Karisoke Mountain Climbing as a Rwanda Safari activity in Volcanoes National Park
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 in Rwanda and the sixth on the continent of Africa after Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro, Kenya’s Kenya, Uganda’s Rwenzori, Tanzania’s Meru, and Ethiopia’s Ras Dashen. The earliest recorded climbing expedition to Mount Karisimbi was in 1903 by Egon Von Kirscsten. The trek to Karisimbi is not so strenuous on the first day but gets harder on the second day in an attempt to reach the summit. The ideal time for Karisimbi Volcano climbing is June through to August when the weather is very favourable. Temperatures at the summit of Karisimbi are always below the freezing point in the early hours of the day. The Karisimbi Volcano hiking adventure costs $400 per person. The trek passes by the Dian Fossey site at Karisoke and visitors can opt to visit it at an additional cost. The overnight camp is at 3700m with the views of Mount Bisoke.