Following our Safari trip to Akagera it was time for a more active trip – Mt. Bisoke!
The volcano in western Rwanda is part of the Volcano National Park and convinces with breathtaking views and flora & fauna. Our trip started early in the morning as we had to be at the official meeting and briefing point at 7am already. After a short ride to the starting point we were equipped with hiking sticks, porters joined our group and off we went. On the way we spotted some birds and bushbacks and were constantly impressed by the jungle’s beauty and stories told by our guide. The hike itself was challenging but even more rewarding once we made it to the top in a little less than 3h. At 3,700m we were able to see right into the Democratic Republic of Congo, down to our starting point and the other volcanoes around. After having a snack on top of the crater lake it was time to hike down where the porters and hiking sticks proved to be super helpful. Following a refreshment in the local beer garden at the volcano’s base it was time for us to head back to Kigali where we arrived exhausted but very happy and proud of ourselves. We did it, we climbed Mt. Bisoke!