Volcanic Mountains in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
Volcanic Mountains in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda, Mountain Climbing Safaris in Volcanoes Park, Mount Karisimbi & Mount Bisoke Volcano Hiking Safari in Rwanda. There are five (5) volcanic Mountains in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda including; Mount Karisimbi (4,507m), Mount Bisoke (3,711m), Mount Muhabura (4,127m), Mount Sabyinyo (3,669m) and Mount Gahinga (3,474m). The prominent ones which are usually explored by travelers on adventure vacation safaris in Rwanda to Volcanoes National Park Are Mount Karisimbi and Mount Bisoke.
Mount Karisimbi in Volcanoes Park Rwanda
Mount Karisimbi stands as an inactive volcano standing at the border of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo rising to 4,507m which makes it the highest of all the eight (8) Mountains that form the Virunga Mountain chain. Karisimbi is flanked by Mount Mikeno in the north, Bisoke in the east and Nyiragongo in the west which offers very remarkable sightseeing experience.
The Mountain derives its name from the local word amasimbi that literally means snow. The white sheet on the top of the Mountain was thought to be snow.
Between the Mount Karisimbi and Bisoke, there lies the historical research centre that was established by Dian Fossey in 1967 to study about Mountain Gorillas – something that formed a strong ground for their conservation.
The first expedition to summit Mount Karisimbi was undertaken by Egon Von Kirscsten on Feb 27th 1908.
Hiking Mount Bisoke Volcano in Volcanoes Park Rwanda
Mount Bisoke also stands as an inactive volcano in the Virunga Mountain chain on the border of Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo about 35km north east of Goma. Mount Bisoke rises to 3,711m in height following its last eruption in the year 1957 and it is gifted with the largest crater lake of all the Mountains in the Virunga massif. Its steep slopes are marked with equatorial rainforest along with alpine meadows. The summit of Bisoke Volcano is always covered with fog but has no snow.
Rising to 3,711m above sea level, Mount Bisoke is among the eight volcanic Mountains that form the Virunga massif. The Bisoke hike lasts about 7 hours on a round trip and starts at 7am from Kinigi Park Station. The hike is not so challenging which offers an opportunity to amateur hikers to take up the exciting adventure gaining remarkable views of Lake Ngezi crater. The Bisoke hike costs $75 per person.
Safari Attractions in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
Majorly, Volcanoes National Park is notably known for Mountain Gorillas scientifically known as Gorilla beringei beringei. Noted to be descendants of Old World Monkey, the Mountain gorillas are among the two sub species of the eastern gorilla. They occur in two READ MORE
Due to the extended altitudinal spread, the Volcanoes National Park features various vegetation zones. There is lower montane forest which has been majorly lost to agriculture, Neoboutonia forest at the range of 2400 – 2500m, Arundinaria alpina also known as Bamboo.. READ MORE
Golden Monkeys also scientifically referred to as Cercopithecus kandti is species of Old World Monkey that thrives in Virunga Mountains which comprise of Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda and Congo’s Virunga National Park READ MORE
The Volcanoes National Park features extensive avifauna most of which are endemic to Albertine Rift. The Park is home to the three (3) of the globally threatened species such as African Green Broadbill, Lagden’s Bush shrike and Kivu Ground Thrush. In addition, the 53 READ MORE
Mountain Gorillas thrive in the western arm of the Great East African Rift Valley always referred to as the Albertine Rift. They thrive in its montane cloud forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda along with the Virunga Volcanoes which is a chain READ MORE
Mountain Gorillas are social animals and they thrive in averagely stable and cooperative groups / families which are kept together by the long-term bonds between the mature females and males. The Mountain Gorillas are non territorial and the Silverback minds about READ MORE
Rwanda Safari Activities in Volcanoes National Park
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With a count of 178 species of birds some of which are endemic to the Albertine Rift, the birders on Rwanda birding safari can consider Volcanoes National Park among the options. During the activity, possible bird sights include; Rwenzori turaco, dusky crimson-wing READ MORE
Known to be the highest of all the eight Mountains that form the Virunga massif rising to 4,507m above sea level, Mount Karisimbi offers an exciting Mountain climbing adventure that lasts a total of two (2) nights on a round trip. Karisimbi Volcano is the highest READ MORE
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