5 Days Gorilla Trek and Mountain Karisimbi Climb Rwanda


You will be met by our tours representative from AA SAFARIS AND TOURS LTD on arrival at the airport. Indulge in a brief city tour. TheKigali city tour offers a fantastic view of the Kigali the capital city of Rwanda . Kigali is the geographical and cultural heart of Rwanda with a high altitude and blessed with a year round moderate climate. It is also the country’s vibrant commercial center and it was founded in 1907 as a small colonial outpost by Dr Richard Kandt, the first Germany colonial resident of Rwanda. Visit the Kigali Genocide memorial – The display at the Kigali Memorial Centre instigates several genocides and genocidal-type situations. It does not give instances of all genocidal massacres because of limited space. It can only illustrate a few instances, in lieu of a heartbreaking cross-section of a century of genocide. You will later transfer to Kinigi for dinner and overnight at
Budget – Kinigi Guest House/ Muhabura lodge
Standard –  Gorilla Nest Lodge or Gorilla View Lodge or La Palme Hotel
Luxury – Volcanoes Lodge / Sabinyo Silver Lodge
Dinner and overnight at your hotel on Full board basis.


Take breakfast and guide from AA SAFARIS AND TOURS will escort you to report at the ORTPN Offices for registration and thereafter drive to the Volcanoes National Park for an unforgettable experience of tracking the mountain gorillas. The Virunga Conservation Area, around the upper slopes of the dramatic Virunga volcanoes is made up of adjoining national parks –that is Mgahinga National Park and Bwindi National Park in Uganda, Parc National des Volcans (PNV) in Rwanda and Parc des Virungas commonly called Djomba, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. About 650 mountain gorillas make their home in these afro-montane forests. In Parc National des Volcans which is also known as Volcanoes National park on the Rwandan side, where Dian Fossey worked, there are five habituated gorilla families. You will be allocated to track for one of the families. The gorilla trekking time is unpredictable because these apes are kept in their natural habitats and their movements vary with the proximity of food in the forest. The further the food, the longer the trek because where the food is- is where the gorillas will be found. So you must be well prepared to move longer distances to search for these gorilla. A reasonable pair of hiking boots ankle level is a requisite. Return to the lodge or if gorilla tracking ends early, why not pay for an excursion to the scenic, seemingly super imposed twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. Dinner and overnight stay at your hotel on Full board basis.


You will assemble at the ORTPN Offices for registration, briefing and allocation of Ranger Guides who will escort you to trek the Mt. Karisimbi. The mountain gets its name from a Rwandese word that means “white shell”, because it is often white-capped summit. The Karisimbi is the fifth highest snow-capped mountain of Africa. The climb that must start early in the morning takes 6 hours. You will ascend further more via the Bisoke side, before realization of the first stopping place which is at an altitude of 3.700 m for Dinner and overnight half way up of Mt. Karisimbi (Camping gear is required) Packed dinner for our stay on the mountain.

Golden Monkey


Wake up early and ascend to the very top of Mt. Karisimbi. The trek takes about 4 hours to reach the apex of this snow capped volcano. Wait for the astonishing panorama and charming foliage. Descend down the volcano in 6 hours. Your AA SAFARIS AND TOURS guides will be at the foothill just ready to transfer you to Kigali for overnight at either Hotel Chez Lando or Hotel Gorillas or Hotel Des Mille Collines or Luxurious Kigali Serena hotel which was formerly known as Kigali Intercontinental hotel.


After breakfast, take an excursion to tour some more few places and markets that you may have missed out on day one before you transfer to the Airport for your home-bound flight.