4 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Karisimbi Hike

4 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Karisimbi Hike

Enjoy Rwanda’s mountain gorillas and Mount. Karisimbi hiking adventure on this 4 Days Rwanda gorilla trekking and Karisimbi hiking safari. The tour offers you the best adventure experience to meet the endangered gorillas and conquer the iconic Mt. Karisimbi. The tour starts and ends in Kigali.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up & transfer to Volcanoes National park

Arrive at Kigali airport, meet our driver guide and transfer to Volcanoes National Park. The park is located in north western Rwanda 2-3 hours’ drive from Kigali city. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking

Rise up very early, have breakfast and with your packed lunch transfer to Kinigi, Register with the park and join the pre gorilla trekking briefing. You will be put in groups of eight each allocated a gorilla family. At 8:00 am, embark on a trek to see the endangered mountain gorillas. The trek can last for over 6 hours depending on the traveler’s physical fitness, hiking speed and the location of your gorilla family that day.

Upon meeting the gorillas, spend an hour in their company. Enjoy how gorillas perform different roles in their family, take pictures and utilize this magical moment. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 3: Start of Mount. Karisimbi hiking

In the early morning, have breakfast and transfer to Kinigi for registration and briefing on the safety measures during the hike. Thereafter, transfer to the hiking starting point few meters away from the park headquarters. Guided by your ranger guide, start off the hike to conquer the highest volcano in the Virunga Conservation area.

The trek through the jungle forest gives you chance to meet Karisimbi gorilla family which live in the slopes of the volcano. Hiking to the summit takes roughly 7-8 hours depending on the speed of the slowest person in the group. Spend an overnight at the camp on the slopes of the Volcano.

Day 4: Descend & departure

Wakeup early and ascend to the summit of the volcano at 4507 meters above the sea level. Enjoy breakfast and you experience the beautiful sunrise, take pictures and have an overlook of other Virunga Volcanoes and National parks. Descend, meet your driver guide and drive to Kigali for your connecting flight.

End of the safari