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Hills hiking in Rwanda

Hills hiking in Rwanda

hills hiking in rwanda

Rwanda is commonly refereed to as “Land of thousand hills”.  Rwanda  is well known for the best  Mountain Gorilla tours in the Virunga mountains though it’s also best for hills hiking.  Here comes a chance to have best Rwanda Culture Trip which may include the Memorial Genocides sites, Kigali City tour, Akilah adventures and many more. Now two decades after the genocide, Rwanda has worked hard to clean the streets, embrace peace and encourage prosperity being extremely successful, and elevating the land back to its rightful place of revered natural beauty. Rwanda’s epic scenery of these hills  that makes the land a remarkable place to explore on foot. Also, pleasant climate and magnificent wildlife. On this trip, you will be provided with supporting stick to ease the movement  by the African Safari Journey tour guide. When planning for this tour, its always advisable to put on the following: long sleeved wears, rubber gumboots and a water proof  back pack for carrying cameras or Binoculars.

This is some additional information that is necessary to note as you prepare for hills hiking in Rwanda;-
  • Its only after booking that you will be issued a permit.
  • its not recommended with people with health problems like heart problems and also pregnant travelers.
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level to really be able to hike.
  • This tour/activity doesn’t exceed 20 members.

Departure & Come Back Time

Departure Area

Early in the morning after your tasty breakfast, your will be communicated the departure area where you will meet for a briefing. These areas include;- a) Ruhengeri, Rwanda
b) Gakenke, Rwanda

The departing time is 8:00am. The returning point is the same as the departing point. A traveler pickup will be offered with our professional driver who will drop you off. We do this according to the guest’s preferences and choices.

Transport means

A means of transport is provided by the Hotel to  pick you up for the Hills hiking trip in Rwanda. Once your payments are complete, we will provide you details for the driver to pick you. These will include;- Phone number, E-mail address and he will deliver you safely. .



Hills hiking Trip in Rwanda

Rwanda is refereed to as ‘Land of thousand hills’ and  takes about 2.5 hours to reach the top and 2 hours slopping down a hill. Hills have a height of about 2,660 meters above sea level. It takes about 2.5 hours to reach the top and 2 hours slopping down. There are different creatures you will see on your hike which may include the colored butterflies and different species of birds. While hiking the travelers enjoy the magnificent scenery in the various number of  hills. Enjoy the social life of the villagers like how they behave, associate and prepare meal. While at the top of a hill, you have a   panoramic view on Burera and Ruhondo lakes, Bagenge Rock.

Burera and Ruhondo lakes are commonly known as Twin lakes. The are located at the border of Rwanda and Uganda, its waters are very clear due ts blue waters. Hills hiking in Rwanda will give you an opportunity to evidence the results of volcanic eruption in Rwanda. The scenery is Breath taking as you view the hills and Cultivated crops on the shores and foothills. Hills slopes appear green in distance as you will be able to take some photographs capturing the amazing background.


This is typically part of Hills hiking in Rwanda tour.

Visting of the great market Gakenke, Nyarutovu, Rwanda Gakenke market is remarkably known for its booming business of sweet potatoes. Also others like irish potatoes and bananas.This stopover will take a duration of about 20-30minutes.  This stopover will also include interacting with the market vendors.


  • Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • Tips to porters and driver/ guide
  • Insurance