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6 Days Mount Karisimbi hike, Gorillas and Golden Monkey Safari
When adventure calls then no one will say no, our safari experts at Wilderness explorers Africa always go against all odds and plan classic African safari experiences that travelers will experience and discover the diverse safari attractions in Africa.
Our 6 Days Mount Karisimbi hike, Gorillas and Golden monkey is one of the top safari vacations in Rwanda for travelers that love hiking, Volcanoes national park which is one of the top destinations for Mountain gorilla trekking in Africa will not disappoint you at all with the extremely top hiking trails to some of the volcanoes in the park.
- Mountain gorilla trekking
- Golden Monkey trekking
- Hiking to Mount Karisimbi summit
- Kigali city tour
Day 1: Take a city tour of Kigali in the morning and Transfer to Volcanoes national park Rwanda
After morning breakfast you will transfer to Kigali city for a city tour on the tour you expect to see the Kigali genocide memorial, the Belgian peace center, and after you will be taken to hotel Rwanda for lunch and after lunch, you will then drive to Volcanoes national park via Musanze, upon arrival in Musanze you will have a short tour of Musanze and later drive to volcanoes national park for a check-in, relaxation, and overnight.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes national park
After early morning breakfast, you will transfer to Volcanoes national park headquarters for a briefing about the gorilla trek, after the briefing, you will then drive to the starting point or the trailhead to start your trek on foot in the forest, after locating the mountain gorillas you will then spend 1 hour with them and later you will return to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.
Day 3: Golden Monkey trekking in Volcanoes national park
After morning breakfast you will again transfer to Volcanoes national park headquarters for a golden monkey trekking experience, after the briefing you will drive to the starting point for the trek, depending on how long it takes to find the golden monkeys you will then spend 1 hour with them and later return to the lodge if time allows you may drive to Musanze town to visit the Dian Fossey museum and Musanze market.
Day 4: Hike up to Mount Karisimbi Overnight in the volcano summit
After a superb experience with the primates, you will now pack up your hiking gear and overnight gear and drive to Kinigi park headquarters for your briefing by the rangers about Mount Karisimbi volcano hike, this hike takes about 2 days and you will spend a night in the summit, Mount Karisimbi has an extraordinary landscape, the hike will take you through the forest where you expect to encounter wildlife and birds upon arrival at the summit you will enjoy the breathtaking views and spend a night in the designated overnight site.
Day 5: Decent back and transfer to your lodge for relaxation
A memorable day you will start your hike back to the endpoint, this will be a bit easy and it will also take you through the incredible forest cover and you will also encounter birds and some wildlife, upon reaching the endpoint your guide will receive you and drive you to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.
Day 6: Lazily breakfast in the morning and transfer to Kigali for departure
After lazily morning Breakfast you will start your drive to Kigali, depending on your flight schedule you will then be transferred to the airport for your flight or if you’re staying overnight then you will be transferred to the Lodge for relaxation and overnight.
- Gorilla permits
- Golden monkey permits
- Mount Karisimbi hiking fees
- Kigali city tour fees
- En-route meals and drinking water
- Free airport transfers
- International flights
- Rwanda tourist Visa
- Travel insurance
- Tips for hotels and guides
- Personal expenses like Alcoholic drinks
- Pre and post-safari accommodation
When to book safari package
6 months to 1 year is a good period to allow us to secure your gorilla permits in advance as they are limited and are sold on a first come first serve basis.
Best time for gorilla and hiking in Rwanda
The best time for hiking in Rwanda is actually during the dry season from June to October and from January to March.