5 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour & Karisimbi Volcano Hike


Gorilla Trekking, Mountin Climbing, Hikking


RWANDA Volcanoes National Park Karisimbi Mountain


5 Days


All Year Round



This 5 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour and Karisimbi Volcano Hike offers you a combined experience of Hiking to one of Rwanda’s Virunga ranges Volcanoes Karisimbi Mountain at 4,507M above sea level, with altitudinal vegetation Zones and one of the most beautiful mountains in the world and Gorilla trekking at the Virunga Volcanoes national park thus both activities are within the Volcanoes national park and requires Visitors to be in great physical shape and fitness. This Tour starts and ends in Rwanda’s Capital Kigali

5 Days Rwanda Gorilla trekking Tour and Karisimbi Hike – DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 1: Pick Up from Hotel  and transfer to Kinigi 

Our safari guide from MuAfrika Adventures 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: (Lunch, Dinner)

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 a 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.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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 takes approximately 6 hours. Your guide will be waiting for you at the foothill and transfer you back to the Hotel. Dinner and Overnight at your Hotel.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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 your 5 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour and Karisimbi Volcano Hike!

What is included on your 5 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour and Karisimbi Volcano Hike:

  • All activities/services as per itinerary
  • 4WD Vehicle with a pop-up roof for scenic viewing
  • A professional English speaking driver/guide
  • Site entrance fees
  • All ground transportation and fuel
  • Full board Accommodation
  • Bottled drinking water in the vehicle

What is not included on your 5 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour and Karisimbi Volcano Hike:

  • Visas
  • Air ticket
  • Personal expenses.
  • Cost for anything that is not mentioned in the itinerary.

What to Bring with you on your 5 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour and Karisimbi Volcano Hike:

  • Good hiking shoes,
  • rain gear / Rain Trousers,
  • a few long-sleeve shirts,
  • 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.