4 Days Gorilla & Golden Monkey Trekking Safari

Places to Visit: Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Tour Overview

This amazing 4 Days Gorilla & Golden Monkey Trekking Safari involves travelling to Parc National des Volcans, haven for the tender mountain gorillas. Appreciate the beauty of this gigantic tropical rain forest of Virunga with gorilla tracking and Golden monkey trekking. End with a tour around Kigali; visit the Genocide memorial at Gisozi and the Rwanda National Museum.

Highlights:

  • Breathtaking scenery
  • Mountain gorilla viewing
  • Golden monkey trekking
  • Dian Fossey grave
  • Kigali genocide memorial and National Museum visit

The safari at a glance

  • Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes National Park – D
  • Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in the jungles of Volcanoes National Park – B, L, D
  • Day 3: Golden Monkey and Dian Fossey grave visit – B, L, D
  • Day 4: After breakfast drive back to Kigali for your flight back home – B, L

Safari Itinerary in Detail

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Arrival at Kigali International Airport, meet, greet with our guide, after this briefing session drive North of Kigali to Kinigi at the foot of Parc National des Volcans , check in the lodge and later enjoy dinner surrounded by the evergreen tropical forest.

  • Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View (B-L-D)

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking

With an early breakfast, drive to the park headquarters for gorilla briefing. When venturing into this gigantic forest, a packed lunch, comfortable clothes, shoes and a walking stick is a must before gorilla tracking. The time spent gorilla tracking is unpredictable, It varies from 2-8 hours before an encounter with the family of these gentle creatures. The location of each gorilla family depends on temperature, their feeding range and movement of the previous day.

Enjoy this1 hour (only time allowed in the company of each gorilla family a day) watch and capture this memorable experience as they go about their day to day activities; the young ones playing around the old ones, feeding each other and eating foliage. The sight of these outstanding creatures is the climax of this entire safari. Later retire for an overnight at the lodge.

  • Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (B-L-D)

Day 3: Golden Monkey and Dian Fossey grave visit

After an early breakfast, report to the park head quarters for golden monkey tracking. Enjoy the beauty of these fragile creatures as they light up the forest. Later visit the grave of famous primatologist Dian Fossey, a brave lady who protected and saved a lot of these gentle creatures from inhuman savages. Later retire at the lodge for an overnight.

  • Overnight at Mountain Gorilla  View Lodge (B-L-D)

Day 4: Departure

After breakfast drive back to Kigali. Depending on the time for your departure flight, enjoy city tour. Visit the Kigali genocide memorial and later transfer to the Kigali International Airport for your departure flight.