07 Aug

My Mount Kabuye hike was followed by an unforgettable camping experience, thousands of meters above sea level. The campsite, set up on the mountain, belongs to Beyond the Gorillas Experience (BGE)    

The best view comes after the hardest climb. When I made it to the summit, I was rewarded with the views of the volcanoes, the twin lakes and the surrounding landscapes. 

During sunset, the sky glows. Watching the sun fading away on the other side of the Virunga Massif is a spectacle you would want to see one day. When darkness envelopes the area, illuminating lights from the surrounding settlements look like little diamonds sprinkled on a dark surface.

Upon arrival, our tents were erected

After a warm bath, I sat with fellow campers around the campfire. Appetizers were served before the main course was placed on the dinner table. Adequate drinking water, organic juice and alcoholic beverages were also available.

Strolling around the crest in the morning is highly recommended. From your vantage point, you will see a network of trails meandering around the aforementioned rolling hills. On the other side of the loop, the view of the volcanoes and the twin lakes will take your breath away.

Mount Kabuye campsite has a fully equipped restaurant. The culinary expertise of the on-site professional chef ensures an ultimate dining experience on top of one of the highest mountains in Rwanda outside the Volcanoes National Park.

Mount Kabuye campsite has a fully equipped restaurant and a professional chef