4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Volcanoes Park & Bisoke Hike

Safari Overview

4 Days Rwanda Gorilla trekking to Volcanoes National Park and Bisoke Hike takes you to Volcanoes Rwanda National Park for Gorilla trekking and later you will hike mountain Bisoke to the summit. Volcanoes National Park is not only the home to the mountain gorillas but also golden monkeys, spotted hyenas, buffaloes, elephants, black-fronted duikers, and bush backs. There are also 178 bird species, including 29 endemics from Rwenzori and Virunga. Check out the detailed itinerary for this 4 Days Rwanda gorilla trekking and Bisoke hike safari.

Rwanda gorilla safaris
Rwanda gorilla trekking

Brief Itinerary: 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Volcanoes Park & Bisoke Hike

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kigali & Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 2: Gorilla Tracking – Virunga National Park
  • Day 3: Hiking the Bisoke Volcano(3.711mm)
  • Day 4: Kigali airport city Tour

Detailed Itinerary – 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla trekking and Bisoke Hike

Day 1:  Arrival in Kigali & Volcanoes National Park.

On the first day of your 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla trekking and Bisoke hike safari, you will be met at Kigali International Airport by your Jewel Safaris guide, who will give you a brief tour of Kigali City before beginning your drive to the Volcanoes National Park. You will have lunch in Kigali. After lunch, you will then drive to Volcanoes National Park, approximately a 2-hour drive from Kigali City center. When you arrive at your accommodation, you will have an option to either rest up for the next day’s activity, or your guide can take you to a local village nearby to visit the community that has traditionally lived in and around the park.  This will give you the opportunity to learn about the people, their way of life and even taste some local dishes. 

Overnight at the preferred accommodation facility.

Gorilla trekking in Uganda

Gorilla trekking

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking – Virunga National Park.

After your breakfast on the second day of your 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla trekking and Bisoke hike safari, you will be taken to the Volcanoes National Park headquarters where you will meet your Ranger-Guide who will lead you on the Gorilla Tracking Tour.  It could take anywhere from a few minutes to a couple of hours to spot the gorillas, depending on where they are on that day. After trekking, if time permits, you will be taken to Ruthengeri for lunch and a tour of the beautiful lakes in the region. In the late afternoon, you will be taken to your accommodation for evening relaxation.

Day 3: Hiking the Bisoke Volcano(3.711mm).

After an early breakfast you will be taken to the basecamp of the volcano for a briefing, and then taken to the start point for the climb. After the climb, you will be driven back to Kigali, checking into your hotel for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Day 4:  Kigali airport city tour.

After breakfast, you will be picked up at your hotel and given a further tour of Kigali and its environs, after which you will be taken to the airport to catch your flight.

Accommodation is booked in accordance with your preferences and depending on your budget and availability

Virunga National Park

Virunga National Park is Africa’s most biologically diverse protected area.  The Park is 7,800 square kilometers in size and includes forest, savannas, lava plains, swamps, erosion valleys, active volcanoes, and the glaciated peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains. In addition to being the home of a quarter of the world’s Mountain Gorillas, Virunga National Park also has two other Great Ape species, the eastern lowland gorillas and chimpanzees. Another interesting inhabitant of the park is the Okapi; an endangered species that resembles a zebra but is more closely related to the giraffe.  There are lots of hippos, forest and savanna elephants, lions, and many rare bird species.

Bisoke Volcano

The top of Bisoke Volcano has a spectacular crater lake, which makes it a popular activity for tourists to Rwanda. The climb takes from 3 to 6 hours depending on your abilities, and 1 – 2 hours to descend.  The hikes begin at 7 am with a briefing, and set off around 8. Porters are assigned to carry your luggage.

Distance: – 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking & Bisoke Hike

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Package includes:

  • Transport: vehicle, fuel, and  driver
  • Gorilla permit
  • Full board accommodation for the
  • Entrance fees.
  • All activities.
  • Bottled drinking water

Package excludes:

  • Visas
  • Air ticket
  • Personal expenses.
  • Cost for anything that is not mentioned in the itinerary.

We use 4×4 safari cars for our safaris and therefore every traveler is guaranteed a window seat, bellow are photos of the cars.

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Murchison Falls Adventure This was my first safari adventure and it was a trip of a lifetime. The owner, Dona was very professional and helpful and made sure he understood what we wanted. The vehicle was wonderful and roomy and well kept. Our guide, Patrick made the trip exceptional. He knew the park, he knew the animals and he was a former ranger who spent years protecting the animals of that park. It was clear that the other guides respected him and Patrick was kind, funny and made sure we had a wonderful adventure. The first night, the owner called me to ask how everything was going and he messaged me after the trip to make sure we had a great time. That was above and beyond what I expected. Great company, great customer service and fantastic guide with years of experience. This is the company I would choose over and over.
Great safari!!!! Fantastic. The owner went out of the way to make sure we had what we wanted. I highly recommend Patrick as guide and driver. He loves what he does and you can tell.
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Simon T
Two-day trip to Lake Mburo Our two-day trip to Lake Mburo with our driver and guide Patrick was great. He delivered what we asked for, and more! Other than being a very kind person and good driver, Patrick was able to share a lot of information about the different animals and places we encountered. A big thanks to Jewel Safaris and Patrick! 100% Recommend!
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Sander T
2 days Safari to Lake Mburo We had a blast of a weekend with Patrick from Jewel Safari's. He knew so much about the animals, was so friendly and flexible to arrange it the way we wanted. I would advice to go on a Safari with him!
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Uganda 2023 We had the great pleasure of having Patrick from jewel safaris for a week in Uganda. Hugely informative and fun, Patrick is a perfect ambassador for a fun, beautiful and dramatic country which is Uganda. A fabulous tour by a class guide. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting most of Africa and Uganda is top. Will go back
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astrid H
Incredible experience Amazing service and amazing country and people. It was an incredible trip, I can’t fault anything. We all enjoyed it so much and our guide was so attentive and catered to what we wanted to do
Utmärkt service, bra bil och kunnig guide. Jewel Safaris arrangerade vår resa till Uganda, med bland annat gorillorna i Bwindi. Vi var även i nationalparken där schimpanserna finns. Jewel Safaris har lång erfarenhet av att anordna safaris i Uganda. Goran
good service We had a great trip with Jewel Safari and would definitely recommend to book trips with Jewel Safari.
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Great agency We ordered the trip in 2019 to go to Uganda in April 2020. Then Covid came and the trip was postponed for 2,5 yrs and in the meantime we kept contact and When we finally could go it all went super-smooth. Well organized and very friendly personnel and a fantastic guide. Nothing went wrong during the 10 days we visited and the arrangements were spotless.


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