4 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Golden Monkey Safari

Rwanda Gorillas & Golden Monkey Safari

Destinations: Kigali | Volcanoes National Park
Duration: 4 Days

Overview

Combine the iconic Rwanda gorillas with a Kigali City Tour and a golden monkey playful visit for a more complete Rwanda Safaris experience. This four day itinerary is perfect for those who have limited time and want to see the best that Volcanoes National Park has to offer. This tour includes your mountain gorilla trekking permit!


Highlights of this Safari

  • Mountain Gorilla trekking
  • Golden Monkey Tracking and stunning views
  • Kigali city tour and cultural experiences
  • Visit the Genocide Memorial Site

Tour Itinerary

Arrival

A transfer from the airport can be arranged by your booked hotel or by us for an extra cost.
Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1: Kigali To Volcanoes National Park

You'll be picked up from your accommodation or the airport and begin the journey to Musanze, Rwanda's second largest city. Set against the backdrop of the five Virunga volcanoes, Musanze will be your base from which to explore Volcanoes National Park.

Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge - Mid-range lodge located just outside Volcanoes NP

Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2: Rwanda Gorillas (Gorilla Trekking)

After an early breakfast at your hotel, you'll proceed directly to the Volcanoes National Park's headquarters to meet your Rwanda gorillas guides. After completing the briefing, you'll embark on the once in a lifetime experience of tracking the enigmatic mountain gorillas.

There is no guarantee how long or difficult your gorilla tracking experience will be as it depends on where the family of Rwanda gorillas is and on weather conditions, It can take anywhere from two up to six hours of gorilla trekking through the mountain forest at relatively high altitudes. Fitness is definitely recommended for those wishing to undertake the excursion.

One of the most memorable experiences you're likely to ever have, you'll be allowed an hour of close contact with the gorillas once you've found them. You'll be privileged enough to come within mere metres of a family of these rare and beautiful animals, observing their family dynamics and getting to learn a bit about each gorilla's distinct personality in serene silence.

Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge - Mid-range lodge located just outside Volcanoes NP

Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3: Golden Monkey Trekking

We'll spend the day tracking another of the Volcanoes National Park's primate inhabitants, the beautiful golden monkeys which can only be found in the Volcanoes Conservation Area.

You'll trek through sun-dappled glades and dense stands of bamboo in search of these playful monkeys, who are well accustomed to visitors. This means you'll be able to view the golden monkey playing, feeding, and leaping from tree to tree as if you weren't there. While your time with the monkeys is limited to an hour, this is ample time to see the inquisitive creatures in their natural habitat.

After a hot lunch at your lodge, you'll then return to Kigali for your onward travel.

Accommodation: No Accommodation (End of Tour)

Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of Tour

Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
A transfer back to the airport (or hotel) can be arranged for an extra cost.

End of Safari

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