4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour and Bisoke Hike

Kigali is built in a hilly country, sprawling across about four ridges and the valleys in between. The city center is located on one of these ridges, with the main government area on another. The tops of the ridges have an average elevation of 1,600m (5,246 ft) while the valleys are around 1,300m (4,270 ft). The bigger houses and office buildings tend to be on the tops of the ridges, while the poorer people live in the valleys. The city is ringed most of the way round by higher hills, with some suburban sprawl rising up these. The highest of these is Mt. Kigali, with an elevation of 1,850m (6,075 ft) above sea level.


On arrival at the airport , our tours representative will welcome you and transfer you to Kigali for a city tour. The city center is situated on one of these edges, with the main government area on another. The city is a physical and edifying heart of Rwanda with a high altitude. It is sanctified with an all year round modest climate. You will Visit the Genocide Memorial Museum. The genocide in Rwanda left most Rwandese citizens traumatized . Some Genocide Memorial that you will visit include Nyamata, Ntarama Memorial Site, Bisesero Genocide Memorial, Kigali Memorial Center, Nyanza genocide Memorial Site, Gisozi Genocide Memorial and Nyarubuye Genocide Memorial site. So you will tour just one that is in the nearest vicinity of Kigali. If you still have time, the city tour will also take you to the old town of Nyamirambo and Muslim quarter, the new handicraft village and other shops, the Batwa pottery and dance centre and the Gisozi Genocide Memorial. The Genocide memorial tour is very poignant – the tour takes a couple of hours – and will be of interest to anyone who has spent some time in this enchanting country. Later, you will transfer to Kinigi. take note that you may need a full day to make this tour so we will just choose a few of these places for your city tour and should you need to visit most of them , the we advise that you take the earliest flight to Kigali. Dinner and overnight at
Budget -Kinigi guest house / Muhabura Lodge /
Standard Gorilla NEST Camp /
Luxury -Volcanoes Lodge / Sabinyo Silver back lodge


After breakfast report at the ORTPN Offices for registration and briefing. You will then head to the starting point of gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park for your life time experience of tracking the mountain gorillas! Of course you must be well prepared with your packed lunch, trekking boots and any other equipment that you may need for the Gorilla Trek in Rwanda. Ranger guides will lead you into the forested slopes of Volcanoes National Park to guide you track one of the habituated groups of Mountain gorillas. The time taken to search and trek the gorillas is unpredictable however the experience after the strenuous gorilla trekking is awe-inspiring. In the afternoon, visit the panoramic twin volcanic lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay at your hotel on Full Board basis.


Take breakfast and report at the ORTPN Offices for registration and then drive to the base contours of Mt. Bisoke. Bisoke is one of the virunga volcanoes, that includes Mounts Karisimbi, Gahinga ,Sabinyo, and Muhabura. It is rather a sheer climb, preeminent to cope during the short or long dry season. On top, the biggest crater lake of the virunga chain can be seen unless there is too much fog…….. The track leads through bamboo forest, the habitat of mountain gorillas, giant lobelia or hagenia and alpine meadows. Picnic lunch at the summit, while viewing the beautiful Bisoke Crater Lake. Fantastic views  of other volcanoes! You will then later  descend and return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at your hotel.


After breakfast drive to Kigali. If you did not do a city tour on Day 1, you will be compensated with a city tour. Later you transfer to the Airport for your home-bound flight.