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2 Days Mount Karisimbi Hike

Explore the tallest Volcano in the Virunga Conservation Area on this customized 2 Days Mount Karisimbi hike. Standing at 4.507 meters above sea level, Mount Karisimbi ranks as the 11th highest Volcano in Africa shared between borders of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mt Nyiragongo borders the Volcano in the west, Mount Mikeno in the north and Mount Bisoke in the east. The Volcano was named after the white snow”Amasimbi” which cover the summit mostly in the dry season in June, July and August. The other Volcanoes in the Virunga mountain region are Mount Bisoke Mount Mikeno, Mount Nyiragongo , Mount Nyamuragira, Mount Gahinga, Mount Gahinga and Mount Muhabura. Mount Karisimbi is one of the most hiked volcanoes in the Virunga Massif.

The slopes of the Volcano are habits to the endangered mountain gorillas (Karisimbi gorilla family) often met by travelers hiking up to the Volcano summit. Other primates that hikers can meet on the slopes of Mount Karisimbi include golden monkeys, Colobus monkeys and different bird species. The 2 Days Mount Karisimbi tour entail an overnight on the slopes of the Volcano

Trip summary
Day 1: Pick up, transfer to Volcanoes Park & Ascend
Day 2: Reach the summit & descend

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Pick up, transfer to Volcanoes Park & Ascend
Mount Karisimbi Hiking adventureVery early today, the driver guide representing Africa Adventure Safaris will pick you from your hotel in Kigali or the airport. Drive straight to Volcanoes National Park at Kinigi Park headquarters where you will be briefed on what to expect on this adventure and how to ensure safety all through. You will be given two armed ranger guides to lead you on this hike. At 8:00am, the real adventure begins! Transfer to the hiking starting point and begin the trek through different vegetation zones up to the summit. Mount Karisimbi hike is not an easy walk in the woods but rather a strenuous hike on a wild trail. The ranger guides will allow several breaks for calls of nature, refreshment and resting a bit. You will spend an overnight at 3,700 meters where the first camp is located. You are advised to rest early enough as you get ready for the next day. Dinner and overnight at the camp

Day 2: Reach the summit & descend
Rise up very early and begin a trek to the summit of the Volcano. Today’s hike is so steep and hectic but it’s worth it. Arrive at the summit to enjoy sunrise breakfast as you enjoy scenic views of other Volcanoes, National parks, towns and local communities. After having enough of it, hike down to the starting point to meet your driver guide for a transfer to either your hotel or the airport.
End of the tour

Tour Inclusions
Full time English speaking guide
Packed lunch
Accommodation & Meals
Bottled drinking water
Government taxes
Ground transport

Tour Exclusions
Porter’s fee
Alcoholic beverages
Extra activities not included on the itinerary

What to pack for hiking Mount Karisimbi
Hiking boots
Gardening gloves
Warm sweater/poncho for the cold nights
Walking stick
Bottled drinking water
Energy giving snacks
Long pants
Long armed browse or shirt

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