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Karisimbi Volcano

Mount Karisimbi © Amakuru
Mount Karisimbi © Amakuru

Mount Karisimbi sticks out above the other seven major mountains of the Virunga range that divide Rwanda from the Democratic Republic of Congo. With a name meaning 'white shell' in Kinyarwanda for the snow that caps Karisimbi during the dry season, the inactive volcano provides phenomenal hiking and overnight trekking opportunities for those in search of gorillas. The climb can be a demanding but rewarding experience, as it traverses a majestic landscape of steep slopes, dense forest and stunning volcanic features.Visitors can trek to the former site of Dian Fossey's research station, only a few hours away from the mountain.