5 Days Mount Karisimbi Climbing , Golden Monkey tracking & Dian Fossey Hiking
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Day 1. City tour and then Transfer to Ruhengeri
The driver will pick you up from your hotel in Kigali and then do a city tour. You will visit the Kigali memorial museum where you will learn more of what happened during the genocide and also visit the mass graves where some of the people who lost their lives during the genocide were give a decent burial. You will have lunch at a restaurant in Kigali and then drive to Ruhengeri. Check in at Da Vinci lodge where you will have diner and spend the night.
Day 2. Hike the mountain
After your breakfast at your lodge, you will drive to volcanoes national park to verify your payments and have a short briefing about the hike by the park guide. You will then drive to the start of the hike. You will move through the tropical forests, montane and bamboo with rest stop overs, the hike will take between 6-7 hours to reach the camp. You will set your tents, have dinner and spend the night.
Day 3. Descend
Have breakfast at 6am and then proceed to the summit the hike that will take you around 2 hours. This point is steeper and challenging due to the high altitude and you will experience some altitude sickness, it would be a brilliant idea to slow down and move at your most comfortable pace. The top will provide you with beautiful views of the forests below, valleys and mountains of the Virunga (Muhabura and Nyiragongo). You will then descend back to the base the journey that will take around 6 hours, more or even less depending on your speed. Your guide will then take you back to Da Vinci lodge.
Day 4. Golden monkeys – ibiwacyu cultural village
After breakfast at the lodge, you will drives to volcanoes national park headquarters where you will get the park guide and be briefed about the activity. You will then drive to the starting point. You will move through the forests to look for these beautiful primates. The activity will take around 3-4 hours you will then return to the lodge for lunch. Later in the afternoon, you will drive to ibiwacyu cultural village where you will learn about culture of the Banyarwanda and you will get chance to wear their cultural attire and participate in some of the activities.
Day 5. Dian Fossey grave – transfer to Kigali
After breakfast at the lodge, you will drive to volcanoes national park headquarters where you will be assigned a park guide and shortly be briefed.you will then drive to the starting point of the hike. Dian Fossey is the lady who researched about gorillas, loved them a lot and did all she could to protect them. When she died she was buried in the forest next to other gorillas and many tourists to the park go to visit her grave. As you hike, you will spot various forest birds that live around. You will then return to the lodge, have lunch and then check out. You will then transfer back to Kigali and the guide will drop you off at your hotel in Kigali or at the airport for your flight back home