2 Days Mount Karisimbi Hiking Safari

Daily Tour 3 days
Kigali, Rwanda Mount Karisimbi, Kigali City, Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park

2 Days Mount Karisimbi Hiking Safari

The 2 Days Mount Karisimbi Hiking Safari offers a real fantastic hiking opportunity for adventure seekers in Rwanda. With Elevation at 4507 meters, the Karisimbi Volcano is the highest of the 8 mount peaks of the Virunga conservation region. While planning for Mount Karisimbi hiking, make sure to work on your fitness, do not underestimate it! Karisimbi offers a strenuous hike and you must be ready for the challenge!



DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION

Kigali International Airport (Google Map)



DEPARTURE TIME

Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.



INCLUDED IN THE TRIP


  • Airport transfers on first and last day,
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Accommodation and meal plan
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle




  • An English speaking driver guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • All park entrance fees
  • Professional tour guide





NOT INCLUDED


  • The Hiking permit
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • International airfares




 

What to Expect

Mount Karisimbi involves a 2 Days Mount Karisimbi Hiking Safari which sets off at 7 am, with the meeting of the ranger guides at the park headquarters at Kinigi, thereafter driving for approximately forty-five minutes to the starting point of the trek in the park and up the mountain. After 6 hours trek, you will set up camp at 3700 for the overnight. The following day you hike up to the summit before embarking on the return trek back to the starting point and end of the Mt. Karisimbi Hike.

  • Mount Karisimbi Hiking
  • Bisoke Hike tours
  • Optional Golden monkey trekking, visit musanze caves, Dian Fossey hike, visit the twin lakes
  • Kigali city tour

Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park – Start the Mount Karisimbi Hiking

For this 2 Days Mount Karisimbi hiking safari, it is advisable to have lodged in Musanze a night before the start of your itinerary. Either way, an early morning drive from Kigali as early as 5:00am starts off your itinerary trip to the adventurous karisimbi hiking adventure. You will assemble at the briefing point, just like visitors going for gorilla trekking and will receive a briefing overview of how the entire hike.

You will start the hike with 2 guides, your porters, a security guard and a team which will be carrying your overnight stay. The hike to the summit offers spectacular and magnificent views of different volcanoes including Nyiragongo and Nyamulagira volcanoes. The hike is strenuous and challenging so you need to be physically fit to do this hike. This is a 6 hours hike with great views different bird species and primates. On reaching at an altitude of about 3700m, you will stop at the first camping site where you will spend a night.

Day 2: Reach the top, descend the volcano and depart to Kigali

After early morning cup of coffee, embark on an hour’s hike to the summit. Today, you will hike unto the summit rewarding you with great views of the created lake at the top of thee volcano and sights of other volcanos of the virunga conservation region. At this level the hike is very steep going through trials of thick jungles surrounded by stunning scenery. On reaching at the summit, enjoy amazing views of the surrounding areas like mount Muhabura. After enjoying your time at the summit descent to the starting point where you will meet your driver readily waiting to receive you and connect for late lunch. Later embark on your journey back to Kigali city.

 

Rwanda is a small, land locked country in eastern / central Africa of approximately 26,340 sq km. It has five prominent volcanoes and 23 lakes as well as several rivers. A large part of the country has an elevation of between 1,500 and 2,500 meters AMSL.

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