This 3 days Rwanda gorilla and golden monkey trekking safari takes you to Volcanoes National Park well known for Gorilla trekking in Rwanda. Drive through the unwinding hills in rural areas into the home of endangered mountain gorillas and golden monkey. Your safari begins from Kigali urban settings into the village setting of Musanze, this park is a habitat to variety of primate species that you may encounter during your trekking. You will also be to encounter a number of bird species and other wildlife. You will also have a visit to Iby’ Iwacu cultural village to get an insight of the Rwanda culture and watch their traditional ways of living as you have chance to interact with these ex-poachers.
Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park. Travel time +2hrs
Today you will be picked at your lodge or upon your arrival at Kigali airport with your morning flight as recommended by our guide or company representative, head for a city tour to visit the local market and Kigali genocide memorial ground before being transferred to Musanze near Volcanoes National Park where you will your dinner and overnight stay. Accommodation option: Five Volcano Boutique Hotel (luxury lodge) or Mount Gorilla View lodge (Mid-range lodge) or La Palma hotel (Economy lodge). Meal Plan: Half board.
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking & Cultural visit
Early morning cup of coffee, then prepare for the gorilla trekking briefing from the park headquarters and thereafter, you will enter the jungle with your packed lunch to search the shy mountain gorillas and enjoy their lifestyle in their real home. After meeting the gorillas, you can sit around these great apes for a whole hour watching their social life as you take pictures. On a gorilla safari, a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as walking shoes, packed food and mineral water, insect repellent, sunscreen and hut.
The gorilla tracking experience takes half or whole day depending on the movements of these primates. After this gorilla tracking experience, you will return to your lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, ready for a village foot safari, to explore the indigenous local life with a taste of the traditional performance. Dinner and overnight at Five Volcano Boutique Hotel (luxury lodge) or Mount Gorilla View lodge (Mid-range lodge) or La Palma hotel (Economy lodge). Meal Plan: Full board.
Day 3: Golden monkey trekking & Transfer to Kigali airport
Today after you warm early morning breakfast, you will be picked by our safari driver guide who will transfer you to the park headquarters for briefing with your packed lunch and start off you day golden monkey trekking in search for these shy primates in the jungle. Just like the gorilla trekking experience, the same applies to golden monkey trekking though not so hectic like gorilla trekking. You will later return to the lodge for lunch and later transfer to Kigali to your lodge or to the airport to catch up with your afternoon flight to your home country. End of service!
3 Days Gorilla & Golden Monkey Trekking includes.
Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
1 Gorilla permits ($1500), per person to be paid in advance.
1 golden monkey permit, per person
Services of English-speaking driver/guide
1 liter bottle of mineral water per day per person during safari
3 Days Gorilla & Golden Monkey Trekking excludes.
expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and cigars.