1 day Bisoke hike in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park!
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1 Day Bisoke Hike Rwanda in Volcanoes National Park. Mountain Bisoke climbing and Bisoke Crater lake trekking is 7 – 8 hours.
Mount Bisoke Volcano Hike in Rwanda
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Mount Bisoke is situated in Northern province of Musanze District Rwanda in Volcanoes National Park.
Bisoke stands at 3,711 meters with 2 crater lakes at the summit.
Like Mt. Rwenzori – Margherita hike, One Day Bisoke climbing requires fitness because it is a tough steep hike.
Trekker must take a porter to help carry your water, snacks and day pack, more so porters will pull you incase you get stuck some where during the trek.
During the Hike, you will see a series of different vegetation habitats and bamboo forests.
Moving into Hagenia – Hypericum forest and finally through Senecio – Lobelia bush near the summit.
How to prepare for 1 day Bisoke hike in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park ?
Fitness is essential for the trek because lower oxygen levels as you ascend the mountain impact you negatively.
Your ability to endure with less oxygen will increase as your fitness level increases during the hike.
We therefore advise you to do lots of exercises and running in the weeks leading up to your trek.
The difficulty of your trek will also depend on what time of the year you hike especially novice hikers.
Note that both dry and rainy seasons are the best time to do 1 Day Bisoke hike and these include,
From June to mid-September, there is a long dry season, while from December to February, there is a brief dry season.
The next two seasons are a lengthy wet season from March to May and a brief one from October to November.
The walk is undoubtedly simpler in the dry season when there is no mud on the trail.
But, keep in mind that the highlands can get intermittent rainfall throughout the dry season.
There fore, you should still be ready even though it is never as bad as the rainy season.
What to expect during 1 Day Bisoke Hike
The dense forest and vegetation in different altitude zones cover mount Bisoke volcano.
The lower zones have the forests and thick vegetation making it a challenge to hike to the summit but move to higher altitudes hiking is easy because the vegetation cover is less.
As you close into the summit you will encounter fog a long the way to Bisoke Crater Lake.
At this point expect to see 2 different crater lakes that are not suitable for swimming.
Mount Bisoke is a home to different wild life species and these are the endangered mountain gorillas.
More so are the forest buffaloes, forest elephants, different bird species and golden monkeys.
And during the hike, there chances of encountering those creatures.
Virunga ranges or a chain of Volcanoes have spectacular view of Muhabura, Nyiragongo, Mikeno, Gahinga, Sabyinyo and Karisimbi.
Bisoke Hiking Prices
Bisoke Hiking permit cost $75 reservable with any licensed Tour company based in Rwanda or else book with Katona Tours and travel ltd.
The $75 comes with Bisoke hiking permit, services of park rangers and a hiking Guide.
The price however does not include a 2 way Transport 4 x 4 wheel drive from Kigali or Ruhegeri to the park and back.
It also excludes meals or snacks, bottled dinking water or a soft drink, hiking sticks and porters.
When you sign up this Tour with us, there additional charges you will incur to have a complete adventure.
1 day Bisoke hike in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park Itinerary
At 4:30 am, Our driver and Safari guide will pick you up from your hotel in Kigali or Ruhengeri.
Come with packed lunch or snacks and bottled drinking water. You will transfer to Kinigi the park headquarters for briefing and registration.
After briefing and registration 8am, drive to the trek trail or trekking point for mount Bisoke Hike and visit the Craters on Bisoke Volcano.
Duration is 7 hours or 8 hours round trip. Katona Tours driver will wait for you at the trail head, after the hike drive you to a Restaurant to have a warm lunch and rest.
In the evening drive back to Kigali and drop you off where we picked you from in the morning or connect you to the Airport for your departure flight.
The 1 Day Bisoke Hike safari includes;
Our Bisoke package includes Transportation with a 4 x 4 wheel drive and Hot a meal after the trek
A 75USD Hiking fees or Hiking permit and Bottled Drinking water or a soft drink
Items to bring on the Bisoke Crater Lake hike
Sturdy hiking boots with adequate traction are required for either wet or rainy season.
Wearing long outdoor pants will prevent bug bites and scrapes on the legs.
Hands are shielded from scrapes by wearing long sleeves.
A rain jacket or poncho gardening gloves, sun screen and hat are equally important.
Booking should be at least 2 days in advance because Hiking permits sell out at least 1 to 2 Days to the climbing date.