3 Day Gorilla Trekking Rwanda & Golden Monkey

Tour overview

It includes gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park. This park has got variety of these primate species including the mountain gorillas, golden monkeys as well as many different mammals.

Tour Highlights

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes National park

You will be picked from your accommodation or from the airport and you will start your journey to Musanze Rwanda’s second largest city. You will set against the back drop of the five Virunga Volcanoes, Musanze will be at your base from which to explore the volcanoes National park.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Moderate: La palme Lodge

Budget: Kinigi Guest House

african gorilla

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Have breakfast so early at the hotel and after report to the offices for the formal registration for the gorilla trek. After, you will be driven to Volcanoes National park were the trek will start escorted by the rangers. Gorilla tracking takes from 1 to 8 hours and seeing these endangered species is by chance. You will be given 1 hour to stay with them as you are accompanied by the park rangers who have spent all their lives living with these creatures with in the forest. This trek will be as exciting as you also go through the vines, giant lobelias, and the moss covered hagenia trees that grow in the tropical climate. Gorilla trekking is kinder active but worthwhile on meeting these gentle giants. The eagerness of your coming across with these apes will wipe away your complexity of the active trek. You spend time as you are watching the gorillas, view the adults feeding their young ones, resting and brushing as the young ones play from vines in the pleasurably playful display.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Moderate: La palme Lodge

Budget: Kinigi Guest House

Day 3: Golden Monkey Trekking

We will also spend the day trekking another of the Volcanoes National park’s primate inhabitants, the great golden monkeys that can only be found in the Volcanoes Conservation Area. You will as well trek through the sun dappled glades and the dense stands of the bamboo in search of these playful monkeys, who are well familiarized to Visitors. This also means you will be able to view the golden Monkeys as they play, feeding and leaping from the trees to 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 view the prying creatures in their natural habitat. Have a hot lunch at your lodge, you will then return to Kigali for your onward travel.

Tour inclusions

  • full board accommodation,
  • Gorilla permits
  • Full time English speaking professional driver/guide,
  • All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary,
  • Bottled water while on safari,
  • Transport

Tour Exclusions

  • Kigali hotel fees( the eve of the safari and the night after the safari),
  • Tips,
  • Laundry services,
  • Beverages/ drinks,
  • international flights,
  • Visas,
  • Items of a personal nature,

Optional activities in the itinerary

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