Destination Kivu Belt

The Green Hills Expedition: Hiking and Camping around Gishwati NP

The Green Hills Expedition: Hiking and Camping around Gishwati NP

Activity Description

  • Hiking in Scenic Trails: Gishwati and Mukura forests offer some of the most scenic and beautiful hiking trails in Rwanda. The lush green hills, cascading waterfalls, and stunning views provide a truly immersive nature experience.
  • Camping in the Heart of Nature: Camping in the forests/Bitenga base camp provides a unique opportunity to experience the wilderness up close. The sounds of the forest at night and the starry skies above make for an unforgettable camping experience.
  • Farm Experience: Along the way, you’ll have the chance to visit local farms and learn about traditional agriculture practices in the area. You’ll have the opportunity to see how crops like tea, coffee, and bananas are grown and harvested, and you’ll get to taste some of the local produce.
  • Cow Experience: In addition to visiting farms, you’ll also have the chance to learn about traditional cow-keeping practices in Rwanda. You’ll get to meet local farmers and see how cows are milked and cared for, and you’ll get to try some of the fresh milk and cheese.
  • Cultural Immersion: The expedition offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions. You’ll meet friendly locals, learn about their customs, and get a firsthand look at their way of life.

Itinerary

  • 8:00 AM – Meet Your Guide: Meet your guide at the entrance of Gishwati Forest /Kivumu center and begin your adventure.
  • 9:00 AM – Start Hiking: Embark on a scenic hike through the lush green hills of the vicinity of Gishwati Forest. Your guide will take you on a route that passes through scenic viewpoints.
  • 11:00 AM – Lunch Break: Take a break and enjoy a picnic lunch in the heart of nature.
  • 1:00 PM – Cow Experience: After lunch, visit a local cow farm and learn about traditional cow-keeping practices in Rwanda. Meet friendly farmers and see how cows are milked and cared for, and taste some of the fresh milk and cheese.
  • 12:00 PM – Continue Hiking: After your cow experience, continue your hike through the stunning hills of Gishwati Forest.
  • 12:30am: Hot lunch at Bitenga base camp after lunch you will descend to Bitenga Primary school and meet your drive and campers will stay and check out next morning.
  • Overall, this one-day itinerary offers the perfect mix of hiking, cultural experiences, and nature. With the chance to hike through beautiful scenery, visit a local farm, learn about cow-keeping, and enjoy a picnic lunch in the heart of nature, this expedition is sure to be a memorable experience.

About the Organizer

Beyond the Gorillas Experience (BGE) is a tourism company based in vicinity of
Volcanoes National Park (VNP). BGE operates in the whole country but it has the main
offices in Musanze and Gakenke Districts located in the Northern Province/Rwanda.

Beyond the Gorillas Experience has a focus on promoting experiences outside of the national park for the sake of including local communities in tourism and helping visitors to see more and genuine experiences in Rwanda. 

 

$30 includes:

  • Experienced Guide
  • Water

$ 80 includes:

  • Experienced Guide
  • Water
  • Hiking Gear
  • Camping Gear
  • Porter
  • Lunch

Highlights

  • Hike the Riverside trail
  • Hike through several traditional Rwandan villages, 
  • See some of the greenest hills in Africa

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