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Karisimbi Volcano

Mount Karisimbi © Amakuru
Mount Karisimbi © Amakuru

With a name meaning 'white shell' is Kinyarwanda, Mount Karisimbi sticks out above the other seven major mountains of the Virunga range that divide Rwanda from the Democratic Republic of Congo. An inactive volcano, Karisimbi provides hiking and overnight trekking opportunities for those in search of gorillas. Visitors can visit the former site of Dian Fossey's research station, only a few hours away from the mountain.

Admission: Free. Guides will cost $20 a day.