Primate Holidays

2 Days Hiking Safari

Mount Bisoke

Following the lifting of the travel ban to Rwanda, there has been a surge in interest among travelers eager to explore the country’s diverse attractions. Among the popular destinations is Volcanoes National Park, renowned for its array of activities such as gorilla trekking, golden monkey trekking, and exploring natural wonders like Musanze caves and Karisoke research center. The park also offers the chance to hike the Virunga Mountains, including notable peaks like Mount Karisimbi, Mount Bisoke, and others. Mount Bisoke stands out for its breathtaking vistas and can be hiked in just two days, allowing visitors to also explore Kigali city before embarking on their mountain adventure. This hike promises rewarding experiences, including wildlife encounters and stunning views, making it an unforgettable safari experience.


Day 1: Transfer to volcanoes national park.

On the first day of your two-day Mount Bisoke Hike, your safari guide will meet you either at Kigali city or Kigali international airport and provide you with a safari briefing. This briefing will prepare you for the various activities ahead and inform you about the rules and regulations to follow. After the briefing, you’ll embark on a Kigali city tour, experiencing the rich culture of Rwanda. Highlights include visiting Kimironko market, the oldest market in Rwanda, and exploring the presidential palace, which offers insight into the Rwanda genocide. You’ll also visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Museum to learn more about this tragic event and its impact on the people of Rwanda. The tour concludes with a delightful dining experience at one of Kigali’s finest restaurants, where you’ll savor delicious Rwandan cuisine. Later, you’ll travel to Volcanoes National Park and check into your lodge. In the evening, you’ll enjoy nature walks in the park, spotting various bird and primate species. After the immersive experience, you’ll return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2: Mount Bisoke hike and departure.

On the second day of your Mount Bisoke hike, you’ll start early with a hearty breakfast at your lodge before meeting your safari guide. You’ll then head back to the park headquarters for a briefing session before beginning your hike. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to see the largest Crater Lake in Lake Bisoke, home to various endemic bird and butterfly species unique to the Albertine Rift. Additionally, you’ll visit the Karisoke Research Centre, founded by Dian Fossey for the study of mountain gorillas and other primates like dent’s monkeys, black and colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, and herons. After completing the hike, you’ll return to the starting point in the park and be transferred to Kigali city for lunch. Finally, you’ll be dropped off at a location of your choice in Kigali City or Kigali International Airport, marking the end of your 2-day Mount Bisoke Hike safari.