trek golden monkeys and visit Iby’Iwacu cultural village

Day 4: Hike Mount Bisoke

Day 5: Departure to Kigali

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes national park

On the first day of your 5 days volcanoes primate trekking and mount Bisoke hike, you will be welcomed by our English-speaking driver guide who will brief you about the safari and then drive you for a Kigali city tour. While doing the Kigali city tour, you will be able to visit several tourism places like the Inema Art Centre, Kirimonko market, and the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre that was opened up after the 1994 Rwanda genocide. After the city tour, you will go for the city tour in one of the hotels around you after which you will start on your journey to volcanoes national park where you will check in your lodge upon arrival for evening relaxation, dinner, and an overnight stay.

Meal plan

Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation 

Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel – luxury, Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge – mid-range, Kinigi Guest House – budget

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes

On the second day of your 5 days volcanoes primate trekking and mount Bisoke hike safari, you will wake very early in the morning have to breakfast, and then meet your driver guide ready to transfer you to Kinigi park headquarters where briefing is done. At the briefing Centre, rangers will be teach you and other trekkers about the rules and regulations of the trekking activity, you will get grouped and armed ranger guides will be given to you to accompany you to the jungle.

While in the jungle searching for the endangered mountain gorillas, you will meet different park animals like elephants, buffaloes, duikers, giant forest hogs, several primates, and different bird species. Once you set your eyes on mountain gorillas, you will be allowed to be around them for 1 hour as you watch them do daily activities, learn about their behaviors, and take photos. After spending time with mountain gorillas of volcanoes, you will trek out of the jungle, meet your driver-guide at the starting point ready to the lodge for lunch, an evening relaxation, dinner, and an overnight stay.

Meal plan

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accommodation 

Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel – luxury, Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge – mid-range, Kinigi Guest House – budget

Day 3: Trek golden monkeys and visit Iby’Iwacu cultural village

On the third day of your 5 Days Volcanoes Primate Trekking And Bisoke Hike, you will wake up to a morning breakfast and thereafter meet your driver guide for a transfer to the park headquarters where briefing is done before heading out to the jungle to look for these endangered apes. At the briefing point, the rangers will teach you about the rules and regulations of the briefing activity after which armed ranger guides will lead you to the jungle as you search for these endangered apes.

As you look for these golden monkeys in different parts of the park, you will meet different park animals such as duikers, elephants, giant forest hogs, buffaloes, monkeys, and different bird species. Once you have spotted the golden monkeys, you will be given one hour to be around these golden monkeys, and during the period given you are able to learn about their habits, watch them do daily activities, and take photos.

After spending 1 hour with the golden monkeys, you will trek back out of the forest and meet your driver-guide ready to take you for lunch at your lodge, and when you are done you will drive to the Iby’Iwacu cultural village where you will meet different local people, get to see them do day to day activities, learn how they make handicrafts, taste their local food and get entertainment from local traditional dancers.

Meal plan

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accommodation 

Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel – luxury, Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge – mid-range, Kinigi Guest House – budget

Day 4: Hike Mount Bisoke

Hiking mount Bisoke will be done on the 4th day of your safari to volcanoes national park. You will wake up early, have morning breakfast, and then get driven to the briefing point where you will meet other hikers for a briefing. In the briefing, you will be taught about the rules of hiking Mount Bisoke, and thereafter you will pick your walking stick and follow your armed ranger guide to the way taking you to the summit of the mountain.

The journey to the summit of Mount Bisoke takes about 4 hours and during the hiking, you will be able to meet different firest animals like the elephant, giant forest hogs, hyenas, duikers, monkeys species, and different birds. The hike to the summit of Bisoke takes you through different vegetation covers and on reaching the summit you will have spectacular views of the crater lake at the summit, some of Virunga volcanoes, and the volcanoes national park. You will be able to take photos and you will have a picnic lunch before descending to meet your driver for a transfer to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Meal plan

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accommodation 

Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel – luxury, Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge – mid-range, Kinigi Guest House – budget

Day 5: Departure to Kigali

On the last day of your 5 Days Volcanoes Primate Trekking And Bisoke Hike, you will wake up and have a morning breakfast, check out the lodge, and meet your driver ready to transfer you back to Kigali where he will drop you off at a hotel of your choice or Kigali international airport for your safari back home.

Meal plan

Breakfast and Lunch

Tour includes

  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Golden monkey trekking permit
  • Cultural visit
  • Kigali city tour
  • Transport
  • Service of the English-speaking guide
  • Accommodation
  • Drinking water and meals indicated in the itinerary

Tour excludes 

  • International tickets
  • Visas
  • Personal insurance
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Porter fee
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