Rwanda Gorillas & Climbing the Karisimbi Volcano: 4 nights 5 Days

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$1500 - $1800
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
5 days
Best months:
January - February, June - August, November - December
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Very Active - Trekking, mountain biking, kayaking
Safari type:
Cultural safaris Cultural
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The Virunga volcanoes, with their altitudinal vegatation zones are probably one of the most beautiful mountains of the world. They are a paradise for hikers.

Day 1 : Arrival and transfer to Kinigi (Volcanoes NP)
Meet and greet at the Kigali International Airport by your  Magic Safaris driver-guide. Depending on your arrival time, your driver-guide may propose you a visit of Kigali city which includes  the Genocide Memorial Centre at Gisozi.

Transfer to Kinigi at the foothills of the Volcanoes. Diner is included in the package. HotKingi_volcanoesel accommodation at your choice.

Flights: There are daily flights to Kigali out of Nairobi with Kenya Airways and Rwandair Express. This makes it easy to combine your short gorilla safari with another East-African safari.
Accommodation : Kinigi Guest House , Mountain Gorilla Nest Virunga Lodge
Parks & places :  Volcanoes National Park

Day 2 : Gorilla Tracking
After breakfast, you will depart for the Headquarters of the Park where your driver-guide will accomplish the necessary formalities for you. You will meet your ranger guide(s) for a briefing about the greatest animal experience ever! 

Magic Safaris will drive you to the slopes of one of the Virunga volcanoes for your trekking. After the trekking, if time allows lunch at Ruhengeri and an excursion to explore the beautiful lakes in the region (Lake Bulera & Ruhondo). Overnight at Kinigi. Your guide will make the necessary arrangements for the next Day.
Accommodation : Kinigi Guest House, Mountain Gorilla Nest, Virunga Lodge
Activities :  Gorilla Trekking
Parks & places :  Volcanoes National Park

Day 3 : Hiking the Karisimbi ( First Day)
Its name in Kinyarwanda means "white shell", which refers to its often white-capped summit. The Karisimbi is the fifth highest mountain of Africa. The climb will start early in the morning and takes 6 hours. You will climb further via the Bisoke side, before reaching the first stopping place at an altitude of 3.700 m for overnight (camping).

The best months to climb the Karisimbi are: January, February, March and July, August, September.
Activities :  Mountaineering
Parks & places :  Volcanoes National Park

Day 4 : Hiking the Karisimbi (second Day) - Kinigi - Kigali
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Early morning breakfast and you continue climbing up to the top. It will take about 4 hours to reach the summit of the volcano. Expect stunning sceenery and fascinating vegetation. Descent of the volcano will take approximately 6 hours. Your guide will be waiting for you at the foothill and transfer you to Kigali for overnight at the hotel of your choice.

Accommodation : Hotel Chez Lando , Intercontinental , Milles Collines
Activities :  Mountaineering
Parks & places :  Volcanoes National Park

Day 5 : Kigali Visit and Departure
Pick up at your hotel, depending on you departure time and if you missed the opportunity on the first Day, you will have Kigali city trip including the visit of the Genocide Memorial Centre at Gizozi. Transfer to the Airport for your departure. (B)

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Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

African buffalo
African buffalo
Hyena
Hyena
Mountain gorilla
Mountain gorilla

Activities you can do

Bird watching
Bird watching
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Photography
Photography
Shopping/markets
Shopping/markets
Trekking
Trekking
Farm visits
Farm visits
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