2 Days Mount Karisimbi Hike : Mount karisimbi is among the eight Virunga mountains in Africa of which five can be seen in Volcanoes national park. As you to hike mount karisimbi in volcanoes national park, you will have the chance to watch a number of attractions like the different primates in the wild like the different monkey species like the Hamlyn’s monkey, black and white colobus monkey, golden monkeys, red tailed monkeys and many other primates, you will also get to see a number of Albertine endemic species like; the long-crested eagle handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Batis Dusky turtle love, paradise flycatcher, archer’s ground robin, African Rwenzori, double collared sunbird, marsh harrier, Ruwenzori turaco, , you will get to see a number of rewarding views of the park as you make your way to the summit where you will also get to spend a night at the summit giving you spectacular views of the park as you spend a night in the wild camping at the summit for a memorable Rwanda safari.
Highlights of your safari
Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Volcanoes NP.
Day 2: Reach the summit, descend and return to Kigali
DAY 1: PICK UP AND TRANSFER TO VOLCANOES NP.
Upon your arrival in Rwanda and depending on your location in Kigali city, you will be met by your tour guide, participate in the briefing session after you will set off to Volcanoes National park-famous for gorilla trekking in Rwanda, connect directly to the park headquarters for a briefing about the activity as early as 7am, you will then be allocated the ranger guides and you head for the hike. Karisimbi volcano is the highest of the 8 mount peaks of Virunga mountains in Rwanda. The hike to the summit offers spectacular and magnificent views of different volcanoes including Mount Nyiragongo which erupted recently in Virunga National park and mount Nyamuragira. The hike is strenuous and challenging but worthy of all the time you spend hiking to the summit so you need to be physically fit to do this hike. This is a 6 hours hike with great views different bird species and primates. On reaching at an altitude of about 3700m, you will stop at the first camping site where you will spend a night.
DAY 2: REACH THE SUMMIT, DESCEND AND RETURN TO KIGALI
After early morning cup of coffee, embark on an hour’s hike to the summit. At this level the hike is very steep going through trials of thick jungles surrounded by stunning scenery. On reaching at the summit, enjoy amazing views of the surrounding areas like mount Muhabura. After enjoying your time at the summit descent to the starting point where you will meet your driver readily waiting to receive you and connect for late lunch. Later embark on your journey back to Kigali city and the end of your 2 days mount karisimbi hike.
Airport Pick up and drop off
4X4 Safari vehicle and fuel
Full time English speaking Guide/Driver.
All meals as indicated in the itinerary.
Bottled drinking water while on safari.
Personal expenses such as telephone calls, email, laundry, beverages or meals not indicated in the itinerary, Portage and wait staff gratuity