Gorilla Trekking tour and hiking Karisimbi volcano, Rwanda safari

Details

Gorilla Trekking, Mountin Climbing, Hikking

Destinations

Rwanda

Duration

5

Availabilty

All Year Round


This 5 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour and Karisimbi Hike offers you a combined experience of Hiking to one of Rwanda’s Volcanoes the Karisimbi at 4,507M above sea level, with altitudinal vegetation Zones, this is one of the most beutiful Mountains in the world.

 

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Pick Up from Hotel and transfer to Kinigi 

Our safari guide will pick you up from your  Hotel and transfer you  to Kinigi  at the bottom hills of the Volcanoes on time for your Dinner and Overnight at the accommodation of your Choice.

Meal Plan: (L,D)

Day 2: Gorilla tracking Tour

After breakfast, Report to the park Headquarters where you will meet your ranger guides for briefing. After go for your gorilla tracking in the Virunga National park. Tracking the gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virungas is a thrilling experience. If you are lucky you can get to the gorillas in just few minutes, spend an hour with them, and be back at the lodge! Some gorilla families however are more elusive, and tracking can take a full day, especially when it is muddy and wet. Return to the Lodge for Dinner and Overnight as above. (FB)

Day 3: Hiking the Karisimbi (3.711 m)

After a heavy breakfast, be ready for a 2 day volcano hiking on Karisimbi. Its name in Kinyarwanda means “white shell”, which refers to its often white-capped summit. The Karisimbi is the 5th highest mountain in Africa. The climb will start early in the morning and it will take you about 6 hours. You will climb further via the Bisoke side, before reaching the first stopping place at an altitude of 3.700m  for  your overnight. This is a wonderful walk to the highest mountain in the Virungas (4,507m). It does not require technical skills, but clients have to be physically fit and healthy as the walk is quite arduous and conditions can be wet, cold and muddy. You will camp at the mountain for your overnight.

Day 4: Hiking Karisimbi – Transfer back to Hotel at the Park headquarters

Early morning breakfast, and you start the climb up to the top of the Karisimbi Volcanoes. It will take about 4 hours to reach the summit of the volcano (4,507M). Expect stunning scenery and fascinating vegetation. Descent  the volcano taking approximately 6 hours. Your guide will be waiting for you at the foothill and transfer back to the Hotel. Dinner and Overnight at your Hotel. (FB)

Day 5: Departure 

A morning Breakfast and Transfer back to Kigali Airport for your outbound flight / Transfer back to Hotel in Kigali City.
End of Service!

 

Bring with you: Good hiking shoes, rain gear / Rain Trousers, a few long-sleeve shirts, slippers, and sweater for cool evenings, sun protection: hat, sunglasses, sun cream, video/photo camera/ Binoculars, reserve batteries, films, a torch, Sleeping Bag / Mat, Rubber Boots, Warm Clothes.

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