2 Days Mount Karisimbi Hiking Safari.
This is a 2 Days Mount Karisimbi Hiking Safari that will take you to the ‘Land of a thousand hills,’ Rwanda. Mount Karisimbi is found in Volcanoes National Park, which is famous for being the primate capital of Rwanda and home to the world’s endangered species of Mountain gorillas.
The 2 day Mount Karisimbi hiking safari will give a thrilling and adventurous hiking experience, as you will get the opportunity to hike the highest volcanic mountain in Rwanda. The Karisimbi Mountain stands at an altitude of 4507 meters above sea level, which happens to make it the highest mountain in the Virunga Volcano Massif, and the fifth highest mountain in Africa. Your 2 day Mount Karisimbi hike will start and end in Kigali city, Rwanda.
Detailed Itinerary for 2 Days Mount Karisimbi Hiking Safari.
Day 1: Pick up from Kigali and Transfer to Volcanoes National Park.
On Day 1 of your 2 Days Mount Karisimbi hiking safari, you will be picked up by your guide from a designated pickup location of your choice in Kigali city. After a brief meet and greet session with your guide, you will then be transferred to Volcanoes National Park in Ruhengeri district, in the northeastern province of Rwanda.
Upon your arrival in the park, you will be welcomed by the head ranger at the park and later briefed prior to your hiking activity. You will be assigned a park guide/ranger and you can also hire the services of a porter, who will carry your luggage at for a fee.
Hiking activities in the park commence as early as 8am in the morning, so you will be required to report to the park by 7am. It is therefore recommended that you keep time on this day.
It takes a maximum of 2 days to ascend and descend Mount Karisimbi. The hike involves a lot of strenuous hiking expeditions and will require you to be both physically and mentally fit for the challenge.
As you hike Mountain Karisimbi in Rwanda, you will have the opportunity to view the spectacular wildlife and surrounding landscape Volcanoes national park. You will get to spot amazing birds species such as the Rwenzori Turaco, Archer’s ground robin, the Cllored Apalis and the Rwenzori batis to mention but a few. You will also get a chance to spot primate species like vervet monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys; and if you are lucky, you might also sight some mountain gorillas during your hike. This hiking expedition will take about 6 hours before you reach your camp site where you will have dinner and spend your night on the mountain.
Day 2: Climb to the Summit, descend & transfer back to Kigali.
Wake to the beautiful sounds of birds whistling in the trees. Have your breakfast and embark on your hike to the summit of Mount Karisimbi. Once you reach the mountain’s summit, you can take some pictures as proof of your hiking adventure on the Karisimbi Mountain. You will then proceed to descend the mountain, and reunite with your guide who will be awaiting your return at the park’s headquarters in Kinigi. After receiving your mountain climbing certificate, have lunch and later your guide will then transfer you back to Kigali city. You can have your guide drop you off at a hotel of your choice in Kigali, or at Kigali International Airport where you will board your next flight back home. If you still have time to spare on your travel schedule, you can have your guide take you on a short tour of Kigali city where you can visit interesting sites like; Kigali Genocide Memorial Center, Camp Kigali, Caplaki craft village, Kimironko market among others. Please note that this activity is optional and comes at an extra cost, should you choose to incorporate it into your travel itinerary. End of Tour.
This Tour Package includes;
- Airport Pick up and drop off
- Hiking permit
- Meals and accommodation as per your itinerary.
- 4×4 wheel drive safari vehicle
- An English Speaking guide.
- Mineral water
This Tour package excludes;
- Air tickets
- Visa fees
- All expenses of personal nature such as gratuities, porter fees, toiletries, snacks etc.