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Bisoke Hike and Hiking Facilities provided by Beyond the Gorillas Experience

Bisoke Hike and Hiking Facilities

Bisoke Hike and Hiking Facilities
4.5
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£107.91
per group (up to 15)
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Tour snapshot
Duration:
2 days
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
For the nature enthusiasts, the Volcanoes national park is a true paradise filled with lush green forest, rare mountain vegetation, crater lakes, plenty of wildlife such as forest elephants and buffaloes, golden monkeys and mountain gorillas, endemic birds of the Albertine rift, breathtaking views of Rwanda’s mist shrouded mountainous landscape and sprawling volcanoes. They offer an unrivaled African jungle experience and one of the best scenery on the African continent! During the hikes, you are chanced with encountering the habituated Mountain Gorillas, for which you shall be permitted only a minute to view them minus taking any pictures to keep it fair for those that paid for the pricey Gorilla trek tour permit. Golden Monkeys are also a high possibility encounter during the hike.BGE provide with you the hiking facilities,cook,porters,etc.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 143540P9
Important information
Inclusions
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Volcanoes National Park entry ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Volcanoes National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Volcanoes National Park
Exclusions
  • Private transportation
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • we pick up from all hotels in Rwanda according to the guest’s choice and the transportation cost doesn't include in the price of the service.We charge according to the area covered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Volcanoes National Park entry ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Volcanoes National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Volcanoes National Park
Exclusions
  • Private transportation
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • we pick up from all hotels in Rwanda according to the guest’s choice and the transportation cost doesn't include in the price of the service.We charge according to the area covered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
3 stops
Day 1
Bisoke hike
Day 2
Check out
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4.5
8 reviews
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Michelle R
Greensboro, NC155 contributions
Oct 2021
the guides did great job getting us to a family of gorillas. The hike was slippery in places but the guides held our hands and our gear and were so attentive to us. We were never fearful, even though we got so close to the family including the silverback. Very well organized, made us feel good about all the conservation efforts being done for the gorillas.
Written 10 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ludovicbaussan
2 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
My girlfriend and I went hiking Mont Kabuye with Beyond The Gorilla Experience. Theodore, the manager, was very helpful and responsive for the booking, he answered all our questions and provided us with all the information we needed to plan our hike. Our guide Ferdinand was wonderful, he shared some fascinating facts about the local culture, he was very attentive to our needs and even helped us buy some local banana beer on our way back. The hike itself was a truly unique experience!
Written 4 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

rebeccan65
Chicago, IL3 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
My family recently did a 2-day overnight hike up Mt. Karisimbi. When we booked our permits with RDB, they recommended Beyond the Gorillas Experience to be our outfitter. Theodore, the founder and head of the company, was very professional, responsive, and helpful as we planned the details (including roundtrip transportation from Kigali).

We were a group of 7 adults of varying ages and levels of fitness. For most of us, the hike was quite difficult. We spent most of the hike shin-deep in mud, which is what made it so strenuous (if the trail was dry, it would’ve been much easier). Thank goodness for our team of porters, arranged by Beyond the Gorillas Experience, who not only carried all of our bags, food, tents, etc., but also helped many of us up the mountain – they were amazing.

It took us about twice as long as expected to reach the overnight camp – we arrived just before sundown. The next morning, only three of us proceeded from the campsite to the summit.

Beyond the Gorillas arranged for our camping equipment, which was of good quality (we brought our own sleeping bag liners; wished we’d each brought an inflatable camping pillow, ear plugs and extra layers for the chilly night!) Meals were basic but tasty, particularly after a long day first day – and our team of porters spontaneously serenaded us with songs around the campfire before dinner. Views of Mt. Bisoke and the other volcanos from both the campsite and the summit were breathtaking! We also caught a view of mountain gorillas on the way up!

Make sure you have plenty of water and snacks for both days. We ran out of water on the second day, and one member of our group became seriously dehydrated on the hike down. Fortunately, we were greeted by the Beyond the Gorillas Experience team with lunch, drinks, and foot massages upon our return.

Even though it was more challenging than we’d bargained for, it was a fun, once-in-a-lifetime experience. We’re grateful to Theodore and his team for helping us to create wonderful memories!
Written 12 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Rebecca, Hope everything is fine with you and hope you reached safely. Please kindly accept our heartfelt appreciation for spending your valuable time to write such a supportive and genuine review. Thank, thank you, thank you very much. Kindly again accept our appreciation from deep down our hearts for choosing BEYOND THE GORILLAS EXPERIENCE. We want to say thank you so much, it is always our pleasure. Thank you for your advice to the travelers, your advice contributes too much to the guests. At Beyond the Gorillas Experience, we are committed to serving our guests with utmost excellent customer care and ensuring guest satisfaction and comfort. We feel we did not do our best, and we therefore request you that when you recover from the journey, you can plan another trip and then BEYOND THE GORILLAS EXPERIENCE will do its best.... We request you to be our ambassador and should any of your colleagues, friends or relative want to make a trip to Rwanda, please don't hesitate to recommend them to BEYOND THE GORILLAS EXPERIENCE. We thank you, wish you all the best and all we can say is GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY. Hope to see you again!
Written 16 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ask4adventure
Kigali, Rwanda1 contribution
May 2019 • Friends
My friend and I arrived in Masanze knowing we wanted to see Golden Monkeys and hike a volcano but otherwise had no idea how to organise it. After enquiring during our lunch at Migano cafe (superb place for lunch and wifi!) we were immediately introduced to Theodore from Beyond the Gorillas who was incredibly helpful and within minutes had arranged our itinerary for us. This involved being picked up at our hostel the next day (very punctually) by our super driver Gabriel who ensured we were sorted with permits, correct hiking gear and plenty of drinking water on both days. (Lunch is also provided if required). After we had completed activities, Gabriel was waiting with the car to take us back our hostel, going above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable.
After we had completed both activities, we were taken to meet Beyond the Gorillas staff to discuss our experience and asked if we had any recommendations to improve the service as we had lunch.
We are budget lone traveller who were not particularly organised or prepared before arriving... after asking around for other companies and prices etc we both agree that Beyond the Gorillas offer fantastic service and value for money, by taking all of the stress out of the situation - we really can not recommend them enough!! Thank you so much for making our time in Muasanze truly wonderful!
Written 14 May 2019
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Cillian R
Donadea, Kildare, Ireland49 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
I did this as a one day solo trip from Kigali. The day started with a 4:30am pick up. We arrived in Volcanoes NP around 7am where we registered and met our guide and 2 other tourists hiking for the day.

As we started the hike, we were joined by soldiers from the Rwandan army. They escorted us 'for our protection' as we were on the DRC border and the forest is full of wildlife.

The hike itself it tough. I'm an athletic male in my 20s and found it challenging, it's constant climbing. The crater was filled with cloud/fog when we reached the top but cleared after ~15 minutes. We had lunch at the top and hiked back. I was planning on hiring hiking boots at the start of the trail for $5 but we were told the trail was dry so I made do with my running shoes, I slipped a few times on the way back but nothing serious. Take lots of water - I'd recommend arriving hydrated and taking 2-2.5 litres with you. We enjoyed a beer and some chicken&chips once we got back to the start.

The day trip cost me $325. Most of the expense came from the transport to and from Kigali (hiking permit was $75 and $50 for a guide). If not in a hurry, I'd recommend catching a bus from Kigali to Muzanze (~€3.5 one way), staying there the night before and then catch a bus back from Muzanze to Kigali (or to wherever) in the evening.

I ended up traveling to Gisenyi the following day and only later realised I should have gone there from Muzanze instead of going back to Kigali - but that was solely due to my lack of research.

I arranged the trip through Simon in BGE, he was excellent - super quick at responding and he arranged everything for me at very short notice (the day before!). A big thanks to Simon.
Written 22 January 2020
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BEYOND THE GORI... B
Dear Cillian, We thank you for your review. We can't wait to see you back to do some other activities with us.
Written 22 January 2020
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Sjanne S
3 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Beyond the gorillas offers very professional and friendly services. We spend a lot of time with them and they are truly wonderful. The scenic walk around the vulcanos is not just a scenic walk, it also shows a lot about the agricultural life in this area. Janviere is an amazing guide! Rarely met someone that is so knowledgeable about the area and still very eager to learn more!! If you look for the kinda tour that offers experienced guides that tell you what you want to know in a natural way, this is the place to go! Will definitely use their services again elsewhere in the country. Murakoze cyane
Written 17 June 2019
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Sophie H
8 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
My friend and I had an incredible experience with Beyond the Gorillas. We went during the rainy season in May as lone budget backpackers and were initially a little confused as to how to arrange the trekking and seeing the monkeys on a budget. After enquiring with Migano Cafe (an excellent spot for lunch!) in Masanze, we were introduced to Theodore who arrived within 5 minutes to answer all our questions. He provided us with transport from our hostel to the Headquarters to buy our park permits and then onwards to the starting point of the treks both days (4x4 required as the terrain is very rocky!). We were also provided with good trekking shoes (essential), waterproof trousers, jackets, socks and gaters in addition to as much water as we wanted. Our driver Gabriel would then be waiting each day when we finished the activity to drop us back at our accomodation. He was always very punctual and helpful. He really went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed-driving us to multiple cash points when we had trouble with the card machines (much easier to pay in cash/USD for everything!!) and helping us to communicate with hostel staff when we had a problem with accomodation (above and beyond their job description). Beyond the Gorillas really helped to take the stress out of organising something which could be logistically tough! It is very clear that all company members just want their clients to have the best experience possible. Definitely recommend!
Written 14 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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