Mountain Bisoke is a dormant volcano that can be traces   in Rwanda and rises at about approximately 3711 meters above sea level. Mountain Bisoke is one of the volcanoes that make up the Virunga mountain range, which straddles Rwanda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This same volcano also borders Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, but the greatest part of the mountain is found in Rwanda, including the highest summit, and it is close to the side of the Virunga Mountains.

“Bisoke” is a Swahili word that means “splashed with water,” and was used by the natives to describe the two beautiful crater lakes that “drench” the rushing lava spring. One Crater Lake is 100 meters deep and 400 meters across, and it stands in a hole of lava on top. The second Crater Lake was framed along the margins, almost halfway to the top, and sat above the neighboring Sabinyo Volcano Mountain’s lush slants.

The entire mountain is covered with green vegetation, which is composed of the hagenia forest, and it harbors various wild animals and plant species. Some of the animals include forest elephants, buffaloes, mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, and various species of birds.

The process of reaching the peak of Bisoke Mountain

Hiking or climbing to the top of a mountain is a fantastic adventure that can be completed in a single day, even by the most intrepid and inexperienced hikers. The whole hike to the top and the climbing lasts for about six hours, meaning that visitors can hike for about four hours to make it to the top and then two hours down to make it six hours in total.

The hiking day for the mountain Bisoke commences at around 7 a.m. at the Kinigi recreation or information center, and there at the base camp, the hike sets on, as do all moves or hiking safaris to Volcanoes National Park, to meet with various visitors and the park officer. The ranger (s) gives the guests an overview of the recreation area as well as the five Virunga volcanoes shared by Rwanda and what to expect during the climb or hike.

Every one of the policemen employed by the park is qualified, well-educated, and boasts a wealth of experience gained via extended stretches of driving into the recreation area. A large percentage of the officials are Kinigi natives who have worked with the recreation park since it was in its infancy. Each officer can communicate well in four major languages: English, French, Swahili, and Kinyarwanda (the local language).

Head to Bisoke Volcano, which is a forty-minute drive from the foothills of the mountain after receiving directions, which closes at 8 a.m. The first 10-15 minutes is on a smooth, open road, but the rest is the infamous “African Massage,” a slow, bumpy ride over volcanic rocks.

Get into the car that is departing the recreation area, and look for a watchman to hire. Recruiting a watchman to transport your sack of belongings is strongly advised, if not a necessity. As you climb the mountain, your sack, albeit light at first, becomes unbearably heavy. The watchmen are also handy for offering a push or navigating challenging terrain, such as messy, steep, or problematic.

The officer or the guide hands you the well-crafted climbing sticks, and you can’t wait to get started! The vehicle leaving the starting grounds for the climbing track is 2700 meters above sea level. Before intersecting the stone divider into Volcanoes National Park, the first 10 minutes pass through the networks and farmlands at the recreation area’s perimeter.

The stone divider wall separates the recreation area from the farmlands, preventing bison and wood elephants from crossing into the farmland, as well as interlopers from entering the recreation area.

Mountain Bisoke harbors few well-adjusted gorilla families, and you have a good chance of seeing them near the start of your climb up the mountain. You may see a few gorillas. However, you are only allowed one moment to watch them from the climbing trail and are prohibited from taking any photographs.

This benefit is only available to those who paid the $1,500 to follow them; otherwise, it would be unreasonable for them. The Golden Monkeys are another potentially exciting untamed life experience. Gloves made of wool equipment for the head, climbing boots that aren’t too heavy and that consume at least one liter of water.