Volcanoes trek Rwanda
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Sep 9, 2013 2:38 AM Last Post By: HenkG
Aug 17, 2013 7:36 AM
Aug 18, 2013 2:38 PM
1What do you mean by volcanoes trek?
Apart from the gorillas visit in the Volcanoes National Park, which cost 750 USD only for the permit, you can climb Bisoke Volcano in the same park, this is a one day trip, from 2400 until 3700 meters, nice crater lake on the summit. Maybe 7 hours round trip, quite steep. Costs about 100 USD.
You can also climb Karisimbi, 4507 meters, quite hard, pretty expensive two days trek, spend night in a tent in the forest. Another possibility is the 2 days trek to Gahinga and Muhabura volcanoes. You should be pretty fit for this.
Sep 4, 2013 1:57 PM
2Alternatively cross into Uganda, head to Mgahinga and for 60us choose between Muhavura 9 - 11 hours at 4150 - need to be fit and light altitude sickness may creep in at top, but beautiful lake, the easiest is Gahinga at about 3400 some 6 hours and really quite doable and lastly - Sabinyo - a bit deceptive as only 3700 but have to clabber up 3 peaks. A few sections are a bit steep - there are stick ladders and now even solid wooden steps on the last section. The mist mitigates the vertigo, but it's a lovely climb, though more with the feeling of a mountain than a volcano. Climb takes 7 - 8 hours and as with all the climbs passes through bands of vegetation. The gorilla family in the park are usually to be found in the area of the saddle between Gahinga and Muhavura, though not on the guided track. May well run into buffalo the odd elephant and monkey too.
Sep 9, 2013 2:38 AM
Since Gorillas leave in their natural Habitat it would be nice if you first book your gorilla permit then on the day of trekking you request for a gorilla group which would suit your level of fitness, these may be done through experienced tour operators within Rwanda who may pre-organize you a gorilla group to visit, companies i reccommend, includes, East Africa Eco Explorer and Amahoro Tours
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