3 Days Mount Karisimbi Hike

3 Days Mount Karisimbi Hike

The 3 Days Mt Karisimbi hiking tour is a great chance to conquer the highest volcano in the Virunga Conservation Area. The adventure entails a sleep over on the slopes of Mt Karisimbi, which makes the whole experience magical.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up & transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Depending on where you will be (at your hotel in Kigali or the airport) our driver guide will pick you up and transfer you to Volcanoes National park. You will have a brief city tour in Kigali to enjoy the quietness and cleanness of this small city.

The drive time from Kigali to Volcanoes Park is roughly 3 hours. Dinner and overnight stay at a lodge.

Day 2: Start of Mt Karisimbi Hike

Very early, have breakfast and with your packed lunch drive to Kinigi park headquarters for registration. Attend a d short briefing on the safety precautions, the do’s and don’ts of Mt. Karisimbi hiking.

At 8:00 am, transfer to the starting point and with your ranger guide and other travelers, embark on the hike. Mt. Karisimbi is the highest Virunga volcano standing at 4,507 meters above sea level.  It takes roughly 7- 8 hours to reach the summit of the high volcano. You will sleep on the slopes of the volcano and finish up the hiking the following day.

Day 3: Reach the summit & descend

Wakeup early and start on the hike to reach the summit of the highest volcano in the Virunga Conservation area. The summit offers you an overlook of other Virunga Volcanoes in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Also, a sunrise breakfast at the summit of the volcano is enjoyable and fun. Thereafter, hike down; meet your driver guide at the base of the volcano and drive to Kigali for your connecting flight.

End of the tour