Mount Bisoke


Mount Bisoke is an extinct volcano in the Virunga Mountains of the Albertine Rift in the western branch of the East African Rift. It is located on the border of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo but the summit is located in Rwanda and it stands at 3,711 meters. It is located approximately 35 kilometres northeast of the town of Goma and adjacent Lake Kivu. Mount Bisoke has the largest crater lake of the range.


The steep slopes of the mountain are densely covered with equatorial rainforest and alpine meadows and the summit does not gather snow, but is often shrouded in fog. Bisoke is one of the mountains considereda habitat for the endangered mountain gorilla.

Attractions and economic activities

  • Subsistence farming
  • Hiking
  • Gorilla trekking
  • Mountain climbing



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