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Rwanda - Gorillas & climbing the Karisimbi Volcano - 1 Trek - 
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Summary of Activities
Gorilla Trekking

Trek the gorillas and climb the Karisimbi! The Virunga volcanoes are a range of six extinct volcanoes and two active volcanoes (Congo). 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. Rwanda has 5 volcanoes, and the Karisimbi (4.507 m) is a the highest and probably the most beautiful of the Rwanda volcanoes! Climbing will last for 2 days.

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Day 1 Arrival and transfer to Kinigi (Volcanoes NP)
Day 2 Gorilla Tracking
Day 3 Hiking the Karisimbi ( First day)
Day 4 Hiking the Karisimbi (second day) - Kinigi - Kigali
Day 5 Kigali Visit and Departure

  • Ref Safari: RWA008 
  • Price inquiries: use the inquiry form on this page! Our Sales Desk will respond within 24 hours!
  • Min. 2 participants. For Gorillas the min. age is 15 years.
  • Different hotel categories are available: Budget, Standard and Exclusive accommodation. See our recommended Hotels/Lodges in the day by day program. Open the link of the itinerary on this page!
  • Only the Park Authorities will assign you a gorilla group. Communicate your wishes to our driver-guide he will make some arrangements for you! The Sussa group leaves at the Karisimbi volcano and is more challenging with much longer hiking times! 
  • Flash photograpy is not permitted when tracking the gorillas.
  • Tipping: $ 10$ per participant per gorilla trek for the Ranger guides.
  • Porters are available ($ 10) and assist participants during the hike, they are very useful for your comfort! At the same time you will support the local community! 
  • What is included?

    Tour Includes:
    Airport transfers,accommodation, all meals, plenty of mineral water, the services of a driver-guide, all park and entry fees, all activities as per programme: visit of Kigali including the Genocide Memorial Centre at Gisozi, 1 gorilla trekking, visit of the Iby'Iwacu traditional village, Hikinge the Karisimbi volcano (2 days) . Excludes: Airline ticket, beverages, tips, visas and personal expenses.
  • What to bring with you?

    We provide the camping equipent for the overnight on the Karisimbi! Ask us more information! 

    Money for your personal expenses (average of $ 100 p.p.), outfit with adapted colours for wildlife observation, good hiking shoes, raingear, a few long-sleeve shirts, slippers, sweater for cool evenings, sun protection: hat, sunglasses, sun cream, video/photo camera, a 200 mm or longer telepholens is very usefull, reserve batteries, films and a torch.
  • Flights to and from Kenya/Uganda/Tanzania: We are the booking Agent of Kenya Airways, Rwandairexpress (Kilimanjaro/Entebbe) and Coastal Aviation (charter flights to Arusha, Serengeti, Lake Manyara).

  • WARNING: Gorilla permits are in high demand and need to be booked and paid in advance! Book your gorilla safari accordingly and avoid disappointment!

Summary of Parks & places
Genocide Memorial Centre - Gisozi & others
Iby'Iwacu Cultural Village - Volcanoes NP
Volcanoes National Park
Next safari : On request

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