1 or 2 days
This is the shorter, simpler version of the Mount Kabuye Adventure — Hiking & Fun Challenges trip.
Whichever you pick, you will enjoy the only hiking-friendly hill in Rwanda — and the wider Gorilla Highlands region — that boasts a bar/restaurant on its top! It has been set up for you to appreciate the historical, cultural and natural highlights of Mount Kabuye, providing you with a great reason to exercise a bit. We are adding some unique twists, making Mt Kabuye trekking really special…
This time, your tour guide will be on your phone! Living and breathing experts from our team will help you get the best out of your Mount Kabuye trip, using WhatsApp (read the background story here). We will provide you with pre-tour advice, share with you a custom-made map and other digital goodies, and be with you through messages and voice calls. In short, you will never feel alone or unsafe.
It takes only 3 hours to climb Mt Kabuye from Gakenke (a town between Kigali and Musanze), making it a suitable destination for almost anyone. However, do not expect an easy hike! If you require assistance with your luggage, we can arrange a porter for you — and even a physical guide to go with you. However, this is primarily a digital experience, hiking like no other. Wanna try? With 3 hours up and 2 hours down, this is completely doable in a day. If you eventually realise you are late, there is a pleasant guesthouse in Gakenke and a homestay solution on the slopes of Mt Kabuye.
Using WhatsApp we will guide you to the top, helping you with a map, advice on the way and preparation before the trip. Don’t know where to turn where there are no signposts? You can always ask us.
On the top we will share with you a video welcome by the founder and cultural audio stories about the site. We will find you local support so that you can locate the famous cave and explain its story in audio.
The listed price applies when we have 5 participants or more.
TENTED OVERNIGHT OPTION (book through Extras) — RWF 35,000 per person with three meals
On the top of Mount Kabuye full-equipped quality tents can be awaiting you and tasty meals can be prepared. We will accompany that with a quality selection of social games you can play around the fireplace. If you wish, you can help with cooking and setting the tents up, however, by default all is done for you. Moreover, expect to get a herbal bath for your feet to relax them after the trekking!