Tuesday, 20 February 2018

THE MAJESTIC HIKING EXPERIENCE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF RWANDA


HIKING MOUNTAIN BISOKE
In a market where there is variety and all products with good quality implies stiff competition, sometimes you even get confused and fail to pick the best product that you would love to take. Likewise to Rwanda, it is a land of a thousand hills and when it comes to hiking safaris in Rwanda, you might get confused on which one to hike due to the many magnificent mountains in the country. Each mountain you bump into is simply beautiful to behold leaving you with a million thoughts wondering how the experience of hiking to its top would be. Indeed, all mountains in Rwanda are good to go, the experience is worth the hike. The Nyiragongo, Karisimbi, Huye, Nyamulagira, Sabinyo, Mgahinga and Bisoke mountains clearly explain why Rwanda is the land of a thousand hills.
Hiking mountain Bisoke has been undoubtedly ranked the best for hiking safaris in Rwanda.
In any case, if in Rwanda, don’t miss it out. An extinct volcano in the Virunga Mountains of the Albertine Rift in the western branch of the East African Rift is located on the border of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo though its summit is in Rwanda standing at 3,711 meters.
The adventure on mountain Bisoke is one of the most memorable activities you can ever do on your safaris in Rwanda. At the top of this mountain is the largest and most spectacular Crater Lake in the nation. Hiking the full top of mountain Bisoke is a wonderful adventure that even the non-experienced hikers can do in just a day. Just like all other activities in Volcanoes National Park, also the Hiking Day starts at the park headquarters of Kinigi at 7.00am and at around 8.00am, you set off for the hike led by a ranger who has a wealth of experience in hiking adventures at Bisoke Mountain.
The starting point of the trek is roughly a 40 minutes’ drive from the park headquarters on a very bumpy road. Porters to help you carry your luggage as you hike are available right at the starting point such that you don’t feel anything uncomfortable while on your hike. Before the start of the hike, the ranger gives you a nicely crafted hiking stick because moving through the very steep and very muddy terrain requires you all the support you can even if from a stick.
As you ascend up, if you are lucky enough you could encounter some gorillas and given a minute to view them while in your hiking trail though pictures are limited. You continue with your trek as you are treated with an array of different species of trees & flowery shrubs and sweet bird songs as you dodge the thorny plants that itch.
You eventually reach the top of the mountain, and the view is incredibly unbelievable. It is one that can never disappoint you. The Crater Lake is so prepossessing covered with a large cloud cover that makes the temperatures here relatively high.  Definitely, mountain Bisoke is worth climbing especially if you wish for a physical break from the regular tourists. Even just an evening spent in the foothills of this amazing volcano is well worth the drive. Come now.