3 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Golden monkey trekking safari

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Golden monkey trekking safari

This 3 days Rwanda gorilla and golden monkey trekking safari offers you a safari to volcanoes national park, volcanoes national park is a great tourist destination and a known home for primates that is mountain gorillas, golden monkeys and many more. This safari experience offers you an opportunity to get involved in experiences like mountain gorilla trekking, golden monkey trekking and Iby’Iwacu cultural village experience

Highlights of the safari

  • Gorilla trekking experience
  • Golden monkey trekking experience
  • Iby’Iwacu cultural village experience

Detailed itinerary of the safari

Day 1: Arrival in Rwanda and transfer to volcanoes national park

On the first day of the safari you will arrive in Rwanda and from the airport you will be picked up by your safari driver, from the airport you will have a city in Kigali depending on the time of your arrival. On the city tour you will visit sites like Kigali genocide memorial centre, crafts market and Kandt national museum. After the experience you will embark on your journey to volcanoes national park which is a drive of 2-3 hours, upon your arrival in volcanoes national park you will check into your lodge, have dinner and stay overnight.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking experience

On the second day of the safari, you will wake up early in the morning for breakfast and then your safari driver will drive you to the park’s headquarters for briefing, at the briefing center rules and regulations regarding mountain gorilla trekking experience will be read to you and you will also be assigned a mountain gorilla family to trek. After the briefing you will hike into the forests of volcanoes national park in search for mountain gorillas, on your trekking you will encounter many tree species and sights of the Virunga volcanoes. After finding the mountain gorillas you will be allowed to spend one hour with the gorillas, the experience takes approximately 2-4 hours depending on family you are to trek so you go with your packed lunch. In one hour you are allowed to take pictures as long as your flash light is off, after the experience you will descend back to the headquarters and in the afternoon you might opt to go for the Iby’Iwacu cultural village / gorilla guardian’s village. In the Iby’Iwacu cultural village you will learn more about the Rwandan culture and in this experience you will enjoy cultural dances and songs. After the experience you will drive back to your lodge and in the evening you will have dinner and stay overnight.

Day 3: Golden monkey trekking in Volcanoes national park

On the third day of your safari you will wake up early in the morning for breakfast, checkout of your lodge and then drive to the park for a morning golden monkey trekking experience, you will drive to the park’s headquarters for briefing about the experience and then go into the forests in search for golden monkeys. Golden monkeys are one of the most active primates living in Virunga national park and upon finding them you will enjoy seeing them looking for foods such as leaves, fruits, bamboo shoots and many more. You will also have ample time to take pictures, as you go for the experience you will go with your packed lunch. After golden monkey trekking you will drive out of the park and head to Kigali for a drop off, in Kigali you will be drop off either at your hotel in Kigali or at Kigali international airport for your flight back home.

Safari inclusions              

  • Gorilla tracking permit
  • Golden monkey trekking permit
  • Ground transport
  • Rwandan culture experience
  • Bottled water in the safari vehicle
  • Full board accommodation for two nights
  • Service of an English-speaking driver guide
  • All mentioned activities mentioned by the itinerary

Safari exclusions

  • Extras services such as accommodation, drinks, telephone, laundry etc
  • Tips to porters and driver/ guide
  • Insurance

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