Rwanda Hiking Safaris

Mountaineering in Rwanda is magical.

Rwanda Hiking Safaris

Rwanda hiking Safaris- Are you planning for a mountain climbing safari in Rwanda? Mountaineering in Rwanda is magical. Rwanda hiking safaris and mountain climbing safaris offer one of the best experiences in the whole of Africa. Rwanda has the best Virunga mountains to hike. Rwanda is safari heaven for mountain hikers, offering an outstanding timeline for every experience level right from beginners to expert hikers. The treks in the country test all levels of difficulty. We organize hikes in the Nyungwe forest and volcanoes national park.

Volcanoes national park in northwestern Rwanda is fundamentally renowned for harboring the mountain gorillas of the country. However, it’s a good place for mountain hiking safaris too. Here you can hike mountains such as Bisoke, Karisimbi or Muhabura. You also have an option of taking on the Dian Fossey grave hiking tour, which is mostly appreciated by tourists because it gives a rewarding historic experience. This hike takes about 1 – 2 hours. Contact us to plan your Rwanda hiking safaris today at the best prices.

Mountain climbing and hiking adventure tours in Rwanda.

The tour takes you to the place of the most heroic primatologist women who sacrificed all her life to protect the endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda when carrying out her research that was started in the Democratic Republic of Congo; however; she was killed by heartless poachers in the north of Rwanda, her grave is a remarkable spot during your magical journey through the country by walking around Dian Fossey’s steps in the rain forests of Rwanda. For experienced travelers who mean to visit volcanoes national park, we endorse hiking safaris to the summit of Mount Bisoke and Mount Karisimbi.

Mountain Karisimbi is a fantasy for individuals who look for a natural travel understanding and need to see a large number of plant species that are most fascinating in Africa. It is part of the Virunga ranges and highlights a few unique sectors that divergence quite from the soggy eastern inclines to dry western slants. The hike takes you to over 4507 meters above sea level which comprises oratorical bamboo vegetation, topical ericaceous woods or cloud forest, super tropical mountain backward, and alto tropical meadow and forest. The top of the mountain is amazing topped by an interesting convex cloud, an uncommon view that rewards you with unbelievable nature at the top. En route, you may watch some of the assorted untamed species of wildlife staying in the mountains as you proceed to the graveyard of Dian Fossey.

Nyungwe forest national park located in southwestern Rwanda is intended for hikers and trekkers looking for complete hiking get an away. The national park is made up of a system of walkways to equip each hiker with a prevalent nature-driven getaway. It can last for 2 – 7 hours walking leisurely in the light of wellness level and commitment to exploring this forest’s awesome magnificence.

We suggest for learners and inexpert hikers to ignore the Karamba trail to see armed force camp, a previous goldmine, and market which twists through remote eucalyptus trees and pine plantations and we emphatically encourage them to take the 2 km Igishigishigi trail for deep perspectives. The country offers a large number of hiking opportunities that can fit in your expectations if you wish to inundate yourself in Rwanda’s hiking experience. Concentrate on the most fragile subtleties, spectate natural life in its form and be astonished by unrivaled perspectives across Rwanda’s unmatched beauty.

Hiking Mount Bisoke Safari Rwanda

Hiking Mountain Bisoke takes around 4 hours to get to the top of the mountain and 2 hours to slope down the mountain but experienced hikers and take just 3 hours to climb up the mountain and one hour to slope down. This hiking activity starts at 7am after briefing at kinigi office where a park ranger is given to a group of hikers and these are usually local people from around Bisoke Mountain who know well routes. After briefing, hiking starts at 8:00 am and you can go with a porter if you need one and hiking gears are given to you.

Those interested in hiking should get to know that hiking is not tough though inexperienced hikers might get hectic because of Mountain Bisoke high elevation which needs you to have so much energy to climb and walk through the whole excursion. This might be a whole experience depending on how frequently you are pausing and your speed but at the end of it, you will notice it was worthwhile.

There are two cones on the northern side of Mountain Bisoke, 11 km away from the peak and these were formed as a result of eruption that took place in 1957. Also hikers should never miss walking along the crater edges, visit Lake Ngezi which is a shallow and small lake. While hiking Mountain Bisoke you will see different vegetation covers starting with bamboo forest from here you will climb higher through the Hagenia- Hypericum forest and to the top where you find senecio- lobelia bush and at this point you will be very near to the peak.

How much does it cost to hike mount Bisoke?

The permits for hiking mount Bisoke can be bought at any time even on the day of trekking from the park headquarters. Hikers to mount Bisoke are expected to pay $75 per person.

Mount Karisimbi Hiking Safari in Rwanda

Are you looking for a tour package to hike Mountain Karisimbi? This is one of the most pleasing mountains among the Virunga Mountains in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda that can be hiked throughout the year to have the most memorable experiences in the park. Volcanoes national park is well known for endangered mountain gorillas because it is the only place in Rwanda where you will get to find endangered mountain gorillas of different species in their natural habitats. Mountain Karisimbi is also a home for golden monkey where you will have a chance to visit.

There are eight Virunga mountains that are shared by 3 countries that is Rwanda, Congo and Uganda where you will find Virunga national park DR Congo with Mountain Mikeno and Mountain Nyiragongo which are the active volcanoes among Virunga Mountains and also Mountain Mikeno. In Mgahinga national park Uganda you find Mountain Gahinga, mountain Sabyinyo and mountain Muhabura that it shares with volcanoes national park of Rwanda. Besides mountain gorillas in volcanoes national park still you will find mountain Karisimbi and mountain Bisoke that will offer you exciting experiences when you get to hike them.

Hiking permit price for Mount Karisimbi

Hiking Mountain Karisimbi requires one to have a valid hiking permit which is bought at the park headquarters. Even though it’s very possible to acquire a hiking permit on the day of trekking, you are advised to book in advance to avoid inconvenience most especially in the high season. The hiking permits for Mount Karismbi cost $400 per person.

Best time for hiking safaris in Rwanda

Yes; Rwanda has one of the highest and steepest mountain among the 8 Virunga Mountains ie Karisimbi it will offer you the most exciting experiences therefore it’s important to know the best time to visit the country for hiking safaris and adventure. Therefore, If you are interested in hiking safaris in Rwanda; it’s better to carry it out in dry seasons when the slopes are not slippery therefore the best time to hike Rwanda mountains is during the dry months of December January and February which is the shortest period and the longest period from months of September to mid-December you can still carry out hiking

What to carry for Rwanda hiking safaris?

It’s very useful to know what to pack for hiking after planning to hike any of the mountains in Rwanda. If you have heavy luggage you will have to hire a porter at a small fee. What to include on the packing list includes good hiking boots, long-sleeved clothes, waterproof hiking jacket, insect repellents, enough drinking water, energy-giving snacks, binoculars, sleeping bag, cameras

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