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Hiking the Karisimbi ( First day)
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Volcanoes National Park
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Mountaineering

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). (B-L-D)

The best months to climb the Karisimbi are: January, February, March and July, August, September.

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