Bisoke Crater

Bisoke Crater

4 days

• Kigali City Tour
• Banana beer production
• Mount Bisoke hike
• Traditional food preparation
• Gisenyi city tour
• Boat ride


Day 1: Kigali city tour + depart for Musanze

Your day starts with a tour of the city. Visit interesting spots which may include the crafts market, Gisozi genocide memorial site & Kigali museum. Depart for a 2 hours’ drive to Musanze area. Arrive for lunch then join the local brew makers to understand the process of brewing a local banana beer. Several other activities include basket weaving and painting. The local community will be proud showing these activities. Later drive to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Garden Place Hotel | Classic Lodge Nyakinama | Tiloreza Volcanoes Ecolodge


Day 2: Mount Bisoke hike

We will drive you to Kinigi to meet your guides for the day at 7 am. After completing the park formalities depart to the starting point of your hike. Mt Bisoke stands at 3700m; it has the typical conic shape of a “perfect” volcano and in its crater lays a deep crater lake. During the climb, you will cross a series of different vegetation habitats which the guide will explain. Porters can be hired at the park headquarters. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


Day 3: Local market visit + Gisenyi (Lake Kivu)

You will start your day by visiting the local market, do some shopping before proceeding to Red Rocks Art Center. Prepare yourself a traditional meal with the help of local women, have lunch and then depart for Gisenyi (Lake Kivu), explore the harbor and have dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Stipp Hotel Gisenyi | Gorilla Lake Kivu Hotel | Kivu Serena Hotel


Day 4: Gisenyi + Transfer to Kigali

Enjoy a nice boat tour to one of the islands in Lake Kivu before having lunch and depart for a 3 hours’ drive to Kigali. Drop off at the airport or hotel.

Price: from $828, depending on season and choice of hotel.

The price is based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room on full board basis.
It includes:
o Transport in a 4WD safari vehicle exclusive to you
o English speaking driver/guide
o Accommodation and meals as stated in the program
o All guide fees
o Permits where necessary
Excluded are:
o International flights & visas
o Travel insurances
o Driver guide and local escort tips
o Activities not mentioned in the program

Wildlife or international add-on’s possible.

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