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Gorillas and Karisimbi Hike – 5 days

Day 1 Arrival in Kigali and transfer to Kinigi Guest House- 2-3 hours drive

On arrival , our tours representative will pick you up and brief you about your 5 Rwanda Gorilla and Karisimbi safari Safari .  If time allows, you will be taken to Kigali for a city tour. In the city tour, you will visit the genocide memorial and then later transfer to Kinigi . Dinner & Overnight  at

Budget accommodation in Muhabura Lodge / Kinigi guest house

Moderate accommodation in Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Le bambou Gorilla Lodge / La Plame Hotel

Up market accommodation in Volcanoes Lodge or Sabinyo Silver back lodge .

Day 2-  Gorilla Tracking in Parc Des Volcans

Take breakfast and report at 0730hrs to the Parc National des Volcans Headquarters in Kinigi office for registration, briefing and formalities. (your driver-guide will take care of all the formalities ).  He will then  drive  you along the brim of Parc National des Volcans or commonly knows as Volcanoes National Park Rwanda.  Thereafter , you will start gorilla trekking tour through the park .The time taken to look out for these gentle apes will vary with how close they will be and it is unpredictable because the search is in their natural habitats.   The gorilla safari in Rwanda commences at about 2000 meters above sea level in the upmost slopes of the Volcanoes. After tracking and encountering your assigned group you will spend one hour in their company before   tracking your steps down the volcanoes.   An en counter after a strenuous walk is a worthwhile!  If time allows, you will visit the little known but eloquently gorgeous twin lakes of BULERA & RUHONDO.

Dinner & Overnight at the lodge of your budget.

Day 3 – Hike Karisimbi

You will assemble at the ORTPN Offices with your hiking gear to prepare for a hike of Karismbi Volcanoe . Make sure you are fit enough. Mt Karisimbi is one of the volcanoes that Virunga mountains has. The word Karisimbi  in a local language means white shell and the locals named it  because of the white capped summit . Mt Karisimbi is the 5th highest Mountain in Africa.  The hike that starts early in the morning takes 6 hours and passes via Bisoke side, before reaching the first stopping place at of  3700 metres above sea level.   Lunch dinner and over night at the camp .

Note that the best months to hike the Karisimbi are: January, February, March ,July, August and  September because of the limited showers.

Day 4; Continue Hiking the Karisimbi to the Top and Descend.

Take  breakfast and  continue hiking to the peak. It will take about 4 hours to reach the  peak of the volcano.  The magnificent scenery is amazing with fascinating panoramas and vegetation. You will later slop downwards  for about 6 hours.  A guide from AA safaris and tours Ltd will be waiting for you at the bottom  of the Karisimbi Volcanoe who will transfer  you to Kigali for overnight at the hotel of your choice.

Along the way to Kigali , you will take  several stop overs to take photos in  picturesque areas which  one with no doubt will be left with memories  of  the fact that Rwanda is a beautiful country the land of the Thousand hills.

Dinner and over night at your  hotel. (B-L-D).

Day 5 – Transfer to the airport.

If you did not do a Kigali City tour the previous day, you will then indulge in it as you pass time. Later you will be transferred to the airport for your next flight .

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