Rwanda´s lofty Mount Karisimbi

A dormant stratovolcano, and straddling northwest Rwanda and the Republic of Congo, 14,786-foot Karisimbi is part of the Virunga Mountains as well as Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park (known for its mountain gorillas, which some trek organizers include in their itineraries). The ascent is steep but rewarding, and usually takes two days. Also, snow can be found on its higher slopes during the dry season, June through August.

Read more in Tripatini contributor Rohny Jones´ post Africa Highs: The Continent´s 6 Tallest Mountains to Tackle.





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