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Local hills hiking provided by Beyond the Gorillas Experience

Local hills hiking
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About
It takes about 2.5 hours to reach the top and 2 hours slopping down. It is a hill of about 2,660 meters above sea level. While hiking the tourists enjoy the magnificent view of numerous number of hills in the area, beautiful scenery and landscapes, enjoy lifestyle of local people from their villages, a visit to Mushubi primary school as a stopover before you reach the real top of the hill, panoramic view on Burera and Ruhondo lakes, Bagenge Rock to mention but a few.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 143540P4
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Private transportation
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We make pick up arrangements according to the guest's preferences and choices.
  • Gakenke, Rwanda Near Nemba Hospital
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Private transportation
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We make pick up arrangements according to the guest's preferences and choices.
  • Gakenke, Rwanda Near Nemba Hospital
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Gakenke
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Gakenke Market
    Stop: 20 minutes
    Gakenke market is known for its booming trade where bananas amongst athers fruits and vegetables as well as staple foods are sold.This open-air market is a community gathering.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Solo Traveller
2 contributions
Mt Kabuye Trail Hike
Oct 2021 • Solo
I'm a 60 yr old woman, I walk all the time at home but boy was I surprised when Mt. Kabuye turned into a trial & tribulation but thanks to Kwame(porter)& Theo (owner). I was able to complete the trail hike, yes I was the last member of our group to reach the lodge but it was so gratifying to be able to complete the hike. I got cheers.. All of the Beyond Gorillas staff were absolutely the most helpful; kind,attentive and provided a 1st Class Customer Experience and the chef prepared delicious meals using locally grown produce. I recommend Beyond Gorillas Experience.
Written 12 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BEYOND THE GORI... B
Dorothy, Thanks so much for your stay with us. We can't wait to take you to other beautiful places in Rwanda.
Written 13 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

dan m
1 contribution
Mount Kabuye camping is a must-do!
Sep 2021
camping on the top of Mount Kabuye is a beautiful experience. The camp is set in beautiful, quiet green forest with stunning views across Rwanda's peaks. The camp facilities are basic (simple tent provided, basic seated toilet, shower is a hot water bucket and a jug to pour it over yourself) but it's comfortable (mattresses in the tents, beer and wine available), and the catering team up there are out of this world - they delivered a full 3 course dining experience, with a great chef at the helm (they ably and happily catered for me as a vegetarian too), eating around warming fire pit.
We spent 2 nights there as part of a mountain bike trip. Would definitely return just for the camping and location (binoculars for birding recommended) and the very helpful and super friendly staff.
Written 7 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BEYOND THE GORI... B
Dear Sir/Madam, We are vitally happy that you liked our hospitality. We really appreciated your stay with us during this global pandemic hardships your support will never be forgotten!
Written 8 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Esi U
3 contributions
Hike Mount Kabuye with BGE
Apr 2021
Mount Kabuye hike. The team BGE organise it very well. stunning view and incredible story they tell who we reach the summit. And the customer care including food are excellent. Do not hesitate to Hike with BGE
Written 20 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BEYOND THE GORI... B
Thanks very much for your positive feedback we can't wait to meet you for any other of our tours as we have about 70 activities beyond national Parks visit.
Written 21 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

punawa
Trier, Germany134 contributions
Unforgettable hike, don't miss it
Oct 2020
During covid-19, we were the only international tourists traveling the country. We did not have much plans and we found them on a daily basis.
Being told about “Beyond the Gorillas Experience” by our guesthouse, we contacted them super easily via WhatsApp. Within 10 minutes chatting with Theodore, we had organized our activity for the next day.
We had chosen a local hike near Musanze to Mount Mbwe.
They were super professional from start to end. Our guide and driver were waiting on time at the guesthouse. We drove with our rental car to the starting point and let the keys to their driver to bring the car at the end of the hike.

We started around 1700m altitude to reach the top at 2200m which took a good 1h30 (excluding breaks) at a very good pace as our guide was very fit. He had to slow down a little as some parts are extremely steep for European standards.

This hike will amaze you from start to finish. Views are spectacular, through villages, plantations, fields, forest till you finally reach the lake on the other side. You cannot make it more authentic as we were alone spectating the local day-to-day life. You encounter many people who seem happy to see you with their big smiles but also wait for you to make a wrong step and have a good laugh at you.

Some parts are very tricky especially when you start to descent. Terrain is dry, ultra-steep, sliding. Take good shoes, descent slowly and be careful. But your eyes won't believe the beauty of the surroundings.

Our guide was just the best you could have dreamed of. Not only was he super kind, attentive and talkative about anything but he had such a broad knowledge of nature. He knew every single bird we could see and he tells you a lot about Rwanda. Don't be shy asking any questions your might have. We are so grateful to have met him.

After the descent, we arrive at the Ruhondo lake where a small boat was waiting for us. We drove for 40mins to a small island with just one house. There, food was waiting for us (rice, vegetables, beef, potatoes...) That was so good and a lot. The scenery was just unrealistic. Beautiful moment, beautiful time. Everybody is so kind, everything is so well organized, very impressive.

After that, we took the boat again for a short trip to the electrical power plant where our rental car was parked.

This hike was the best time we have spent in Rwanda. There is everything you could look for during your trip: physical challenge, amazing landscapes, interactions with locals, good food, knowing about Rwanda culture/society.
They are still developing and improving their activities. We had a long talk with Theodore who was interested in a feedback of our activity. Wish them all the luck possible for their future.
Written 26 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BEYOND THE GORI... B
Thanks for your review, we can't wait to see you back and we are certainly sure that we will never disappoint your friends.
Written 28 October 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Qamer A
Kigali, Rwanda2 contributions
Mount Kaboye Hike
Feb 2020
The Mount Kaboye Hike with beyond the gorilla team was amazing experience and it was well organised. I will definitely recommend BGE for any kind of trips.
Written 3 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BEYOND THE GORI... B
Thank you for your review. We can't wait to see you back to do some other activities with us.
Written 4 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Fanny L
Geneva, Switzerland19 contributions
Great trekking and beautiful landscapes
Sep 2019
We had two days tour with Ferdinand as guide. It was a great way to discover the local communities and the wonderful landscapes. We highly recommend this tour operator, our guide was very friendly and had plenty of information about Rwandese culture to share. It's a very insteresting way to discivor this wonderful country.
Written 17 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BEYOND THE GORI... B
It has been a pleasure working with you and we are very glad that you enjoyed your tour with us.
Written 18 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Elise M
Cairo, Egypt11 contributions
Hiking around volcanoes national park and mount Kabuye
May 2019 • Friends
Amazing experience with stunning landscapes (when not foggy) ! Ferdinand, Patrick and Francis are great guides, always willing to share their knowledge on birds, agriculture and Rwandan culture.
Written 22 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
willbebacklater
Thank you for your positive review and for choosing us to serve you!
Written 23 May 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Best service in Rwanda! Period!
Just returned from Mount Kabuye Campsite owned by Beyond the Gorillas Experience for the third time, and every time
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Mount Kabuye Hiking
We went hiking mount Kabuye with beyond the gorillas experience and even though the weather was quite rainy and we
Ushi-Guide
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Top tour
Top guide, bringing the simple life of remote villages closer to the visitor, very good birdwatching area too
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Exciting Coffee Experience in Kinunu
Beyond the Gorillas Experience organized an exciting visit of the Kinunu Coffee Washing Station. We were picked up
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Incredible Beyond the Gorillas Experience! Highly Recommend!
Wow! Theodore is such a gem and the tours he leads are amazing in so many ways. We signed up for the village tour a
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Mount Bisoke Hike with Beyond The Gorillas
I did this as a one day solo trip from Kigali. The day started with a 4:30am pick up. We arrived in Volcanoes NP ar
alizak347
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Who knew there was banana beer?
We spent a great afternoon with Theo hiking to a few villages and learning about life there. We made banana beer wi
S4339ROdavidh
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A Must Do!
We did this in the afternoon on the day we visited the Gorillas, and it was amazing. A must do if you are in the
277sierrah
277sierrah
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Best Experience of Rwanda!
We did a 2-3 hour village tour and it was my absolute highlight in Rwanda. My family and I had an opportunity to to
JulieCotswolds
JulieCotswolds
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Fantastic but moving day
We visited a local village to see how a community lives & to view traditional handicrafts etc. It was very varied &
Charissa T
Charissa T
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Wonderful Experience
Our tour guide from Gorilla Trek Africa book this tour for us after our Gorilla trek. Our guide on 18 Aug Fernando
mattolicious
mattolicious
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Great day trip to the caves and scenic walk around the Volcanoes Park
Did a day trip with Beyond to go to the Musanze Caves and then do a scenic walk (2-3 hours) around the foothills of
annminky
annminky
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A Pleasant Day Spent with Beyond the Gorillas Experience (Village Walk/Canoe Ride)
My guide, Simon, from BTGE, picked me and my tour guide from SOA from my hotel and we went for an early canoe ride.
ludovicbaussan
ludovicbaussan
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Unique hiking experience
My girlfriend and I went hiking Mont Kabuye with Beyond The Gorilla Experience. Theodore, the manager, was very hel
Sjanne S
Sjanne S
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Great day!!
Beyond the gorillas offers very professional and friendly services. We spend a lot of time with them and they are t
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