5 Days / 4nights – Rwanda Gorillas & Climbing the Karisimbi Volcano

5 Days Climbing the Karisimbi Volcano

Type of safari- Gorilla Safari, Destination - Rwanda

Tour Summary
The Virunga volcanoes, with their altitudinal vegatation zones are probably one of the most beautiful mountains of the world. They are a paradise for hikers.

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Full Itenerary

1Day 1 : Arrival and transfer to Kinigi (Volcanoes NP) kingi_volcanoes
Gorilla in RwandaMeet and greet at the Kigali International Airport by your Magic Safaris driver-guide. Depending on your arrival time, your driver-guide may propose you a visit of Kigali city which includes the Genocide Memorial Centre at Gisozi. Transfer to Kinigi at the foothills of the Volcanoes. Diner (D) is included in the package. Hotel accommodation at your choice. Flights: There are daily flights to Kigali out of Nairobi with Kenya Airways and Rwanda air Express. This makes it easy to combine your short gorilla safari with another East-African safari. Accommodation : Kinigi Guest House , Mountain Gorilla Nest , Virunga Lodge
2Day 2 : Gorilla Tracking
After breakfast, you will depart for the Headquarters of the Park where your driver-guide will accomplish the necessary formalities for you. You will meet your ranger guide's for a briefing about the greatest animal experience ever! Magic Safaris will drive you to the slopes of one of the Virunga volcanoes for your trekking. After the trekking, if time allows lunch at Ruhengeri and an excursion to explore the beautiful lakes in the region (Lake Bulera & Ruhondo). Overnight at Kinigi. Your guide will make the necessary arrangements for the next Day. (B-L-D) Accommodation : Kinigi Guest House, Mountain Gorilla Nest , Virunga Lodge Activities : Gorilla Trekking Parks & places : Volcanoes National Park
3Day 3 : Hiking the Karisimbi ( First Day)
Its name in Kinyarwanda means "white shell", which refers to its often white-capped summit. The Karisimbi is the fifth highest mountain of Africa. The climb will start early in the morning and takes 6 hours. You will climb further via the Bisoke side, before reaching the first stopping place at an altitude of 3.700 m for overnight (camping). The best months to climb the Karisimbi are: January, February, March and July, August, September. Activities : Mountaineering Parks & places : Volcanoes National Park
4Day 4 : Hiking the Karisimbi (second Day) - Kinigi - Kigali mountain_baboon
Early morning breakfast and you continue climbing up to the top. It will take about 4 hours to reach the summit of the volcano. Expect stunning sceenery and fascinating vegetation. Descent of the volcano will take approximately 6 hours. Your guide will be waiting for you at the foothill and transfer you to Kigali for overnight at the hotel of your choice. Accommodation : Hotel Chez Lando , Intercontinental , Milles Collines Activities : Mountaineering Parks & places : Volcanoes National Park
5Day 5 : Kigali Visit and Departure
Pick up at your hotel, depending on you departure time and if you missed the opportunity on the first Day, you will have Kigali city trip including the visit of the Genocide Memorial Centre at Gizozi. Transfer to the Airport for your departure. (B)