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Mount Karisimbi Hike

Created with Sketch. Volcanoes National Park, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
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Duration

2 Days

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Cancellation

No Cancellation

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Group Size

Unlimited

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Overview

Hiking to the top of Mt Karismbi is one of the key tourism activities you should not miss on your Rwanda safari to Volcanoes National Park. Rising at an elevation of about 4507m above sea level is MT. Karisimbi, a stratovolcano which is the highest of the eight major volcanoes of the Virunga field and the 5th highest in Africa. It strides along the border between Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda on the western branch of the African Rift valley. Karisimbi lavas have been dated from 0.24 Ma to 0.010 Ma indicating that the volcano is very young. The name Karisimbi is derived from the word ‘amasimbi’ in Kinyarwanda which means “white shell”, referring to the white-capped summit which is often seen on top of this volcano. It is flanked by Mikeno to the north, Bisoke to the east and Nyiragongo to the west, on the other side of the Rift Valley. The mountain is situated in Volcanoes national park, popularly known for the mountain gorillas.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The climb starts early in the morning taking 6 hours and involves navigating through the Bisoke side before reaching the first stopping place at an altitude of 3,700 metres for overnight camping before finishing off the journey the next day.
  • A hike to Karisimbi’s summit is not an ordinary one, but also affords sights of several bird varieties, primates like monkeys and Gorillas since the volcano lies in the primates’ park of Parc National des Volcans (Volcanoes national park). It is also known for its exotic plants in its four belts of vegetation, from the dense forest at its base to the barren volcanic core at the summit.
  • The hike up the summit is characterized of muddy trails especially during rainy season, though due to the altitude, it can rain at any time of the day.

What you will do

Itenirary
07:00 AM
Hikers converge at the park reception at Kinigi at 7:00 am to attend to a briefing and be assigned a park ranger.
Itenirary
08:00 AM
Start the hiking.
Itenirary
03:00 PM
Around 3pm the turn down from the top and camp some kilometers waiting the morning to continue getting down the volcano.

Included/Exclude

  • Entrance fees
  • specialized bilingual guide
  • Free coffee before tracking
  • Private Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Food & Drink

Activity's Location

Created with Sketch. Volcanoes National Park, Ruhengeri, Rwanda

FAQs

When and where does the tour start?
The climb starts early in the morning (7:00) taking 6 hours from the reception and involves navigating through the Bisoke side before reaching the first stopping place at an altitude of 3,700 metres for overnight camping before finishing off the journey the next day.
When and where does the tour end?
Next day morning.
Do you arrange airport transfers?
YES! But Airport and Hotel transfers are not included in the price of this Activity, however you can book for an arrival transfer in advance. In this case Green Zest Travels representative will be at the airport to greet you. To arrange this please contact our customer service team once you have a confirmed booking.
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