Overview of the tour
Mount Karisimbi stands 4507 meters above sea level ad is part of the Virunga volcanoes. It is the highest of all the mountain peaks of the Virunga area. It gives great views of the Rwandan side and Congo since it is at the border of the two countries. The hike is quite challenging but rather as rewarding with matchless views of the beautiful nature as you overlook all the other peaks of the Volcanoes.
Day 1: Karisimbi Hike and Overnight at the Summit
You will be picked by our guide from your Hotel in Kigali very early in the morning and drive off to Ruhengeri. You will arrive at the starting point early enough to catch up with the briefing and join a team of other hikers to move together as a team. You will begin the hike with porters and guides to help on the journey as you hike. Enjoy the beautiful plants, butterflies, birds and lush vegetation as you hike. You move together as a team mostly at the pace of the slowest person in the group. Arrive in the evening hours and rest at the peak of this mountain as you overlook the Virunga conservation area.
Day 2: Descend the Karisimbi Mountain
You will start this day with a delicious breakfast at the camp and head to Crater Lake at the top of the volcano. You will have great views of the entire Virunga conservation area. You will later descend to the bottom of the mountain to meet your safari driver/guide to return to Kigali for departure.
End of the 2 days Karisimbi Volcano hiking.
• Bottled drinking water
• Karisimbi camping package
• Karisimbi permit
• Full board accommodation
• An English speaking guide
• All items of personal nature