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4 Days Mount Karisimbi Volcano Hiking & Gorilla Trekking Safari

Our 4 days Karisimbi and Rwanda tour package is a great way to explore the best of Rwanda gorillas and Mt Karisimbi. A great time as you visit the mountain gorillas and then take a hike with a night camping in the mountains. Spot different primates such as the verve monkeys, olive baboons, golden monkeys, red-tailed monkeys and many more. For the love of hiking, explore the tallest mountain in the Virunga Mountains standing at 4507m above sea level and again have an optional visit to Iby’iwachu cultural village.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes national park from Kigali

Leave Kigali after briefing concerned about this tour and depart to Volcanoes national park home to the rare primates that are the mountain gorillas and the golden monkeys. The journey to this park takes about 3 to 4 hours and this will include a stopover on the twin lakes of Lake Ruhondo and lake Burera. On arriving, you will take a great time at the lodge as you be served dinner in the evening.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking and an optional visit Iby’iwachu cultural village

Begin the day with breakfast and then briefing after a short drive to the offices of the park. The briefing will cover a lot of aspects such as the dos and don’ts, material to use, allocation of the gorilla family and many more. Take the search with the guidance of the park ranger guide who will be an expert in identifying attractions. You will encounter the gorillas for an hour but the whole experience takes about 8 hours. This will involve hiking since these gorillas are located in highland areas. After the experience, you will head to the lodge and then have an optional visit to Iby’iwachu cultural Centre. Learn about the Rwandese culture through the protection of wildlife.

Day 3: Hike Mount Karisimbi

Wake up on breakfast and carry your packed lunch, enough drinking water, a camera and binoculars to enjoy the hiking experience. The briefing will begin and then drive to the starting point where you will begin the hike from. While on the trek, pass through the different vegetation covers including the montane and bamboo forests. These areas are home to different creatures including birds, primates and many others. Enjoy the summit that stands at the height of 4507m and be grateful to enjoy your dinner at the base camp.

Day 4: Descend and transfer back to Kigali

Descend and sign out of the park as you transfer back to Kigali city. Lunch will be served which will be followed by a drop-off at the airport and this will mark the end of the tour to Volcanoes national park.

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